Triple-A – Gwinnet Stripers 8, Columbus Clippers 2
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 4, Richmond Flying Squirrels 10
High-A – Dayton Dragons 5, Lake County Captains 7
Low-A – Salem Red Sox 5, Lynchburg Hillcats 10


Andres Melendez (Lynchburg, C): 1/2, 2 R, 4 RBI, HR, 2 BB – Melendez started his night slowly with a walk and run scored in the first. He knocked in a run in the second with a sac fly, then walked again in the fifth. Continuing to add, he crushed a three run homer in the sixth that put the Cats up 10-3.

Jose Fermin (Akron, 2B): 3/4, 2 R, RBI, 2B – Fermin’s first hit came in the fourth when he doubled with one out, leading to Akron’s first run. He then singled and scored in the sixth and knocked home a run in the eighth with his third hit.

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Kirk McCarty (Columbus, SP): 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K – Before things got out of hand in Columbus, McCarty had a pretty good start going for the Clippers. He allowed a single in the first, but used a double play to get out of the inning. He continued to keep things scoreless despite giving up two more hits in the second, another in the third and another in the fifth. In the sixth, the Stripers became the first to score in the game on a single and homer. The Clippers did score twice in the bottom half to save McCarty from the loss.

Oscar Gonzalez (Columbus, RF): 1/3, RBI – After the first two hitters in the sixth reached with walks, Gonzalez knocked in the first run for the Clippers with a single. The other runner was able to move up to third on the play and he scored on a wild pitch.

George Valera (Akron, CF): 2/3, 2 RBI – Valera had the first hit for the Ducks in the second, then advanced on an error. He then singled home Fermin in his next at bat. He knocked in his second run of the game with a sac fly in the sixth.

Brayan Rocchio (Akron, SS): 3/5, 3B – Rocchio singled in the fifth, but the play ended the inning as Clark Scolameiro was out trying to score from second. He added another single in the seventh and a triple in the ninth, but it was too little too late.

Nick Mikolajchak (Akron, RP): 2 IP, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 H, 3 K – The Ducks needed seven pitchers to get through eight innings last night including outfielder, Clark Scolameiro, who didn’t allow a baserunner in his scoreless inning. The top performer, however, was Mikolajchak who entered the game in the sixth down 10-3. He struck out the last two batters in his first perfect inning of relief, then the middle batter in his second perfect frame.

Micah Pries (Lake County, LF): 2/4, RBI, BB – Pries singled in the first with two outs and was stranded. He hit another single in the fifth, this time with two on and one out, knocking in one before a double play ended the inning. He reached again with a walk in the eighth because everyone else was doing it, so why shouldn’t he.

Michael Amditis (Lake County, C): 0/1, 3 BB, R, RBI – After grounding out in his first at bat, Amditis walked in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings. His third walk came with the bases loaded after two Captains were hit by pitches, giving him his lone RBI. He then advanced on a walk and wild pitch before scoring on an error. His night may have been more luck than talent, but it’s pretty impressive knock in a run and score that effortlessly.

Cesar Idrogo (Lynchburg, DH): 1/5, 2 R, 3 RBI – Idrogo only had one hit last night, but it was a big one that scored the first runs of the game in the first. His bases loaded double gave the Hillcats a 3-1 lead, then he scored on an error. He scored his second run in the fifth after reaching on a fielder’s choice.

Jorge Burgos (Lynchburg, RF): 1/3, 2 R, 2 BB – Burgos singled and scored in the first, leading the Hillcats into what would be a wild night. He then walked in the second to load the bases and ultimately lead to another run. He walked again in the sixth and scored on Melendez’s home run.

Yordys Valdes (Lynchburg, SS): 2/3, 2 2B, R, RBI, BB – Valdes reached for the first time with a walk in the first, but was stranded. He doubled home a run in the fifth, then scored on a single and an error. His second double came in the sixth, but this time the runner was thrown out at home trying to score.

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