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July 7, 2014

Top Red Sox prospect Owens strikes out 11

Henry Owens continues to dominate Double-A.

The top pitching prospect in the Red Sox organization, Owens hurled 8.0 innings yesterday, allowing just one run on three hits and one walk while striking out 11 to lead Portland 6-1 over New Britain.

The 21-year-old southpaw earned the win to improve to 12-3 with a 2.21 ERA this season.

Sean Coyle went 1 for 3 with two RBIs.

Fisher Cats walkoff

Andy Burns’ ninth homer of the season was a huge one. His two-run blast to center field in the 10th inning gave the Fisher Cats a 9-7 walkoff win over Trenton at home yesterday.

Burns went 3 for 6. He also tripled and scored four runs.

Kevin Nolan went 4 for 5 with a double and three RBIs. Mike McDade went 2 for 4 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs.

Reliever Randy Boone pitched 2.0 scoreless innings to earn the win.

Fisher Cats starter Scott Copeland lasted just 3.0 innings, allowing five runs, all earned, on eight hits and no walks while striking out four.

Tri-City sweeps Lowell

The Tri-City ValleyCats completed a three-game sweep of the Spinners with an 11-3 victory yesterday.

Cole Sturgeon tripled, singled, knocked in one run and scored another for Lowell, which dropped to 11-12.

Sam Travis went 1 for 4 with an RBI and Jordan Betts went 2 for 4.

The Spinners begin a two-game set with the Vermont Lake Monsters today. Randy Perez (1-2, 3.06) pitches for Lowell (7:05 p.m. start).

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