Columbus Clippers 5, Toledo Mud Hens 2
Box Score · Clippers improve to 25-17
Veterans Trayce Thompson, Brandon Barnes and Adam Rosales provided the majority of Columbus’ offense Tuesday.
Thompson went 2-4 with his 10th home run of the season while Rosales clubbed his first of the year. Barnes went 3-4 with a pair of doubles. Greg Allen and Mark Mathias both reached base safely once and stole a base.
Starting pitcher Shao-Ching Chiang tossed 5.0 quality innings, allowing one run on six hits while striking out four and walking two.
Reliever Nick Goody struggled, failing to finish an inning of relief, but Henry Martinez, James Hoyt and Josh Smith combined to throw 3.1 scoreless innings to finish off the game.
Akron RubberDucks 7, Harrisburg Senators 3
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 20-23
Connor Marabell paced the Akron offense Tuesday, going 3-4 at the dish with a triple and a double. Ernie Clement and Alexis Pantoja also had multi-hit games, with Pantoja stealing a base as Akron took advantage of two Harrisburg errors to score three unearned runs.
Following his best start of the season, Sam Hentges struggled. The southpaw allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits in just 3.0 innings while striking out three and walking four.
Thankfully the bullpen stepped up as Rob Kaminsky tossed 3.0 shutout innings in his best appearance of the season. Back-end studs Kyle Nelson and Nick Sandlin also combined for 3.0 innings of scoreless relief to slam the door, with Sandlin earning his second save of the season.
Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Carolina Mudcats 3 (F/10)
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 21-22
It was a rough day for the Lynchburg offense as no Hillcats had a multi-hit game. Nolan Jones walked twice and stole a base while Luke Wakamatsu had the team’s sole extra base hit with a double and a walk.
Starting pitcher Adam Scott was excellent, tossing 4.0 shutout innings with seven strikeouts while walking one and allowing two hits.
Reliever Nick Gallagher gave up two runs in 3.0 innings while Yasmer Gomez tossed two scoreless frames. Unfortunately, Anthony Gose ran into trouble in extra innings, walking two and giving up a walk-off single while only getting one out in the bottom of the 10th.
Lake County Captains 8, Dayton Dragons 1
Lake County Captains 3, Dayton Dragons 7
Lake County began Tuesday by completing a suspended game from April. Will Benson and Ruben Cardenas both blasted home runs, with Cardenas going 3-4 with a pair of runs batted in and a pair of runs scored while also walking twice. Benson went 1-4 with said home run and two walks, also stealing a base.
Zach Draper picked up where Alex Royalty left off, giving up just one run in 4.2 innings on seven hits while striking out four and walking one. Luis Araujo finished the Dragons off with 3.1 scoreless innings. Tyler Freeman went 2-6 while Bo Naylor went 2-3 with a double, a walk and a stolen base.
Cody Morris was solid, allowing two runs (zero earned) in 4.0 innings on three hits while striking out four and walking one.
In game two, Quentin Holmes was the lone Captain to have a multi-hit game, going 2-3 with a run scored and a run batted in. Will Benson and Jesse Berardi both went 1-3 with a double while Mitch Reeves walked twice.
Veteran pitcher Evan Mitchell was tattooed, allowing seven runs in just 3.0 innings. Eli Lingos put out the fire with three scoreless innings of relief, but the damage had been done.