Columbus Clippers 5, Norfolk Tides 8 (F/7)
Box Score · Clippers fall to 55-50
Adam Plutko was holding down the fort until a sixth inning blow-up where Norfolk ended up scoring five runs to pull away.
The Clippers offense was strong, with four players having multi-hit games including Tyler Naquin, Yandy Diaz, Michael Martinez and Nellie Rodriguez. Naquin had a big game, going 2-4 with a home run and four runs batted in.
The game was called early during the seventh inning stretch due to rain.
Lake County Captains 7, South Bend Cubs 3
Box Score · Captains improve to 44-56
The Lake County offense erupted for 17 hits yesterday compared to just four for their counterparts.
Luke Wakamatsu had himself a game, going 4-5 with a double and three runs batted in while batting leadoff for the Captains. Wakamatsu has raised his batting average 20 points in his last 10 games.
Miguel Eladio, Jose Medina, Conner Capel, Junior Soto and Jorma Rodriguez also had multi-hit games for Lake County, with Capel and Soto smacking two doubles of their own.
Starting Pitcher Justin Garza gave up two runs in five innings of work in his return to the rotation, but that return may not last long as he walked a whopping seven batters.
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 12, Williamsport CrossCutters 2
Box Score · Scrappers improve to 23-14
Mahoning Valley blew out Williamsport after another offensive eruption and just like with Lake County, it was all started by a red-hot leadoff hitter.
Second baseman Samad Taylor went 4-4 with a double, a walk and five runs batted in to pace the Scrappers. Jesse Berardi, Austen Wade and Ernie Clement also had multi-hit efforts, with Clement extending his hitting streak to 11 games.
Starting pitcher Francisco Perez was dominant, throwing 5.2 shutout innings on two hits while striking out four and walking three. He lowered his season ERA to 2.57 in the process.
AZL Indians 4, AZL Padres 7
Box Score · Indians fall to 7-20
Miguel Jerez had the lone multi-hit game while Felix Fernandez hit his fourth home run in another loss for the AZL Indians. Rehabbing Gabriel Mejia went 1-5 and was caught stealing yet again. Taylor Murphy was also rehabbing and went 1-2 with two walks.
Adoni Kery gave up three runs in two innings of relief to take the loss.
Box Score · Indians fall to 17-27
The DSL Indians managed just three runs despite 10 hits thanks in part to a putrid 1-19 with runners in scoring position. Christopher Cespedes, Roger Marmol and Carlos Ventura had multi-hit games in the loss.
The Double-A Akron RubberDucks and High-A Lynchburg Hillcats had their games postponed due to rain.