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Rays prospects and minor leagues 7/17: Justin Marks tosses no-hitter

Jake Bauers hit a walk-off home run for the Biscuits' win

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Charlotte was scheduled for a doubleheader, but the first game was cut short by rain with the second leg of the doubleheader being postponed to a later date.

Joe Serrapica, the Rays 24th round pick this year, has thrown eight shutout innings in relief this year with three saves and 11 strikeouts for the Hudson Valley Renegades.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (41-54)

Behind Justin Marks's no hitter - the first one-pitcher no-hitter in Durham's history - the Bulls secured a 2-0 victory over the Syracuse Chiefs. Marks threw 130 pitches, striking out seven but walking two. On offense, the Bulls picked up their two runs on a throwing error.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (14-9)

Despite blowing a late lead, Montgomery secured a 5-4, 10-inning victory over the Tennessee Smokies. Juniel Querecuto hit a triple and was promptly driven in by Willy Adames to open up the scoring in the first. Querecuto doubled in the third, with Adames again driving him in. After Brent Honeywell surrendered his only run in his 6.1 innings of work, Cade Gotta added another run on a sacrifice fly. Kyle Winkler allowed three runs to the Smokies, which would've been the end of the game were it not for Braxton Lee's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth. Jake Bauers ended the game in style with a walk-off home run in the tenth.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (12-9)

Charlotte bested the Lakeland Flying Tigers in a 10-9 slugfest as the game was ended after eight innings. Greg Harris allowed six runs in three innings with Austin Sweet allowing three more in his 1.1 innings of work. However, the Stone Crabs matched Lakeland's blows thanks to three-RBI nights from Alec Sole and Joe McCarthy. Sole drove in the winning run for Charlotte in the bottom of the eighth with a RBI single. Jose Alvarado earned his first win in Charlotte with 3.2 shutout innings. Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk in his first rehab appearance with the Stone Crabs after a strained right hamstring landed him on the disabled list June 21.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (13-9)

Thanks to quality pitching, Bowling Green cruised to a 4-0 victory over the Beloit Snappers. Roel Ramirez hurled six shutout innings while striking out six, and Armando Bastardo added his second save with three one-hit innings of relief. Kevin Padlo hit a three-run home run to secure Bowling Green's lead early, and Manny Sanchez cracked a solo home run to pad that lead in the fifth.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (16-13)

Hudson Valley had plenty of offense and then some in a 9-1 win over the Staten Island Yankees. RBIs from Bill Pujols, Oscar Rojas, and Joe Olson gave the Renegades four runs before Staten Island scored their first run. In the top of the ninth, Hudson Valley added five runs, partly from Nathaniel Lowe's three-run home run. Spencer Moran picked up his second win of the year with five shutout innings, and Joe Serrapica continued his solid start in the Rays system with two hitless innings of relief.

Rookie Princeton Rays (13-8)

Princeton collected ten hits in their 5-1 victory over the Elizabethton Twins. Rafelin Lorenzo drove in the first runs of the game with a two-run double in the seventh, and Blake Butera added another RBI double to give Princeton three runs in the inning. Robbie Tenerowicz's RBI single and an error added two more runs in the eighth before the Twins grabbed a garbage-time run in the top of the ninth. Edrick Agosto ended up with a no-decision after tossing five scoreless innings, but Orlando Romero earned his first win with three shutout innings of relief.

Rookie GCL Rays (9-11)

The GCL Rays spread around the offense in their 7-0 win over the GCL Orioles. The 17-year old Venezuelan Moises Gomez led the way with two RBIs, which included a solo home run and RBI triple. Vidal Brujan, Juan Carlos Arias, Michael Brosseau, Joshua Lowe, and Yerson Santana all added a RBI. Austin Franlkin threw five no-hit innings for his first win of the year, while Joe Graziano and Bryce Zak both pitched two scoreless innings of relief.


Notable Performances


OF Jake Goebbert: 1-for-3, R, 2B (8), BB

LHP Justin Marks: W (3-9), 9.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K


IF Juniel Querecuto: 2-for-5, 2 R, 2B (7), 3B (3), K
SS Willy Adames: 3-for-5, 2B (7), 2 RBI (38)
1B/OF Jake Bauers: 1-for-4, R, HR (11), RBI (50), BB, K
OF Granden Goetzman: 2-for-4, R
UTIL Pat Blair: 1-for-3, R, BB, K

RHP Brent Honeywell: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
LHP Jordan Harrison: H (5), 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Class-A Advanced

1B Steve Pearce: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B (1), BB
C Mac James: 1-for-4, 2 R, BB, K
OF Justin Williams: 3-for-5, 3 R
OF Grant Kay: 1-for-2, R, RBI (32), 2 BB
SS Alec Sole: 3-for-5, 2 R, 2B (11), 3 RBI (34)
1B Joe McCarthy: 2-for-2, 3 RBI (9), BB
OF Thomas Milone: 2-for-3, RBI (18), BB

LHP Jose Alvarado: W (1-0), 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K


2B Brandon Lowe: 2-for-4, R
3B Kevin Padlo: 1-for-4, R, HR (12), 3 RBI (46), K
C Brett Sullivan: 1-for-3, 2B (23)
OF Manny Sanchez: 1-for-3, R, HR (6), RBI (18), K

RHP Roel Ramirez: W (4-7), 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K
RHP Armando Bastardo: S (2), 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K


OF Garrett Whitley: 2-for-5, R, 2 RBI (9), 2 K
1B Nathaniel Lowe: 1-for-5, R, HR (1), 3 RBI (17)
3B Jonathan Popadics: 1-for-5, R, 2B (3)
2B Miles Mastrobuoni: 1-for-3, 2 R, BB
C Jose Rojas: 2-for-3, 2 R, RBI (9), BB
C Joe Olson: 1-for-3, 2B (2), 2 RBI (4), BB
SS Bill Pujols: 1-for-3, RBI (5), BB, K

RHP Spencer Moran: W (2-1), 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K
RHP Joe Serrapica: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K

Rookie (Princeton)

3B Blake Butera: 2-for-4, 2B (6), RBI (12), 2 K
SS Adrian Rondon: 2-for-3, 2B (4), BB
2B Robbie Tenerowicz: 2-for-3, R, RBI (13)
C Rafelin Lorenzo: 1-for-4, R, 2B (4), 2 RBI (11)

RHP Edrick Agosto: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
RHP Orlando Romero: W (1-0), 3.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Rookie (GCL)

2B Vidal Brujan: 3-for-6, 2 R, 2B (5), RBI (3), K
SS Michael Brosseau: 1-for-3, R, 2B (2), RBI (6), BB, K
3B Joshua Lowe: 1-for-3, R, 2B (4), RBI (5), 2 BB, K
OF Moises Gomez: 3-for-5, 2 R, 3B (1), HR (1), 2 RBI (4), 2 K

RHP Austin Franklin: W (1-1), 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K
RHP Joe Graziano: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
RHP Bryce Zak: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Today's probables (All probables courtesy

Durham @ Syracuse 1:05 PM ET (
Jaime Schultz (5-4, 3.43) v. Paolo Espino (6-7, 3.12)

Montgomery v. Tennessee 6:35 PM ET (
Chirs Kirsch (4-4, 3.90) v. TBA

Charlotte @ Dunedin 5:00 PM ET
Greg Harris (6-5, 3.75) v. Francisco Rios (4-3, 2.31)

Bowling Green v. Beloit 5:05 PM ET
TBA v. Boomer Biegalski (6-4, 3.00)

Hudson Valley v. Brooklyn 5:05 PM ET

Princeton v. Elizabethton 5:00 PM ET
Hector Lopez (0-0, 3.68) v. Sean Poppen (0-2, 3.65)

GCL Rays are off

Scouting the opposition

Syracuse Chiefs (Washington)
44-49, 6th (Last) in IL North
Offense: 342 R (11th) .666 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 3.79 ERA (11th) 1.34 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS/CF Trea Turner (2), RHP Reynaldo Lopez (5), RHP A.J. Cole (7), RHP Austin Voth (9), C Pedro Severino (11), 2B Chris Bostick (25), RHP Koda Glover (30), OF Brian Goodwin (31)

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
9-13, 5th (Last) in SL North
Offense: 356 R (8th) .694 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.92 ERA (8th) 1.39 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: 2B Ian Happ (3), OF Billy McKinney (7), RHP Duane Underwood (4), RHP Paul Blackburn (19), RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (20), RHP Brad Markey (23), C Victor Caratini (24), OF Jacob Hannemann (26), RHP Andury Acevedo (29), RHP David Berg (30)

Dunedin Blue Jays
15-8, T-1st in FSL North
Offense: 416 R (1st) .715 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 4.06 ERA (11th) 1.41 WHIP (12th-Last)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Anthony Alford (1), RHP Connor Greene (2), SS Richard Urena (4), RHP Sean-Reid Foley (5), OF D.J. Davis (10), LHP Ryan Borucki (14), RHP Tom Robson (21), C Danny Jansen (22)

Beloit Snappers (Oakland)
11-12, 4th in MWL West
Offense: 340 R (12th) .659 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 3.41 ERA (7th) 1.28 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Skye Bolt (23)

Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
13-16, T-3rd (Last) in NYPL McNamara
Offense: 111 R (T-6th) .592 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 3.42 ERA (10th) 1.19 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: C Ali Sanchez (15), RHP Justin Dunn (1st Round Pick), SS Cody Woodmansee (5th Round Pick)

Elizabethton Twins
8-14, 5th (Last) in AL West
Offense: 90 R (10th-Last) .698 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 4.98 ERA (8th) 1.50 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: 1B Lewin Diaz (21), 3B Travis Blankenhorn (26), 1B Amaurys Minier (30), OF Alex Kiriloff, RHP Griffin Jax