Pharm Phocus: Nola wins, Quinn homers, Franco hits again


Jun 7, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers pitcher Aaron Nola (10) is congratulated by teammates after the final out in the seventh inning during the Baton Rouge super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Alex Box Stadium. LSU defeated Oklahoma 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports


The Jamestown Jammers proved too much for the Williamsport Crosscutters Friday night as they took the game 7-1.

Calvin Rayburn, owner of a 1.27 ERA, gave up three hits and four runs in an inning of relief.  Not a single run was earned as errors let the game get out of reach quickly.  Rayburn was drafted by the Phillies in the 16th round of this year’s draft.

The lone Williamsport run came from a Jiandido Tromp homer in the fourth inning.  Tromp batted second in the lineup and walked.


Lakewood started its final series of the season with a 10-4 loss against the Hagerstown Suns.

Hagerstown jumped on Lakewood starter Yacksel Rios early scoring seven runs (five of them earned) while connecting for two home runs in 1.2 innings.

Aaron Brown, batting .340, drove in a run for the BlueClaws.  He also struck out three times, giving him 15 strikeouts in 43 at bats with Lakewood.


Rain forced the Threshers last home game of the season to end early as they won 6-3 over the Lakeland Flying Tigers.

Roman Quinn and Chris Serritella each homered to combine for three RBIs.

Aaron Baker (1-0, 4.32) earned the win in 2.2 innings of work.


Aaron Nola was impressive over five shutout innings Friday night, giving up just four hits while striking out a pair.  He moved to 2-0 and has a 2.63 ERA.

Reading used an 11-hit effort to top the Trenton Thunder 3-0.

Carlos Alonso had his fourth straight multi-hit game, going 3-for-5 with two RBIs.

Batting third and just behind Alonso was right fielder Peter Lavin who drove in a run and went 2-for-4.


The IronPigs edged an in-state rival, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, 6-5 Friday night.

Tony Gwynn, Jr. drove in three Pigs runs as he doubled and singled from the leadoff spot.

John Mayberry, Jr. doubled for the second straight game.

Maikel Franco extended his hit streak to nine games and scored a run.

Mike Adams pitched a scoreless inning of relief in continuation of his rehab stint.