Columbus Clippers 3, Bowie Baysox 5
Box Score · Clippers fall to 14-10
The Columbus offense struggled Monday. Eric Haase was the lone Clipper to reach base safely twice, hitting his seventh home run of the season and also walking. Haase now leads all Indians players at all levels in home runs.
In his return to Columbus, Greg Allen’s contact woes continued, going 0-4 with three strikeouts.
Starting pitcher Shao-Ching Chiang was decent, allowing four runs (three earned) in 6.0 innings while striking out two and waking one to absorb the loss.
Akron RubberDucks 9, Binghamton Rumble Ponies 5
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 12-12
Matt Solter was given a seven-run lead early and while he wasn’t his best, five earned runs allowed on seven hits in 5.0 innings while striking out two and walking three, it was enough to preserve the big lead. Of note, sidearmer Nick Sandlin again tossed a scoreless inning of relief.
Wilson Garcia had a big day at the plate, going 3-5 with a home run and five runs batted in. Alexis Pantoja went 2-5 with a double while Jorma Rodriguez went 2-4. Li-Jen Chu went 1-3 with a double and a walk while Mitch Longo went 1-3 with a walk and Ka’ai Tom walked twice.
After an atrocious 0-7 start to the season, Akron is finally back to .500.
Lynchburg Hillcats 0, Fayetteville Woodpeckers 4
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 13-12
Lynchburg just couldn’t get anything going offensively on Monday.
Nolan Jones extended his on-base streak to 34 games by going 1-3 with a walk. Oscar Gonzalez went 2-4 and Jose Vicent went 2-3 with a double, but that was the extent of the Hillcats offense as the team went 0-4 with runners in scoring position.
Starting pitcher Juan Hillman took the loss, allowing four runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings while striking out four and walking three.
Kyle Nelson tossed 1.1 innings of scoreless relief and Robert Broom added a scoreless inning as well.
Single-A Lake County had a scheduled off day on Monday.