Josh Roenicke, a 2001 Nevada Union graduate, earned the win on the mound Monday, helping the Syracuse Chiefs beat the Gwinnett Braves, 5-3, in minor league action.
Roenicke went five innings against Gwinnett, allowed two earned runs on six hits and one walk.
With the win, Roenicke is now 4-4 overall and 4-3 as a starter. After starting the season as a reliever with the Chiefs (a Washington Nationals minor League affiliate) the veteran righty has settled into a starting role. Roenicke currently has a 4.33 ERA as a starter this season. While coming out of the bullpen, Roenicke had an ERA of 7.94. His overall ERA is 5.15.
The Chiefs (54-36) are currently at the top of the International League North Division standings, leading the Rochester Red Wings by three games.
Shane Soria (Forest Lake Christian ‘12; Rochester Ridge Runners) and the Rochester Ridge Runners won two out of four last week, taking down the Geneese Rapids twice, but falling to the Hornell Dodgers twice.
Through the four game stretch, Soria, an outfielder batted 3-for-14 with an RBI and a run scored.
On the season, Soria has played in 28 of Rochester’s 29 games and is batting .317 with 12 RBIs.
Rochester (16-13) is currently in third place in the New York Collegiate Baseball League’s Western Division.