Richmond (7-11) opens series in Columbus with a 6-3 win
Stubby Clapp hit a three run home run in the fifth inning to help lead the Richmond Braves (7-11) over the Columbus Clippers 6-3 on Monday night.
Clapp's home run was part of a five run fifth inning, good enough to give Richmond starter John Ennis (1-1) the run support he needed for his first AAA victory. Ennis went five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits. He had two walks and three strikeouts.
Offensively, Clapp, Wilson Betemit, and Damon Hollins each had two hits for Richmond. Hollins and Mike Hessman had the other RBI's.
Richmond finishes up its brief two game series in Columbus with an afternoon game Tuesday starting at 12:05. Jason Marquis will pitch for Richmond.
NOTE: Kaz Takeoka was sent down to AA Greenville to make room on the Richmond roster for Marquis.
Greenville (8-8) rained out against Tennessee
The Greenville Braves were rained out in their scheduled game with Tennessee on Monday night. They open up a four game series against Carolina on Tuesday at 7:15 with Adam Wainwright (0-1) on the mound.
Myrtle Beach (4-12) loses in extra innings to Lynchburg
Despite a solid performance from starter Macay McBride, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans lost 3-2 to Lynchburg in ten innings Monday night.
McBride went six innings, allowed two earned runs on four hits, two walks and four strikeouts.
Ralph Roberts (1-1) took the loss for the Pelicans as he allowed the game winning hit to Jeff Keppinger in the top of the 10th.
T.J. Pena and Greg Miller had RBI singles for the Pelicans.
Still no home runs for Myrtle Beach through 16 games.
Game two of the series with Lynchburg will be Tuesday night at 6:05 at Coastal Federal Field in Myrtle Beach.
Rome (10-7) begins northern road trip with 6-2 victory
Carlos Guzman hit a grand slam in the top of the ninth inning to give Rome the comfortable lead needed to hold on for the 6-2 victory against Lakewood in New Jersey on Monday night.
Brian McCann added a solo home run for Rome. It was his first of the season.
Rome got solid pitching from Blaine Boyer (4 scoreless innings with six strikeouts), Rico Rodriquez (third win of season with three scoreless innings in relief), and Brad David (sixth save of the season).
Game two against Lakewood Tuesday night with Anthony Lerew (0-0, 2.40 ERA) on the mound for Rome.
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