Columbus finished their four game series with Syracuse on a high note, parlaying a five run third and a four run fourth into a 9-1 triumph over the Chiefs.
The Chiefs would be the first team to crack the scoreboard when Josh Johnson scored on a Mark Teahan RBI double to left.
Columbus would then retaliate in the top of the third. Matt Pagnozzi walked to begin the frame. After Gregorio Petit struck out, Ezequiel Carrera singled to right, putting runners on first and second with one out. Cord Phelps then gave the Clippers their first lead of the ballgame by crushing a three run home run over the center field wall. After a Lonnie Chisenhall single and a Matt LaPorta walk, Chad Huffman would help Columbus tack on more runs during the inning with a two run double to center, making it 5-1 Clippers.
Columbus would break the game open in the top of the fourth. After loading the bases with one out, Matt Pagnozzi crossed home plate when Chisenhall coaxed a walk with the sacks juiced. LaPorta would do the exact same thing, walking with the bases loaded which allowed Petit to come in for the seventh Clippers run. After a Jared Goedert strikeout, Huffman would again deliver for his ball club, looping a two run single into center and increasing Columbus' lengthy advantage over the Chiefs to 9-1.
Meanwhile, Columbus left-hander Chris Seddon (W, 5-3) pitched very well on the hill, striking out five while shutting out the Chiefs on four hits in seven innings of work. The victory capped off a successful series for the Clippers, who took three of four from the Chiefs. Tanner Roark (L, 3-6) was hit with the loss for Syracuse.
Columbus will continue its twelve game road trip by heading to Buffalo for a four game set with the Bisons. Zach McAllister (3-1, 2.83) will get the start for the Clippers. He'll oppose Bisons starter Dylan Owen (2-2, 3.19). First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 pm.
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