Columbus Clippers 0, Toledo Mud Hens 2
Box Score · Clippers fall to 15-15
Shane Bieber impressed in his second start at Triple-A, but it wasn’t enough as the Columbus Clippers were shut out by Drew VerHagen and the rest of the Toledo Mud Hens bullpen.
Bieber tossed 6.2 quality innings, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out four. He also improved upon his Triple-A debut last week by making sure to return to his zero walk ways.
No members of the Clippers reached base safely twice and the lone extra base hit was a double by Brandon Barnes
Akron RubberDucks 6, Richmond Flying Squirrels 5
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 20-11
Akron stretched its winning streak to seven games after jumping out to an early 6-2 lead before holding on to win 6-5.
Both Willi Castro and Conner Marabell went 2-4 with a double and a home run each. Marabell had four RBIs on the day. Mark Mathias went 2-3 with a walk and scored two runs.
Of note, Bobby Bradley left the game after his first at bat and was replaced by Todd Hankins, who went 2-3 with two stolen bases.
Veteran Jake Paulson gave up four runs in 6.1 innings on six hits while striking out five and walking one to earn the win.
Lynchburg Hillcats 1, Frederick Keys 9
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 14-17
Lynchburg managed one lousy hit in a blowout loss to Frederick on Tuesday. At least that one hit was an RBI double by Conner Capel.
Felix Tati pitched well in a spot start after being promoted, giving up just two runs in 5.0 innings on five hits and one walk while striking out one.
Unfortunately, the bullpen was tattooed for seven runs in a matter of 1.1 innings as Ben Krauth and Luis Jimenez both had rough days.
Lake County Captains 9, Kane County Cougars 3
Box Score · Captains improve to 14-16
Jorma Rodriguez continues to tear the cover off the ball, going 3-5 with three runs batted in yesterday to raise his season batting average to .376, good for third in the Midwest League.
Nolan Jones and Ulysses Cantu joined him on the day with three hits, both going 3-5 as well. Todd Isaacs and Gian Gonzalez had multi-hit games with Gonzalez and Will Benson also bashing home runs as Lake County collected 17 hits in the blowout victory.
The Captains were also a perfect 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts. Rodriguez and Ernie Clement both had two and Todd Isaacs had three.
Starting pitcher Eli Morgan was sensational, tossing five shutout innings while striking out eight and walking just one to earn the win.