Columbus Clippers 4, Louisville Bats 2
Box Score · Clippers improve to 13-12
Shane Bieber made his Triple-A debut yesterday, and he was impressive.
Despite shockingly walking two batters (increasing his season total to three and career total to 15), Bieber tossed 6.0 innings, giving up just two hits and one run while striking out five. His lone blemish was a solo home run given up in the second inning.
Bieber was backed up by Brandon Barnes, who went 3-4 at the plate with three doubles. Shortstop prospect Yu Cheng blasted a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to win it.
Akron RubberDucks 15, Bowie Baysox 0
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 15-11
Akron unleashed some serious frustration Thursday on the Bowie Baysox as seven of the nine starting position players had multi-hit games.
The RubberDucks were paced by Bobby Bradley, who went 3-5 with a pair of two-run home runs and a double for five runs batted in.
Sicnarf Loopstok went 2-4 with a double, walk and a home run, Joe Sever and Andrew Calica both went 3-5 with two runs batted in, Tyler Krieger and Willi Castro both went 2-6 and Conner Marabell went 2-4 with a walk.
Jake Paulson scattered seven hits over six shutout innings while striking out three and walking one. Relievers David Speer and Mitch Brown completed the shutout.
Lynchburg Hillcats 3, Winston-Salem Dash 5
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 12-14
Two-time Caroline League Pitcher of the Week was cruising along with a 3-1 lead until giving up three runs in the fifth inning.
Lynchburg outhit Winston-Salem 9-7 but couldn’t put runs on the board, going just 1-9 with runners in scoring position. Mitch Longo extended his hitting streak to 16 games by going 2-5. Li-Jen Chu and Jose Medina also had multi-hit games for the Hillcats in the loss.
Lake County Captains 7, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 11 (F/11)
Box Score · Captains fall to 12-13
Eli Morgan pitched well but the Lake County bullpen couldn’t hold the lead.
Morgan tossed 7.0 innings, giving up three runs on three hits while striking out seven and walking just one.
The Captains gave up one run in the eighth to tie the game, two more in the 10th and after Lake County tied it with two in the bottom of the 10th, the bullpen put the game out of reach for good with a five-spot in the top of the 11th inning. Four of the eight runs allowed by the bullpen were unearned thanks to a pair of errors by Nolan Jones and Jose Vicente.
Offensively, Oscar Gonzalez, Austen Wade, Tyler Friis and Jonathan Laureano all had multi-hit games for the Captains.