Photo credit: Gary Streiffer/Courtesy Lynchburg Hillcats

Scoreboard

Triple-A – St. Paul Saints 6, Columbus Clippers 5
Double-A – Hartford Yard Goats 4, Akron RubberDucks 2
High-A – Beloit Sky Carp 11, Lake County Captains 1
Single-A – Down East Wood Ducks 3, Lynchburg Hillcats 1
Rookie – ACL Brewers Gold 5, ACL Guardians 0
Rookie – Dominican Summer League Guardians Blue 7, Dominican Summer League Astros Orange 3 (Suspended from Thursday 6/16)

Rookie – Dominican Summer League Guardians Blue 9, Dominican Summer League Astros Orange 5 (7 innings)
Rookie – Dominican Summer League Guardians Red 11, Dominican Summer League Astros Blue 5 (10 innings)

HIGHLIGHTS

Jack Leftwich (Lynchburg, SP): 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 8 K – Leftwich continued to challenge hitters in the Carolina League as he tallied a one-run effort in 5.2 innings in Lynchburg. For the fourth straight appearance, he punched out at least eight batters. His great start was wasted in the ninth inning when Down East took the lead for a 3-1 win. In 12 games (three starts), he now leads the Hellcats with 70 strikeouts this season.

REHAB

Franmil Reyes (Columbus, RF): 1-3, 1B, R – After a three-hit contest on Thursday, Reyes continued his rehab stint with the Clippers on Friday night. The slugger made an appearance in right field as he singled once and scored a run from first base. He is hitting .455 (5-11) in three games on his way back to Cleveland.

BEST OF THE REST

Will Benson (Columbus, DH): 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, R, BB – Benson drilled his 10th homer of the campaign, tying him with the team leader (David Fry). He has hit safely in ten of 13 games this month while reaching base in 12 of those contests.

Will Brennan (Columbus, LF): 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI – Brennan doubled twice and plated a pair of runs in the Friday contest. He is slashing .403/.479/.565 in June with the Clip Show.

Tyler Freeman (Columbus, 2B): 2-4, 2 1B, RBI, BB, R – With another multi-hit effort, Freeman has had two hits in three of the four St. Paul games this week.

Nic Enright (Columbus, RP): 1IP, 1 H, 2 K – Enright tallied a scoreless Triple-A debut on Friday with a empty sixth inning. He allowed a single but fanned a pair of Saints.

Andrew Misiaszek (Columbus, RP): 1 IP, 1 K – Just like Nic Enright, Misiaszek made his Triple-A debut with a clean frame. He struck out one in his first appearance at Huntington Park.

George Valera (Akron, DH): 1-3, HR, RBI, R, BB – With a sixth inning blast, Valera now has a five-game hit streak and eight-game on-base streak. He has homered in back-to-back games with 11 blasts on the year.

Brayan Rocchio (Akron, SS): 2-4, 1B, 2B – Rocchio notched his second straight multi-hit game and his tenth of the 2022 campaign.

Thomas Ponticelli (Akron, RP): 2.1 IP, 2 H – In his second appearance with the ‘Ducks, Ponticelli went 2.1 scoreless innings after Xzavion Curry. In two Double-A appearances, he has 3.1 scoreless frames.

Alexfri Planez (Lake County, RF): 1-4, HR, R, RBI – On a night where Beloit’s Cody Morissette (4-6, 3 HR, 6 RBI) stole the show, Planez’s fifth home run of the year was the only bright mark on the night. Lake County only had two hits overall.

Trey Benton (Lake County, RP): 1.1 IP, 1 K – Benton was the only LC pitcher to keep Beloit off the scoreboard Friday. He retired all four batters he faced, including Morissette in the ninth.

Isaiah Greene (Lynchburg, CF): 2-4, 2 1B, 1 K, SB – Greene singled twice and stole his tenth base of the season. This was his first multi-hit game since May 25th.

Jordan Brown (Lynchburg, RF): 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K – On back-to-back nights, Brown went for two hit games, including a double each night.

Juan Zapata (Lynchburg, RP): 2.1 IP, 1 H, 4 K – Zapata followed Leftwich with 2.1 scoreless frames to bridge the gap to the ninth inning in a 1-1 contest.

Juan Benjamin (ACL, 3B): 1-3, 2B, BB– Benjamin doubled for the third time this season as he reached base twice. He has a seven-game on-base streak in Arizona.

Brian Eichhorn (ACL, RP): 2 IP, 3 K – Eichhorn went two scoreless innings on his current rehab stint in Arizona. He combined with three others and kept Milwaukee off the scoreboard after they put five runs up on the starter.

Gueile Borrome (DSL Blue, PH-backup 2B): 2-3, 1B, 2B, 2 RBI, R (suspended game) – After he came in to pinch hit for starting 2B Nomar Velasquez in the top of the 4th, Borrome tallied two hits, drove in a pair and scored a run.

David Leon (DSL Blue, C): 3-4, 2 R, 1B, 2 2B, 1 RBI (suspended game) – Leon paced the DSL Blue squad with three hits, including three hits and a pair of doubles. Early on in the season, he’s hitting .333 with an .800 OPS in the DSL.

Luis Garcia (DSL Blue, RP): W (2-0), 4 IP, 1 H, 7 K – Garcia came in after the suspension and threw four scoreless frames with seven strikeouts.

Jose Gomez (DSL Blue, LF): 2-4, 1B, 3B, 2 RBI, K – Gomez singled and tripled in the nightcap of the “doubleheader.”

Samuel Parra (DSL Blue, DH): 3-4, 1B, 2 2B, RBI, 2 R – Parra had three hits in the win, including a pair of doubles.

Austin Aldeano (DSL Blue, SP): W, 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 K – Aldeano scattered six hits in a solid five-inning effort as he punched out five batters.

Chriopher Espinola (DSL Red, LF): 2-5, 1B, 3B, 3 RBI, 2 R, K – Espinola cleared the bases with a three-run triple in the 10th inning as Cleveland scored seven runs in the extra frame.

Rafael Ramirez (DSL Red, SS): 2-5, 1B, 3B, RBI, R, K – He singled home a run in the tenth inning and tripled earlier in the game as well.

Brayan Guedez (DSL Blue, 3B): 1-5, 2B, 3 RBI, R, 2 K – He had a two-run double in the second and grounded out in the tenth inning for a three RBI day.

Logan Franco (DSL Red, RP): 2 IP, 2 H, 4 K – Franco fanned four in two scoreless innings as he kept the Astros at bay despite some traffic. He entered in the their in a precarious jam and escaped with one runs allowed (charged to Jose Contreras).

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