Judge, Severino among top performers in Minors Thursday

Yankees' No. 2 prospect delivers walk-off sac fly; No. 1 allows no hits in return from DL

Judge, Severino among top performers in Minors Thursday

Two elite pitching prospects engaged in a pitchers' duel on Thursday, as Yankees No. 1 prospect (No. 22 overall) Luis Severino narrowly outperformed Orioles No. 1 prospect (No. 20 overall) Dylan Bundy in Double-A Trenton's extra-innings victory over Bowie.

Coming off a short disabled list stint due to a right middle finger injury, Severino was nearly perfect through five innings, with Bowie's only baserunner resulting from a catcher interference call in the fifth inning. The right-hander was pulled with a no-hitter intact, but Bowie's Ronarsy Ledesma singled in the sixth inning off of Kyle Haynes to end the no-no bid.

Bundy, meanwhile, gave up just two hits in four shutout innings. Both he and Severino received no-decisions as the game remained 0-0 until the 13th inning.

That's when Yankees No. 2 prospect (No. 64 overall) Aaron Judge hit a sacrifice fly to end the game. Judge, who went 2-for-5 on the night, is now hitting .307/.358/.500 with six homers and 22 RBIs this season.

His clutch sac fly marked the fifth time in 21 home games Trenton has had a walk-off win this season. The Thunder only accomplished that feat once in 71 home games last year.

More standout performances from Top 100 prospects on Thursday

Astros No. 1 prospect (No. 3 overall) Carlos Correa hit his second Triple-A home run and notched his third straight multi-hit game for Fresno. He finished the night 2-for-5 with three RBIs, making him 6-for-15 with two homers and six RBIs over the past three contests.

Rockies No. 1 prospect (No. 16 overall) Jon Gray delivered his longest performance of the season for Triple-A Albuquerque. The 6-foot-4 right-hander gave up six hits and one unearned run in 6 2/3 innings of work, winning for the first time in three starts. On the year, he's now 2-4 with a 6.47 ERA.

Braves No. 1 prospect (No. 36 overall) Jose Peraza clubbed his first homer of the season for Triple-A Gwinnett. The Venezuelan has been clutch lately, racking up six of his 13 RBIs this season in the past six games. He's now hitting .314/.353/.393 this year.

Royals No. 1 prospect (No. 38 overall) Raul A. Mondesi continues to rake for Double-A Northwest Arkansas. The shortstop hit his first homer of the season on Tuesday, and then followed that with a solo shot on Thursday night. In six games this year, he's hitting .296/.296/.556 with two dingers and six RBIs.

Angels No. 2 prospect (No. 63 overall) Sean Newcomb kept the opposing team off the the scoreboard for the first time this season. The 6-foot-5 southpaw has been excellent this year, but Thursday marked his first truly dominant outing. Newcomb tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings while scattering four hits and striking out three. He still hasn't earned a victory since his first start on April 9, but he has not lost since then either, and sports a 1.83 ERA.

Other notable performances from around the Minor Leagues

Rangers No. 12 prospect Ryan Cordell and Astros No. 12 prospect A.J. Reed turned in stellar performances in the same game on Thursday. Both players homered and had multi-hit nights, with Class A Advanced High Desert's Cordell going 2-for-4 and Lancaster's Reed going 3-for-6. Reed's four RBIs helped the JetHawks to a 22-5 blowout victory. Reed and Cordell both have 35 RBIs this year after Thursday night's game.

White Sox No. 4 prospect Spencer Adams rebounded well from a rough start on May 16, tossing five shutout innings for Class A Kannapolis. The righty picked up his first win of the season Thursday after giving up 10 hits and five runs in his previous outing. On the year, he's 1-3 with a 4.60 ERA.

White Sox No. 9 prospect Courtney Hawkins blasted a two-out, three-run home run in the ninth inning to send Double-A Birmingham to extras, where the Barons fell to Biloxi, 5-4, in 12. The shot was Hawkins' only hit of the day, but it extended a six-game hitting streak, during which he's bumped his average from .236 to .258. The left fielder now has six homers and 27 RBIs this season.

Indians No. 20 prospect Ryan Merritt was nearly unhittable for Double-A Akron, surrendering just two knocks and one run in six innings for Double-A Akron. The southpaw's impressive performance helped halt a four-game streak of giving up at least three earned runs, and his seven strikeouts were a season-high. On the year, he's sitting at 3-3 with a 4.06 ERA.

Rays No. 27 prospect Dylan Floro couldn't get the win for Triple-A Durham on Thursday, but it wasn't due to his strong performance. The right-hander gave up just two hits in 6 2/3 innings of shutout work, tossing five strikouts in the process. Floro has been up and down this year, but his highs have been encouraging; Thursday's start mirrored his season opener on April 9, when he gave up just one hit in six shutout innings.

Brewers No. 12 prospect Jorge Lopez gave up two hits Thursday, and neither of them left the infield. The Double-A Biloxi pitcher blanked Birmingham through 5 2/3 frames, striking out five while allowing four walks. He didn't pick up the win, but Lopez still has not lost since April 19. He's 3-2 with a 2.95 ERA in eight starts.

Brewers No. 30 prospect Brandon Woodruff tossed seven shutout innings for Class A Advanced Brevard County. The outing, his finest of the season, involved just four hits and one walk against two strikeouts. Woodruff got a no-decision, and remains at 1-1 with a 4.38 ERA.

Phillies No. 13 prospect Andrew Knapp slugged a three-run homer -- his first of the season -- as part of a 2-for-5 night that included four RBIs. The catcher has now hit in six straight games, and owns a .279/.345/.383 line with 19 RBIs on the year.

Phillies No. 25 prospect Joely Rodriguez turned in his best game of the year for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The lefty gave up just four hits in seven shutout innings, the first time he's blanked an opponent this season. The win was his second in a row, and he's now 2-3 with a 5.18 ERA in 2015.

Mets No. 18 prospect Casey Meisner struck out a season-high 10 batters on Thursday while throwing seven innings of shutout ball. The 6-foot-7 hurler gave up just one hit for Class A Savannah while picking up his third win of the season and cutting his ERA below 2.00. His K/BB ratio now stands at 41/12, and his season line is now 3-1 with a 1.93 ERA.

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.