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Around the Minors: The week of May 10

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
May 14, 2021

*Spin-O-Rama *You're going to want to watch this again. Greg Jones makes a sensational play at short for High-A Bowling Green. The No. 8 Rays prospect shows the range, the spin and the arm to get the out in style.

Fanfare for the common man at Akron's Canal Park

Ken Thompson, picked at random, gets RubberDucks VIP treatment
May 14, 2021

Last Friday, the Double-A Akron RubberDucks staged "Ken Thompson Appreciation Night." If your response to that is "Who?" then, well, that was the point. Ken Thompson was a randomly selected fan, elevated to celebrity status over the course of nine innings. The Akron native and current resident is a husband,

Frisbee, trio combine on Squirrels' 1st no-no

Frisbee, Marciano, Seelinger, Ruotolo combine for first nine-inning no-hitter in team history
May 13, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Matt Frisbee, Joey Marciano, Matt Seelinger and Patrick Ruotolo combined to throw the first nine-inning no-hitter in team history as the Richmond Flying Squirrels beat the Harrisburg Senators, 2-0, at FNB Field on Thursday, as the team set a new franchise record with their eighth straight win.

MiLB podcast reviews first week of 2021 season

Reviewing the first week of the Minors, Worcester's Opening Day
May 13, 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Duran launches long long ball to rally WooSox

Ockimey and Duran Go Deep to Beat Syracuse 7-4
May 13, 2021

WORCESTER, M.A. — The Worcester Red Sox (4-5) scored in every inning between the fourth and seventh to beat the Syracuse Mets (2-7) 7-4 on Thursday night, aided by a late miscue and one big swing at Polar Park. In a 4-4 game in the sixth, Yairo Munoz cracked a

Weiss twirls six hitless frames for Poodles

May 12, 2021

The Sod Poodles fell in the late goings to the Wind Surge in a Wednesday night pitching duel at Riverfront Stadium. In a scoreless ballgame heading into the bottom of the ninth, a leadoff single followed by a fielding error set the table for a sacrifice fly ball and a

Cannon, Henderson key Shorebirds' romp

Jordan Cannon goes deep twice, finishes 5-for-6
May 12, 2021

FREDERICKSBURG, VA - The Delmarva Shorebirds plated runs in seven of nine frames as they trounced the Fredericksburg Nationals by a final of 17-3 on Wednesday night at the New Fredericksburg Ballpark. The 17 runs the Shorebirds (5-3) hung on the Nationals (0-8) is the most they’ve scored in a

Welcoming the season with sanitizer, toilet paper

Carolina Mudcats and Augusta GreenJackets salute 2020 in style
May 12, 2021

2020 was a year to forget, but some Minor League teams can't help but remember. On Saturday, a pair of Low-A East clubs held tongue-in-cheek tributes to products that defined American life in 2020. The Carolina Mudcats staged "Hand Sanitizer Appreciation Night," while the Augusta GreenJackets' "Ode to 2020" was

OKC honors medical workers with 'Home Run for Life'

INTEGRIS Health employees Joe Alesch, Jennifer Carmen and Charles Maines to be honored at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark after suffering personal and professional hardships during pandemic
May 12, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – The “Home Run For Life” series returns for its 10th season in 2021 as the Oklahoma City Dodgers and INTEGRIS Health partner to recognize three central Oklahoma medical professionals who have been significantly impacted personally and professionally by the COVID-19 pandemic. INTEGRIS Health employees Joe Alesch, Jennifer

Braves' Waters reflects on Rome, quarantine

May 11, 2021

The summer of 2018 is a time that Drew Waters will never forget. The 19-year-old phenom was playing his first full season of professional baseball and just his second season in the Braves organization. After spending 2017 playing Rookie League ball, the Woodstock, Ga., native was called up to Low-A

Contreras unhittable for 6 frames, fans 11

Curve throw combined one-hitter in Tuesday night win
May 11, 2021

BINGHAMTON, NY – Right-hander Roansy Contreras retired the first 17 batters he faced and matched his career-high with 11 strikeouts across six no-hit innings in Altoona’s 5-0 victory over Binghamton on Tuesday night. The 21-year-old from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic once again used a mid-to-high 90’s fastball, devastating

Beloit's McCambley perfect for 7 frames

May 11, 2021

BELOIT, WI – Welcome Home. Beloit Snappers fans were welcomed back to Pohlman Field for the first time in over 600 days and they were treated to a show. Between a fire juggler and live music, there was also a fantastic baseball game going on. Snappers’ starter Zach McCambley tossed