Carolina 6 @ Fayetteville 8
May 14, 2022 | Venue : SEGRA Stadium | First pitch : 5:05 PM | Att : 4,445 | T : 2:39
CAR: 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 6 7 3
FAY: 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 2 x 8 5 0
WP: Jacob Coats (2 - 1) LP: Jefferson Figueroa (0 - 1)
FAYETTEVILLE – Hedbert Perez hit a solo home run in the sixth and doubled in a run in the seventh, Hendry Mendez went 2-for-4 with two RBI, and Brannon Jordan struck out five over four and 2/3 innings in relief, but the Fayetteville Woodpeckers outlasted the Carolina Mudcats 8-6 on Saturday night at SEGRA Stadium.
Carolina (16-16) originally led first after taking a 1-0 lead in the first when Perez walked, stole second and eventually scored on a sac fly from Luis Silva. The 1-0 Carolina lead was short-lived though as the Woodpeckers (12-20) would rally for three runs and two hits in the second. Fayetteville's Yeuris Ramirez had a two-run single and scored a run (with help of two Carolina errors) in the three run second.
Fayetteville led 3-1 after two, but went on to add two more runs in the third while going up 5-1 on starter Jeferson Figueroa and reliever Brannon Jordan. Figueroa (0-1) worked the first two innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits in what his first appearance since April 19. Jordan took over in the third and would end up going four and 2/3 innings with three runs allowed on two hits. Jordan also struck out five and walked four. Figueroa walked one and struck out three.
The Mudcats eventually cut the lead down to 5-2 in the fifth after Silva doubled and scored later in the frame on a bases loaded walk from Mendez. The Woodpeckers immediately answered Carolina’s run in the firth with a run of their own in the last of the same inning. That lone run came on a home run for Hamilton off Jordan.
Perez then cut the Fayetteville lead down to 6-3 in the seventh when he connected on what was his third home run of the season. Perez also doubled during Carolina’s two run eighth and ended up going 2-for-3 with two runs, a double, a home run and two RBI.
The Mudcats were down just one at 6-5 after the seventh, but Fayetteville went on to score twice in the eighth while going up 8-5. A passed ball scored the inning’s first run, while a wild pitch from reliever Karlos Morales scored the other.
Carolina’s final run of the game was brought in by Mendez in the ninth after he singled to score Arbert Cipion in the final inning. Mendez went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the Saturday night loss.
Shea Barry started for the Woodpeckers and allowed one run and one hit over two innings while making his first start of the season. He also walked three and struck out two. Carlos Calderon followed in the third and would go on to give up four runs, three hits and three walks. Jacob Coats (2-1) then finished it while totaling seven strikeouts and just one run allowed over the final two and 2/3.
Carolina fell back three games to two in the six-game series with Saturday’s road loss.
Carolina: Perez (3, 6th inning off Calderon, 0 on, 0 out).
Fayetteville: Hamilton (5, 5th inning off Jordan, 0 on, 2 out).
TOP PERFORMERS - BATTERS:
Perez, LF (Carolina): 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Cipion, RF (Carolina): 1-for-3, 2 R
Mendez, DH (Carolina): 2-for-4, 2 RBI
Silva, 3B (Carolina): 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Hamilton, LF (Fayetteville): 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI
Ramirez, Y, 3B (Fayetteville): 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI
TOP PERFORMERS - PITCHERS:
Morales (Carolina): 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
Barry (Fayetteville): 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO
Coats (W, 2-1) (Fayetteville): 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO
Mudcats 2nd (Mudcats 1, Woodpeckers 0) -- Hedbert Perez walks. Hedbert Perez steals 2nd base. Jesus Chirinos walks. Jheremy Vargas grounds out, Yeuris Ramirez to Victor Mascai, Hedbert Perez to 3rd; Jesus Chirinos to 2nd. Luis Silva out on a sacrifice fly to Quincy Hamilton, Hedbert Perez scores. Arbert Cipion flies out to Logan Cerny.
(1 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)
Woodpeckers 2nd (Woodpeckers 3, Mudcats 1) -- Quincy Hamilton singles through the hole at second base. Miguel Palma flies out to Jackson Chourio. Quincy Hamilton steals 2nd base. Joey Loperfido walks. Yeuris Ramirez singles to right field, Quincy Hamilton scores; Joey Loperfido scores; Yeuris Ramirez to 3rd; throwing error by Arbert Cipion. Victor Mascai reaches on fielding error by Jesus Chirinos, Yeuris Ramirez scores. Kenedy Corona strikes out swinging. Victor Mascai steals 2nd base. Tyler Whitaker strikes out swinging.
(3 Runs, 2 Hits, 2 Errors, 1 LOB)
Woodpeckers 3rd (Woodpeckers 5, Mudcats 1) -- Pitcher Change: Brannon Jordan replaces Jefferson Figueroa. Logan Cerny hit by pitch. Leosdany Molina walks, Logan Cerny to 2nd. Quincy Hamilton doubles to right-center field, Logan Cerny scores; Leosdany Molina scores. Miguel Palma walks. Joey Loperfido grounds into a force out, Jheremy Vargas to Eduardo Garcia, Quincy Hamilton to 3rd; Miguel Palma out at 2nd. Joey Loperfido caught stealing 2nd base, Jeferson Quero to Jheremy Vargas. Yeuris Ramirez grounds out, Luis Silva to Jesus Chirinos.
(2 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)
Mudcats 5th (Woodpeckers 5, Mudcats 2) -- Jheremy Vargas strikes out swinging. Luis Silva doubles to right-center field. Arbert Cipion walks. Eduardo Garcia hit by pitch, Luis Silva to 3rd; Arbert Cipion to 2nd. Jackson Chourio flies out to Quincy Hamilton. Hendry Mendez walks, Luis Silva scores; Arbert Cipion to 3rd; Eduardo Garcia to 2nd. Jeferson Quero grounds into a force out, Yeuris Ramirez to Joey Loperfido, Hendry Mendez out at 2nd.
(1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB)
Woodpeckers 5th (Woodpeckers 6, Mudcats 2) -- Logan Cerny flies out to Arbert Cipion. Leosdany Molina strikes out swinging. Quincy Hamilton hits a home run to right field on a 1-1 pitch. Miguel Palma strikes out swinging.
(1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB)
Mudcats 6th (Woodpeckers 6, Mudcats 3) -- Hedbert Perez hits a home run to right field on a 2-1 pitch. Jesus Chirinos strikes out swinging. Jheremy Vargas strikes out swinging. Luis Silva grounds out, Yeuris Ramirez to Victor Mascai.
(1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB)
Mudcats 7th (Woodpeckers 6, Mudcats 5) -- Arbert Cipion hit by pitch. Eduardo Garcia singles to right-center field, Arbert Cipion to 2nd. Jackson Chourio grounds into a force out, Yeuris Ramirez to Joey Loperfido, Arbert Cipion scores; Eduardo Garcia out at 2nd. Pitcher Change: Jacob Coats replaces Carlos Calderon. Jackson Chourio steals 2nd base. Hendry Mendez struck out looking. Jeferson Quero walks. Hedbert Perez doubles to right field, Jackson Chourio scores; Jeferson Quero out at home on the throw, Tyler Whitaker to Joey Loperfido to Miguel Palma.
(2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)
Woodpeckers 8th (Woodpeckers 8, Mudcats 5) -- Miguel Palma singles through the hole at shortstop. Joey Loperfido struck out looking. Yeuris Ramirez hit by pitch, Miguel Palma to 2nd. Victor Mascai grounds out, Karlos Morales to Jesus Chirinos, Miguel Palma to 3rd; Yeuris Ramirez to 2nd. Passed ball by Jeferson Quero, Miguel Palma scores; Yeuris Ramirez to 3rd. Wild pitch by Karlos Morales, Yeuris Ramirez scores. Kenedy Corona walks. Tyler Whitaker pops out to Jheremy Vargas.
(2 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)
Mudcats 9th (Woodpeckers 8, Mudcats 6) -- Arbert Cipion singles to center field. Eduardo Garcia strikes out swinging, Arbert Cipion steals 2nd base. Jackson Chourio strikes out swinging. Hendry Mendez singles to center field, Arbert Cipion scores. Jeferson Quero strikes out swinging.
(1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)