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Scoreboard

Triple-A – Omaha Storm Chasers 12 – Columbus Clippers 7
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 17 – Harrisburg Senators 2
High-A – Game 1: Dayton Dragons 4 – Lake County Captains 3 
Game 2: Lake County Captains 3 – Dayton Dragons 0
Single-A: PPD

Highlights

Micah Pries (Akron, 1B): 2-3, HR, 2B, 4R, 4 RBI, 2 BB – Anyday can be your night. Wednesday was Micah Pries’ night as he had a career night with a 3-run home run, a double and a sac fly for four RBI on the night. Pries now has 11 hits in his last 10 games and has slowly started to pick things up after a slow start to the season. 

Bobby Bradley (Columbus, 1B): 2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI – Bradley hit two homers against Omaha in the first and fourth inning. His homerun in the first scored three runs, for a total of four runs scored by Bradley this game. 

Alexfri Planez (Lake County, RF): Game 1 2-4, 2 RBI, 2 HR. Game 2: 2-4, 2B, R – Planez hit back to back homers at-bats in the fourth and fifth inning to give the Captains their first lead in the game. He also doubled and singled in game two.

Rehab

Carlos Vargas (Akron, RHP, Rehab) – Vargas, the 27th ranked prospect according to GBI, made his second rehab appearance with Akron since missing all of the 2021 season due to Tommy John Surgery. Vargas pitched one inning, striking out one batter and giving up a hit on 11 pitches. 

James Karinchak (Columbus, RHP, Rehab) – Karinchak made his second straight rehab appearance with the Clippers on Wednesday and, like every other reliever, struggled. He lasted one inning and allowed one run on one hit and walked two batters.

Best of the Rest

Angel Martinez (Lake County, SS): Game 1, 2-4, 2B, 3B. Game 2: 0-2, 2 BB– Martinez who is number 17 in the GBI prospect ranking, has racked up the extra base hits as of late as he has a double, triple and home run in his last three games. 

Jhonkensy Noel (Lake County, 3B): Game 1, 0-4,K. Game 2: 2-4, HR, R, RBI– Noel homered in the first to give the Captains the lead, he also singled on a line drive in the seventh. 

Aaron Davenport (Lake County, RHP): H (6), 5.2 1P, 7 K, 3 BB– Davenport pitched 64 strikes out of 96 pitches, and faced 25 batters. After having just 12 strikeouts in three starts in April and 17 in five starts during May, Davenport has turned it on in the K department as he has 27 during his four starts in June, nearly the same amount in half the starts. 

George Valera (Akron, LF): 3-5, 2B, 2R, 2RBI, BB -The number one prospect in the GBI rankings, Valera’s swing is always a sight to see, and it sure was for fans at Canal Park Wednesday as Valera had 3+ hits for the fourth time this season in a 17-2 dismantling of the Harrisburg Senators. Valera also picked up his 44th RBI of the season, making him tied for third in the Eastern League.

Raynel Delgado (Akron, DH): 3-5, R, 3RBI – Delgado drove in two runs in the fifth, along with one run in the seventh leaving the Senators still scoreless by the end of the seventh. Delgado now has nine hits in seven games with Akron since being called up from Lake County on June 13.

Joey Cantillo (Akron, LHP):  W, 5.0 IP, 0ER, 1H, 3K, 4BB – The trade that keeps on giving. Cantillo, another piece of the Mike Clevinger deal in 2020, has made an already loaded Akron pitching staff that much better as he took the mound for his 11th start of the season. Cantillo walked a few, but gave up no runs for the sixth time in a start this season. 

Will Benson (Columbus, LF): 1-4, R, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Leadoff man Benson started the game with a homerun, followed by Bobby Bradleys. Columbus scored five runs within the first inning. 

Nolan Jones (Columbus, RF): 2-4, 1 R, 2 H, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Jones hit a double that drove in Will Brennan in the first. Jones also hit a single grounder in the ninth. 

Nic Enright (Columbus, RHP): 2IP, H, 2K – The Clippers bullpen was a tire fire in Wednesday’s game. Even though they lost, Enright gave them two scoreless innings, he and Alex Young were the only relievers who managed to keep the Storm Chasers at bay.

Jose Tena (2B, Akron): 3-5, RBI – Every few games it looks like Tena’s bat is going to heat up, then he kind of goes silent. But he got in on the action in the ‘Ducks big night.

Cade Smith (Akron, RHP): IP, H, 3K – Smith has 47 strikeouts in 25 innings this year and struck out three in his Double-A debut. Not bad.

Jack DeGroat (Lake County, RHP): IP, K, SV – DeGroat made his first full-season appearance of his career. The 25 year old was drafted by Cleveland in 2018 but had multiple injuries and surgeries and hadn’t pitched till this season. He struck out the first batter he faced and picked up the save.

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