Game Recaps: Monday 4/27
Clippers Lose 9-6
Columbus was buried early and in a 9-2 hole through seven innings, though did put up a fight late scoring four runs in the final two innings to close the scoring and put the final score into the books at 9-6.
It was not a good night for right-hander Kirk Saarloos who in five innings allowed ten hits, eight runs (six earned), two walks and had three strikeouts. Righty John Meloan finished out the game pitching the final three innings and allowed a run on two hits, one walk and had four strikeouts.
Designated hitter David Delluci led the offense going 3-for-4 with a double. Other offensive stars for the Clippers were first basman Michael Aubrey who went 2-for-4 with a double, home run, and two RBI. Outfielder Stephen Head also contributed with a solo home run, his second on the season.
Captains Down Suns 8-4
T.J. house picked up his first professional and the Captains started out their seven game road trip with a win defeating the Hagerstown Suns 8-4 on Monday.
After four scoreless innings, the Captains exploded for six runs in the fifth inning aided by a Suns error that scored the first two runs. Donnie Webb then drove in a run with a single and with the bases loaded Nate Recknagel cleared the bases with a double and it was 6-0. The Suns picked up a run in the bottom of the fifth on a RBI single by Robbie Jacobsen to make it 6-1.
The Captains tacked on a run in the top of the eighth inning when Chris Nash scored on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Mark Thompson and it was 7-1. The Suns made it 7-4 in the bottom of the eighth inning taking advantage of three Captains errors. Karexon Sanchez added a run for Captains in the top of the eighth inning, blasting his fourth home run of the year and it was 8-4.
Captain’s starter T.J. House went six innings and allowed only one run on four hits ans truck out four. Steve Smith worked the last 1.2 innings and logged his team leading third save.
The Suns started Marcos Frias and he took the loss pitching 4.2 innings and allowing six runs, two earned on six hits, walking one and striking out four.
The Captains and Suns play game two of the three game series on Tuesday at 6:30 PM with Captains sending RHP Alexander Perez (0-0, 1.50) to the mound against RHP Brad Peacock (0-0, 1.08) for Hagerstown.