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Michael Conforto adds walkoff single to impressive Binghamton Mets resume

Michael Conforto, left, and Dominic Smith were each

Michael Conforto, left, and Dominic Smith were each selected in the first round of the amateur draft by the Mets. Conforto was taken in 2014 and Smith in 2013. Credit: Patrick McCarthy/@MLB composite

Leftfielder Michael Conforto's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth scored third baseman Josh Rodriguez from third and gave Mets Double-A affiliate Binghamton a 6-5 walkoff win over New Britain on Sunday.

Rodriguez's RBI single with runners on the corners and none out in the ninth had tied the score at 5-5.

Conforto, the Mets' top pick in the 2014 draft, has reached base via a hit or walk in all 14 of his games at Double-A. He's batting .362 with a .500 on-base percentage and .638 slugging percentage. The 22-year-old has hit in five straight.

Catcher Xorge Carillo was 2-for-4 and centerfielder Jared King went 1-for-2 with two walks for Binghamton (32-30, 4th place in Eastern League Eastern, 3 games back).

Elsewhere in the minor leagues


(35-29, 1st place in Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern)

Catcher Dan Rohlfing was 3-for-4 with a home run, and third baseman Alex Castellanos went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a stolen base as the 51s beat Reno, 8-7. Righthander Logan Verrett (2-0, 3.00 ERA) struck out five in 7 2/3 innings, allowing six hits and two runs.


(32-31, 2nd place in Florida State League South, 11 games back)

First baseman Dominic Smith was 4-for-4 with a double, third baseman Jeff McNeil went 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base and catcher Jeff Glenn homered during the Mets' 5-2 win over Palm Beach. Righthander Kevin McGowan (5-4, 4.26 ERA) struck out four in eight innings, allowing four hits and two unearned runs. Akeel Morris, who was called up to the majors after the game, earned his 13th save with a scoreless inning, striking out two.

Smith's performance raised his average to .298 and his slugging percentage to .434. Smith, the Mets' top pick in the 2013 draft, was batting .194 with a .237 slugging percentage on May 17. He was 41-for-105 (.390) in his next 26 games with 17 doubles and two home runs (.609 slugging percentage). During the hot stretch, Smith put together a 16-game hitting streak and a 22-game on-base streak. He's reached base in all but two of the 26 games.


(34-29, T-1st place in South Atlantic League Southern)

Centerfielder Patrick Biondi was 1-for-3 with a triple and designated hitter Vicente Lupo and catcher Adrian Abreu were each 2-for-4, but Savannah fell to Hickory, 8-1. Righthander Ricky Knapp (1.69 ERA) allowed three hits in five scoreless innings, striking out four, but received a no-decision as reliever Dawrin Frias (0-1, 8.80 ERA) gave up six runs (five earned) in 2 1/3 innings.


(6-7, T-4th place in DSL Boca Chica South, 3 games back)

The Mets were off.


(8-5, T-5th place in DSL Boca Chica North, 1.5 games back)

The Mets were off.

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