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Yankees prospects dominate on the mound Friday

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Yankees prospects were dominant on the mound on Friday as a quartet of the organization's Top 30 Prospects combined to put up eye-popping numbers across the Minors.

Justus Sheffield (No. 48 overall, Yankees' No. 3), Jonathan Loaisiga (Yankees' No. 14), Nick Nelson (Yankees' No. 27) and Trevor Lane (Yankees' No. 28) combined to strike out 27 and give up just two earned runs over 17 2/3 innings. The group walked five and gave up seven hits.

Yankees prospects were dominant on the mound on Friday as a quartet of the organization's Top 30 Prospects combined to put up eye-popping numbers across the Minors.

Justus Sheffield (No. 48 overall, Yankees' No. 3), Jonathan Loaisiga (Yankees' No. 14), Nick Nelson (Yankees' No. 27) and Trevor Lane (Yankees' No. 28) combined to strike out 27 and give up just two earned runs over 17 2/3 innings. The group walked five and gave up seven hits.

Sheffield, the most highly touted of the group, spun a gem for Double-A Trenton, but he was stuck with a no-decision. The left-hander struck out nine over 5 2/3 innings and only gave up one hit -- a solo homer in the fifth.

Sheffield picks up ninth K

While Sheffield was dominating with Trenton, Nelson was racking up the strikeouts with Class A Charleston. Nelson, whom the Yankees' selected in the fourth round of the 2016 Draft, set a career high with 12 strikeouts in five innings. The outing was an important bounce-back effort for the right-hander as he was hit hard (1 2/3 innings, seven earned runs) in his first start of the season.

Loaisiga and Lane combined to strike out six and yield just four hits over seven scoreless innings for Class A Advanced Tampa. Loaisiga got the start and fired five scoreless, bringing his scoreless streak to 10 frames to start the season, and then handed the ball to Lane, who threw two innings. Lane has held opponents scoreless in two of his three appearances this season.

William Boor is a reporter for MLB Pipeline. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor.

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