Columbus Clippers 3, Buffalo Bisons 4 (F/10)
Box Score · Clippers fall to 24-27
Columbus clung to a 3-2 head heading into the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday, but a pair of errors led to an unearned run scoring to tie the game. After the Clippers failed to score in extra innings, Buffalo brought its bonus base runner home with a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th.
Todd Hankins and Yandy Diaz both had two hits with a double. A rehabbing Lonnie Chisenhall also walked twice, as did catcher Eric Haase.
Starting pitcher Mitch Talbot left with the lead after throwing 5.0 innings. He danced around six hits and four walks while only striking out one.
Luke Eubanks was the tough-luck loser, giving up two unearned runs in the ninth and 10th innings.
Akron RubberDucks 3, Altoona Curve 4
Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 31-23
Akron rallied to tie the game 3-3 in the top of the ninth inning, but Mitch Brown promptly gave up a leadoff single, hit a batter, then gave up a walk-off single while only getting one out.
Bobby Bradley homered for the second game in a row, going 1-3 with a big fly and a walk. Daniel Salters, Ka’ai Tom and Joe Sever all had multi-hit games for the RubberDucks in the losing effort.
Sean Brady had a quality start for Akron, giving up three runs in 6.0 innings on five hits while striking out five and walking two. David Speer also had two perfect innings of scoreless relief.
Lynchburg Hillcats 0, Carolina Mudcats 9
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 25-25
This was an entirely forgettable game as Lynchburg starter Tanner Tully was knocked around for seven runs (six earned) on nine hits in just 4.1 innings. Three of the nine hits he allowed were home runs.
Lynchburg managed just four hits, with Dillon Persinger being the only Hillcat to reach base twice, garnering a single and a walk.
Lake County Captains 7, Lansing Lugnuts 8 (F/11)
Box Score · Captains drop to 21-33
What an absolutely heartbreaker.
Lake County’s struggles continue as the Captains lost their sixth straight game and their 13th out of their last 15 in a game they absolutely should have won.
Lake County led by four heading into the bottom of the ninth, but allowed Lansing to tie the game. They then scored twice in the top of the 10th, allowing Lansing to tie the game again before Lansing walked off in the bottom of the 10th.
Nolan Jones had a strong game, going 2-5 with a home run, his sixth of the season. Oscar Gonzalez went 4-5 with a home run, Tyler Friis went 4-6 and Jonathan Laureano went 2-4 with a home run.
A tremendous start by Gregori Vasquez was wasted. Vasquez allowed just one run in 6.2 innings on six hits while striking out five and walking one.
Tommy DeJuneas gave up all four runs to tie the game in the ninth and Riley Echols gave up both the two runs in the 10th and the walk-off in the 11th.