Columbus Clippers 1, Louisville Bats 7
Box Score · Clippers fall to 2-3
After winning 7-1 on Monday, the Columbus Clippers found themselves on the receiving end of a 7-1 beatdown by Louisville yesterday.
Starting pitcher Alexi Ogando didn’t pitch too poorly, giving up one run in 3.2 innings while giving up four hits and walking three, but he reached his pitch count before the fourth inning was over.
The bullpen did not play well, as Neil Ramirez and Louis Head combined to give up five runs in 3.0 innings to put the game out of reach.
The Clippers offense was not impressive, managing just four hits on the evening. Greg Allen had a double and a stolen base, scoring the lone Clippers run on a Yandy Diaz single, who went 1-3 with a walk.
Akron RubberDucks 5, Binghamton Rumble Ponies 1
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 3-3
Akron ace and number five Indians prospect Shane Bieber did his best to top his opening day start, and he at least equaled it. Bieber again shut down opposing hitters, this time tossing 7.0 shutout innings while allowing four hits, striking out eight and of course walking zero. He has yet to allow a walk or a run this year through 13.0 innings.
Offensively, Mark Mathias had himself a game, going 2-3 with a triple, a walk and two runs batted in. Andrew Calica went 2-4 with a hit by pitch, two runs scored and a stolen base.
Reliever Jordan Millbrath closed out the game by allowing one run in the final two innings.
Lynchburg Hillcats 0, Buis Creek Astros 4
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 2-4
The Lynchburg bats were silenced and the starting pitching couldn’t bail them out as the Hillcats lost their second straight game.
Jodd Carter and Trenton Brooks both went 2-4 at the plate but no Lynchburg players managed an extra base hit.
Starting pitcher Micah Miniard gave up four runs in 4.0 innings, striking out three and walking five. The bullpen was spotless for the remaining 4.0 innings, but the damage had been done.
Lake County Captains 1, Dayton Dragons 4
Box Score · Captains fall to 4-2
Don’t blame starting pitcher Eli Morgan for this loss. He was once again brilliant in his second start of the season. Morgan struck out nine Dayton hitters through 6.0 innings while giving up one earned run and walking zero, raising his season ERA to a paltry 0.75.
The offense couldn’t help Morgan out, however, as the usually patient Captains failed to walk one time. Ernie Clement went 3-4 with a triple but no other members of the Captains reached base more than once as the offense went just 2-10 with runners in scoring position and hit into two double plays.