Waikiki 3, North Shore 1
Honolulu 9, West Oahu 1
North Shore 7, Waikiki 6
West Oahu 8, Honolulu 1
Waikiki 6, North Shore 4
Honolulu 7, West Oahu 3
When Yankees 2007 first-round draft pick Andrew Brackman made his pro debut in Hawaii, it was hardly a night to remember.
The righthander didn’t even last three innings and, while one AL scout said he looked healthy, Brackman still showed a lot of rust. (Brackman had not pitched competitively since May 2007 after undergoing Tommy John surgery following his junior season at North Carolina State.)
Fortunately for Brackman, Hawaii Winter Baseball became much more enjoyable Friday night as he delivered five scoreless innings in a 3-1 Waikiki win against North Shore. He yielded only three hits, struck out five and walked one for the win.
The North Shore Honu put up seven runs on Saturday night, edging the Waikiki BeachBoys, 7-6 by scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning. The offense was led by designated hitter Jason Castro (Astros) who went 4-for-5 with two doubles. Castro currently leads the league with a .438 batting average. Center fielder Corey Brown (Athletics) chipped in by going 2-for-4 with a double of his own and his teammate, both in the regular season and in Hawaii, first baseman Chris Carter, went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run.
Outfielder Caleb Gindl (Brewers) had a great weekend at the plate, going 4-for-10 with a home run for the West Oahu CaneFires, while Waikiki BeachBoys catcher Buster Posey (Giants) went 4-for-7 with two walks. On Sunday night, Honolulu Sharks outfielder Michael Taylor (Phillies) went 3-for-4 with a double, raising his HWB line to .263/.417/.474.
Honolulu 6, North Shore 2
After ending in a tie Thursday, the Sharks got out in front and defeated the North Shore Honu in an abbreviated, seven-inning game. Center fielder Michael Mitchell (Rockies) paced the Sharks’ offense by going 3-for-4 with two doubles. The next hitter in the order, second baseman Greg Veloz (Mets), drove him in by going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a stolen base. The Honu’s only extra-base hit was a solo home run by second baseman Kurt Mertins (Royals), as part of a 2-for-3 performance.
Waikiki 11, West Oahu 2
The BeachBoys got their first win of the season with an 11-2 thumping of the West Oahu CaneFires. West Oahu managed just three hits, including a double by second baseman Jim Negrych (Pirates). The Beachboys committed five errors, but it didn’t really matter, however, as Waikiki put up six run in the bottom of the second, three in the bottom of the third and two more in the bottom of the sixth. BeachBoys designated hitter Damon Sublett (Yankees) went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs. First baseman Todd Frazier (Reds) went 1-for-4 with a double, right fielder Alfredo Silverio (Dodgers) went 1-for-3 with a double and catcher Austin Romine (Yankees) went 2-for-3. Second baseman Tony Thomas (Cubs) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, but also committed three errors.
Hawaii is Sublett’s first action since mid-summer, when he injured an ankle.
North Shore 6, Honolulu 6
Honolulu was unable to hold a five-run lead as North Shore rallied to tie the abbreviated seven-inning game at 6-6. The teams had agreed to play seven innings due to depleted pitching staffs. North Shore scored six runs on just two hits thanks to six walks from Sharks pitchers. Corey Brown (Athletics) led the Honu with a 1-for-3 day and an RBI. Honolulu had solid days at the plate from several players, including Bradley Emaus (Blue Jays), who was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Kala Ka’aihue (Braves), who was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases. Michael Mitchell (Rockies) also stole two bases to extend his total to five.
West Oahu 9, Waikiki 6
West Oahu scored six times in the final three innings and defeated Waikiki 9-6 to keep its perfect record (4-0) in tact. BeachBoys starter Mitsuo Yoshikawa, a 20-year-old with the Nippon Ham Fighters, threw four innings of scoreless ball while striking out seven in his debut. The BeachBoys got their biggest blow from Giants third-round pick Roger Kieschnick, who cracked a two-run homer. Waikiki also got offensive contributions from: Todd Frazier (Reds) 2-for-5, Buster Posey (Giants) 2-for-4, Marquez Smith (Cubs) 2-for-4 with a home run, and James McOwen (Mariners) 2-for-5 with an RBI. The CaneFires offense came from Caleb Gindl (Brewers), who was 1-for-4 with two RBIs, and James Skelton (Tigers) who came off the bench to deliver a two-RBI double that put West Oahu ahead for good. Brewers lefthanded reliever Mike Ramlow (2-0) picked up the win, throwing two scoreless innings for West Oahu.
Pitchers: Bryan Augenstein, Cristian Beltre, Enrique Burgos, Ryan Cook, Jeff Dietz, Kevin Eichhorn, Trevor Harden, Scott Maine, Patrick McAnaney, Jordan Meaker, Wade Miley, Brett Moorhouse, Sean Morgan, Jarrod Parker, Rafael Quezada, Miles Reagan, Wes Roemer, Daniel Schlereth, Bryan Shaw
Catchers: Ryan Babineau, Sean Coughlin, Edward Easley, Rossmel Perez, Konrad Schmidt
Infielders: David Cooper, Jake Elmore, Nelson Gomez, Raywilly Gomez, Kyle Greene, Reynaldo Navarro, Justin Parker, Antonio Sepulveda
Outfielders: Isaias Asencio, Collin Cowgill, Luis Diaz, Ollie Linton, Alfredo Marte, Bobby Stone, Ryne White, Tyrell Worthington
Here are the instructional league rosters for the American League teams. We will add the Texas Rangers roster as soon as we receive it.
Pitchers: Colin Allen, Jose Barajas, Jesse Beal, Pedro Beato, Robert Bundy, Brandon Cooney, Oliver Drake, Pat Egan, Vito Frabizio, Humberto Hodge, Travis Keating, Brian Matusz, Justin Moore, Nathan Moreau, Eduardo Nunez, Julio Nunez, Ryan O’Shea, Zach Petersime, Williams Princivil, Raul Rivero, Daurin Tavarez, Samuel Tavares, Hank Williamson, Richard Zagone
Catchers: Luis Bernardo, Dustin Black, Janensis Guerrero, Caleb Joseph, Xavier Lopez, Dennis Perez, Dashenko Ricardo
Infielders: Miguel Abreu, Ryan Adams, Brian Conley, Pedro Florimon, LJ Hoes, Tyler Kolodny, Dudley Leonora, Greg Miclat, Elvin Polanco, Garabez Rosa, Jonathan Schoop, Anyi Tejeda, Cory Thomas
Outfielders: Xavier Avery, Kraig Binick, Kyle Hudson, Jacob Julius, Adam Loewen, Jaynnertt Melenciano, Jose Nivar, Luis Ramirez, Larry Rivera, Jason Rook, Ronnie Welty
Rehab: Danys Baez, Jim Hoey, Troy Patton [...] Continue Reading »
Andrew Brackman’s first exposure to pro baseball will come later this month when the Yankees’ 2007 first-round draft pick debuts in Hawaii Winter Baseball. The 30th overall pick in ’07, he has not pitched in the minors since undergoing Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery.
His addition to the roster comes as the league readies for its Sept. 27 opener, with the circuit to last through Nov. 16.
Five first-round selections from the 2008 draft, headlined by Giants catcher Buster Posey, already are in line to head to Hawaii.
The other first-round picks include Reds first baseman Yonder Alonso, Astros catcher Jason Castro and Mets shortstop/outfielder Reese Havens. Yankees lefthander Jeremy Bleich, a first-round supplemental pick, also has been added. They were selected seventh, 10th, 22nd and 44th overall in June’s draft. [...] Continue Reading »
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