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Minor League Recap: August 15, 2012

Columbus 7, Durham 9

Columbus jumped out to a 5-0 lead in this game, eventually extending that to a 7-2 lead, before falling apart and giving up 7 runs in the 8th. Cord Phelps was 4-4 in the game with two doubles, a HR (#14) and a single. Jared Goedert went 2-3 with a HR (#16), as well. David Huff started and pitched well, giving up just two runs in seven innings. Scott Barnes and Dan Wheeler collectively imploded in the eighth, however, giving up the win. Check out thedaver39's remarks on the game for more info.

Akron 5, Harrisburg 2

TJ House allowed just one earned run in seven innings while Thomas Neal, Chun Chen, Matt Lawson and Ryan Rohlinger all contributed two hits. This was Lawson's third two-hit game in a row and raised his season OPS to an even .900.

Carolina 2, Frederick 8

In a game delayed by rain several times, the Mudcats' offense dried up. Justin Toole and Tyler Cannon had the only hits for Carolina on the night, as the team went a collective 2-30 with 13 strikeouts and no walks.

Lake County 7, Dayton 0

19-year old Shawn Morimando was masterful for six innings against Dayton, allowing just two baserunners while striking out six. The offense got two hits apiece from Jose Ramirez, Jordan Smith and Jerrud Sabourin. Ramirez is about 100 ABs short of qualifying, but if he did, he would have the highest BA (.347) in the Midwest League by quite a margin.

Mahoning Valley 5, Auburn 4

Jeremy Lucas went 3-4 with a double and 2 RBI while Erik Gonzalez added a 2-run HR (#1), helping the Scrappers edge Auburn.

AZL Indians 8, AZL Royals 1

Goodyear's offense has been one of the more explosive parts of the Tribe's farm system all season. It was no different last night as Dorssys Paulino went 3-4 with a triple and a walk, Eric Haase went 3-5 with two doubles and D'vone McClure went 3-4 with two doubles a walk and a SB. Adding to the good vibes, Mitch Brown pitched five hitless innings, walking two and striking out five. It will be fun to see where the Indians place the guys on this roster at the start of next season.