Offensive action: Knights 18, Clippers 9

Offensive action: Knights 18, Clippers 9

/Image courtesy Columbus Clippers

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Clippers welcome Louisville to Huntington Park Friday for a weekend series after splitting a four-game set with the Charlotte Knights

The two teams finished with an offensive fireworks display on Thursday, combining for 27 runs on 33 hits in an 18-9 win for the Knights.

The two teams hit seven doubles, two triples and seven home runs.

The score was tied at 7 after a big second inning for the Knights, a five-run third for Columbus and additional runs along the way. Charlotte broke the game open with seven runs in the fifth inning.

Mitchell Boggs (2-2) earned the win by pitching 2-2/3 scoreless innings in relief. Gabriel Arias (0-2) gave up nine runs on nine hits and took the loss.

The first game of the series with Louisville begins at 7:15 p.m. at Huntington Park. Mat Latos, on a rehab assignment from the Reds, takes the mound for the Bats.

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