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June 12, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Cup of Coffee: Stankiewicz shuts down RiverDogs

6/12 Cup of Coffee: Greenville and the DSL Red Sox both took home victories as Salem and Portland, the only other two affiliates in action, were suspended/postponed due to the weather.


The Portland Sea Dogs and the Altoona Curve (PIT) saw their contest suspended due to rain after two and a half innings. The two teams intend to make up the lost innings on June 12. When the game was suspended, the Sea Dogs had a 2-1 lead over the Curve thanks to a two-run home run from Stefan Welch (pictured, left). Welch launched the home run, his fourth of the season, in his first at-bat of the game, and is currently 1 for 1 with two RBI. 

The Sea Dogs starter was Keith Couch, who yielded one run on three hits and struck out three in just two innings pitched.

The Salem Red Sox contest against the Frederick Keys (BAL) was postponed due to rain. 


The Greenville Drive topped the Charleston RiverDogs (NYY) by a score of 6-3 Wednesday. The Drive scored one run in each of the first five innings, taking a comanding lead over the RiverDogs in the process. In the bottom of the first inning, Drive shortstop Tzu-Wei Lin scored on an RBI-groundout after doubling earlier in the inning. Lin picked up an RBI in the second inning on a groundout. In the third, Carlos Asuaje hit a solo home run, his seventh on the season. Right fielder and leadoff man Forrest Allday picked up an RBI in the bottom of the fourth on a single, and infielder Jimmy Rider batted home the fifth run on a sacrifice fly. 

Drive starter Teddy Stankiewicz was dominant Wednesday. The 20-year-old right-hander yielded only two hits in seven innings; striking out six in the process. The outing lowered his ERA to 3.71 on the season.


The DSL Red Sox clobbered the DSL Rojos (CIN) 9-1 Wednesday behind a 12-hit offensive performance. The scoring came to a crescendo in the third inning when the Red Sox put up five runs. In the inning, Gerardo Carrizalez, Luis Alexander Basabe, Isaias Lucena, and Rafael Devers all picked up RBI. Devers was 2 for 4 with two RBI and two runs scored. 

DSL starter Daniel Gonzalez pitched five strong innings giving up only six hits and one earned run. He lowered his ERA to 2.40 while picking up his third win of the season. 


Player of the Day: The clear choice for the Player of the Day Wednesday is Drive starter Teddy Stankiewicz (pictured, right) whose seven strong innings solidified the Drive's victory. The 20-year-old right hander has been solid in his first full season of pro ball. He currently sports a 3.71 ERA over 63 innings. He has struck out 44 and walked 18 over his first 12 starts, and has only yielded two home runs on the season so far.

Photo Credit: Stefan Welch and Teddy Stankiewicz by Kelly O'Connor.