Photo credit: Gary Streiffer/Courtesy Lynchburg Hillcats

Scoreboard 

Triple-A: Omaha Storm Chasers 8, Columbus Clippers 7
Double-A: Bowie Baysox 10, Akron RubberDucks 3
High-A: Lake County Captains 6, Great Lakes Loons 5 (Game 3 MWL CS, LC wins series, 2-1)
Single-A: Lynchburg Hillcats 3, Fredericksburg Nationals 0 (Game 3 CAR LG CS, LYN wins series, 2-1)

Highlights

David Fry (C, Columbus): 1-3, BB, 2B, 2 RBI  – Fry has put some nice finishing touches on his season and has been catching more lately, which is fitting as he was named as a Guardians representative in the AFL next month as a catcher.

Raynel Delgado (DH, Akron): 2-3, 2RBI, SB – Delgado has had some good moments with the bat for the ‘Ducks this year, filling in all over the infield. His good offensive game was about all Akron got though, as they were eliminated from playoff contention.

Julian Escobedo (CF, Akron): 1-3, HR, 2 RBI – Escobedo gave the ‘Ducks and Delgado some offensive support with a homer in his second straight game but as stated, it wasn’t enough.

Alexfri Planez (RF, Lake County): 4-5, HR, 3 RBI – Planez’s first inning three run jack got Lake County off to a good start in Game 3 of the MWL CS against Great Lakes, and an eventual series win to send them to the championship against South Bend. 

Yordys Valdes (2B, Lake County): 3-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI – A huge game from the Captains ninth hitter who started to look like a more comfortable hitter in High-A as the season came to a close. This was most impressive given the line, stakes and his profile of being a glove first player. 

Will Barlett (1B, Lynchburg): 2-3, BB, SB – He didnt’t score a run or drive one in, but still an impressive performance from Barlett in the pivotal game three for Lynchburg. 

Junior Sanquintin (DH, Lynchburg): 2-4, R, RBI – NIce to see Sanquintin deliver some hits and an a run drive in without needing a homer to do it. 

Ryan Webb (SP, Lynchburg): 5IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 6K – In his last three starts, Webb has pitched 14 innings without allowing a run and has struck out 23. Pretty impressive for a guy wrapping up his first season back from Tommy John and starting the big game three of a championship series. 

Notable Performances

Will Brenan (CF, Columbus): 1-5, 2B – He only had one hit, but it was a double, because that’s what Willie Baseball (formerly Willie Two Bags) does. He also has a 10 game hitting streak going.

Nolan Jones (RF, Columbus): 1-3, 2R, 2BB – Jones has seemed to get things going back in the right direction again with the bat and took two walks in the Clippers loss. He also showed his arm off a little too.

Logan Allen (SP, Columbus): 5IP, 5ER, 2BB, 7K, HR  – Allen continues to have issues at Columbus. He was hit hard in the first inning and allowed four runs, but then settled down to allow just one more over the next four innings pitched and still fanned seven. He’s been victimized by one blowup inning in a lot of starts, vs. struggling throughout an outing.

Luis Oviedo (RP, Columbus): 2IP, 0R, 3BB – Despite walking three, Oviedo did throw two scoreless innings in relief in his Triple-A debut. He’s been better as a reliever in the last few weeks.

Micah Pries (1B, Akron): 1-4, SB – The one single wasn’t notable for Pries in this game, but the stolen base was his 20th of the season for him. He’s 20-24 on steals and needs to two homers to reach a 20/20 season. It would be a nice little feat for a 1B/LF who can run better than a corner type player.

Mason Hickman (RP, Akron): 0.2IP, 3ER, 5BB – Hickman didn’t allow a hit, but he walked five and took five runs to his line. He’s been pretty steady in relief but this was a rare rough night for the 2022 AFL participant.

Connor Kokx (LF, Lake County): 2-4, SB – He didn’t come around to score but a nice 2-4 day at the office and a steal for Cokx in the first round playoff clincher. 

Lake County bullpen: 5.1IP, H, R 5K – Davis Sharpe tossed two innings, Trey Benton tossed 2 1/3 and Jordan Jones closed out the win in relief of Aaron Davenport for a gutsy effort.

Sergio Morillo (RP, Lynchburg): 2IP, 2BB, 3K – Morillo continued to miss bats as the season winds down in the playoffs just as he did in the regular season (45K in 27.1IP).

Zach Pettway (RP, Lynchburg): 2IP, H – Pettway was on the mound to end the series with the final out, pitching a pair of scoreless innings. 

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