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.
Another amazing night in our Opening Weekend Series! We’ve got one more game for you tomorrow and we’re crossing our fingers that the weather will let us get it in🤞🤞#OnTheHunt #Gastonia #HoneyHuntersCountry pic.twitter.com/jEwSm7NVpM
— @GoHoneyHunters (@gohoneyhunters) April 30, 2023
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:
Daniel Pérez (INF) Sioux City Explorers
Osvaldo Hernández (LHP) Fargo Moorehead Redhawks
Willie Abreu (INF) Sioux Falls Canaries *
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
Yoel Yanqui (IF-OF) Evansville Otters
Yanio Luis Pérez (IF) Sussex Miners
Willie Escala (IF) Sussex Miners *