Game Recap 6/20: Frawley Walkoff Homer Clinches It
Casey Frawley led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk off home run as the Lake County Captains clinched the Midwest League Eastern crown defeating the Lansing Lugnuts 3-2 on Sunday. The Captains win the 1st half championship in their inaugural season in the Midwest League.
The Captains jumped on the Lugnuts scoring twice in the first inning when Jeremie Tice singled home Delvi Cid and Bo Greenwell to give the Captains a 2-0 lead. The Lugnuts tied the game in the top of the second inning when Justin Jackson singled home a run and Chris Hopkins followed with a RBI single.
Captains starter Vidal Nuno did not get a decision pitching 5.1innings allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out four. Nick Sarianides threw two scoreless innings allowing one hit, walking two and striking out two. Tyler Sturdevant (3-0) got the win pitching 1.2 scoreless innings allowing a hit and striking out two.
Lugnuts starter Matt Fields did not get a decision working six innings allowing two runs on three hits, walking one and striking out three. Brian Stover (2-3) took the loss.
Roberto Perez, Bo Greenwell, Chun Chen and Nick Sarianides will represent the Captains in the Midwest League All Star game on Tuesday June 22 in Fort Wayne. The Captains will begin second half play on Friday June 25 at West Michigan at 7:00 PM.
Clippers, PawSox suspended by rain
Weather almost cost the Clippers a chance at victory Sunday, but they scored a pair of runs just in time to force a suspension of the final game in their four-game set at Pawtucket.
Columbus holds a 4-3 lead, thanks to two runs in the top of the sixth inning (scored courtesy of a ground out and a bases-loaded walk). The game will be resumed when the PawSox visit Huntington Park in late July.
Had the Clippers not tied the game or taken a lead, they would've simply been dealt a rain-shortened loss, as heavy showers hit one at-bat after Columbus pulled ahead. They'll have the bases-loaded with two outs in the top of the sixth when play resumes.
Josh Rodriguez' two-run homer in the third put the Clippers ahead early, but the PawSox answered with single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings against Carlos Carrasco to take the lead.
So the Clippers remain at 41-29 on the season as they head to Rochester for a four-game series starting at 7:05 Monday night.
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