Columbus Clippers 3, Toledo Mud Hens 2 (box)
Tyler Alexander was fairly good in this one, but Clippers’ pitching finally quieted the Hens’ offense despite issuing eight walks on Thursday. Alexander allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over 5 2⁄3 innings while striking out five. The Hens did tie things up in the sixth on a Dustin Peterson solo home run as he stayed red hot this week. Unfortunately John Schreiber allowed a run in relief and the Hens couldn’t make a late push offensively.
Peterson: 2-4, HR, R, RBI
Woodrow: 1-3, 2B, 2 BB
Eaves: 0-1, R, 3 BB, SO
Coming Up Next: The Indianapolis Indians come to Toledo for a three-game weekend set with first pitch set for 7:05pm ET on Friday.
Erie SeaWolves (idle)
The SeaWolves were off on Thursday as they traveled to Trenton. First pitch is set for 7:00pm ET, and Casey Mize will take the mound for Erie.
The Flying Tigers loaded the bases and scored on a wild pitch in the first inning on Thursday, but the game went quiet from there into the sixth as Garrett Hill and the Cards’ Edgar Gonzalez dueled. Hill ultimately allowed a run in the sixth to knot things at one apiece, but no more. The Flygers had the answer however, as Brady Policelli and Jon Rosoff mashed home runs in the seventh and eighth respectively to pull away. Jason Foley and Wladimir Pinto were fantastic in relief to lock down the late innings. Pinto in particular punched out four in a tossing a perfect eighth and ninth for his fifth save.
Rosoff: 2-4, HR, R, RBI
Policelli: 2-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB
Deatherage: 1-4, R, BB, 2 SO
Hill: 5.2 IP, ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: The St. Lucie Mets come to town on Friday with first pitch set for 6:30pm ET. No starters have been announced but it should be Tarik Skubal on the mound for Lakeland.
Dayton Dragons 9, West Michigan 3 (box)
The Whitecaps backed Wilkel Hernandez with three early runs, but a dominant outing slipped away from him in the fifth as Dayton scored two to tie things up. Hernandez punched out nine while surrendering three runs. Kingston Liniak and Jose King each had RBI singles in the second as the Whitecaps built their early lead. The offense went quiet from there on out unfortunately, and Drew Crosby was rocked for three runs in relief as the Dragons took over and poured it on from there.
Liniak: 1-4, R, RBI
McMillan: 1-4, SB
King: 1-5, RBI, SB
W. Hernandez: 5.0 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 9 SO
Coming Up Next: Big Hugh Smith gets the ball on Friday night as the Whitecaps travel to Bowling Green to battle the Hot Rods.