Scoreboard

Triple-A – Iowa Cubs 5, Columbus Clippers 6
Double-A – Richmond Flying Squirrels 2, Akron RubberDucks 3
High-A – Great Lakes Loons 6, Lake County Captains 7
Low-A – Lynchburg Hillcats 8, Delmarva Shorebirds 3

Highlights

Brayan Rocchio (Lake County, SS): 3/4, 2 RBI, 2 R, HR – Rocchio singled in the first, but was caught stealing second to end the inning. He singled again in the fourth, then scored on a George Valera single for the Captains second run. After a bit of a Loons comeback, Rocchio spurred on another Captains rally with a two run home run in the seventh. This would mark the final Captains scoring opportunity of the game and ultimately be the game winning run.

Wilfri Peralta (Lynchburg, 1B): 3/4, R, 2 2B, RBI, SB – Peralta’s first hit was an RBI double in the fourth that gave the Hillcats a two run lead. He was stranded that time, but doubled again to lead off the seventh and this time scored after a walk and throwing error. As Del Marva had scored twice between these two runs, this run gave the Hillcats a one run lead. Not finished yet, he followed Alexfri Planez’s RBI single in the eighth with a single of his own to move Planez to third, then stole second. Planez was then able to score on a wild pitch and Peralta advance to third.

Best of the rest

Juan Hillman (Akron, SP): 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K – Hillman earned his seventh win of the season yesterday against the Flying Squirrels with a solid performance despite a lack of offense. He allowed a single in the first, but finished the inning with a double play. He started off the second with a double, then allowed him to score on a wild pitch. After a walk, he ended the inning with a K. He walked another in the third, but the runner was caught stealing, then gave up another single before finishing the inning with another strike out. He finished the outing in less exciting fashion as he allowed just one more base runner over his last three innings, a single in the third and that runner was also caught stealing.

Nolan Jones (Columbus, DH): 1/4, 3 RBI, HR – Jones only had one hit yesterday, but it was a big one. After Alex Call doubled and Jordan Luplow walked, he hit three run homer to center on a full count. This was the first scoring in the game and would ultimately allow the Clippers to maintain a lead throughout the game.

Micah Pries (Lake County, DH): 2/4, HR – Playing in his second game with Lake County since returning from injury and being promoted simultaneously, Pries hit his first homer in high A and his sixth of the season to give the Captains a one run lead in the third. He added a second hit with a sixth inning single that put runners on the corners.

Marcos Gonzalez (Akron, 1B): 1/2, R, 2B – The RubberDucks only scoring came in the third and it was spread around multiple hitters, but Gonzalez was the biggest. Jose Fermin singled to start the inning before Gonzalez pushed him to third with a double. Daniel Schneemann reached on an error, then Will Benson knocked in Gonzalez with a single and Schneemann scored on a sac fly.

Zach Godley (Columbus, SP): 4.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 6 K – Normally, a start this humanly wouldn’t be worth remarking about, but Godley was signed as a protentional big league depth option and finally had a start to back that up. He struck out three around a single in the first, then allowed a single, walk and double for his only run of the day in the second. He gave up two more hits in the third and a walk in the fourth, but never was in real trouble. He walked one in the fifth and was pulled after one out and 90 pitches. In his previous three starts he had allowed 17 runs (14 earned) across 11.2 innings, so this shows a massive improvement in his performance. That being said, this was an aberration compared to most of his appearances with the Brewers in the big leagues and Nashville Sounds in AAA in 2021.

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