Month: June 2016

PARKER FRANKLIN PROMOTED TO YORK REVOLUTION OF THE ATLANTIC LEAGUE

Another one on the go! NY Sullivan Explorers catcher Parker Franklin gets sent up to the Atlantic League.

The York Revolution of the Atlantic League get the rookie catcher after promoting both their catchers to affiliated organizations, such as Atlanta Braves and Florida Marlins. Parker is the first player selected by Baseball Director Eddie Gonzalez to the highest level of Independent Minor League Professional Baseball this 2016 season.

“When these organizations at such high level ask for players, it’s not all about statistics but the quality of the individual that they want in the club house. I don’t send guys up to those opportunities if they don’t please my quality of individual character that is desired. Character and attitude is always above statistics.” – DB Eddie Gonzalez

PUTKONEN NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK

The Explorers are back in the race in what has been an incredible team effort. Included in the team effort is an outstanding performance by Sullivan’s Kevin Putkonen who has had 6 home runs in 7 days and is this weeks Empire League Player of the Week.

Kevin homered twice versus Old Orchard Beach and 4 times versus the New Hampshire Wild giving him the league lead at 6 total.

He has raised his batting average now to .386 with 6 Home Runs and 12 Runs Batted In all coming this week.

During Kevins hot streak the team is has won in 5 out of the 7 days. Kevin had a total of 16 hits during the run.

EXPLORERS EXPLODE TO TOP THE WILD

The Sullivan Explorers (6-7) the Old Orchard Beach Surge (9-4) with a final score of 18-6 on Wednesday night at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach.

The Explorers took a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning, with a solo homerun from designated hitter Kevin Putkonen and an RBI single from first baseman Brian Fay. An error gave them a 3-0 lead in the 2nd.

The Explorers offense came alive in the 3rd inning, scoring 8 runs. Niko Ruiz and Bryan Hoover each picked up RBIs. A passed ball scored another. Third baseman Nate Coronado then knocked a 2-run double. A 3-run homerun for center fielder Gevon Jackson would put Sullivan ahead 11-0.

The Surge would pick up a run in the 3rd, with center fielder Shaun Cooper knocking an RBI single.

Putkonen would add to the Sullivan lead in the 4th with a 2-run homerun, his second of the game to take a 13-1 lead.

Sullivan took a 16-3 lead in the 6th inning. Coronado knocked an RBI double. Jackson added an RBI triple. A wild pitch would allow the 3rd run of the inning.

Rich Baerga took over the mound for Frank in the 6th. Frank tossed for 3 complete innings, allowing 9 hits and 7 runs while walking 2 and striking out 1.

The Surge added 2 more runs in the 7th, with right fielder Sean Washington knocking a 2-run single.

Allen picked up another RBI single in the 8th, bringing the score to 16-6 in favour of the Explorers.

Hayoto Shigeta and Bryan Hoover each picked up an RBI in the 9th, bringing their lead to 18-6.

Harrison Lee started for the Explorers and picks up his league leading 3rd win of the season.

The Explorers finish the series tonight for their 4-game series finale at 6:30pm.

EXPLORERS LOSE IT IN THE 9TH!

The Old Orchard Beach Surge (3-2) defeated the visiting Sullivan Explorers (2-3) on Tuesday night at The Ballpark with a final score of 7-6.

The game remained scoreless until the 3rd inning, when the Explorers took a 2-0 lead. Left fielder Bryan Hoover and second baseman Shigeta Hayoto each picked up RBIs. The Surge offense quickly matched it, with third baseman Luc Pomales knocking a 2-run single.

The Explorers would take a 3-2 lead in the 5th, with a bases loaded HBP. A solo homerun from Surge designated hitter Jordyn Van Atta, his first of the season, tied it 3-3.

Sullivan took a 5-3 lead in the 7th, with runners reaching home on an error and a sac fly from outfielder Adrian Gonzalez. Another error in the 8th would allow the Explorers to take a 6-3 lead.

The Surge rally began in the bottom of the 8th, getting themselves within 1 run. Pomales led off with a triple, reaching home on a Sean Washington sac fly. Shortstop Joshua Martinez knocked in Nathan Schwertner with an RBI single.

David Papa took the Explorers into the 9th inning with a one run lead to complete 8 innings pitched. The Surge tied it up then walked off with a bases loaded single to end the game.

The Explorers play at home Wednesday, June 8th, at 3:00pm for game 1 of a 5-game series with the Watertown Bucks at Generals Park.

EXPLORERS DEFEATED SURGE IN EXTRAS

Your Sullivan Explorers (2-2) defeated the Old Orchard Beach Surge (2-2) in extra innings on Monday night at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach with a final score of 12-10.
The Explorers took a 2-0 lead in the 1st off a 2-run homerun from shortstop Nate Coronado. Surge outfielder Sean Washington would cut that lead in half with a solo shot, his first of the season.
The Explorers took a 5-1 lead in the 2nd, with left fielder Bryan Hoover knocking in a 2-RBI single. The Surge would pick away at the lead, with shortstop Dan Gagnon knocking an RBI single. The Explorers collected 2 more runs in the 3rd, with a walk and a wild pitch allowing runners to score, making it 7-2.
Right handed pitcher Christian Telemaco would take over for the Surge in the 4th, ending the night for starter Benny Collesano. Collesano ended his debut with 3 walks, 3 Ks, and 4 hits.


Sullivan took an 8-2 lead in the 4th inning, with first baseman Brian Fay and left fielder Bryan Hoover picking up RBI’s on walks. The Surge began to rally back, cutting the lead in half off a 2-run single from Washington. Fay would add an RBI single in the 6th to make it 9-4.


The Surge offense came alive in the 6th, coming within 1-run of the Explorers. Van Atta picked up an RBI and third baseman Luc Pomales knocked in a run on a sac fly.


Explorers outfielder Gevon Jackson made it 10-8 with an RBI single in the 7th. Relief pitcher Rich Baerga would take over the mound for the Surge.


DH Kevin Putkonen got his 4th double of the season. The Surge would rally back to tie the game 10-10 in the 8th inning. Outfielder Brandon Cooksey and Gagnon each knocked RBI singles.


The game remained tied until the 10th inning when with 2 outs Explorer’s second baseman Hayoto Shigeta knocked an RBI double scoring Bryan Hoover who reach with a single up the middle. Gevon Jackson would add an RBI single to make it 12-10 in for the Explorers.

The Sullivan Explorers face the Surge for their 5-game series finale tomorrow night at 6:30pm at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach.
The Explorers will be home on June 8th for a 3pm start at Generals Park!

Surge take down Explorers in Game 3

The Old Orchard Beach Surge picked up their second win of the season, defeating the Sullivan Explorers with a final score of 11-5.

The Old Orchard Beach Surge (2-1) defeated the visiting Sullivan Explorers (1-2) on a rainy afternoon at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach.  The Surge offense rallied in the 8th, scoring 7 unanswered runs for an 11-5 victory.

The Explorers picked up a run in the 2nd inning off an RBI double from infielder Brian Fay.  The Surge quickly regained the lead, with second baseman Chris Ray scoring on a passed ball and an RBI single from outfielder Bryan White making it 2-1.  The Explorers would come back tie it in the 3rd off an RBI single from Nate Coronado.

Nate Briseno and Gevon Jackson each picked up an RBI in the 4th, giving the Explorers a 4-2 lead.

Right handed pitcher David Ernst took over the mound for the Surge in the 5th, ending the day for starter Emil Flaquer.  Flaquer walked 6, struck out 2 and allowed 6 hits.

The Surge got within 1 run in the 5th, with Nathan Schwertner picking up an RBI walk.  The Explorers added to their lead in the 7th, with Maine native Nick Grady knocking an RBI triple.  Surge third baseman Luc Pomales would add an RBI double in the 7th, bringing the Surge within 1-run.

The Surge offense came alive in the 8th inning, sparking a 7-run rally.  Outfielder Jacob Fabry started things off with a 2-RBI single. Two passed balls would allow Fabry to reach 3rd, he scored off a Jordyn Van Atta sac. Dan Gagnon and Joshua Martinez would each single, knocking in 3 more Surge runners.  Fabry would pick up another RBI, as the Surge batted though the lineup, knocking in the 7th run of the inning.

Martinez would transition from the infield to the mound, taking over for Ernst to close out the game.  Ernst picked up his first win of the season, allowing just 3 hits over 4 innings of play.  Martinez allowed 0 hits while striking out 1.

The Surge return to action tomorrow night, June 6th, at 6:30pm for game four of their five-game series with the Explorers.  Tomorrow night, we will be celebrating National Yo-Yo Day at The Ballpark, with the first 50 guests receiving a yo-yo!

EXPLORERS EARN THEIR FIRST VICTORY OF THE SEASON!

The Surge were defeated by the Sullivan Explorers with a final score of 8-5 tonight at The Ballpark.

Tomorrow’s game is a matinee game, starting at 1:00pm

The Old Orchard Beach Surge (1-1) were defeated by the Sullivan Explorers (1-1) on Saturday night at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach with a final score of 8-5.

The Explorers took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning off an RBI single from outfielder Bryan Hoover.  An RBI single from Adrian Gonzalez in the 3rd made it 2-0.

The Surge cut the lead in half, scoring 1 off an RBI single from catcher Jordyn Van Atta.

Cody Frank took over the mound for the Surge in 5th, ending the night for Surge starter Jeremy Hall. The Explorers would take a 7-1 lead in the 5th, with DH Kevin Putkonen, Gonzalez, Hoover and Elijah Briseno each picking up RBIs.  The Surge picked up a run off an RBI single from first baseman Chris Allen.

The Surge offense came alive in the 6th.  Third baseman Luc Pomales started things off with a triple, reaching home on a sac fly from shortstop Dan Gagnon.  A 2-run single from outfielder Shaun Cooper made it 7-5 in favor of the Explorers.

Christian Telemaco took over the mound in the 7th, closing out the game for the Surge.  He ended the night with 2 Ks, 1 ER and 2 hits.

The Surge take on the Explorers for game 3 of their series tomorrow after at 1:00pm at The Ballpark.