Photo credit: Jay Gehres/Courtesy Columbus Clippers

Scoreboard

Triple-A – Columbus Clippers 7, Louisville Bats 6 (11 innings)
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 3, Harrisburg Senators 2
High-A – Fort Wayne TinCaps 14, Lake County Captains 8
Low-A – Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Fayetteville Woodpeckers 1

HIGHLIGHTS

Will Brennan (Columbus, DH): 3-6, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – As impressive as this statline looks, it only begins to tell the story of an incredible night for Mr. Brennan.  Not only did Will, who had driven on a total of 82 runs over his first season-and-a-half as a pro, drive in his 100th run of the 2022 season, he did so in the eleventh inning to drive in what would prove to be the winning run in a game that allowed the Clippers to keep pace with the Nashville Sounds for the lone playoff spot out of the International League’s West Division.

Gavin Williams (Akron, SP): ND, 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R (earned), 1 BB, 7 K, 1 BK – While a lack of early run support cost him the individual victory, this was a winning performance from the #3 prospect in the organization, who has impressed at the Double-A level (2.42 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 80:25 K:BB ratio, and .172 opponents’ batting average) in his professional rookie season.

REHAB

Bryan Lavastida (Akron, C): 1-4, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 2 E – Lavastida ended a three-game hit drought (0-for-14) with the second of back-to-back triples in the sixth to drive in the first RubberDuck run of the night.

BEST OF THE REST

Brayan Roochio (Columbus. SS): 1-5, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – Rocchio has now reached safely in eight straight games, including all seven he has played in September.

David Fry (Columbus, 3B-1B): 2-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 E – Fry drove in his 66th run of the season on his 16th homer of the 2022 campaign to kick off the Clipper scoring on Thursday night.

Jose Fermin (Columbus, 2B-3B): 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 Sac Bunt – Fermin was involved in a trio of Clipper runs in this multi-extra-base-hit performance.

Nick Mikolajchak (Columbus, RP): W (5-2), 2 IP, 1 BB (intentional), 2 K – Mikolajchak has not allowed a run in 4.1 innings.

Adam Scott (Columbus, RP): S (1), 1 IP, perfect – Thursday marked another milestone in Scott’s transition to the bullpen as he earned his first professional save.

Jose Tena (Akron, SS): 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 K – Tena hit the first triple of the aforementioned pair and scored on the Lavstida three-bagger in the next at-bat.

Daniel Schneemann (Akron, 3B): 1-3, 1 R, 1 K – Schneemann started the eighth inning with his eleventh double of the season.

Chris Roller (Akron, CF): 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI. 2 K – Roller followed with another double, his 14th, to drive in Schneemann to tie the game.

Raynel Delgado (Akron, 1B): 1-3, 1 CS – Delgado could not keep the doubles train rolling, but his single and a Harrisburg throwing error (SS Jackson Cluff) were enough to bring in Roller for the go-ahead and ultimately game-winning run.

Brett Daniels (Akron, RP): S (3), 2 IP, 1 H, 3 K – Daniels remains perfect in three save opportunities following this two-inning effort.

Joe Naranjo (Lake County, 1B): 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – Naranjo, whose three-run homer in the eighth was the highlight of a rough Thursday in Eastlake, was involved in half of the team’s runs.

Christian Cairo (Lake County, 3B): 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI – Naranjo’s fellow corner infielder, who has reached base in 22 straight games, had the other impressive night at the plate as the Captains saw their playoff hopes take another hit.

Zach Hart (Lake County, RP): 1 IP, perfect, 2 K – Hart’s two-strikeout seventh started a trio of perfect frames for the Captains, a stark contrast from the first two-thirds of the game.

Jack DeGroat (Lake County, RP): 1 IP, perfect, 1 K – DeGroat has not allowed a hit in his last three outings/innings.

Alaska Abney (Lake County, RP): 1 IP, perfect, 1 K – Abney has allowed only one earned run in his past 27.2 innings, dating back to June 21.

Richard Paz (Lynchburg, C): 2-3, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Paz, the offensive star of last night’s contest, kicked off the Hillcat scoring with his first ever non-complex triple.

Jake Fox (Lynchburg, 2B): 1-5, 1 R, 2 K, 2 SB, 1 E – Fox passed the twenty-stolen base mark (now at 21) with a pair of steals last night.

Alonzo Richardson (Lynchburg, SP): W (2-3), 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R (earned), 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR allowed – Richardson came within one bad pitch of remaining unscored upon in twelve September innings.

Miguel Vinicio (Lynchburg, RP): S (5), 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K – Vinicio has converted all five of his save opportunities this year.

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