Game Recaps 5/18: Wright rolls again in Lake County shutout
Steven Wright threw six shutout innings and LeVon Washington accounted for three of the Captains four runs as the Lake County Captains shutout the Fort Wayne Tincaps 4-0 on Wednesday afternoon. It was the Captains second shutout of the season.
The Captains got on the board in the first inning when LeVon Washington walked and stole second. He went to third on a ground out and scored on an infield single by Jesus Aguilar and the Captains lead 1-0. The Captains lead went to 3-0 in the bottom of the second inning when Washington drove in Alex Lavisky and Nick Bartolone scored on a balk by Tincaps starter Andrew Werner. The Captains added an insurance run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Giovanny Urshela hit a sacrifice fly that scored Washington and it was 4-0.
Captains starter Steven Wright (1-0) got the win working six scoreless innings allowing only one hit, walking three and striking out three. J.D. Reichenbach came on in the seventh inning and threw a scoreless inning striking out one. Dale Dickerson worked a scoreless the eighth inning walking one and striking out one and Nick Sarianides threw a scoreless ninth inning.
Werner (1-4) took the loss pitching five innings allowing three runs on six hits, walking two and striking out one.
The Captains and Tincaps conclude their three game series with a doubleheader on Thursday with game one beginning at 6:00 PM. The Captains will send RHP Kyle Blair (2-1, 3.78) in game one and RHP Cole Cook (1-4, 4.63) in game two. The games can be heard on AM 1330 WELW and on the internet at captainsbaseball.com.
Clippers Split Doubleheader with Pawtucket
A big fifth inning catapulted Pawtucket into the lead, as the Red Sox beat the Clippers 7-2 in the first game of a doubleheader.
After a Josh Reddick RBI single, Lars Anderson snuck a three-run homer over the left field wall in the fifth to give Pawtucket the lead for good.
The only two runs for Columbus came via home runs, as Cord Phelps and Jerad Head went deep.
Jeanmar Gomez, who falls to 3-1 on the year, went five innings, giving up four runs off of five hits and striking out five.
Kyle Weiland went five innings for the Red Sox, giving up only one run and three hits. He improves to 3-4.
This was the first game of a four game set with the Red Sox. Last night's game was postponed until today due to rain.
After a disappointing 7-2 game 1 loss, Columbus righted the ship en route to an 8-3 victory and a doubleheader split with the Pawtucket Red Sox at Huntington Park. Joe Martinez (3-1) got the win while Dennis Neumann (0-1) was hit with the loss.
Pawtucket got on the board in the top of the second when Red Sox first baseman Lars Anderson blasted a solo shot that hit off of the "D" on the Columbus Dispatch scoreboard in right center field to give Pawtucket a 1-0 lead.
The Clippers would come right back in the bottom half of the inning. Jerad Head was hit by a pitch with two outs. Wes Hodges then followed with a single. After the runners moved up on a base on a wild pitch, Paul Phillips got on with a walk to load the bases. Josh Rodriguez delivered with a two out two-run single that plated Head and Hodges to give the Clippers a 2-1 lead.
The Red Sox would use some two out magic of their own in the top of the third. Tony Thomas doubled down the right field line that allowed Brent Dlugach to score all the way from first and tie the game 2-2. Thomas would then come in when the next batter Josh Reddick reached on an error by Clippers second baseman Jason Kipnis, enabling Pawtucket to regain the lead 3-2.
In the bottom of the 5th, the Clippers set their sights on tying the ballgame up. Ezequiel Carrera tripled down the right field line. Cord Phelps then walked to give the Clippers runners at the corners with one out. The next batter, Lonnie Chisenhall, hitter a one hopper to shortstop, but Pawtucket was not able to turn the double play which allowed Carrera to score and tie the game at 3-3.
The Clippers were looking for the lead this time in the bottom of the sixth. After singles by Kipnis and Head, Wes Hodges sacrificed them over via the bunt. Pawtucket would then intentionally walk Paul Phillips to load the bases.
Josh Rodriguez then hit a liner that went off the glove of Pawtucket third baseman Hector Luna, allowing Kipnis to come in to score and give the lead back to Columbus 4-3. The Clippers were not done there. Carerra hit a line drive that went off the glove of Paw Sox shortstop Brent Dlugach, allowing Head and Phillips to cross home plate to make it 6-3.
The big blow came off the bat of Cord Phelps when he hit a double to left center that drove home two to give Columbus an 8-3 advantage. The 8-3 score held up for the victory as Josh Judy got the final three out in the top of the seventh.
Game 3 between Pawtucket and Columbus will be on Thursday evening at Huntington Park as Pawtucket right-hander Brandon Duckworth goes against Clippers right-hander Mitch Talbot. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 pm.
Aeros Trounce Curve 16-6
The Akron Aeros banged out 16 hits and scored runs in five of the eight innings they batted as they went on to win game one of a three-game series against the Altoona Curve 16-6 Wednesday at Canal Park.