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Monday Red Sox Farm Report: Rusney Castillo totals 4 hits in doubleheader for PawSox

Brooks Sutherland
June 19, 2017 - 9:45 am

Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Sunday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (34-32): L, 3-2; L, 2-1 vs. Rochester

— A solo home run in the top of the eighth from Rochester’s Matt Hague gave Pawtucket its first of two losses on Sunday.

— In the first game of the doubleheader, 24-year-old starter Henry Owens pitched seven innings and allowed two runs on three hits. Kyle Martin then took the loss after allowing the go-ahead home run in the eighth.

— At the plate, designated hitter Rusney Castillo added two hits to bring his average above .300 on the season (.301). Castillo has 70 hits, nine home runs and 28 RBIs this season in Pawtucket.

— Catcher Blake Swihart homered in the fourth inning, his third of the season, and added a pair of RBIs in the game. Swihart is batting .213 with 18 RBIs this season. First baseman Sam Travis, who was optioned to Pawtucket on June 9, has a .272 batting average in 43 games this season.

— Pawtucket dropped to 2-7 vs. Rochester on the season after a one run loss in the second game. The PawSox totaled just five hits and one RBI in the loss.

— On the hill, Edgar Olmos (3-2) took the loss, despite allowing no earned runs in six innings. Olmos allowed five hits and added four strikeouts. Defensively, the PawSox had three errors. Olmos, who was a free agent signee last November, has an ERA of 2.09 in 15 games and two starts this season. Ty Buttrey pitched one inning of relief and shut down the side.

— Offensively, Castillo again added a pair of hits, while shortstop Ryan Court, Travis, and 32-year-old Allen Craig were the only others to have hits in the game.

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (29-35): L, 3-2 vs. Akron

— Despite out-hitting the RubberDucks 7-4, the Sea Dogs were victim to a walk-off double from pinch hitter Fancisco Mejia in the ninth.

— Designated hitter Nick Longhi hit his fifth home run of the season in the first, a two-run shot to plate the Sea Dogs only two runs. Longhi, a 21-year-old 2013 draft pick (30th round, Boston) had three hits in the game. He is batting .262 on the season with 30 RBIs.

— Left fielder Danny Mars also had three hits in the game to improve his average to .314 on the season.

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (40-29): L, 3-1; L, 5-0 vs. Wilmington

— Salem had just four hits in the first game of the doubleheader.

— Dedgar Jimenez (8-2) took the loss after tossing six innings and allowing three runs on four hits. Jimenez also walked one and struck out six. Jimenez is a 21-year-old lefty from Venezuela. He was assigned to Salem from Greenville on April 4.

— Shortstop Jeremy Rivera, a 22-year old 2014 draft pick to Boston (Round 14), had two hits to lead Salem. Catcher Austin Rei and second baseman Chad De La Guerra added Salem’s two other hits.

— Salem’s bats remained cold in the second game of the day, as it produced just two hits and no runs in the shutout loss.

— Center fielder Tate Matheny and pinch hitter Jose Sermo had the only two hits for the Red Sox.

— Matthew Kent took the loss on the mound, pitching four innings and giving up five runs on nine hits.

— Gerson Bautista pitched two innings of relief and allowed three hits, while adding one strikeout.

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (41-28): W, 4-3 vs. Rome

— Mitchell Gunsolus’ RBI double in the ninth inning led Greenville to a one-run victory, despite allowing 10 hits to the Braves. Gunsolus, a 24-year-old 2015 draft pick, had two hits in the game and is batting .311 since being sent to Greenville from Salem on May 2.

— Four pitchers saw action for Greenville, as starter Jhonathan Diaz pitched only four innings, despite allowing no runs on four hits. Hunter Smith pitched the next two for Greenville, allowing one run on three hits, before Matthew Gorst (3-2) got the win by allowing one run on two hits in his two-inning outing. Stephen Nogosek then earned a save in the ninth.