Columbus Clippers 8, Louisville Bats 1
Box Score · Clippers improve to 29-31
Columbus blew out Indianapolis on the strength of three big home runs from their offense as well as a stellar pitching performance from Shawn Morimando.
Yandy Diaz went 2-4 with a walk and a solo home run, red-hot Richie Shaffer went 3-5 with a two-run homer, a double, plus a stolen base and Nellie Rodriguez went 1-3 with a three-run bomb.
While the offense was erupting, Morimando was silencing opposing bats, throwing 6.2 innings in total while giving up just one run on seven hits, one walk and striking out six to pick up the victory as his season ERA continues to drop to a more respectable level.
Akron RubberDucks 1, New Hampshire FisherCats 8
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 26-30
The Akron offense was stymied yesterday, mustering just five total hits and one run. Stud prospect Francisco Mejia, of course, had two of those hits including a double, the only extra base hit from the RubberDucks on the day. In his first game since being promoted from High-A, Conner Marabell went 1-3.
On the pitching side of things, Luis Lugo was tattooed for six runs in five innings on nine hits and one walk while striking out three.
Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Frederick Keys 3
Box Score · Hillcats improve to 34-25
A strong start from Shao-Ching Chiang resulted in a no decision as the Lynchburg offense didn’t wake up until late. Chiang pitched 6.2 innings, giving up just one earned run on seven hits while walking two and striking out six.
Offensively, Sam Haggerty hit his org-leading ninth triple while Andrew Calica went 2-3 with a solo home run but the real story was Willi Castro, who remains red hot and went 2-4 with a decisive two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth to give Lynchburg the lead, which they would hold thanks to Argenis Angulo striking out the side for his ninth save.
Lake County Captains 6, Bowling Green Hot Rods 5
Box Score · Captains improve to 21-38
This game looked like it was going to be a pitchers’ duel with the score tied 1-1 heading into the seventh inning, but both offenses erupted for nine combined runs in the final three frames to give the game a very exciting finish.
Miguel Eladio paced the Captains offense, going 3-4 with a home run. Jose Vicente also blasted off for a two-run homer in the seventh inning, but the deciding blow was a walk-off solo shot from Todd Isaacs, who has displayed a pentient for late-inning heroics.
Lost in the late inning madness was another solid effort from Brady Aiken, who threw the longest outing of his career with 6.1 total innings, giving up three runs (two in the seventh) on six hits and two walks while striking out five. This was his second straight quality start.
Box Score · DSL Indians fall to 1-6
Marcos Gonzales led the way for the DSL Indians offensively, going 3-4 with a double, a walk and a stolen base.
The team was done in by three errors, which resulted in the go-ahead unearned run being scored off of starting pitcher Mike Garcia.
DSL Indians/Brewers 4, DSL Cubs1 8
Box Score · DSL Indians/Brewers fall to 1-5
The Indians didn’t really have any prospects in this game as none of their pitchers pitched and none of their main position players played, so don’t worry about it!