Eric Berger got the start and let in five runs before he was taken out in the fifth with two runners on, both who ended up scoring courtesy of some shaky relief from Bryan Price. Tim Fedroff had two doubles in the game and Matt LaPorta added two singles.
Akron outhit the Seadogs 10-8, but were held scoreless. Thomas Neal led the offense with three hits, his seventh multi-hit game in his past 10 outings. Neal, after a disappointing April and May (with an OPS however in the low 700s), has raised his overall line to .320/.398/.475. It would be nice to see him back in Columbus soon. T.J. House pitched well, going seven innings and striking out nine (7IP, 5H, 1ER, 2BB, 9K).
Bo Greenwell went 2-4 with a double and a walk, but the Mudcats offense was not able to put anything together. Trey Haley made his third scoreless relief effort since coming off the DL, striking out one in a scoreless inning.
Lake County had a perfect game going against them until one out in the ninth inning, when Leo Castillo, batting just over .200 for the season, broke up the effort with a single. Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor followed with singles, but Lake County was held scoreless in the loss.
Jake Sisco gave up four runs in four innings. Scrappers catcher Richard Stock went 2-4 with two doubles.