Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/14

Josh Elander hasn't stopped hitting since his TCU days. - Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Brandon Beachy continues his rehab while Josh Elander goes yard for the first time with Lynchburg.

Gwinnett Braves 1, Durham Bulls 2

  • Alden Carrithers, LF: 1-4 - .324
  • Stefan Gartrell, RF: 1-3, OF Assist - .289
  • Brandon Boggs, CF: 1-4 - .249
  • Brandon Beachy, SP: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K - 3.79 ERA
  • Omar Poveda, RP: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K - 3.32 ERA
Gwinnett got 3-hit by the Bulls last night, with all three hits coming from the outfield trio of Carrithers, Gartrell, and Boggs. Brandon Beachy made his second rehab start since being shut down, and this was his best yet. Beachy tossed 70 pitches (43 for strikes) across 4 innings of work. He coaxed 3 groundouts to 3 flyouts while walking 2 and whiffing 4. Omar Poveda, the regularly scheduled starter, took care of the rest of the game, throwing 4 innings of 2-hit ball with 5 punchouts.

Chattanooga Lookouts 3, Mississippi Braves 2
  • Jaime Pedroza, SS: 2-4, R, RBI, SB(6) - .290
  • Tommy La Stella, 2B: 1-3, 2 BB - .316
  • Edward Salcedo, 3B: 1-5 - .258
  • Aaron Northcraft, SP: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K - 4.17 ERA
The M-Braves took a hard-luck lost last night, falling in 12 innings to the Lookouts. Mississippi only managed 7 hits in those 12 innings, with 2 coming off the bat of Jaime Pedroza. Tommy La Stella was the only other M-Brave to reach multiple times, drawing a pair of walks to go along with a single. Aaron Northcraft turned in a strong start with 7 innings of 2-run ball. He didn't walk a man and struck out 5 on his way to a no-decision.

Lynchburg Hillcats 1, Wilmington Blue Rocks 6 - Game 1
  • Trenton Moses, 1B: 1-3, 2B - .214
  • Elmer Reyes, SS: 1-2, RBI - .274
  • Greg Ross, SP: 6 IP, 8 H, 6 R(5 ER), 1 BB, 4 K - 3.50 ERA
Lynchburg Hillcats 7, Wilmington Blue Rocks 1 - Game 2
  • David Rohm, RF: 4-4, 2 2B, SB(3), 2 R, RBI - .303
  • Trenton Moses, DH: 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI, R - .250
  • Josh Elander, LF: 2-3, BB, 2B, HR(1) - .256
  • Matt Weaver, 1B: 2-3, 2B, BB, R, RBI - .199
  • Jarrett Miller, SP: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 4 K - 3.40 ERA
Lynchburg split an abbreviated doubleheader with the Blue Rocks last night. In the first game, Lynchburg trotted out the 'B' lineup and it showed, as they were two-hit. The second game was basically the polar opposite, as the Hillcats pounded out 7 runs on 13 hits while starter Jarrett Miller held the Blue Rocks to just 1 run on 4 hits. David Rohm had a perfect day at the plate, going 4-4 with 2 doubles. Josh Elander smoked his first High-A home run as part of a 2-3 day. Trenton Moses and Matt Weaver each chipped in with multi-hit games as well.

Rome Braves 3, Hagerstown Suns 7
  • Kyle Wren, CF: 1-4, SB(5) - .355
  • Edison Sanchez, 1B: 2-4, 2B, R - .289
  • Chase Anselment, DH: 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI - .286
  • Frank Lafreniere, SP: 5 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 2 K - 5.79 ERA
Rome got handily beat by Hagerstown last night due to a rough game from starter Frank Lafreniere. He went 5 innings, surrendering 6 runs and a dozen baserunners, putting Rome in a hole they couldn't climb out of. A day removed from his first professional homer, Kyle Wren was right back on his game, reaching base and swiping the 5th bag of his Rome career.

Princeton Rays 0, Danville Braves 4
  • Connor Lien, RF: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R - .267
  • Victor Caratini, 3B: 1-4, 2B, RBI - .329
  • Bryan De La Rosa, DH: 1-3, BB - .286
  • Jackson Laumann, 1B: 1-3, 2B, R - .207
  • Luis Merejo, SP: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K - 0.00 ERA
  • Michael Swanner, RP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB 1 K - 1.59 ERA
Danville shut out the Priceton Rays last night in Luis Merejo's first start with the club. Merejo, recently promoted from the GCL, went 4.2 innings of 4-hit ball, striking out 6 men in the process. He also flashed a 3/1 groundout to flyout ratio as well. Danville's offense put up 4 runs despite no starter having a multi-hit game. The big blast was Connor Lien's 2-run double. Victor Caratini and Bryan De La Rosa, who have hit 3rd and 4th respectively for Danville almost all year, continued their good work, as they each chipped in a hit.
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