Scoreboard

Triple-A: Columbus Clippers 6, St. Paul Saints 5
Double-A: Erie SeaWolves 11, Akron RubberDucks 8
High-A: Great Lakes Loons 5, Lake County Captains 2
Single-A: Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Down East Wood Ducks 1

Peyton Battenfield (SP, Columbus): 7 IP, 5 H, R, 2 BB, 3 K – Battenfield allowed a walk and a hit in the first, but kept the Saints off the board that inning and retired the next six in a row. He allowed two more hits in each the fourth, but worked through it. In the sixth, he allowed a lead-off double and a following single scored the only run to that point. An unassisted double play by Bobby Bradley ended the inning and Battenfield allowed just the one run through seven innings.

Will Brennan (DH, Akron): 2/4, R, 4 RBI, 2B, HR – After the SeaWolves dropped a nine spot in the top of the fifth, Brennan tried to bring the Ducks back into it with a three run homer in the bottom of the sixth. He then doubled home Valera for his fourth RBI in the seventh.

Rodney Boone (SP, Lynchburg): 6 IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K – Boone struck out two in the first, three in the second and was perfect through the first out in the sixth. He allowed the runner to advance on a wild pitch, but otherwise struck out eight in six, one hit, shut out innings.

Best of the Rest

Alex Call (DH, Columbus): 2/6, R, RBI – After going 0 for his first 3 at bats, Call singled in the ninth to load the bases and scored the Clippers’ third of four runs that inning to tie the game at four. Coming to bat again in the 12th with the game still tied, Call singled home Bryan Lavastida to lead off the inning and give the Clippers a walk off win. It was the second night in a row Call had the walkoff hit for Columbus.

Zach Draper (RP, Columbus): 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K – Draper came into a game tied at five in the 11th inning, Draper struck out the lead-off hitter, intentionally walked the next to put two on, used a cought stealing for his second out and struck out the next batter to end the inning. After a sac bunt to start the 12th, he struck out the next two batters to keep the Saints off the board.

George Valera (RF, Akron): 2/4, 2 R, RBI – Valera singled and scored in the sixth, then repeated the feat in the seventh. His seventh inning hit scored Julian Escobedo for his one RBI.

Jose Tena (SS, Akron): 1/5, 2 R, RBI, HR – Tena’s solo home run in the third cut the SeaWolves lead in half. He then reached on an error in the sixth and scored on Brennan’s homer.

Jhonkensy Noel (DH, Lake County): 2/4, HR, BB, 2 RBI – Noel’s two run homer in the fourth gave the Captains a short lived lead that dissipated the following inning. He singled in the sixth, but was stranded and took an intentional walk in the seventh.

Connor Kokx (RF, Lake County): 3/3, BB, SB – Kokx was all over the bases last night, but didn’t play into the scoring. He singled in the third, but was out on a double play. He then walked in the fifth and stole second, but was stranded. He singled again in the seventh and again to lead off the ninth.

Trey Benton (RP, Lynchburg): 1 IP, 3 K, SV – With a three run lead, Benton struck out all three batters faced in the ninth for a perfect save in the Hillcats’ 4-1 win.

Isaiah Greene (RF, Lynchburg): 2/4, R, 2 SB – Greene singled in the fourth, then stole second and third before scoring on a Yordys Valdes single. He singled again in the sixth, but was stranded at second.

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