Low A Dish: Noonan Carves Up Charleston

Nick Noonan was all over the place against Charleston, Engel Beltre hit a home run and Blake Beavan had another strong outing.

South Atlantic League

Prospect Of The Day

Augusta (Giants) second baseman Nick Noonan went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, and four RBIs as the GreenJackets teed off on Charleston (Yankees) starter Dellin Betances (3.2 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO). He did much of his damage early. With Augusta trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the third and a man on first, Noonan hit an RBI double that tied the game, then stole third and scored the go-ahead run when Charleston third baseman Brandon Laird couldn’t handle the throw. He followed that up with a two-out, two-run homer in the fourth, the first in a set of back-to-back home runs (Garrett Baker hit the second) that spelled the end of Betances’ day. Noonan added an RBI single in the sixth that made the score 9-4 at the time, but proved to be the difference in the game as the RiverDogs scored four times in the eighth before the GreenJackets escaped with a 9-8 win. Noonan raised his line to .283/.310./.429.

Prospect Nuggets

Savannah (Mets) righthander Mike Antonini pitched seven shutout innings, on four hits, one walk and seven strikeouts against Greenville (Red Sox). The Sand Gnats cruised to a 7-0 victory and handed the struggling Drive their seventh straight loss, all of which have come at home … Asheville (Rockies) righthander Jhoulys Chacin (8.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO) ran his record to 8-1 as the Tourists knocked off Columbus (Rays) 9-5. This was Chacin’s sixth straight start of seven innings or more, and the Tourists are 10-1 in his 11 starts … Hagerstown (Nationals) righthander Colton Willems pitched six shutout innings against Kannapolis (White Sox). He allowed three hits, one walk and struck out three … Lakewood (Phillies) shortstop Freddy Galvis went 4-for-4 with two runs scored in the BlueClaws’ 4-3 win over West Virginia (Brewers). Two of those hits were bunt singles … Hickory (Pirates) catcher Andrew Walker went 3-for-4 in the Crawdads’ 6-5 win over Rome (Braves), giving him hits in eight of his last nine games.

What To Watch For Today

Greenville will try to avoid an 0-8 homestand as they send Felix Doubront (5-2, 2.11) to the mound in their series finale against Savannah (7:00 EDT). The Sand Gnats will counter with righthander Maikel Cleto (1-3, 3.81), who’s coming off a three-hit shutout in his last start.

Midwest League

Prospect Of The Day

Clinton (Rangers) center fielder Engel Beltre notched his third straight multi-hit game as he went 2-for-5 with a home run, his third of the seasn, in the LumberKings’ 7-2 win over Cedar Rapids (Angels). Beltre, the MWL’s youngest player, raised his line to .269/.295/.406 for the season.

Prospect Nuggets

Clinton righthander Blake Beavan (6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO) improved to 4-1. The 19-year-old 2007 first round pick hasn’t allowed an earned run in his last two starts … Burlington (Royals) shortstop Mike Moustakas hit his first professional grand slam in the fourth inning of the Bees’ 12-8 win over Beloit (Twins). It was his sixth home run of the season. He finished the night 1-for-5 … Burlington starter Matt Mitchell struggled through five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits with no walks and two strikeouts, but managed to pick up his second win in as many starts … Beloit right fielder Joe Benson went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, upping his numbers to .263/.343/.425.

What To Watch For Today

The MWL has Tuesday off.

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