Scoreboard

Triple-A – Toledo Mudcats 7, Columbus Clippers 8
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 11, Reading Fightin Phils 7
High-A – West Michigan Whitecaps 3, Lake County Captains 4 (F/12)
Low-A – Delmarva Shorebirds 1, Lynchburg Hillcats 2

Highlights

Brayan Rocchio (Akron, SS): 3/6, HR, 2 2B, 4 RBI – Rocchio had the Ducks first hit in the first with a double, but that was just a preview of things to come. He knocked in a run in the third on a ground out, then two more in the fourth with a two run home run. He then doubled in the sixth to knock in one more, giving Akron an 8-3 lead.

Alex Call (Columbus, CF): 1/4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R -The Clippers biggest inning last night was the fourth and it was capped off by Call. After a Ryan Lavarnway homer, Nolan Jones and Richie Palacios walked before Call brought them all home. This gave Columbus a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish. He then reached on an error in the sixth and scored on a Johnson single.

Best of the rest

Daniel Johnson (Columbus, RF): 2/4, 3 RBI – Johnson brought home the Clippers first run in the first with an RBI single. He continued to add on in the sixth with a bases loaded single that brought home two more. This gave the Clippers a four run lead and they would need it all as Toledo scored three more over the last three innings.

Manuel Alvarez (Akron, RP): 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K – After Akron gave up most of their lead with four runs scoring in the sixth and seventh, Alvarez came in to the game up 11-7 in the eighth. He didn’t allow a hit in either inning, striking out two in his first inning and one more in the ninth.

Mason Hickman (Lake County, SP): 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, BB, 7 K – Hickman had a rough start, but quick turn around in yesterday’s Captains extra inning win. He began with a walk, single and double allowed in the first with a couple steals mixed in leading to two runs. These would be his only runs, hits or walks allowed as he struck out the last two to end the inning, then one each in his next four perfect innings.

Julian Escobedo (Lake County, CF): 2/5, R, RBI, BB – Escobedo first reached in the when he singled, moved up on a George Valera single and Jose Tena fielder’s choice. While Tena was caught stealing attempting a double steal, Escobedo was able to grab home for the second Captains run. He walked in the eighth, but didn’t score. His big moment came in the 12th, however, as he scored Gian Paul Gonzalez from third with a single to walk off the game against Western Michigan.

Angel Martinez (Lynchburg, 3B): 2/3, R, BB – Martinez singled in the fourth, but was out on the bases on a double play. He singled to lead off the seventh and made it to third, but was stranded again. He then walked in the ninth and advanced when Micael Ramirez walked to load the bases. He would then come across to score the walk off run to win the game for the Hillcats.

Gabriel Rodriguez (Lynchburg, DH): 1/4, 2 RBI – Rodriguez had a fairly quiet night, but was the hero when it came down to it. He came up to the plate in the ninth with Lynchburg down one, the bases loaded and two outs. He watched the first three pitches go by before ripping a single into center that scored Petey Halpin and Martinez for the walk off win.

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