JC Escarra homers in Gastonia’s victory ( +Independent League Report)

JC Escarra went yard for the first time on the season and knocked in a run in his five at-bats to aid Gastonia in their 8-6 victory over Frederick on the early season. The Cuban-American backstop has driven in four runs in two games with his new ball club.

The native of Miami who was a key acquisition for the team in the offseason has paid off so far during the early campaign.

Although Jorge Martínez hurled a solid five innings where he gave up three earned runs, seven hits and struck out five in York still fell to Lexington 6-3. Alejandro Rivero had a hit in three at-bats with a base on ball and is now hitting .500 on the season.

Cuban action on the night:

Adeiny Hechavarria (LI) 4-0

JC Escarra (GAS) 5-1,HR,RBI, R

Jorge Martínez (YOR) 5.0IP,7H,3ER,2BB, 5K’s

Alejandro Rivero (YOR) 3-1,BB

Cubans in Independent Leagues:

American Association:

Daniel Pérez (INF) Sioux City Explorers

Osvaldo Hernández (LHP) Fargo Moorehead Redhawks

Willie Abreu (INF) Sioux Falls Canaries *

Atlantic League:

Adeiny Hechavarria (SS) Long Island Ducks

Alejandro Rivero (SS) York Revolution

Ray Hernández (3B) Gastonia Honey Hunters *

J.C. Escarra (C) Gastonia Honey Hunters *

Elih Villanueva (RHP) Fredrick Baseball Club

Frontier League:

Yoel Yanqui (IF-OF) Evansville Otters

Yanio Luis Pérez (IF) Sussex Miners

Willie Escala (IF) Sussex Miners *


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