Columbus Clippers 0, Louisville Bats 8
Box Score · Clippers fall to 4-3
The less said about this game the better. Columbus was obliterated, getting outhit 11-3 while committing three errors.
No one on the Clippers reached base safely twice.
Shao-Ching Chiang struggled, allowing six runs (four earned) on eight hits in 5.2 innings while striking out five and walking one.
Bullpen prospect Henry Martinez again had a rough outing, allowing two runs in 1.1 innings of work, raising his season ERA to 9.82.
Akron RubberDucks 5, Trenton Thunder 2
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 1-6
Akron finally got the monkey off its back thanks to a strong pitching performance by veteran Jake Paulson and several players with multi-hit games.
Mitch Longo led the way, going 3-5 with a stolen base. Catcher Li-Jen Chu went 2-3 with a double, a walk, two runs scored and two runs batted in and Connor Marabell went 2-4.
Paulson had a quality start, allowing two runs in 6.0 innings on six hits while striking out three and walking two.
The bullpen sealed the victory with three scoreless innings of relief, one each from Argenis Angulo, David Speer and Dalbert Siri, with Siri earning the save.
Lynchburg Hillcats 10, Salem Red Sox 3
Box Score · Hillcats improve to 5-2
After getting blown out on Tuesday, Lynchburg earned some revenge Wednesday with a blowout victory of their own.
Steven Kwan’s multi-hit streak was broken at five, but he did get on base safely twice by going 1-5 with a walk and a stolen base.
Oscar Gonzalez had a monster game, going 4-5 with a double. Trenton Brooks went 3-4 with a double and a walk. Tyler Friis stayed scorching by going 3-4 with two walks and two stolen bases. Gavin Collins went 2-3 with a home run, two walks and four runs batted in.
Luke Wakamatsu didn’t collect a hit, but he walked three times.
Starting pitcher Adam Scott tossed 5.0 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on eight hits while striking out four and walking two. Piggy-back partner Nick Gallagher was sensational, tossing 4.0 shutout innings of perfect relief with six strikeouts to earn the save.
Lake County Captains 7, Bowling Green Hot Rods 0
Box Score · Captains improve to 5-2
Luis Oviedo continued his hot start to 2019, tossing five shutout innings for his second consecutive start. Oviedo danced around some trouble on the basepaths, allowing four hits and walking three while striking out two, but he also induced a pair of double plays.
Mitch Reeves stayed red hot, going 3-4 with a walk and a stolen base. Jose Fermin went 1-3 with a home run, two walks and three runs scored. Tyler Freeman went 2-4 with a double and a walk and Marcos Gonzalez went 1-2 with two walks and two stolen bases. Catcher Josh Rolette also went 2-5.
Eli Lingos tossed three innings of scoreless relief and Manuel Alvarez finished off the shutout with a perfect ninth inning.