Columbus Clippers 11, Norwalk Tides 4
Box Score · Clippers improve to 29-21
Daniel Johnson continues to impress despite being promoted to Triple-A last week.
The talented outfielder went 2-3 with his first Triple-A home run (and 11th of the season) and also walked twice and scored four runs as a whopping seven Columbus players had multi-hit games.
Trayce Thompson went 3-5, Mark Mathias went 2-6, a rehabbing Tyler Naquin went 2-4 with a home run, Eric Haase went 2-4 with his 14th home run of the season, tying him for the organizational lead with Bobby Bradley.
Tyler Krieger went 2-5 with a stolen base and Eric Stamets went 2-4 with a home run, a triple, a walk and four runs batted in. Bobby Bradley didn’t have a multi-hit game, but did hit an RBI double.
Starting pitcher Adam Plutko was rock solid, allowing just one run while scattering eight hits in 6.0 innings while striking out seven and walking one.
Jon Edwards was hammered for three runs in 1.1 innings of relief, but Argenis Angulo threw a spotless ninth inning in his first Triple-A appearance of the season.
Akron RubberDucks 6, Bowie Baysox 2
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 26-25
The Akron offense erupted for 17 hits Wednesday and they needed every one of them to move back over .500.
Ka’ai Tom had a monster game, going 3-5 with a pair of home runs and a whopping six runs batted in. Connor Marabell also went 3-5 and hit a home run and catcher Li-Jen Chu went 3-4 with a walk.
Ernie Clement went 2-5 with a double, Nellie Rodriguez went 1-4 with a double and a walk, Wilson Garcia went 2-5 and Jorma Rodriguez also went 2-5.
Starting pitcher Tanner Tully was knocked around a bit, but managed to last 6.0 innings, allowing five runs on nine hits while striking out three and walking two. Ben Krauth pitched 1.2 scoreless innings of relief, but Dalbert Siri ran into trouble in the ninth inning, allowing three runs to score.
Kyle Nelson came on with two outs in the ninth and promptly whiffed the final batter to earn his second Double-A save. Nelson has not allowed an earned run to score in 20.2 innings of relief this season.
Lynchburg Hillcats 12, Frederick Keys 3
Box Score · Captains improve to 26-24
Nolan Jones’ power surge continues. The top Tribe position playing prospect went 1-2 with a grand slam and three walks Wednesday, raising his season on base percentage to a ridiculous .446.
Oscar Gonzalez had another multi-hit game, going 2-5 and Jose Vicente had a huge game, going 3-5 with a three-run home run. Wilbis Santiago went 2-5 with a pair of doubles, Steven Kwan went 2-6 and Jodd Carter went 1-4 with a home run and a walk.
Starting pitcher Matt Solter was effective, allowing three runs on five hits in 5.2 innings despite walking six and only striking out two.
The bullpen shut Frederick down. Jonathan Teaney tossed 2.1 scoreless innings and Yasmer Gomez had a scoreless ninth.
Lake County Captains 4, South Bend Cubs 5
Box Score · Captains fall to 31-21
Starting pitcher Luis Oviedo was absolutely rolling, allowing just one run through the first six innings with a pair of strikeouts and no walks, but he ran into trouble in the seventh, getting tagged for three runs when reliever Skylar Arias allowed all three inherited runners to score on a two-out bases clearing triple.
Lake County didn’t have much offense, but Jose Fermin went 1-2 with a home run and a pair of walks. Jesse Berardi hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the sixth and Ruben Cardenas and Quentin Holmes both went 1-3 with a double.
With the score tied 4-4, Luis Araujo gave up a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to take the loss.