Columbus Clippers 9, Indianapolis Indians 7
Box Score · Clippers improve to 16-10
Three home runs helped pave the way for the Columbus offense to defeat Indianapolis on Wednesday.
Greg Allen teed off for his first bomb of 2019 while Trayce Thompson and Mark Mathias also went deep. Mathias had a great day at the plate, going 3-5 with two runs scored.
Eric Haase went 2-4 with a double and a walk and both Mike Papi and Ryan Flaherty went 2-5 with a double while Thompson went 2-4 with said homer and four runs batted in. Eric Stamets also reached base safely twice, going 1-3 with a double, a walk and a stolen base.
Starting pitcher Michael Peoples wasn’t particularly effective, giving up five runs in 5.1 innings on seven hits while striking out four and walking two, but it was enough to earn the win thanks to a strong offense.
Akron RubberDucks 0, Binghamton Rumble Ponies 8
Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 12-14
Mitch Longo and Alexis Pantoja both had good games, each going 3-5 with Longo also collecting a double, but Akron couldn’t put any runs on the board thanks to getting caught stealing twice and going 0-10 with runners in scoring position.
Starting pitcher Tanner Tully had a rough outing, allowing six runs on eight hits in 4.0 innings while striking out two and walking two. Reliever Rob Kaminsky gave up two more runs in his return from the injured list, although Matt Whitehouse and Dalbert Siri were both solid, combining for three shutout innings of relief.
Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Fayetteville Woodpeckers 3
Box Score · Hillcats improve to 15-12
Lynchburg didn’t have many hits, but the Hillcats made the most of all four of them to score four runs and defeat Fayetteville on Wednesday.
Austen Wade had a great game, going 1-1 with a home run and three walks while Oscar Gonzales went 2-4 with a stolen base to lead the Hillcats offensively.
Starting pitcher Nick Gallagher allowed one run (zero earned) in 3.0 innings. Robert Broom earned the victory with two innings of shutout relief and Jared Robinson earned the save, allowing one unearned run in two innings with four strikeouts.
Single-A Lake County’s game was suspended in the first inning due to rain while trailing 2-0.