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Daniel Johnson homers in Akron defeat, five-run sixth inning propels Lake County to fifth straight win

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Cleveland Indians minor league recap for May 9, 2019

Akron RubberDucks 8, Erie SeaWolves 13

Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 14-19

Ernie Clement had a great game in his return from the injured list, going 2-3 with a home run, a walk, three runs scored and three runs batted in. Daniel Johnson also homered and walked while Jorma Rodriguez had three singles.

Connor Marabell chipped in, going 2-4 with a walk and Logan Ice walked twice and was hit by a pitch.

Sam Hentges had another strange outing. He pitched six innings, giving up seven runs (two earned) on eight hits while striking out seven and walking two. The bullpen also stunk up the joint, keeping the RubberDucks from making a comeback by allowing six more runs in their two inning of work.

Lynchburg Hillcats 1, Winston-Salem Dash 4

Box Score · Hillcats fall to 16-17

An inability to get clutch hits dropped Lynchburg below the .500 mark on Thursday.

Oscar Gonzalez continues to rake, going 3-5 with a double to raise his season batting average to .365. In one of the wildest stats of any Tribe minor league player, Gonzalez still hasn’t walked this season.

Jonathan Laureano went 2-4 with a double and Steven Kwan walked twice and stole a base, but the Lynchburg offense only went 1-11 with runners in scoring position.

Starting pitcher Adam Scott surrendered four runs (one earned) in 5.2 innings on five hits while striking out four and walking two. Dakody Clemmer tossed 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.

Lake County Captains 6, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3

Box Score · Captains improve to 19-13

Trailing in the sixth inning, Lake County’s offense exploded for five runs to take the lead and pull away.

Quentin Holmes walked, then with two outs, Hosea Nelson reached on a dropped catch from an outfielder and Lake County punished Wisconsin for the mistake. Nelson advanced on a wild pitch, then Bo Naylor, Tyler Freeman, Will Benson and Mitch Reeves all walked to force in three runs and a wild pitch scored the final run

The Captains only managed four hits in the game.

Connor Smith went 1-2 with a triple and two walks. Freeman walked and was hit by two pitches.

Starting pitcher Cody Morris was cruising until he ran into trouble in the fifth inning, getting pulled with two outs after giving up two runs. Kellen Rholl and Luis Araujo made their season debuts out of the bullpen, combining to throw 2.1 scoreless innings while striking out five.


Triple-A Columbus had its game postponed due to rain.