Triple-A – Columbus Clippers 4, Omaha Storm Chasers 1
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 8, Bowie Baysox 5
High-A – Lake County Captains 11, South Bend Cubs 8 (Lake County leads best-of-3 1-0)
Single-A – Charleston RiverDogs 7, Lynchburg Hillcats 5 (Charleston leads best-of-3 1-0)


Will Brennan (Columbus, LF): 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI. 1 K – Brennan continues to rake, with his lone hit of the series finale being his 13th homer of the season, driving in his 107th run (both numbers including Double-A Akron).  He finishes the Clippers’ final full six-game home series with two doubles, two homers, and six RBI while striking out only once.

Tim Herrin (Columbus, SP): 3 IP, perfect, 7 K – Herrin presaged a bullpen game for the ages with his trio of perfect frames that included seven strikeouts in a row, the last six swinging – including all three Storm Chasers batters in the second.

Jose Tena (Akron, 2B): 3-4, 4 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Tena finished his regular season on an extremely high note, hitting his 25th double of the 2022 campaign in his third four-plus total base effort of the season’s final series.

Jhonkensy Noel (Akron, 1B): 4-5, 1 R. 3 RBI – Noel also finished his season strong with eight multiple-base games in a partial September that saw him slash .286/.423/.554.  This finish bodes well for his chances of seeing Columbus sometime next season.

Yordys Valdes (Lake County, 2B): 4-6, 4 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 2 K – The Captains lead in the championship series is due in large part to this otherworldly offensive effort by Valdes, who has now driven in five runs in his first professional postseason.

Josh Wolf (Lynchburg, RP): 2 IP, perfect., 4 K – Wolf’s professional postseason debut was a spectacular one.  He needed only 19 pitches, 14 of them strikes, to dispatch all six hitters he faced in order, including four via strikeout.  While the offense was unable to complete the comeback, Wolf did literally everything he could to keep the Hillcats in Game 1.

Samuel Vasquez (Lynchburg, RP): 1 IP, perfect, 2 K – Vasquez opened his postseason account* in similarly impressive fashion, needing only eight strikes and two balls to navigate a perfect ninth.


Nolan Jones (Columbus, DH): 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB – Jones wrapped up a stellar week which saw him get a hit in each of the last five games of the series, a streak during which he is hitting .471.

David Fry (Columbus, 3B): 1-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E – Fry’s two-run double in the sixth not only provided a pair of insurance runs, it also increased his RBI total to a career-high 71, besting the other season when he reached the 70-RBI plateau as a member of the 2019 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Milwaukee Brewers Low-A).

Adam Scott (Columbus, RP): 2.2, 3 H, 1 R (unearned), 6 K – Scott continued the strikeout festival, getting six of his eight outs via punchout.

Andrew Misiaszek (Columbus, RP): W (3-1), 2.1 IP, perfect, 5 K – Misiaszek was, like Herrin, perfect in yesterday’s contest.

Nick Mikolajchak (Columbus, RP): S (6), 1 IP, perfect, 1 K – Mikolajchak continued the perfection and delivered the 19th strikeout of a dominant bullpen day.

Micah Pries (Akron, LF): 2-5, 1 K – Pries concludes his first full season of pro ball with a multi-hit effort.

Angel Martinez (Akron, SS): 1-3, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SF – Martinez adapted to Double-A quickly, driving in 17 runs and posting an .807 OPS in 24 games.

Johnathan Rodriguez (Akron, RF): 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI. 1 BB, 2 K – J-Rod fell just short of the 75-RBI mark in his first season of 100+ pro games, driving in his 7th on the last day of the season.

Marcos Gonzalez (Akron, 3B): 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – Gonzalez finished an injury-shortened 38-game season with his third homer and 15th RBI.

Randy Labaut (Akron, RP): W (4-1), 3.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K – Labaut came in after a rough start from Brett Daniels (1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) and took the individual victory as the RubberDucks finish the season 20 games over .500.

Cade Smith (Akron, RP): H (3), 2.2 IP, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP – Smith was also impressive on Sunday to close out an Akron portion of his season that saw him post a lower ERA and WHIP (2.89 and 1.18, respectively) than he did to start the season in High-A Lake County (3.00 and .21)

Kyle Marman (Akron, RP): S (4), 1 IP, perfect, 2 K – Marman closed out the season at Canal Park with a perfect ninth to earn his fourth save of the season and sixth of his professional career.

Alex Royalty (Akron, RP): H (1), 0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R (both earned), 2 BB, 1 K – Royalty, who had spent the entire season on the 60-day IL, was activated just in time to make his lone appearance of the 2022 campaign.

Joe Naranjo (Lake County, 1B): 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K – Naranjo doubled his hit total from the entire division championship series to lead off a huge night for the Captains lineup.

Connor Kokx (Lake County,  LF): 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB – Kokx bettered Naranjo’s line by striking out one time less.

Petey Halpin (Lake County, CF): 1-5, 1 R,  RBI, 1 BB, 3 K – Halpin can drive 55…career runs in, that is, as he reached the mark with his first postseason RBI during the Captains’ fourth-inning comeback.

Alexfri Planez (Lake County, RF): 2-6, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – Planez’s five playoff RBI bring his season total to 68 in 93 games, a significant improvement over 53 in 103 Low-A contests for Lynchburg last season.

Milan Tolentino (Lake County, SS): 1-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 SB – Tolentino drove in the captains first run and their game-tying one on bases-loaded walks and scored the final insurance run in the ninth thanks in large part to his first career postseason stolen base (and 30th overall of the 2022 campaign).

Korey Holland (Lake County, DH): 3-6, 1 R. 1 K. 2 SB – After a 1-for-9 divisional championship series, Holland came up big in Game 1 of the final round to lead the team in hits and steals last night.

Micael Ramirez (Lake County, C): 2-6, 2 R, 1 K – Ramirez equaled his divisional playoffs hit total in this multi-hit effort.  Fun Fact:  Ramirez is one of the few Captains not new to this whole pro playoffs thing, having played in a postseason game for the 2018 Arizona League Indians 2.

Raymond Burgos (Lake County, RP): H, 3 IP, 1 H, 3 K – Burgos’ steady hand guided the Captains; ship through the late innings to secure a crucial Game 1 victory.

Jordan Jones (Lake County, RP): S (2 in playoffs, 6 overall), 1 I{, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K – Jones, who earned the save in his first outing of the playoffs on Friday to clinch the division crown, made it two-for-two in the team’s final road contest of the 2022 campaign.

Jake Fox (Lynchburg, 2B): 1-5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB – Fox stole his 30th professional base of his career last night.

Dayan Frias (Lynchburg, SS): 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – Frias’ second-inning RBI was the first of his postseason career.

Junior Sanquintin (Lynchburg, DH): 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI – Sanquintin was one of two Hillcats to both score and drive in a run in the Lynchburg nine’s game 1 loss.

Angel Genao (Lynchburg, 3B): 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – Genao, who hit one the Hillcats’ two doubles of the night, was the other.

Isaiah Greene (Lynchburg, CF): 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 SB – Greene’s two-hit performance included the other Lynchburg two-bagger.

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