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Monday, May 21
Columbus, Ohio — Brandon Barnes homered, doubled twice and singled twice, scoring three runs while also driving in three as the Columbus Clippers topped the Toledo Mud Hens, 11-5 (BOX SCORE).
Jon Berti singled three times with two runs for Columbus.
Columbus took the lead in the first when it put up three runs, including a double by Yu Chang that scored Lonnie Chisenhall.
After Columbus added two runs in the second, the Mud Hens cut into the deficit in the fourth inning when Chad Huffman hit a two-run home run.
Columbus southpaw Sean Brady (1-0) picked up the win after allowing two runs on five hits over five innings. Opposing starter Ryan Carpenter (1-4) took the loss in the International League game after a rough outing in which he allowed nine runs and 14 hits over three innings.
Despite the loss, Toledo is 4-1 against Columbus this season.
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Erie, Pa. — Jake Rogers hit a walk-off solo homer, as the Erie SeaWolves defeated the Reading Fightin Phils, 4-3 (BOX SCORE).
The SeaWolves tied the game 3-3 when Dominic Ficociello hit a solo home run in the sixth.
Erie starter Kyle Funkhouser went seven innings, allowing three runs and six hits. He also struck out two and walked two. Zac Houston (1-1) got the win with a scoreless inning in relief while Tyler Viza (0-3) took the loss in the Eastern League game.
Ficociello homered and singled, driving home two runs in the win.
Erie improved to 6-2 against Reading this season.
Lakeland, Fla. — Austin Warner tossed a three-hit shutout, leading the Palm Beach Cardinals to a 3-0 win over the Lakeland Flying Tigers (BOX SCORE). The Flying Tigers saw their five-game winning streak come to an end with the loss.
Palm Beach starter Warner (3-1) picked up the win after allowing just three hits over nine scoreless innings. Opposing starter Gregory Soto (1-1) took the tough loss in the Florida State League game after giving up two runs and five hits over seven innings.
The Flying Tigers were held scoreless for the third time this season, while the Cardinals’ staff recorded their fourth shutout of the year.
Single-A West Michigan
Monday's game was postponed due to inclement weather. Here's a recap from Sunday's game.
Comstock Park, Mich. — Colby Bortles hit a two-run home run and had three hits, and Dane Myers pitched five scoreless innings as the West Michigan Whitecaps beat the Lake County Captains, 7-4 (BOX SCORE). The Whitecaps swept the three-game series with the win.
Myers (1-0) allowed two hits while striking out four and walking one to get the win.
West Michigan went up 4-0 in the fourth after Reynaldo Rivera hit a three-run home run.
After West Michigan added three runs in the fifth, the Captains cut into the deficit with four runs in the seventh inning, including a two-run double by Tyler Friis and an RBI double by Todd Isaacs.
Juan Hillman (0-7) went 4.2 innings, allowing seven runs and nine hits in the Midwest League game. He also struck out six and walked one. Felix Viloria retired the side in order for his first save of the season.