Palmetto Pros: Ex-Bishop England standout John Cornely earns first save

Former Bishop England pitcher John Cornely earned his first save of the season over the weekend for Class A Lynchburg. (File photo)

Tyrone Walker

Former Bishop England High School standout John Cornely earned his first save of the season over the weekend, a good one for Lowcountry players in pro baseball.

Cornely (Wofford) worked 2/3 of an inning in Class A Lynchburg’s 9-8 win over Carolina on Saturday night, allowing one hit and striking out one. He lowered his earned-run average to 5.63 in eight appearances since coming off the disabled list.

Elsewhere in the minor leagues:

• Chris McGuiness (James Island, The Citadel) was 2 for 5 with a double and scored two runs Sunday. He’s batting .271 for Class AAA Round Rock.

• Reese Havens (Bishop England, USC) drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth-inning for a walk-off win on Saturday, and was 1 for 3 on Sunday to boost his average to .254 for Class AAA Las Vegas.

• Justin Greene (Stratford HS, Francis Marion) went 4 for 8 on the weekend, with two runs batted-in and a run scored. He’s hitting .293 for Class AA Mobile.

• Pitcher Mike Cisco (Wando HS, USC) worked an inning of scoreless relief on Sunday, allowing one hit with a strikeout. He’s 1-0 with a 2.40 ERA at Class AA Arkansas.

• Pitcher Drew Cisco (Wando HS) took a tough-luck loss on Saturday, working six innings and allowing just two earned runs in a 5-3 loss to Fort Wayne. He allowed five hits, walked none and struck out four, and is 2-3 with a 3.07 ERA at Class A Dayton.

• Marty Gantt (Mount Pleasant, College of Charleston) was 2 for 4 and scored a run on Sunday, and is hitting .302 at Class A Bowling Green.

In the majors:

• Matt Wieters (Stratford HS) was 2 for 2 with his fifth homer and two runs batted-in on Saturday, but went 0 for 4 on Sunday to drop his average to .240 with the Orioles.

• Brett Gardner (Holly Hill, College of Charleston) was 1 for 4 with a run scored and hit his seventh double on Sunday, and is batting .259 for the Yankees.

• Justin Smoak (Stratford HS, USC) was 1 for 2 with a run scored on Saturday and 0 for 3 on Sunday for the Mariners, and is batting .237.