Mason Williams homered and Chance Sisco matched his career-high with four hits, but the Tides fell to the Columbus Clippers by a final score of 11-4 Wednesday night at Harbor Park.
The Clippers mashed four home runs in the game, with Eric Stamets, Eric Haase, Tyler Naquin, and Daniel Johnson all going deep as part of a 16-hit Columbus attack.
Josh Rogers (2-5) suffered the loss after allowing nine runs on nine hits, including three home runs over 4.2 innings of work. He walked one and struck out three, while throwing 58 of his 94 pitches for strikes. He surrendered a two-run homer to Stamets in the fourth, then gave up home runs to Naquin and Haase during a four-run fifth inning in which the Clippers sent 10 men to the plate.
Columbus kept the power coming with a Daniel Johnson home run off Jimmy Yacabonis in the seventh.
With his three-run homer in the eighth inning, Williams has now gone deep in consecutive games and is batting .354 with eight home runs and 19 RBI in 21 games since April 27th.
Sisco's four-hit game is his fifth multi-hit effort in his last eight contests, as he has batted .412 (14-34) over that stretch. Jack Reinheimer also added three hits to Norfolk's 14-hit effort, marking his third multi-hit game in his last five contests.
The Tides and Clippers will conclude their three-game set on Thursday afternoon at Harbor Park, with first pitch slated for 12:05 pm. Luis Ysla (2-2, 5.01) will get the start for Norfolk and be opposed by right-hander Asher Wojciechowski (3-1, 3.64).
Notes: Earlier Wednesday, Anderson Feliz was reinstated from the Temporarily Inactive List, while LHP Luis Gonzalez was placed on the Injured List…Wednesday night was CHKD Night at Harbor Park, as the Tides encouraged fans to wear green in honor of the one in five children diagnosed with a mental health condition…The Tides entered play hitting a league-best .312 with runners in scoring position, but went 1-for-11 with RISP in Wednesday night's contest.
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