Skip to main content

Williamsport's Suarez tosses no-no in double header sweep


To kick off Tuesday night's twin bill at BB&T Ballpark, Williamsport left-hander Ranger Suarez was on point, mowing down the Auburn Doubledays (Nationals affiliate) lineup to notch a seven-inning no-hit shutout in the Crosscutters' 4-0 win.

The only batter to reach base for Auburn was lead-off man Blake Perkins in the opening frame. He would quickly be erased when the next batter grounded into a double play. It would be smooth sailing for Suarez from that point on.


The effort was the first complete game of the 20-year-old Venezuelan's pro career.

During his current hot streak, Suarez has a 3-0 record with a 1.17 ERA over his last four starts. Overall, he sports a 4-0 record with a 2.09 ERA in seven games.

The offensive star in the gem was first baseman Darick Hall, who laced two doubles and drove in three runs for the Cutters.

Following the historic win, Williamsport would sweep the double header with a 6-2 victory in the night cap.  Double header games in the minors are scheduled for seven innings each.

The six-foot tall 180-pound Suarez posted a 3-0 record with a 0.65 ERA in six games for the rookie level Gulf Coast League Phillies last year after pitching for three season in the currently defunct Venezuelan Summer League.

Suarez was signed as an amateur free agent by the Phils in 2012.

At 24-14, the Crosscutters sit one game out of first place in the Class A short-season New York-Penn League's Pinckney Division.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

PhoulBallz Interview: RHP Ben Brown talks TJ recovery, O'Hoppe, cancelled season

Image- MiLB.com Out of action since last May when it was determined he required Tommy John surgery, righty pitching prospect Ben Brown is using the downtime of the pandemic hiatus to continue his physical recovery.  A 33rd round draft selection of the Phillies back in 2017, Brown made his professional debut that same year, posting a 2.57 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP in 10 appearances in the rookie level Gulf Coast League.  The following season, Brown began to make a name for himself in the GCL, striking out 16 batters in one July appearance.  He would post a 3.12 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP in 10 games (eight starts) before earning a promotion and finishing the season with a pair of outings with Class A short-season Williamsport. Brown, a Long Island, NY native, opened last year with Class A Lakewood.  In four appearances with the BlueClaws, he struck out 20, walked four and allowed no runs in 13 2/3 innings and looked well on his way to making an impact on betting odds and available promo codes

2019 Phillies Prospects Countdown: #7 LHP JoJo Romero

JoJo Romero, image- Jay Floyd With a growing crop of very talented pitching prospects in the Phillies organization, left-hander JoJo Romero is certainly among the standouts. The five-foot-11 200-pounder was the Phils’ 4th round draft selection in 2016. That year he helped Yavapai College, the same school that the Phillies drafted Kenny Giles from in 2011, clinch the JuCo World Series, leading the way with an 11-5 record, a 3.64 ERA and a 10.2 K/9 mark. He also tossed a complete game gem to earn the win in their title game. After signing with the Phillies, Romero made his professional debut as a member of the short-season Class A Williamsport Crosscutters. There, he notched a 2-2 record with a 2.56 ERA while striking out 31 and walking 11 in 45 2/3 innings. In 2017, he got off to a terrific start with the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws. In 13 starts, Romero tallied a 5-1 record with a 2.11 ERA and a 9.3 K/9 mark and was honored as a South Atlantic League mid-season All-Star. R

Kendrick & LaGrossa- Second Phils/Survivor Marriage

On Saturday, Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick married 3-time Survivor contestant and former Flyers employee Stephenie LaGrossa. The couple exchanged vows in front of 105 guests at the Silverado Resort in Napa, California. Their special day featured many personalized aspects, including cocktail hour snacks modeled in the fashion of mini Philly cheesesteaks, as well as the couple's two dogs, Bebe and Champ, serving as flower girl and ring bearer during the ceremony. The pets wore a white dress and a tuxedo, respectively. Kendrick is now the second Phillies pitcher to marry a former contestant of the CBS reality competition program, as lefty Cole Hamels wedded Heidi Strobel, who appeared on the sixth season of Survivor, in 2007. _________________________________________________________________ Be sure to follow PhoulBallz.com on Twitter, for updates, stats and info, by clicking HERE . Photos- People.com