Columbus Clippers 4, Charlotte Knights 3
Box Score · Clippers improve to 15-13
Columbus was outhit 9-4 by Charlotte, but the Clippers were more clutch with their limited opportunities as Eric Haase hit a tie-breaking two-run home run in the eighth inning to give the Clippers a lead they would not relinquish.
Francisco Mejia scored more runs than he had official at bats thanks in part to a walk and a hit by pitch.
Stephen Fife pitched well, giving up two runs in six innings on seven hits while striking out three and walking one.
Akron RubberDucks 4, Bowie Baysox 1
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 18-11
Akron stayed red hot thanks in part to timely offense from its hottest hitters and another strong pitching performance.
Joe Sever went 2-4 with a double and a run scored and Mark Mathias went 2-2 with a triple, a hit by pitch and sacrifice fly. Dorsys Paulino also contributed a solo home run.
Starting pitcher Sean Brady tossed 6.2 innings, giving up just one run on three hits while striking out four and walking one to earn the victory.
Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 0
Box Score · Hillcats improve to 14-15
Ever since the introduction of the Maddux, a complete game shutout while throwing fewer than 100 pitches, I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone finish a game with as few pitches thrown as Zach Plesac did on Sunday.
The 2016 12th round pick out of Ball State finished off Myrtle Beach on just 74 pitches. Plesac faced just one over the minimum while throwing his complete game two-hitter thanks to a double play. He threw nine innings, gave up two hits, walked zero and struck out three in one of the most impressive starts of 2018 in all of minor league baseball.
Mitch Longo’s 18-game hitting streak came to an end after he left the game following being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning. He also struck out and had a sacrifice fly.
Erlin Cerda went 2-2 offensively for the Hillcats.
Lake County Captains 1, Beloit Snappers 2
Box Score · Captains fall to 13-15
Lake County couldn’t take advantage of out-hitting Beloit 9-4 as the team went just 1-11 with runners in scoring position and left 10 on base in the game.
Nolan Jones went 2-3 with a double and a walk.
Francisco Perez was impressive in a bounce-back start, allowing two runs in 6.0 innings on four hits while striking out two and walking two, although he took the tough-luck loss for his effort.