Columbus Clippers 5, Norfolk Tides 4
Box Score · Clippers improve to 13-6
Wednesday was the Bobby Bradley show in Columbus.
Bradley went 3-4 at the plate with his third home run of the season and a double, raising his season batting average to .308. Bradley also sports an impressive .953 OPS.
No one else for the Clippers had a multi-hit game, but veterans Tim Federowicz and Ryan Flaherty also homered and Oscar Mercado extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single.
Starting pitcher Michael Peoples was spectacular, allowing one run on three hits in 6.1 innings while striking out six and walking three.
Brooks Pounders made things interesting by allowing three late runs to score, but R.C. Orlan earned a one out save, although he walked two batters first to give everyone a heart attack.
Akron RubberDucks 2, Binghamton Rumble Ponies 0
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 8-11
This game was scoreless until the bottom of the eighth inning, when Akron put two runs on the board thanks to an RBI single from Daniel Johnson. Johnson went 2-4 with a stolen base on the day. The only other offensive contributor of note was the debuting Tyler Friis, who was promoted to Akron after Andruw Monesterio and Ernie Clement were both recently placed on the disabled list.
Friis went 2-2 with a double and a walk in his Double-A debut.
Veteran starting pitcher Matt Solter was amazing, tossing 7.0 shutout innings of one-hit ball while striking out four and walking two.
James Karinchak again tossed a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout to earn his fourth save.
Lynchburg Hillcats 7, Down East Wood Ducks 4
Box Score · Hillcats improve to 12-8
Steven Kwan had a huge game, going 2-5 with a triple, a double and four runs batted in to lead Lynchburg to victory on Wednesday.
Jodd Carter went 2-4 with a home run and a double while Austen Wade had a perfect game at the plate, going 2-2 with a pair of walks and a stolen base.
Starting pitcher Juan Hillman struggled, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits in 3.2 innings while walking two and failing to strike out a batter.
Thankfully, the bullpen saved the day as Felix Tati, Yazmer Gomez and Jared Robinson combined to toss 5.1 innings of shutout relief.
Lake County Captains 7, Dayton Dragons 6 (F/10)
Box Score · Captains improve to 12-7
Jose Fermin had a monster game from the leadoff position, going 3-3 with a pair of walks and a sacrifice fly.
Mitch Reeves went 3-5 with a double and a walk while Tyler Freeman went 2-5 with a double, Angel Lopez went 2-5, Jesse Berardi went 2-5 and Hosea Nelson went 1-3 with a walk.
Shane McCarthy had a strong start, allowing two runs on three hits in 6.0 innings while striking out four and walking two.
Dakody Clemmer gave up three runs in the final two innings to give Dayton the lead, but Lake County tied the game in the bottom of the ninth on a Lopez single, then won it in the bottom of the 10th with two runs after RBI singles from Jose Fermin and Mitch Reeves.