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Rays down on the farm September 14: Wong walks off for championship

Kean Wong drew a walk with the bases loaded helped the Stone Crabs win the Florida State League championship

Kean Wong finished 2015 with a .274 average and .652 OPS for Charlotte
Kean Wong finished 2015 with a .274 average and .652 OPS for Charlotte
Jim Donten

Montgomery is the last affiliate playing, but its season is a game away from coming to an end.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (1-2)

Montgomery fell behind and could not come back in its 7-3 loss to Chattanooga in Game 3. Adam Brett Walker's two-run homer gave the Lookouts a 2-0 lead in the second, and they added two more an inning later. After they extended their lead by a run in the seventh, Cameron Seitzer's three-run home run brought the Biscuits within one, but Chattanooga immediately tacked on two unearned runs.

Starter Austin Pruitt allowed four runs -- three earned -- in six innings on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts, and the unearned runs late in the game were charged to Parker Markel's line.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (5-1)

Kean Wong's bases-loaded walk in the 13th gave Charlotte a 3-2 win over Daytona and its first Florida State League title. Maxx Tissenbaum singled with an out before being lifted for Yoel Araujo, and Granden Goetzman followed with a single. After Justin Williams struck out, Pat Blair walked to load the bases, and Wong drew the series-winning free pass.

Back-to-back sacrifice flies by Mike Marjama and Casey Gillaspie gave the Stone Crabs a 2-0 lead in the first. The Tortugas gradually tied the game against Brent Honeywell, though, who finished with two runs -- one earned -- allowed on three hits and three walks in six innings with six strikeouts. The bulk of the relief work was done by Steve Ascher, who struck out five in four scoreless innings.


Notable performances

AA 3B Patrick Leonard: 0-for-2, 1 R, 3 BB, 2 K
AA 1B Jake Bauers: 1-for-3, 2 BB
A+ IF Hector Guevara: 2-for-6, 1 R, 2 2B
A+ 2B Kean Wong: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 1 K
A+ RHP Brent Honeywell: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 6 K
A+ LHP Steve Ascher: 4 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K

A+ 1B Mike Marjama: 0-for-5, 1 RBI

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Montgomery v. Chattanooga 8:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Taylor Guerrieri (3-1, 1.50) v. David Hurlbut* (11-6, 3.59)

Game four of a best-of-five series (Chattanooga leads, 2-1)

Charlotte's season is over

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Chattanooga Lookouts (Minnesota)
Offense: 697 R (1st) .750 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 4.04 ERA (8th) 1.36 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Jorge Polanco (8), OF Max Kepler (12), C Stuart Turner (13), OF Adam Walker (17), RHP Jake Reed (19), RHP J.T. Chargois (21), 3B Niko Goodrum (29), OF Travis Harrison (30)