Columbus Clippers 7, Norfolk Tides 4
Box Score · Clippers improve to 27-28
The Clippers received a huge game from Eric Stamets, who went 3-4 with a home run en route to their third straight win.
Yandy Diaz, Brandon Barnes and Francisco Mejia all went 2-4 and Nellie Rodriguez went 1-3 with a two-run home run in the eighth inning to give Columbus some much-needed breathing room.
Starting pitcher Matt Whitehouse wasn’t impressive, giving up four runs in 3.1 innings on seven hits while striking out three and walking two.
Thankfully, the bullpen was able to hold Norfolk scoreless over the final 5.2 innings, with Cam Hill earning the save.
Akron RubberDucks 13, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 33-25
Not only did every member of the RubberDucks offense collect a hit this game, every member but two had a multi-hit game in a monstrous blowout victory.
Bobby Bradley led the way, going 3-6 at the dish. Sam Haggerty and Tyler Krieger both reached base safely five times, going 2-3 with a pair of walks apiece.
Ka’ai Tom went 2-4 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored while Willi Castro went 2-5 with two doubles. Andrew Calica and Joe Sever both went 2-6 with a double and Sicnarf Loopstok went 1-3 with a home run and a walk.
Sean Brady pitched into and out of trouble, scatting 10 hits over 5.0 innings while giving up three runs (two earned), striking out four and walking one.
Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Wilmington Blue Rocks 9
Box Score · Hillcats drop to 26-26
Lynchburg collected 11 hits, but only had one run to show for it thanks to a meager 1-10 with runners in scoring position, hitting into two double plays and getting a runner picked off.
Mitch Longo had a strong game for the Hillcats, going 3-4 at the plate while Dillon Persinger and Jodd Carter both went 2-4 with a triple.
After a strong start to the season, Justin Garza was obliterated Tuesday, giving up eight earned runs in just 1.1 innings pitched on six hits and three walks. The bullpen held Wilmington in check the rest of the way but the damage had been done.
Lake County Captains 10, Dayton Dragons 9
Box Score · Captains improve to 23-35
The Lake County offense stayed hot Tuesday, overcoming an early deficit with five runs in the last two innings to walk off against Dayton.
Jose Vicente went 2-5 with a home run, but the big hero was Todd Isaacs who went 3-5 with the walk-off two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The Captains were on-base machines Tuesday as Mike Rivera went 1-3 with a double and two walks, Tyler Friis went 1-3 with two walks and Nolan Jones also walked twice.
Juan Hillman gave up four runs (three earned) in 4.0 innings on four hits while striking out three and walking two. Skylar Arias gave up four more runs in just 0.2 innings to put the Captains in an early deficit, but thankfully the bullpen finally kept Dayton off the board over the last four innings to give Lake County a chance to make the comeback.
DSL Indians 13, DSL Pirates1 6
Box Score · Indians improve to 1-2
Indians center fielder Skeiling Rodriguez went 4-5 with a triple and a walk to lead the way as the DSL Indians had an offensive eruption. Gaspar Palacio and Daniel Aguilar both went 2-3 with two walks as well as every starter for the DSL Indians collected at least one hit.
Luis Garcia had a strong start, giving up just one run in 4.0 innings while striking out four and walking none. Luis Peguero gave up one run in 3.0 innings to earn the win.