Columbus Clippers 0, Toledo Mud Hens 3
Box Score · Clippers fall to 15-16
Another strong start by a Columbus pitcher was wasted as the Clippers were shut out for the second day in a row.
The Clippers managed just two hits, both of them doubles by Eric Stamets who went 2-3.
In his return to Triple-A, Adam Plutko was brilliant, taking a shutout into the eighth inning before being pulled with two runners on base. Reliever Ben Taylor then promptly allowed a three-run home run to the first batter he faced, which was the only score of the game.
Akron RubberDucks 0, Richmond Flying Squirrels 1
Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 20-12
Akron saw its winning streak end in heartbreaking fashion Wednesday as the team couldn’t put any runs on the board in a 1-0 shutout defeat.
Willi Castro was the lone RubberDuck to reach base safely twice, collecting two walks, while Ka’ai Tom was the only one to have an extra base hit, going 1-4 with a double.
Matt Whitehouse took the tough-luck loss, allowing one run on four hits in 3.1 innings. Nick Pasquale and Luke Eubank provides 4.4 stellar innings of scoreless relief.
Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Frederick Keys 3
Box Score · Hillcats improve to 15-17
Lynchburg collected a whopping 14 hits but only got four runs to show for it. Thankfully, those four runs were enough to put the Hillcats back in win column.
Luke Wakamatsu and Trenton Brooks both went 3-4 with a walk and a run batted in while Conner Capel, Jodd Carter and Anthony Miller all had multi-hit games for Lynchburg.
Micah Miniard didn’t have his best stuff, allowing three runs in 4.0 innings on seven hits while striking out one and walking one, but thankfully the bullpen provided 5.0 innings of shutout relief from a combination of Kieran Lovegrove, Anderson Polanco and James Karinchak.
Lake County Captains 4, Kane County Cougars 6
Box Score · Captains fall to 14-17
Nolan Jones went 2-4 with a home run for the Captains but it wasn’t enough as starting pitcher Juan Hillman was knocked around for five runs on 10 hits in 5.0 innings while striking out four and walking two.
Nick Gallagher relieved Hillman and allowed one run in 3.0 innings on three hits while striking out four and walking none.
The only other Captain with multiple hits was Jose Vicente, who went 2-4 to raise his season average to .281.