Scoreboard

Triple-A – Indianapolis Indians 4, Columbus Clippers 9
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 2, Altoona Curve 6 (Game 1)
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 4, Altoona Curve 1 (Game 2)
High-A – Lake County Captains 3, Fort Wayne TinCaps 1
Low-A – Lynchburg Hillcats 14, Carolina Mudcats 10
ACL – Indians 14, Angels 9

Highlights

Yu Chang (Columbus, 3B): 3/4, 2 2B, 4 RBI, R, BB – There were a lot of solid hitters around the system last night, but Chang’s performance was particularly impressive. His only out of the night came as an RBI ground out in the first, then he added an RBI double in the second. His second hit came in the fourth as an RBI single. He let someone else do the work in the sixth as he walked and scored on an Owen Miller homer. He capped the night with an RBI double in the eighth.

Alexfri Planez (Lynchburg, CF): 2/4, 3 R, HR – There was a ton of offense on both sides of the Lynchburg game and the biggest inning was the fourth. That one really got going when Planez reached on an error and scored on Korey Holland’s homer. He then singled to advance a runner who later scored in the fifth. In the eighth, he was hit by a pitch and scored, then he capped off the night with a solo home run in the ninth.

Best of the rest

Kevin Herget (Columbus, RP): 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K – Zach Godley allowed four runs in four innings while making the start for Columbus, so it was up to Herget to finish strong and make the Clippers lead hold up. He allowed two runners and struck out two in his first inning. He allowed just two more hits the rest of the night as he finished the final five innings of the game without allowing a run.

Trenton Brooks (Columbus, 1B): 3/5, RBI, 2 R, 2B – The number two performer for the Clipshow last night was Brooks, who started things off with a double in the first and scored the first run of the game. In the second, he used a ground out to knock in a run. He added a single in the fourth to advance a runner, then he singled and scored in the eighth.

Bo Naylor (Akron, C Game 2): 1/2, BB, HR, 2 RBI – After taking an 0 for 3 in game one, Naylor was the top Ducks performer of the night in game two. While they already had the lead, Naylor cemented it in the sixth with a two run home run that scored Chris Roller. He also walked in the fourth.

Thomas Ponticelli (Akron, SP): 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 5 K – Ponticelli allowed a solo homer in the second, but otherwise was solid for the Ducks in the seven inning game two. He only got into trouble in the fourth when he allowed a single and hit a batter, but didn’t allow a run.

Jose Tena (Lake County, 2B): 3/4, 2B – The Captains had the least impressive of the Indians offensive performances last night and the majority of the runs were knocked in and scored by George Valera, but he only had one hit, so we’ll focus on Tena. He singled in the third and the sixth, then doubled in the eighth to move Valera to third after his walk. Both runners then moved up on a wild pitch giving the Captains their third and final run of the game.

Nate Ocker (Lake County, RP): 2.1 IP, 1 H, 4 K, 0 R – Ocker entered the game with one on and two outs in the fifth and quickly ended the minor threat. He then struck out two in a perfect sixth and two more around a double in the seventh. For his effort, he earned the win, beating former Indians pitcher Matt Waldron.

Petey Halpin (Lynchburg, DH): 2/6, 3 RBI, R, 2B – The Hillcats had already scored ten runs when Halpin got his first hit, but he quickly became the top offensive performer of the game. In the eighth, he hit a two run double, then scored on an Angel Martinez single. In the next inning, he hit an RBI single.

Isaiah Greene (ACL Indians, LF): 2/3, 4 R, 2 BB, 2 RBI, SB – The ACL Indians pounded out 14 runs late last night against the Angels and Greene was responsible for quite a bit of that. He lead off the second with a walk and scored, then lead off the third with a single and scored again. He hit a two run single in the seventh, then scored a third run on a Jorge Burgos single. In the ninth, he lead off the inning with another walk, moved up on a single and stole home as part of a double steal.

Milan Tolentino (ACL Indians, SS): 3/4, 2 R, BB – Tolentino followed Greene in the order and was a fairly good copy cat. He hit a single in the second after Greene walked, but was out on the bases. He walked the next inning, but again was out on the bases. In the seventh, he singled and finally scored a run. In the ninth, he singled again and was the 2B part of the double steal, scoring on Burgos’ double.

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