Columbus Clippers 8, Durham Bulls 0
Box Score · Clippers improve to 32-33
A day after being shutout by top Tampa Bay prospect Brent Honeywell, it was up to Shawn Morimando to return the favor.
Morimando was brilliant, pitching effectively to contact all night to record the first shutout of his professional career. Morimando allowed five hits, walked three and struck out just two, missing a Maddox by four with 103 pitches overall.
The Clippers offense erupted behind him, scoring seven of their eight runs via the long ball as Chris Colabello and Todd Hankins both blasted three-run bombs while Richie Shaffer hit his org-leading 14th of the season.
Eric Stamets and Erik Kratz also impressed, both going 2-4 with Stamets hitting two doubles and Kratz hitting one.
Akron RubberDucks 7, Harrisburg Senators 4
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 30-31
Akron was outhit 14-9, but they got the hits when they mattered most, blasting off for four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning thanks in part to two errors and a wild pitch from Harrisburg to take a 7-4 lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.
Bobby Bradley and Eric Haase paced the Akron offense with 2-4 nights. Haase had a two-run homer in that decisive eighth inning. Francisco Mejia also contributed with a triple and a run scored.
Luis Lugo continues to put up decent numbers in his first season at Double-A, throwing a quality start with six innings and three runs given up to take a no decision.
Lynchburg Hillcats 1, Frederick Keys 3
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 38-28
Brock Hartson pitched well, but his offense failed him miserably as Lynchburg managed just one run on five hits.
Hartson tossed seven strong innings, giving up three runs without walking a batter and striking out five, but no Hillcats recorded a multi-hit game or even an extra-base hit in the loss.
Lake County Captains 7, Fort Wayne TinCaps 3
Box Score · Captains improve to 25-41
The Lake County Captains erupted for seven runs in their final two at bats to storm back and earn the victory.
For most of the game, it appeared starting pitcher Brady Aiken was going to be yet another tough-luck loser despite a strong start. Aiken didn’t give up a run in his first five innings before running into trouble in the sixth. He left the game with two runners on base, which reliever Justin Garza allowed to score.
All in all, Aiken’s line was 5.2 innings, six hits, two earned runs, four walks and seven strikeouts.
Emmanuel Tapia and Jose Medina both had big games for the Captains, going 2-4 with a double and five runs batted in combined.
DSL Indians 2, DSL Cubs1 9
Box Score · Indians fall to 3-8
There wasn’t much good that happened in this game other than Jhon Torres hitting his first career home run.
Completely off topic, but the Indians now have players in their minor league system who were born after the turn of the century.
DSL Indians/Brewers 7, DSL Rangers1 2
Box Score · Indians improve to 5-6
Makesiondon Kelkboom hit a two-run double while Jesus Maestre went 2-3 with a stolen base and two runs scored as the Indians/Brewers inched closer to the .500 mark.
Adoni Kery tossed a scoreless inning of relief in the victory.