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Bobby Bradley does it all in Clippers walk-off win

Cleveland Indians minor league recap for April 8, 2019

Columbus Clippers 2, Louisville Bats 1 (F/10)

Box Score · Clippers improve to 4-1

What a night for Bobby Bradley.

The top slugging Tribe prospect put the Clippers on the board in the fourth inning with his first home run of 2019, a mammoth blast to dead center field.

Then, with the score tied 1-1 in the top of the 10th inning, Bradley had a nice unassisted double play to preserve the tie.

Lastly, with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th, Bradley hit a screamer to the right side of the infield for a game-winning walk-off fielder’s choice.

Carlos Gonzalez also had a great game, going 2-3 at the plate with two walks. A rehabbing Jason Kipnis went 1-3 at the plate with a double and a walk while Oscar Mercado walked and stole his third base of the 2019 season.

The walk-off wouldn’t have been possible if it hadn’t been for a tremendous pitching performance from veteran right-hander Asher Wojciechowski, who gave up one run on one hit while striking out six and walking one.

Jordan Smith, Brooks Pounders and Matt Whitehouse contributed four scoreless innings of relief as well.

Akron RubberDucks 3, Trenton Thunder 4

Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 0-5

Tanner Tully gave the RubberDucks a quality start, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out six and walking one in 6.0 solid innings.

Tully left the game with a 3-2 lead thanks to multi-hit games from Alexis Pantoja (2-4) and Andrew Monasterio (2-4 with a walk). Tyler Krieger also went 1-3 with a double and a sacrifice.

Unfortunately, in his second inning of work, southpaw reliever Ben Krauth surrendered a two-run home run and Akron wasn’t able to recover as the RubberDucks remain winless in 2019.

Lynchburg Hillcats 5, Salem Red Sox 2

Box Score · Hillcats improve to 4-1

The Hillcats put five runs on the board thanks to a great offensive performance from Tyler Friis, who went 2-2 with a double, two walks and a stolen base.

Steven Kwan stayed red hot, going 2-5 to lower his season batting average to .524. Austen Wade went 1-3 with a triple and a walk while Luke Wakamatsu went 1-3 with a walk.

Starting pitcher Juan HIllman had a strong performance, allowing two runs (none earned) on six hits in 6.0 innings while striking out four and walking one.

Robert Broom and Kyle Nelson combined to toss three shutout innings, with Nelson striking out all three batters he faced to earn a dominant save.

Single-A Lake County’s game was postponed due to wet grounds.