Columbus Clippers 5, Pawtucket Red Sox 4 (F/10)
Box Score · Clippers improve to 21-15
Mark Mathias had himself a day on Tuesday.
The second baseman was perfect at the plate, going 4-4 with a home run and a walk. His final hit was a go-ahead single in the top of the 10th inning that ended up being the deciding run of the game.
Eric Stamets also homered for the Clippers, going 2-5 at the dish while Greg Allen and Eric Haase both went 1-4 with a walk, with Allen also hitting a double.
Starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski gave up four runs in 6.0 innings on six hits while striking out four and walking three, but the bullpen kept the team in the game with four shutout innings.
Nick Goody, Jon Edwards, Josh Smith and Henry Martinez combined to strike out five batters and walk two in their four scoreless, hitless innings.
Akron RubberDucks 0, Bowie BaySox 2
Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 16-21
Akron couldn’t get out of first gear against Bowie on Tuesday, only having two opportunities at the plate with men in scoring position, and going 0-2 in them.
Daniel Johnson had two of the team’s six hits, but he also was picked off. Ka’ai Tom stayed hot by reaching base safely twice, going 1-3 with a walk.
Starting pitcher Jake Paulson deserved better, allowing just two runs on five hits in 6.0 innings while striking out three and walking two.
Ben Krauth and Argenis Angulo were effective out of the bullpen, combining for three innings of shutout relief with five strikeouts.
Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Carolina Mudcats 3 (F/11)
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 18-18
Justin Garza pitched the best game of his pro career, but got nothing to show for it because the Lynchburg offense failed to show up.
Garza tossed 7.0 shutout innings on three hits while striking out five and walking none, but the game remained scoreless until it reached extra innings.
Both teams traded a run in the 10th inning, but Carolina scored twice in the top of the 11th while Lynchburg only scored once, coming up a run short.
Gabriel Mejia had two hits for the Hillcats but was caught stealing once. Nolan Jones also walked twice in the loss.
Lake County Captains 5, Fort Wayne TinCaps 4
Box Score · Captains float to 21-15
Mitch Reeves played a huge part in Lake County staying in the win column Tuesday. Reeves blasted a two-run home run in the first inning, then had an RBI single in the sixth inning before being intentionally walked in the eighth inning. He also stole a base.
Bo Naylor also had a strong performance from the leadoff position, going 2-4 with an RBI double. He has raised his batting average 30 points since May 5.
Starting pitcher Luis Oviedo’s up and down season continued. He allowed three runs on two hits in 3.2 innings because he walked five batters and hit two more. He only struck out one.
The Captains had an opportunity to take the lead in the eighth inning thanks to Eli Lingos and Zach Draper, who combined for four shutout innings of relief.