Richmond's triple play clinches win

Panik starts game-ending triple play, scores pair of runs

Joe Panik has a .392 on-base percentage in 45 games for Richmond. (Will Bentzel/

By Staff | May 23, 2013 9:19 PM ET

Shortstop Joe Panik, the Giants' No. 4 prospect, was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI while taking part in a bit of history as Richmond beat Trenton, 9-4, on Thursday.

With two on and no outs out in the top of the ninth inning, Tyler Austin hit a 3-2 pitch at Panik, who caught the ball for the first out, stepped on second base to double off Ramon Flores and fired to first to complete the triple play and end the Thunder's rally.

Mark Minicozzi slugged a home run and Javier Herrera drove in three runs for Richmond.

Slade Heathcott, the Yankees' No. 4 prospect, had two RBIs for Trenton.


Cedric Hunter homered, doubled and drove in four runs to pace Akron to an 11-5 win over Bowie.

Carlos Moncrief hit a three-run shot and Tyler Holt reached base three times and scored twice for the Aeros. Will Roberts improved to 3-2 after allowing two runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Caleb Joseph homered for the second straight day in the loss for the Baysox.


Kyle Hendricks earned his fourth win after allowing three hits and fanning seven over seven innings as Tennessee blanked Huntsville, 2-0.

Arismendy Alcantara slugged a solo homer, drew a pair of walks and stole a base while Tim Torres hit an RBI double. Marcus Hatley allowed a hit in the ninth to earn his second save.

Brewers' No. 8 prospect Jimmy Nelson took the loss after giving up two runs on four hits and striking out seven over seven innings for the Stars.


Kiel Roling slugged his 12th homer of the season, a grand slam, as Tulsa bested Midland, 7-6.

Angelys Nina broke a 6-6 tie with a solo homer in the bottom of the eighth and Jayson Langfels hit a two-run shot for the Drillers.

David Freitas hit a pair of homers and Jake Goebbert went yard for the RockHounds.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

View More