Columbus Clippers 7, Toledo Mud Hens 0 (box)
Myles Jaye was soundly knocked around on Sunday. He lasted just 4 2⁄3 innings, surrendering five runs, four earned. Kyle Ryan didn’t fare much better in relief. It mattered little, as the offense was thoroughly dominated by Clippers’ pitching.
Holaday: 1-3, 2B, 2 SO
Ryan: 2-3, 2B
Jaye (L): 4.2 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, HR, 2 BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Buck Farmer (5-4, 4.10 ERA) will start the second game of Monday’s double-header with Syracuse. No starters have been announced for the first.
Erie SeaWolves 9, Hartford Yard Goats 5 (box)
Beau Burrows spun his best game since reaching Double-A, striking out 10 batters on Sunday. He allowed three earned runs on eight hits, pitching through six innings of work. The SeaWolves’ bats got out of the gate quickly, with Harold Castro scoring on an RBI single from Dawel Lugo. Lugo then rode home on a two-run shot off the bat of Steven Moya. The Yard Goats fought to get back into this one, but after loading the bases with no outs in the top of the fifth inning, Burrows came back to strike out the side in impression fashion to slam the door shut. Christin Stewart cracked a two-run bomb in the bottom half of the frame to widen the lead, and the SeaWolves poured it on from there.
Stewart: 1-4, R, 2 RBI, HR
Moya: 1-4, R, 2 RBI, HR, 2 SO
Burrows: 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, BB, 10 SO
Coming Up Next: Tyler Alexander (6-6, 5.21 ERA) will go for the SeaWolves on Tuesday after an off-day on Monday.
Spencer Turnbull cruised on Sunday, as he looks to work his way back up the food chain in the Tigers’ farm system. He tossed seven innings, allowing a run on five hits. Turnbull struck out six and largely had his way with the Advanced A-ball bats arrayed against him. The SeaWolves scored a pair of runs in the second inning, and wouldn’t need any more. Jeff Thompson and Eduardo Jimenez each tossed a scoreless inning of relief to lock this one down.
Salter: 2-3, R, 2B
Lester: 1-2, 2 RBI, BB
Turnbull (W): 7.0 IP, ER, 5 H, BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: Sandy Baez (3-7, 4.37 ERA) welcomes in Bradenton on Monday.
West Michigan Whitecaps 9, Lake County Captains 0 (F/7)(box)
The juggernaut of the Midwest League continued to take no prisoners on Sunday. Locke St. John and Brandyn Sittinger, recently arrived from Connecticut, combined to strike out nine, with St. John allowing the only two hits the Captains could muster. Sittinger in particular was overpowering. He punched out six in three no-hit innings to wrap up this seven inning contest. Chad Sedio hit a three-run shot in the fifth, while Danny Pinero crushed one of his own in the seventh to add a little emphasis. Anthony Pereira also smacked a solo shot to round out the Whitecaps’ firepower.
Pinero: 2-3, 2 R, 4 RBI, HR, 2B, BB, SO
Pereira: 2-3, R, RBI, HR, BB, SO
Sittinger (W): 3.0 IP, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: Matt Manning makes his debut with the Whitecaps on Monday against Lake County.
Teddy Hoffman, Joey Morgan and Cole Peterson each had two hits on Sunday. Jordan Pearce chipped in a hit and a pair of RBI. The pitching staff had a rough go. Ken Figueroa surrendered seven runs, though just one earned, in 2 2⁄3 innings of work. Most of the Tigers’ relievers struggled with control, but only Victor Mueses allowed another run.
Morgan: 2-4, 2 R, 2B, SO
Hoffman: 2-4, R, RBI, BB, SO
Figueroa (L): 2.2 IP, 7 R, ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Ryan Castellanos (4-2, 4.03 ERA) will take the mound for the Tigers on Monday.