Columbus Clippers 7, Louisville Bats 2
Box Score · Clippers improve to 31-31
Shane Bieber took a shutout into the seventh inning Tuesday before running out of gas in the eighth frame. Bieber allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits in 7.1 innings while striking out five and (gasp) walking one.
The Clippers backed Bieber with plenty of offense this time. Adam Rosales went 2-4 with a home run and Tyler Naquin, Yandy Diaz, Yu Cheng and Mike Papi all had extra base hits in the victory.
Akron RubberDucks 1, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 6
Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 36-28
Triston McKenzie cruised through the first three innings before running into trouble in the fourth and fifth frames on Tuesday. McKenzie hit the leadoff batter in the fourth inning, then gave up a home run to top minor league prospect Bo Bichette.
After getting out of the fourth, McKenzie struck out the first batter he faced in the fifth before a batter reached on a Willi Castro error. A follow-up walk forced McKenzie’s exit from the game at 67 pitches.
Reliever Matt Whitehouse allowed both inherited runners to score, leaving McKenzie with a final pitching line of 4.1 IP, two hits, four runs, three earned runs, one walk and five strikeouts.
Akron couldn’t get any offense going as New Hampshire starting pitcher Jon Harris pitched six shutout no-hit innings.
A Joe Sever double broke up the no-hitter and he would later score on a wild pitch, and that would be it for Akron’s output on the day.
Lynchburg Hillcats 1, Frederick Keys 2 Game 1
Lynchburg Hillcats 1, Frederick Keys 8 Game 2
Lynchburg’s offense continues to struggle as the team was swept in a double-header yesterday.
The team managed just five hits in both games combined. The lone offensive bright spot was number nine hitter Angel Lopez Alvarez who went 1-2 with a double and a walk in the first game.
Tanner Tully pitched a complete game to take the loss in the first game, lasting 6.0 innings and giving up two runs on six hits while striking out seven and walking two.
In game two, Micah Miniard was knocked around for four earned runs in just three innings and his relievers each gave up multiple runs in a blowout defeat.
Lake County Captains 6, Dayton Dragons 5 (F/10)
Box Score · Captains improve to 27-38
Lake County keeps walking off on people, and Todd Isaacs played hero yet again with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Joshua Rolette went 3-4 with a double and a walk, Nolan Jones went 3-5 with a double and Isaacs went 3-5 with the walk-off winner as the Captains offense had a strong day.
Jesse Berardi went 2-5 with a home run and Ernie Clement had three walks and a stolen base as well.
Starting pitcher Francisco Perez was tagged for five earned runs in 6.0 innings on seven hits while striking out five and walking one.
Cameron Mingo was brilliant in relief, tossing 4.0 scoreless frames to earn the win.
Box Score · Indians improve to 4-5
Reidy Mercado, Marlin Made and Wilfri Peralto all had multi-hit games as the DSL Indians rallied with four runs in the eighth inning to earn a comeback victory.
Brauny Munoz had a rough outing for the Indians, giving up six runs (three earned) in 4.1 innings, but Jose Oca and Jerson Ramirez slammed the door with 4.2 combined shutout innings to give the DSL Indians a chance to come back.