ValleyCats claim New York-Penn crown

Holderbach's hero, Billingsley escapes bases-loaded jam in 12th

Tri-City celebrates its first New York-Penn League championship since 2013. (Danny Wild/MiLB.com)

By Danny Wild | September 9, 2018 9:46 PM ET

Alex Holderbach hit a two-run single and Jacob Billingsley escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the 12th as Tri-City held off Hudson Valley, 4-2, for the crown.

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ValleyCats fan 17 in dominant opener

Astros righties Dubin, Rivera, Gonzalez, Freure toss shutout

Jose Alberto Rivera had 53 strikeouts over 49 innings across two Minor League levels this season. (Sandy Tambone/MiLB.com)

By Gerard Gilberto | September 9, 2018 2:02 AM ET

Four Houston Astros prospects combined for 17 strikeouts as the Class A Short Season Tri-City ValleyCats blanked the Hudson Valley Renegades, 3-0, in Game 1 of the New York-Penn League Finals.

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ValleyCats sweep into New York-Penn Finals

Dennis' three-hit night sets up Tri-City battle vs. Hudson Valley

Tri-City players and coaches celebrate their New York-Penn League Championship Series berth. (Tri-City ValleyCats)

By Tyler Maun | September 7, 2018 12:53 AM ET

Houston Astros infield prospect Austin Dennis delivered a three-hit game as Class A Short Season Tri-City knocked off Mahoning Valley, 8-4, to sweep the semifinal series.

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Aranda leads Renegades to Game 1 win

Rays prospect triples, doubles in second career four-hit game

Jonathan Aranda batted .200 in nine games with Hudson Valley following a promotion from Princeton. (Sandy Tambone/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun | September 5, 2018 11:58 PM ET

Rays prospect Jonathan Aranda went 4-for-4 with a triple, double and two RBIs as Hudson Valley beat Auburn Doubledays, 11-5, in the opener of their best-of-3 New York-Penn League semifinal series.

Tyler Maun is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylerMaun. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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On the Road: A blowout in Staten Island

Yankees throw back to '75 with Bevacqua, Bazooka bubblegum

Kurt Bevacqua and Little Leaguer Chris Bedford took part in the bubble-blowing contest, overseen by team president Will Smith. (Robert Pimpsner)

By Benjamin Hill | September 3, 2018 11:00 AM ET

On Friday night, the Staten Island Yankees hosted a Bazooka bubblegum blowing contest. 1975 champion Kurt Bevacqua was on hand to defend his title.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Lantigua nabs Black Bears' first cycle

Pirates outfielder triples in ninth to finish off historic night

Edison Lantigua's cycle was the first collected by a hitter in the New York-Penn League since June 2016. (Jesse Piecuch/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun | August 29, 2018 10:59 PM ET

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Edison Lantigua plated five runs on his second pro four-hit night as Class A Short Season West Virginia routed State College, 13-3.

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IronBirds' Hall extends hit streak to 19

O's No. 27 prospect continues torrid August with four knocks

Adam Hall has moved into fifth place in the New York-Penn League with a .304 batting average. (Sandy Tambone/MiLB.com)

By Nathan Brown | August 28, 2018 10:58 PM ET

Orioles No. 27 prospect Adam Hall collected a career-high four knocks to extend his hitting streak to 19 games and help Class A Short Season Aberdeen roll past Tri-City, 10-1, on Tuesday.

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On the Road: Embrace the crustacean

Aberdeen 'Steamed Crabs' a salty salute to Chesapeake cuisine

The Aberdeen IronBirds played as the Steamed Crabs on Friday. Fans who opted for the "Crab Feast" received team-logo mallets.

By Benjamin Hill | August 28, 2018 10:08 AM ET

On Friday night, the Aberdeen IronBirds transformed into the Steamed Crabs. Ben Hill was on hand for this Old Bay-seasoned crustacean celebration.

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'Cats' Machado posts first five-hit game

Astros outfield prospect goes 5-for-5, scores pair of runs

Carlos Machado has raised his batting average 73 points to .325 over his last seven games. (Nick Musial/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | August 25, 2018 11:32 PM ET

Astros prospect Carlos Machado went 5-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored in his first career five-hit game as Class A Short Season Tri-City dropped a 7-6, 10-inning decision to Hudson Valley.

Rob Terranova is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @RobTnova24. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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NYPL notes: Hall heating up for IronBirds

Baltimore's No. 27 prospect batting .471 over his last 10 games

A second-round pick in 2017, Adam Hall is hitting .277/.359/.364 in 49 games with Class A Short Season Aberdeen. (Sandy Tambone/MiLB.com)

By Craig Forde | August 21, 2018 9:49 AM ET

Orioles No. 27 prospect Adam Hall has made adjustments at the plate to key a 10-game stretch in which he is batting .471 for Class A Short Season Aberdeen.

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