Hamilton cruises past the Ohio
By: Derrick Blyberg
HAMILTON, Ohio – The Hamiton Joes’ pitching staff allowed
just four hits in last night’s 7-2 win over the Ohio Wardawgs at Foundation
Field. Starter Brandon Horth (Loyola Marymount) earned his first win while
holding the Wardawgs hitless in three innings of work.
Third baseman Tucker Tubbs (Memphis) went a perfect 2-for-2 at
the plate with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. Five other Joes recorded
an RBI, including catcher James Jewell (Wabash Valley) who knocked in two runs.
The Joes scored two runs in the fourth and sixth innings.
They also notched runs in the first, third and eighth inning.
Pitcher Cameron Pongs (San Diego State) looked solid in
relief. The lefty threw four shutout innings with five strikeouts.
Caleb Bryson (Middle Georgia) and Gabriel Viso (Talladega)
pitched the final three frames.
Ohio starter Matt Brankle was charged with the loss. He
lasted five innings, walked three, struck out four and allowed four runs.
Hamilton will wrap up their exhibition schedule tonight
against the Queen City Legends. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at
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Two Joes were drafted during yesterday’s portion of the MLB
First Year Player Draft.
RHP Chad Martin (Indiana) was selected 314th overall by the Chicago Cubs in the 10th round. Martin pitched last
summer with the Joes.
RHP JB Wendelken (Middle Georgia) was selected 421st overall by the Boston Red Sox in the 14th round. He is currently on
the Joes roster for this summer, but is expected to sign with Boston.
Follow Twitter (@HamiltonJoes) for the latest updates on
Joes being drafted.