Game Recap 4/16: Captains Go Extra To Stay Unbeaten
The Lake County Captans climbed out of a 3-0 hole to tie it before ultimately prevailing in 10 innings 6-3. The win is their ninth in a row to start the season, and their 9-0 start is the best ever start in franchise history.
Right-handed pitcher Austin Adams started the game for the Captains and threw four shutout innings allowing two hits and two walks while striking out three. Right-hander Marty Popham came into the game in relief of Adams in the fifth inning and promptly allowed three runs and he finished the night going three innings and allowing those three runs on four hits, three walks and had one strikeout.
Right-hander Rob Bryson got the win with two impressive shutout innings in relief allowing one hit and no walks while putting away four hitters with strikeouts. Right-hander Cory Burns came in for the tenth inning to earn his fourth save of the season.
Shortstop Kyle Smith led a 14-hit Captains attack going 3-for-5 with the decisive double in the tenth inning which was eventually the game winning run. Outfielder Greg Folgia went 1-for-4 with 2 RBI and third baseman Casey Crawley went 2-for-4 with an RBI and walk.
Lake County returns home on Saturday looking to extend their winning streak to ten games. Right-hander Clayton Cook takes the mound for the Captains. Game time is at 4:05 PM EST.
Columbus and Louisville PPD
Friday night's game at Slugger Field between Columbus and Louisville was been postponed and will be made up as part of a double-header Sunday at 4:05pm. Saturday's game is still scheduled for 2:05pm.
Aeros Drop Second Straight at Home 4-2
The Akron Aeros suffered their second straight loss on their opening seven-game homestand with a 4-2 loss to the visiting Bowie Baysox on Friday night at Canal Park. The loss drops the Aeros to 5-4 on the season.
The Baysox jumped out to an early lead in the second inning against Aeros starter Paolo Espino. After retiring the first two batters, Espino walked Tyler Henson and Blake Davis to put two on with two outs. Pedro Florimon lined a single down the right-field line to score Henson and put Bowie in front 1-0.
The Aeros answered back in the third inning against Bowie starter Ryohei Tanaka with a two-out rally of their own. Tim Fedroff started things off with a single and Lonnie Chisenhall followed with a double into the left field corner that scored Fedroff all the way from first base to tie the game 1-1.
Bowie wasted little time reclaiming the lead in the fourth inning. Joel Guzman led the inning off with a double to deep left-center field and moved to third on a ground out by Caleb Joseph. Espino then got Henson to ground out but a wild pitch to the next batter allowed Guzman to score and give the Baysox the lead back at 2-1.
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