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Abiatal Avelino had a great night at the plate as he went 4-for-5 with a home run, a double, drove in five runs, and extended his hit streak to 11 games. (Photo by Martin Griff)

Pinstriped Performances: Thursday, May 17, 2018

The New York Yankees had the night off on Thursday, but the four minor league affiliates were all in action and in their home ballparks. The teams combined for a 3-1 record as Charleston took the lone loss of the night. There was a walk-off hit in Scranton and Abiatal Avelino had a four-hit, five-RBI night for Trenton. Check out some of the other key performances in Thursday night’s action:

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (19-19) defeated the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 5-4, in 11 innings and they completed the three-game sweep to get back to .500 for the season.

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Tyler Wade went 3-for-6 and had a walk-off bunt single in the bottom of the 11th. (Photo by Cheryl Pursell)
  • L.J. Mazzilli (1-for-4) tied the game at two in the bottom of the fifth with a two-run home run (3).
  • Mike Ford (1-for-5) tied the game at four with a two-run home run in the eighth (4). He has homered in back-to-back games and three times in his last five games.
  • Ryan McBroom was 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and a walk.
  • Josh Rogers got the start and pitched deep into the game. He went seven innings, gave up four runs on eight hits, and struck out four on 94 pitches (71 strikes).
  • J.P. Feyereisen allowed only one hit and struck out two over two innings of relief.
  • Brady Lail (4-1) shut down the IronPigs in extra innings. He struck out four batters and walked one over two no-hit innings to get the win.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (25-14) started their series against the Bowie BaySox with an 11-5 victory.

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Ryan Bollinger improved to 3-0 on the season after giving up two runs on six hits over six innings on 91 pitches (66 strikes) in the win for Trenton. (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Gosuke Katoh was 2-for-5 at the plate with a double and he drove in three runs (4,5,6).
  • Bruce Caldwell had a 3-for-5 night with a double and he drove in a pair of runs (14,15).
  • Trey Amburgey (2-for-4, walk) and Chace Numata (2-for-5) had the other multi-hit nights in the win.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (23-17) won three out of four games against the Dunedin Blue Jays after their 6-2 win on Thursday.

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Nick Nelson threw six innings, gave up one run on three hits, struck out six, and walked one on 78 pitches (50 strikes) as he picked up his first win for Tampa. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio)
  • Isiah Gilliam (1-for-3, three runs scored) provided some insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth inning with a two-run home run (6).
  • Kellin Deglan had his first two RBIs of the season when he hit a two-run single in the second to break a 1-1 tie.
  • Alexander Palma went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the third (8).
  • Phillip Diehl followed up Nelson by giving up one unearned run on two hits over two innings.
  • Hobie Harris walked two batters in the ninth. However, he struck out two and kept the Blue Jays off the board.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (17-22) gave up two runs in the eighth inning en route to a 2-1 loss to the Columbia Fireflies.

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JP Sears gave up one hit over seven innings in a no-decision for the Charleston Riverdogs (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Wilkerman Garcia (1-for-4) drove in the lone run of the night for Charleston with his RBI single in the bottom of the third (14).
  • Leonardo Molina went 1-for-3 and extended his hit streak to 12 games.
  • Anderson Severino (1-1) ended up getting the loss in relief. He gave up two runs on two hits, walked two, and struck out one in 2/3 of an inning.
  • Braden Bristo threw 1.1 perfect innings to finish the game for Charleston.
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