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Rain battles Triple-A and Double-A squads to a draw

Only two teams played last night. They experienced very different outcomes.

Clippers game postponed due to rain

No Box Score · Clippers hang tight at 5-3

We do not control the weather. If we did, it would mysteriously blow out at 35 MPH during the bottom half of every inning at Progressive Field.

RubberDucks game postponed due to rain

No Box Score · RubberDucks stuck at 1-7

Hey, they didn’t blow another lead late in the game. That’s good, right?

Lynchburg Hillcats 5, Down East Wood Ducks 0

Box Score · Hillcats claw to 7-2


Eli Morgan is good, you guys. He’s really good. Last night he tossed five innings of shutout baseball while striking out nine, walking one, and surrendering just two hits. They were both singles, and one of those baserunners got caught stealing anyway.

Morgan has yet to give up a run and owns a WHIP of .45 in the early season.

Meanwhile, Jodd Carter, Jonathan Laureano, and Tyler Friis paced the offense for the Hillcats. Carter boomed a home run in the third inning. Laureano doubled in the fourth. Friis blooped a two-RBI single with two out in the top of the seventh, scoring—guess who—Carter and Laureano. The final run of the game came home when Friis grounded into a fielder’s choice.

Juan Hillman takes the mound today for the Hillcats at 6:00 PM against the Wood Ducks once more.

Lake County Captains 3, Dayton Dragons 10

Box Score · Captains sputter to 6-3

Juan Mota pitched relatively well until the bottom of the sixth. Up to that point he’d allowed only two runs. Unfortunately he failed to record an out in the sixth and all four of the runs he was responsible for came home. The bullpen didn’t fare much better, allowing three more runs the rest of the way to a 3-10 defeat.

Will Benson earned two hits (including a triple) and a walk along with a run and an RBI. Hosea Nelson scored the other two runs. Bo Naylor and Josh Rolette also earned hits and RBIs in the game.