Bulls blank Columbus 5-0

Clippers manage only two hits against four Durham hurlers

By Columbus Clippers | July 1, 2013 6:33 PM ET

Four Durham pitchers perplexed the Clippers as the Bulls took the second game of a doubleheader via a 5-0 shutout of Columbus at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

The Bulls were the first team to crack the scoreboard in the bottom of the third with the aid of a Jesus Flores RBI double to left. They later added to their lead in the bottom of the fourth with the help of a Shelley Duncan RBI double and a Leslie Anderson RBI single. Duncan would also come around to score on a double play ball during the frame.

On the pitching side, a quartet of Bulls pitchers was on point all night long. Corey Wade, Adam Liberatore, C.J. Riefenhauer, and Josh Lueke combined for a two hit, seven inning shutout, striking out seven and walking two during that time. It enabled the Bulls to earn a split in Monday's doubleheader. Liberatore (W, 4-1) got the win for Durham. Boof Bonser (L, 0-1) was the losing pitcher for Columbus.

The Clippers will wrap up their four game series with Durham on Tuesday night. Japanese righty Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-4, 4.54) will start on the mound for Columbus. The Bulls will tap the services of right-hander Matt Buschman (2-0, 2.93). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM. 

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

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