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Stripers Toss One-Hitter, Shut Out Columbus 1-0

Bryce Elder allows just three baserunners over 7.0 innings in gem for Gwinnett
(Patricia Ortiz/Gwinnett Stripers)
September 9, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Bryce Elder, Thomas Burrows, and Yoan Lopez combined on a one-hit shutout in the Gwinnett Stripers’ (64-47) 1-0 win over the Columbus Clippers (51-58) on Thursday night at Huntington Park. Decisive Plays: Ryan Casteel smashed a solo home run (6) to deep left field off Tanner Tully

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Bryce Elder, Thomas Burrows, and Yoan Lopez combined on a one-hit shutout in the Gwinnett Stripers’ (64-47) 1-0 win over the Columbus Clippers (51-58) on Thursday night at Huntington Park.

Decisive Play**s:** Ryan Casteel smashed a solo home run (6) to deep left field off Tanner Tully (L, 0-3) in the third inning for the only run scored in the contest.

Key Contributors:Elder (W, 2-1) struck out seven batters over 7.0 innings in his fourth career start at the Triple-A level. Burrows tossed a scoreless eighth inning, while Lopez (S, 2) retired the side in order in the ninth to preserve the shutout. Johan Camargo hit two doubles, going 2-for-4. William Contreras also went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles.

Noteworthy: The shutout was Gwinnett’s eighth this season. Elder is 2-1 with a 2.78 ERA (7 ER in 22.2 IP), 0.97 WHIP, and .167 BAA through four starts with Gwinnett. Since July 18, Lopez has posted a 1.69 ERA (3 ER in 16.0 IP), 0.81 WHIP, and .161 BAA in 15 appearances. Camargo has a team-best five-game multi-hit streak, batting .579 (11-for-19) with five RBIs since September 4.

Next Game (Friday, September 10): Gwinnett at Columbus, 7:05 p.m. at Huntington Park. RHP Jose Rodriguez (5-3, 4.84 ERA) for the Stripers vs. RHP Heath Fillmyer (3-6, 7.44 ERA) for the Clippers. Radio Broadcast: 6:50 p.m. on 1077TheBreeze.com (high school football is airing on MyCountry993.com).

Next Home 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).