Bauer Dominates as Clippers Take First from Mud Hens

On a cold day in Toledo Bauer brought the heat, struck out 9

By Columbus Clippers | April 16, 2014 9:50 PM ET

After being rained out on consecutive days the Columbus Clippers (4-7) played their first game since Sunday beating the Toledo Mud Hens (4-9) 3-1 in Toledo. Trevor Bauer (1-0, 0.75 ERA) had to wait a while before throwing his first pitch, but after having his second start for the Clippers pushed back twice he made it count Wednesday.

Bauer got the win for Columbus going six innings allowing no runs on five hits and struck out nine batters with one walk. Mark Lowe got the save for the Clippers. The losing pitcher was Mud Hens starter Drew VerHagen (0-1, 4.70 ERA) lasting five innings and gave up three runs on six hits.

The Clippers got all the offense they would need in the top of the first. Tim Fedroff led off the game with a walk and got to third after a Jose Ramirez single. With one out the Indians Minor League Player of the Week Jesus Aguilar hit an RBI single on a broken bat to score Fedroff. In the next at bat Ramirez scored on a Carlos Moncrief single to make it 2-0 Clippers.

After setting AA-Akron's RBI record a season ago Aguilar has torn up the International League in his first two weeks of play. Aguilar hit .417 with an IL-best 1.266 OPS in his first 10 games with three homers, four doubles and eight RBI during that stretch.

The win the Clippers puts them a game ahead of Toledo who is in last in the IL-West. The second and final game of the set is scheduled for Thursday at 6:35 p.m. in Toledo before the two teams play four in Columbus. T.J. House (0-1, 4.50 ERA) is scheduled to go for the Clippers.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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