Columbus Clippers 2, Charlotte Knights 1
Box Score · Clippers improve to 20-21
Columbus didn’t get much offense on Sunday, but it didn’t need much with Shane Bieber on the mount.
The 2016 fourth round pick tossed a season high 8.0 innings, giving up zero runs on just three hits and struck out eight batters. He also, obviously, didn’t walk anyone.
The lone offense from Columbus was a two-run home run by Yu Cheng in the third inning, and that would be all they needed.
Akron RubberDucks 10, Hartford Yard Goats 13
Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 24-19
Ten runs would not be enough for the Akron RubberDucks as pitching failed the team big time on Sunday.
Conner Marabell stayed hot with a huge game, going 3-5 at the plate with a double, a home run and three runs batted in to move his season batting average up to .333 for the season.
Recently promoted Jorma Rodriguez joined Marabell with a three-hit day, going 3-4 with a double, a walk and two runs batted in. Joe Sever and Andrew Calica had multi-hit games as well and Sicnarf Loopstok blasted his sixth home run of the season.
Starting pitcher Dominic DeMasi was downright ravaged by Hartford hitters, surrendering six runs in the first inning and eight in his 2.2 total innings pitched for the worst outing of his career.
Relievers Leandro Linares and Argenis Angulo didn’t fare much better, giving up five runs combined in two innings of bullpen duty to blow a 9-8 lead and take the loss.
Lynchburg Hillcats 9, Potomac Nationals 5
Box Score · Hillcats improve to 22-18
A monster six-run rally in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Lynchburg a lead it would not relinquish Sunday.
Luke Wakamatsu played hero, going 3-3 at the plate with a walk and three runs scored. He was joined in the multi-hit parade by Mitch Longo and Trenton Brooks, who both went 2-4. The big blow of the eighth inning was a three-run blast by Emmanuel Tapia, his third of the season.
Starting pitcher Tanner Tully didn’t have his best stuff, giving up five runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings, but thankfully the offense was able to bail him out a bit.
Lake County Captains 4, West Michigan Whitecaps 7
Box Score · Captains sink to 19-24
As has been the case for most of Lake County’s games this season, the offense was not able to overcome a poor start from its pitching staff.
Juan Hillman was smoked for seven runs (all earned) in 4.2 innings on nine hits while striking out six and walking one. The bullpen held the rest of the way but the damage had been done.
Both Nolan Jones and Jonathan Laureano had multi-hit games, going 2-4 at the dish in the loss.