Game Recaps: Wednesday 4/22
The Clippers got off to an early 5-0 lead to start the game with Josh Barfield, David Dellucci, Matt LaPorta, Andy Marte, and Stephen Head each picking up hits in the first inning.
In the third, Louisville fought back to score three via an RBI double and a two-run home run.
In the bottom half of the fouth, the Clippers stole the three runs back by a Wilson Valdez bunt single, Josh Barfield and David Delucci single and a Wes Hodges double, scoring three.
Wyatt Toregas would hit his first of two home runs on the day in the bottom half of the sixth and his other coming in the seventh.
Kirk Saarloos (1-2) went six innings surrendering 12 hits on four runs. He also walked three while striking out four. Scott Roehl would pitch the final three innings, earning a rare three inning save.
Josh Barfield, David Dellucci, and Wyatt Toregas each contributed two hits on the day, while Matt LaPorta knocked three hits and Wes Hodges drove in three leading the way to a Clippers 14-4 victory over Louisville.
Akron pitching leads to two wins
In Game 1 of the doubleheader, the game was scoreless until the top of the sixth inning when a wild pitch and a steal put Jose Constanza on third with two down. Constanza would score on a base hit to left field by Beau Mills.
Akron would strike again in the top of the seventh when a walk and an error put two runners on for Jerad Head who would drive in Niuman Romero to give them a 2-0 lead.
That's all they would need as Hector Rondon (3-0) pitched five scoreless innings allowing only four hits of the game for Harrisburg and striking out two. Erik Stiller would come on in the sixth shutting the door, only surrendering one walk. Vinnie Pestano would pitch a perfect seventh earning his sixth save, giving Akron a 2-0 win in Game 1.
Harrisburg jumped out first in Game 2, who would score a run in the bottom half of the second inning.
Akron would quickly jump back in the third when Josh Rodriguez would single in Jerad Head and Carlos Rivera would double in Rodriguz, giving Akron a 2-1 lead. Frank Herrmann (1-1) would allow another run in the bottom half on the inning, knotting the score up at two.
Damaso Espino would single in Niuman Romero in the top of the seventh, giving Akron a 3-2 lead and the win.
Herrmann went four innings, allowing two runs via the long ball and Carlton Smith (1-0) went the rest of the way, earning his first victory of the season.
K-Tribe falls short in late innings
The K-Tribe would take an early 1-0 lead in the first when Tim Fedroff lead off the game with a walk and later in the inning, Lonnie Chisenhall doubled to score Fedroff. However, that lead would not last long as Myrtle Beach would tag Zach Putnam (2-0) for seven runs.
Putnam would rebound pitching four scoreless innings, only allowing two hits and striking out four.
In the fourth, Kinston would hit two straight doubles to start the inning via Lucas Montero and Richard Martinez and would later have a sacrifice fly off the bat of Tim Fedroff to score Martinez.
Then in the sixth, Adam Davis would reach on an error and Tim Fedroff and Cord Phelps would each walk. With no outs, Lonnie Chisenhall would step to the plate and hit his second grand slam in the past two games to cap his two-for-five, five RBI day. Matt McBride would then reach on another error and Lucas Montero would drive him in, giving Kinston an 8-7 lead.
However, in the bottom half on the seventh, Myrtle Beach would strike for two runs, giving them a 9-8 lead in which they would eventually win by. Both runs were unearned off an error by Chisenhall.
Jonathan Holt (1-1) would take the loss.
Cord Phelps had a two-for-four day, including a double. Lucas Montero went three-for-four with two doubles and Lonnie Chisenhall has a remarkable ten RBI's in the past two games, including two home runs.
Captains have rally sink late
Lake County would score a run in each of the first three innings with Abner Abreu and Chris Nash each driving in one and the other run coming via an error.
The Blue Claws would score four in the bottom half of the third and another two in the seventh.
The Captains would mount a comeback in the ninth when Chris Nash began the inning with a walk. Ryan Blair would then single, putting two runners on with no outs. They each would then advance on a pass ball, putting both in scoring position. Adam Abraham would ground out to short, but would score Nash. Walter Diaz would also ground out, scoring Blair. However, Donnie Webb would be called out on strikes, leaving the Captains just short and losing to Lakewood 6-5.
T.J. House (0-1) would take the loss.