COLUMBUS, OHIO- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jumped out to an early lead, but couldn’t thwart the Columbus offense as the Clippers compiled 16 hits, including four homers, and 10 runs to cruise to a 10-4 victory over the RailRiders Sunday at Huntington Park.
Ronnier Mustelier got things started for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the top of the first inning with an RBI single. Dan Johnson followed up the single with a two-run blast to right field to give the RailRiders a 3-0 lead.
The Clippers erased the deficit in the bottom of the first to tie the game at three.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre regained the lead in the top of the second when Addison Maruszak singled to left field, scoring Thomas Neal.
The RailRiders clinged to the one-run advantage until the bottom of the fourth when Matt Lawson hit a solo-shot to left fied to tie the game at4-4.
Columbus opened up the game in the bottom of the fifth as the Clippers added five runs, including Jeremy Hermida’s and Cord Phelps’ back-to-back solo homers.
The Clippers added a run in the bottom of the eighth to secure the victory.
Caleb Cotham was tagged with the loss for the RailRiders, allowing six runs and eight hits in four and a third innings of work.
The RailRiders will be back at Huntington Park today at 7:05 p.m.
Clippers 10, RailRiders 4
Carrera rf4121Joseph 2b4010Fedroff cf5111Boesch rf2110Chen 1b5010Almonte cf5000
Hermida dh2111Mustelier 3b5111Phelps lf5323Johnson dh3112Rohlinger 3b5120Bell 1b4000Diaz ss5131Neal lf2100Lawson 2b4232Wilson c3010Santos c4011Maruszak ss4021Totals39101610Totals32474
LOB: SWB 9, COL 11. TEAM RISP: SWB 3-for-9, COL 6-for-16. 2B: COL - Lawson (4). 3B: COL - Carrera (3). HR: SWB - Johnson (5); COL - Phelps 2 (5), Lawson (1), Hermida (7). SAC: COL - Carrera. GIDP: SWB - Maruszak.
Cotham (L, 0-2)4.186616Montgomery1.263320Rapada100000Eppley121120Columbus
Bauer (W, 2-0)664452Soto100022Gil110000Nieve100011WP – Bauer
Umpires — HP: Jon Saphire. 1B: A.J. Johnson. 3B: Chad Whitson.
T — 3:01. A — 7,408