Bulls hot start proves too much for Clippers
Columbus was down 3-0 after two innings, and never fully recovered.
DURHAM, NC - Columbus started the game with Shaun Marcum on the mound, and the Durham Bulls put up three early runs in the first two innings. That lead held the entire stretch of the game as Columbus dropped their second game in a row to Durham, 3-2 on Friday.
With one on in the bottom of the first, Marcum let up a frozen rope out to right field sending in the Bulls first run of the game. Followed by a double, which brought in a second run for Durham in the opening frame.
With a cold offense Marcum and the Clippers headed into the bottom of the second behind by two. A single shot out to center field made that a three run lead for Durham.
The Bulls stayed off the board for the remainder of the game as Columbus attempted to rally back. Top of the fifth and Elliot Johnson crushed one to left field, his first homer of the season.
Still down 3-1, Ryan Rohlinger followed up with a solo homer of his own.
Unfortunately, for the Clippers, the big fifth inning wasn't followed by anything and Columbus fell short.
The Clippers now trail Durham 2-1 in the series with at least one more game to be played in Durham.
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