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Triple-A – Iowa Cubs 5, Columbus Clippers 3 (Game 1 – 7 innings)
Triple-A – Columbus Clippers 1, Iowa Cubs 0 (Game 2 – 7 innings)
Double-A – Altoona Curve 5, Akron RubberDucks 2
High-A – Lake County Captains 4, Great Lakes Loons 0 (Game 1 – 7 innings)
High-A – Great Lakes Loons 3, Lake County Captains 2 (Game 2 – 7 innings)
Single-A – Kannapolis Cannon Ballers 10, Lynchburg Hillcats 5


Aaron Davenport (Lake County – Game 1, SP):  W (6-6), 7 IP<, 3 H, 7 K – Davenport not only pitched a complete game, which is hard enough in High-A, but he dominated in doing so, striking out an average of one batter per frame and not walking anyone while facing only two over the minimum (induced one double play) and throwing only 85 pitches, 56 of them strikes..

Brayan Rocchio (Columbus – Game 2, 2B): 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – Rocchio was the offensive star for the Clippers in the nightcap (daycap?) as he had half of their hits including the one that really mattered, his first-inning solo shot that provided the only run of the game.


Bryan Lavastida (Akron, C): 0-4, 2 K – Lavastida went hitless for the first time since last Sunday.


Gabriel Arias (Columbus – Game 1, SS): 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI – Arias drove in his 33rd Triple-A run of the season in one of two multi-hit performances in the morning contest.

Oscar Mercado (Columbus – Game 1, DH): 2-2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SF – The other two-hit effort belonged to Mercado, who hit one of the Clippers’ two doubles of game 1.

Tim Herrin (Columbus – Game 2, SP): ND, 3 IP, 1 H, 4 K – That homer held up due to a lot of great pitching, starting with Herrin;s dominating spot start, his first as a professional (any kind of start, not just spot starts).

Carlos Vargas (Columbus – Game 2, RP): W (1-0), 2 IP, 2 H, 3 K – Vargas must be thinking “This Triple-A thing isn’t so hard.” after his stellar debut.

Nic Enright (Columbus – Game 2, RP): S (1), 2 IP, 2 H, 3 K – Enright was equally as impressive (literally, the statlines – and number of strikes [22] – were identical) in earning his first save at the level.

Jhonkensy Noel (Akron, 1B): 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B – Noel was the only RubberDuck with two hits o n Sunday, including his 20th double of the season (11th as a RubberDuck), his first time reaching that threshold.

Jose Tena (Akron, DH): 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K – Tena had the biggest single swing of the bat for a RubberDuck on Sunday:  an eighth-inning solo shot to right.

Mason Hickman (Akron, RP): 1 IP, 2 H – Hickman remains unscored upon in 8.1 Double-A innings.

Alexfri Planez (Lake County – Game 1, DH): 1-4, 2 RBI, 1 K – Planez’s two-run single in the second drove in his 61st and 62nd runs of the season, the only two Captains RBI of the game – the two first-inning runs scored on a throwing error.

Milan Tolentino (Lake County – Game 1, 3B): 0-0, 2 R, 4 BB – The Captains walked ten times on only seven frames in yesterday’s first contest, highlighted by a pair who accounted for three of their four runs despite combining for zero official at-bats.  First up is Tolentino, who managed the walk equivalent of a golden sombrero by getting a free pass every time up, including the first plate appearance of the entire game.

Michael Amditis (Lake County – Game 1, C): 0-0, 1 R, 3 BB – Amditis also had a big fat zero in the “AB” column of his statline.

Cesar Idrogo (Lake County – Game 2, RF): 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – Idrogo’s first High-A round-tripper, a two-run shot in the fourth, tied the game at two, a status that would remain intact until the last at-bat of the game.

Alaska Abney (Lake County – Game 2, RP): 2 IP, perfect, 2 K – Abney has not allowed a baserunner while striking out ten in his last six outings (eight innings).

Davis Sharpe (Lake County – Game 2, RP): 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K – It has now been a month since Sharpe’s last run allowed (August 4). Since then, he has thrown 14 shutout frames in nine outings.

Jorge Burgos (Lynchburg, RF): 2-5,1 R, 1 K – While he couldn’t keep up the two RBI-per-game pace from his first two games of September, Burgos did continue his hot start to the month with his second two-hit game in four days.

Dayan Frias (Lynchburg, SS): 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI – Frias’ two-hit Sunday was also his second of the month.

Will Bartlett (Lynchburg, 1B): 1-2, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB – Bartlett, the only Hillcat to reach three times yesterday, had the single biggest Lynchburg hit of the game, a two-run double in the fifth.  It was his 21st double out of 54 total hits this season.  Nearly half of his total bases this season (42 of 86 ) are from doubles.

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