Columbus Clippers 0, Charlotte Knights 1
Box Score · Clippers fall to 14-13
The Clippers were shut out by a familiar face as TJ House tossed seven scoreless innings allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out two.
Only Brandon Barnes and Nellie Rodriguez managed singles for Columbus in a very poor offensive showing overall.
Recently promoted pitchers Dominic DeMasi and Matt Whitehouse were tremendous, combining for six shutout innings of their own, but Jordan Milbrath allowed one run in 1.2 innings of relief and that was too many.
Akron RubberDucks 4, Bowie Baysox 2
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 17-11
For the first time in three days, Akron failed to score at least 15 runs.
They had to win on Saturday the old fashioned way, with timely hitting, good pitching and defense.
Dorsys Paulino paved the way for the RubberDucks, going 2-3 with a home run and Conner Marabell also blasted a solo shot for Akron.
Promoted for a spot start, Cameron Mingo allowed just one run in 5.0 innings in his Double-A debut. The bullpen gave up one more run the rest of the way and Daniel Salters had a clutch two-run double to help Akron stay red hot with the win.
Lynchburg Hillcats 1, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 2
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 13-15
Lynchburg’s offense failed to show up, with no one having a multi-hit game. Mitch Longo kept his hitting streak alive with a 1-4 effort from the leadoff position, but that was it.
Sam Hentges pitched into and out of trouble, allowing two runs in four innings of work, although he impressively struck out eight batters along the way.
Lake County Captains 9, Beloit Snappers 8
Box Score · Captains improve to 13-14
Jorma Rodriguez is out of this world.
The Dominican infielder went 4-5 at the plate, raising his season batting average to .384 after a month of play. He has historically done very well when repeating at a level, finding success repeating in the DSL league and the AZL before earning promotions in previous seasons. The 22-year old is making a name for himself this season, currently third in the Midwest League in overall batting average.
Ernie Clement and Oscar Gonzalez both went 2-5 with a double while Tyler Friis went 2-4 with a walk and three runs scored and Will Benson went 1-2 with three walks as the Lake County offense was able to overcome a poor pitching performance from starter Gregori Vasquez, who allowed seven runs in 4.1 innings pitched.
The Captains won the game on a passed ball in extra innings.