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Stripers Score Six in Seventh, Rout Columbus 8-2

Drew Waters’ third hit of the day is a go-ahead two-run single
Drew Waters posted a 3-for-4 game with two RBIs in Gwinnett's 8-2 win over Columbus on Sunday. (Bernie Connelly)
September 12, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Gwinnett Stripers (66-48) snapped a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning, scoring six runs to cruise to an 8-2 win over the Columbus Clippers (52-60) on Sunday evening at Huntington Park. Gwinnett won five of the six games in Columbus. Decisive Plays: With the bases loaded

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Gwinnett Stripers (66-48) snapped a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning, scoring six runs to cruise to an 8-2 win over the Columbus Clippers (52-60) on Sunday evening at Huntington Park. Gwinnett won five of the six games in Columbus.

Decisive Play**s:** With the bases loaded and none out in the seventh, Drew Waters lined a two-run single into left-center field for a 4-2 lead. Johan Camargo followed with an RBI single for a 5-2 advantage, and Travis Demeritte capped the scoring at 8-2 with a three-run home run (20) to center.

Key Contributors:Waters (3-for-4, two RBIs) and Camargo (3-for-5, double, RBI) each had three-hit games for the Stripers. Demeritte went 1-for-5 with the homer and three RBIs, and Ryan Casteel added a two-run homer (7), finishing 2-for-5. Kyle Muller (W, 5-2) held Columbus to two runs on three hits, walked three, and struck out five over 6.0 innings.

Noteworthy: Demeritte is the third player in Gwinnett history to tally two 20-homer seasons (he also hit 20 in 2019), joining Ernesto Mejia (24 in 2012, 28 in 2013) and Stefan Gartrell (25 in 2011, 20 in 2012). Waters is batting .412 (7-for-17) with a double, homer, and three RBIs over his last four games. Muller is 3-0 with a 1.86 ERA (6 ER in 29.0 IP) and .172 BAA in five starts since being optioned by Atlanta on August 13.

Next Game (Tuesday, September 14): Gwinnett vs. Nashville, 7:05 p.m. at Coolray Field (Family Value Tuesday, $2 hot dogs and $1 desserts, presented by Coolray Heating & Cooling). RHP Kyle Wright (7-5, 3.47 ERA) for the Stripers vs. RHP Josh Lindblom (5-3, 2.81 ERA) for the Sounds. Radio Broadcast: 6:50 p.m. on MyCountry993.com.