There wasn’t one big game to write about, but there have been some really interesting box scores on June 8 in Indians minor league history.
There have been several blowout wins and several walkoff wins on this day so let’s just note some of the performances:
June 8, 2006
Lake County Captains 16, Lexington Legends 1
The Captians beat the Lexington Legends 16-1 backed by Fernando Pacheco’s five RBI, PJ Hiser’s three hits and three RBI and Mike Conroy’s three RBI. Out of that performance, the best players from the lineup that day among who had the most successful major league careers were Niuman Romero and Chris Gimenez.
June 8, 2007
Lake County Captains 5, Hagerstown Suns 4
Down 4-3, Jason Dehman had a leadoff double in the bottom of the ninth but was thrown out at third base making the first out – breaking a cardinal rule of never making the first or last out of the inning at third.
But Matt Whitney delivered a two out, walkoff two run homer.
Kinston Indians 6, Wilmington Blue Rocks 4
Michael Aubrey homered in the first inning and then again in the top of the ninth inning to put the Indians over the top of the Blue Rocks.
June 8, 2010
Kinston Indians 10, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 9
Nick Weglarz, Niumnan Romero and Beau Mills all homered for the K-Tribe. Who would have guessed in 2010 Romero would be the only future big leaguer of the trio?
Romero’s 10th inning single gave the K-Tribe a walkoff win.
June 8, 2010
Akron Aeros 4, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3
Lonnie Chisenhall’s walkoff homer in the ninth inning gave the Aeros the win. Cord Phelps had three hits in front of Chisenhall in the lineup in a game started but Alex White, though he walked five batters and didn’t factor into the win.
June 8, 2015
Columbus Clippers 6, Louisville Bats 5
With one out in the ninth, Jesus Aguilar tripled (yes, Aguilar a triple) scoring Francisco Lindor and cult hero Jerry Sands singled in Aguilar to give the Clip show a win.
June 8, 2016
Lake County Captains 14, Lansing Lugnuts 12
Another wild affair with a lot of offense where a four run eighth inning by the Captains was the difference. Martin Cervenka singled in two runs and Jose Medina singled in two more runs.
Lansing scored four runs in the first inning and Lake County countered with three (Nathan Lukes homer, Connor Marabell double and Sam Haggerty single).
Lake County scored four more in the second (Tyler Krieger single and Francisco Mejia three run homer).
Lansing scored five in the third before things started to slow down.
June 8, 2018
Columbus Clippers 6, Buffalo Bison 5
Matt Belisle allowed four runs between the eighth and ninth inning (Buffalo scored two in the eighth and three in the ninth) and Columbus, leading 4-0 through then, trailed 5-4.
In the ninth inning, Yandy Diaz homered to start the scoring, Francisco Mejia doubled in a run, and Drew Maggi singled in the game winning run.