Scoreboard

Triple-A – Omaha Storm Chasers 0, Columbus Clippers 4
Double-A – Aloona Curve 9, Akron RubberDucks 8
High-A – Lansing Lugnuts 12, Lake County Captains 4
Low-A – Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Salem Red Sox 5

Highlights

Logan Allen (Columbus, RP): 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 6 K, 0 BB – Allen allowed singles in each of his first two innings of relief before throwing a perfect seventh. He then gave up a double in the eighth, but struck out three of his last four batters faced to maintain the Clippers shut out. It Could be a bit strange to see the first reliever in the game last longer than the starter and grab the win, but this was Allen’s first relief appearance of 2021 after making 17 starts between Cleveland and Columbus. Interestingly enough, it was his second appearance of at least five innings without a run scoring and best outing of the season.

Cody Morris (Columbus, SP): 4 IP, H, 0 R, 8 K, BB – Morris allowed a double and a walk in the first, but emerged unscathed. He didn’t allow another hit or walk as he struck out the side in the second, added two more in the third and two more in the fourth before being removed after 46 pitches.

Best of the rest

Alex Call (Columbus, CF): 2/4, R, 2 RBI, 2B – Call singled to lead off the bottom of the first, then immediately came home on Daniel Johnson’s two run home run. This provided the margin of victory for the Clippers who had outstanding pitching from the pair of pitchers mentioned above. After two reached in the second, Call doubled to bring both home, ending the scoring for either team for the rest of the game.

Steven Kwan (Akron, CF): 3/4, 2 R, BB, 2B – Kwan doubled in the first for Akron’s first hit, but the Ducks wouldn’t score their first run until the sixth. It was Kwan who walked and scored that first run, coming home on a Lavastida double. He singled to start the eighth, then scored on Will Brennan’s sac fly. He singled one more time in the ninth, but was stranded at second.

Bryan Lavastida (Akron, DH): 3/5, 2 R, RBI, 2B – Lavastida’s first hit was the RBI double that brought home Kwan as the Ducks first run. He then scored on a Will Brennan single. His next hit came as a double in the eighth and he again scored, this time on Bo Naylor’s double. He followed Kwan’s ninth inning single with one of his own, but neither were able to score, leaving the game tied at seven.

Jose Tena (Lake County, SS): 2/5, 2B, R, RBI – All four of Lynchburg’s runs came in the third yesterday and Tena was right in the middle of it. After Julian Escobedo tripled to lead off the inning, Tena brought him home with a double. He then scored on Valera’s homer. He then singled in the fourth, but was out on a double play.

Micah Pries (Lake County, LF): 2/5, HR, SB – Pries and Valera went back to back in the third with Micah’s solo shot coming second. His second hit came as a single in the seventh that advanced a runner from first to third, but neither were able to score. He did grab a steal of second before the inning ended, however.

George Valera (Lake County, RF): 1/4, HR, BB, 2 RBI – Valera was the first Captain to reach with a walk in the first, but was not able to score. He then knocked in the second and third runs of the game with his third inning home run. He now has four home runs and seven RBI in his last five games. In the seventh, he reached on an error and made it to third, but was stranded there.

Gabriel Rodriguez (Lynchburg, DH): 1/4, R, RBI – Rodriguez scored the Hillcat’s first run in the second after hitting a single followed by hits from Korey Holland and Andres Melendez. He then figured into the scoring again in the eighth when he put the ball in play with the bases loaded, leading to an RBI and an error that allowed him to reach. This was the third Red Sox error of the inning.

Yordys Valdes (Lynchburg, SS): 1/4, R, SB, 2B – Valdes reached for the first time in the eighth when the short stop committed an error, then advanced on two walks and scored on a sac fly. Down one with one out in the ninth, Valdes doubled and stole third to give the Hillcats a prime chance at a comeback. However, Christian Cairo walked and Angel Martinez hit into a double play to end the game.

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