Columbus Clippers 5, Louisville Bats 3
Box Score · Clippers improve to 12-12
A late rally helped Columbus move back to .500 on the season.
Mike Papi tied the game with a solo shot in the top of the ninth inning, then in the 10th, Greg Allen started on second base, stole third and came home on a sacrifice fly. Eric Haase then tripled and scored on a double by Brandon Barnes. Barnes had two hits on the game, as did Todd Hankins.
The Clippers received a quality start from Adam Wilk, who gave up two runs in 6.2 innings of work while striking out five and walking two.
Akron RubberDucks 5, Binghamton Rumble Ponies 2
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 14-11
Akron scored five runs in the second inning and never looked back as starting pitcher Shao-Ching Chiang was once again sensational.
Chiang tossed 5.2 scoreless innings on four hits while striking out eight and walking zero to earn the win and drop his season ERA to a ridiculous 1.29.
Ka’ai Tom went 3-4 at the dish for Akron while Conner Marabell went 2-4 with a home run and Joe Sever stayed hot by going 2-4 with a double and a run batted in. Mark Mathias went 1-3 with a double and a walk to round out the top offensive performers.
Recently activated Nick Pasquale failed to get an out in the ninth inning, giving up two runs before being yanked for Henry Martinez, who earned his first save for the RubberDucks.
Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Winston-Salem Dash 9
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 12-13
Lynchburg received a poor game from its offense, defense and pitching as the Hillcats were stomped for the second straight day by Winston-Salem.
The Hillcats committed two errors and every pitcher allowed at least one run. Tanner Tully allowed six runs (four earned) in 5.1 innings on 10 hits while striking out five and walking one. Justin Garcia gave up two runs in 2.1 innings of relief and Luis Jimenez gave up another run in just 0.1 innings.
Outfielder Mitch Longo was the lone highlight, extending his hitting streak to 15 games with a 2-5 day at the plate with a double.
Lake County Captains 5, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 2
Box Score · Captains improve to 12-12
Kirk McCarty had his best start of the season for Lake County, giving up one run in 5.0 innings while striking out eight, although he did walk five.
The Captains received a spark offensively from Jose Vicente, who went 3-4 with an RBI. Jorma Rodriguez and Austen Wade both had two hits, with Wade collecting a double and also walking twice and stealing a base. Nolan Jones didn’t have a hit but he walked three times.
Felix Tati closed out the victory for Lake County with four solid innings, giving up one run on three hits while striking out five.