May 26, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day*

  • Luis Castro, 1B – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –– 4-4, 3 HR (7,8,9), 4R, 6RBi, 3BB –– Lancaster first baseman Luis Castro set a career high with his first three home run game and also drove in a career high six runs in yesterday’s extra-inning slugfest with Rancho Cucamonga. Not only did the 6’1″- 185 lb. Venezuela native  lead the way, blasting his seventh, eighth and ninth homers on the season, but but each of the Jethawk’s 2-through-7 hitters registered at least two hits a piece. Castro singled in the first inning, then walked and scored in what was a three-run Lancaster third.  Castro came to the plate in the fourth, belting his first homer of the night after a Ryan Vilade leadoff single, leading the Jethawks to another three run inning. The Quakes scored three of their own in the top of the fifth, but Castro wasn’t having it, as he and Casey Golden went back to back, clubbing their seventh and  eighth homers on the season respectively, pushing Lancaster back into an 8-6 lead. After a scoreless sixth, and top of the seventh, shortstop Carlos Herrera added his name to the Lancaster homer list with a leadoff solo shot in the bottom of the inning, adding to the Lancaster lead. Rancho Cucamonga fired back with a three-runs in the ninth, tying the game at nine runs a piece. After a scoreless tenth inning, Quakes center fielder Jeren Kendall led off the eleventh at second base, and Rancho Cucamonga took a three run lead with three consecutive two-out hits. Infielder Devin Mann and right fielder Donovan Casey each singled, then scored after Eric Peterson‘s pinch-hit double to the left fielder Todd Czinege. But this wouldn’t be the last time Czinege touched the ball. Down three runs, Lancaster started the bottom of the inning with leadoff hitter and second baseman Carlos Herrera at second. 2017 – 2nd rounder Ryan Vilade walked, and with two runners on, Castro slugged his third home run on the night, knotting the game at 12 runs a piece. With no outs and the game now tied, 2017 University of Villanova draftee Czinege blasted his sixth home run of the season for a dramatic walk-off 13-12 (6) victory.

California League: 

  • Devin Mann, 3B/2B – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers –– 3-6, 2R, 2RBi, K –
  • Donovan Casey, RF – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers –– 4-6, 2B, 3R, 2RBi –
  • Jeter Downs, SS – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers –– 2-4, 2B, R, RBi, BB, K –– Rancho Cucamonga’s 2-through-5 hitters combined to collect 11 of the Quakes 16 hits and score eight of their 12 runs last night versus Cal League South division rival Lancaster. But…….. see Lancaster’s Luis Castro above.
  • Ryan Vilade, SS – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies – – 2-5, 2R, 2BB, 2K, SB (10) – 
  • Casey Golden, CF – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –– 3-7, HR (8), 3R, RBi, 2K – 
  • Todd Czinege, LF – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –2-6, HR (6), R, 2RBi, BB, K – 

Carolina League: 

  • J.C. Escarra, 1B – Frederick Keys – Baltimore Orioles – – 2-4, HR (6), 2R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Aramis Ademan, SS – Myrtle Beach Pelicans – Chicago Cubs – – 3-4, R, RBi – 
  • Brewer Hicklen, LF – Wilmington Blue Rocks – Kansas City Royals – – 2-3, 3B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, 2 SB (11,12) – 
  • Nick Madrigal, 2B – Winston-Salem Dash – Chicago White Sox – – 3-5, 2 2B, 2R, 2 SB (13,14) – 
  • Jonathan Arauz, SS – Fayetteville Woodpeckers – Houston Astros – – 2-4, HR (3), 2B, R, 3RBi, BB, K – 

Florida State League: 

  • Jacob Zanon, RF – St. Lucie Mets – New York Mets – – 3-5, R, 3RBi, K, SB (6) – 
  • Julio Rodriguez, C – Palm Beach Cardinals – St. Louis Cardinals – – 3-4, 2B, R, 3RBi, BB – – The 6’0″- 195 lb. 21 year old catcher exited Sunday’s game leading the Florida State League in batting (.344) and OPS (.925), while carrying a .995 fielding percentage and catching 39 percent of would-be base stealers. 
  • Greyson Jenista, DH – Florida Fire Frogs – Atlanta Braves – – 2-3, 2 2B, R, 2RBi, BB, K – 

Midwest League: 

  • Xavier Edwards, 2B – Fort Wayne TinCaps – San Diego Padres – – 4-5, R, 2RBi – 
  • Michael Curry, DH – Fort Wayne TinCaps – San Diego Padres –– 2-4, 2 2B, 3R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Nolan Gorman, 3B – Peoria Chiefs – St. Louis Cardinals – – 2-4, 2B, RBi – 
  • Yeltsin Encarnacion, 2B – Cedar Rapids Kernels – Minnesota Twins – – 3-6, HR (1), 3R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Gilberto Celestino, RF – Cedar Rapids Kernels – Minnesota Twins –– 3-6, 3B, 2R, RBi – 
  • Jared Akins, LF – Cedar Rapids Kernels – Minnesota Twins –– 2-4, 3B, 2R, RBi, BB, K – 
  • Gabe Snyder, 1B – Cedar Rapids Kernels – Minnesota Twins –– 3-4, 2R, RBi, BB – 
  • Sam McMillan, C – West Michigan Whitecaps – Detroit Tigers – – 4-5, 2R, 3RBi, BB, K – 
  • Ulrich Bojarski, LF – West Michigan Whitecaps – Detroit Tigers –– 2-5, 2B, 3R, 2RBi – 
  • Tyler Durna, 1B – South Bend Cubs – Chicago Cubs – – 3-5, 2R, 2RBi, BB, 2K – 
  • Kaleo Johnson, 3B – Bowling Green Hot Rods – Tampa Bay Rays – – 4-4, 2B, R – 

South Atlantic League: 

  • Terrin Vavra, SS – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies – – 2-4, HR (6), R, RBi, BB, K – 
  • Michael Gigliotti, CF – Lexington Legends – Kansas City Royals – – 2-3, 2B, 2R, BB, SB (21) – 
  • Reed Rohlman, 1B – Lexington Legends – Kansas City Royals –– 4-5, 2 2B, 3R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Nick Hutchins, C – Lexington Legends – Kansas City Royals –– 3-4, HR (2), R, 5RBi, K – 
  • Jarred Kelenic, LF – West Virginia Power – Seattle Mariners – – 2-5, HR (9), R, RBi – 
  • Dean Nevarez, C – West Virginia Power – Seattle Mariners – – 1-4, HR (5), R, 5RBi, BB, 2K – 
  • Mason Martin, 1B – Greensboro Grasshoppers – Pittsburgh Pirates – – 1-5, HR (14), R, RBi, 3K – 
  • Pedro Gonzalez, RF – Hickory Crawdads – Texas Rangers – – 2-5, 2 HR (8,9), 2R, 6RBi – 
  • Kyle Gray, 2B – Charleston RiverDogs – New York Yankees – – 2-3, HR (5), 3B, R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Aaron Bond, RF – Augusta GreenJackets – San Francisco Giants – – 3-4, 2 HR (5,6), 2R, 5RBi – 
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