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The rain cleared up just in time for the Wednesday evening ballgame at Huntington Park, as the Columbus Clippers (46-34) fell to the Nashville Sounds (49-30) 10-3. With both teams standing at the top of their division, the Nashville pitching staff was locked in to prevent Columbus from scoring. LHP Logan Allen made his home Triple-A debut in the night’s game representing the Clippers, after a rough start in Iowa. Allen went on to pitch four innings that allowed five runs with four hits, along with five strikeouts. The Sounds countered by sending RHP Dylan File (W, 4-4), who had an extraordinary game on the mound and struck out six of nine Clippers within the first three innings, all while allowing nobody on base. File pitched 62 strikes out of his 99 pitches within his seven innings on the hill, with a total of eight strikeouts. He allowed three walks, four hits, along with three runs on the night. 

Comin’ in Hot 

Nashville didn’t waste any time at the plate with a solo homer by Pablo Reyes who played leadoff man for the Sounds. Two at-bats later Tyler White also homered on a fly ball to left field just inside the foul line that drove in Abraham Almonte to give Nashville an early 3-0 lead in the first. Heading into the second inning Brent Diaz grounded into a forceout that scored Jon Singleton putting Nashville up 4-0. 

The hitting streak continued for Nashville in the sixth with Garrett Whitley’s line drive single that drove in that scored Brent Diaz and put Pablo Reyes in scoring position at second. Tyler White takes advantage of this with a line drive one-run double that scored Reyes for the second time in total. While Garrett Whitley got out at third on the throw, third baseman David Fry threw home to make the play close enough time that all three umpires did not make a call, leaving Reyes and others confused. The home plate umpire initially called Reyes out, but after review and a little talk with the Nashville manager that changed the ruling advancing the Sounds 7-0. David Dahl wraps up the inning with a grounder RBI single that scored Tyler White, Nashville 8-0. 

Too Little Too Late

After being scoreless for the majority of the game, the streak ended in the seventh inning where Columbus scored three runs. Gabriel Arias hit a solo home run on a fly ball to left center field to break the scoreless streak. 

Alex Call also homered in the inning on a fly ball, the dinger drove in Bo Naylor to give Columbus three runs in the inning and game total. Call has now scored three home runs and 11 RBI over his last five games. Both runs by Arias and Call were two-out RBI’s. 

While it wasn’t a perfect ending for the Clippers, Will Benson drew his 64th walk of the season in the sixth which ties him with Nashville’s Jon Singleton for first in the International League. Singleton drew two walks in the evening’s game with two hits and one run. 

The Clippers continue their one and done series against the Nashville Sounds on Thursday’s game set for 7:05 at home in hopes for redemption after the disastrous loss.

Velocity

LHP Logan Allen 

1st: 92, 84, 91, 84, 91, 91, 78, 78, 92, 79, 83, 92, 81, 92, 83, 84, 91, 82, 91, 78, 91, 79, 77, 78, 91, 83, 91, 91, 91

2nd: 91, 78, 78, 92, 91, 81, 81, 91, 82, 81, 86, 90, 82, 91, 91, 88, 82

3rd: 90, 76, 81, 90, 76, 81, 78, 90, 89, 90, 77, 82, 91, 80, 91, 91, 90

4th: 76, 82, 89, 77, 76, 82, 78, 77, 90, 90, 90, 88, 90, 90, 77, 76, 81, 82, 89, 83, 90, 78

RHP Nic Enright

5th:  90, 91, 73, 75, 89, 89, 84, 90, 80, 90, 88, 89, 80, 90, 84, 83, 91, 80, 91, 80, 90, 91

LHP Adam Scott

6th: 93, 93, 94, 94, 80, 79, 92, 78, 90, 92, 92, 83, 83, 84, 91, 92, 92, 91, 83, 92

RHP Nick Mikolajhak

7th: 88, 83, 89, 90, 78, 92, 79, 92, 79, 91, 79, 79, 80, 93, 78, 78

LHP Tim Herrin

7th: 89, 96, 85

8th: 88, 82, 97, 87, 96, 97, 89, 87, 82, 98, 86, 97, 98, 86, 97, 86, 98

RHP Jake Jewell 

9th: 92, 93, 84,  83, 87,, 93, 94, 93, 84, 87

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