Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders closer Cody Carroll was one of a few pitching bright spots for the International League All-Stars during Wednesday’s Triple-A All-Star Game in Columbus.
In a game where the Pacific Coast League All-Stars knocked around the IL pitching staff for 12 runs on 14 hits, Carroll was one of four IL pitchers to throw a 1-2-3 frame.
Taking the mound to start the fifth inning, Carroll struck out the first two batters he faced in Omaha designated hitter Frank Schwindel and Las Vegas left fielder Zach Borenstein. The hard-throwing right-hander then induced a groundout to short from El Paso shortstop Luis Urias to end the inning.
Carroll only pitched the fifth inning.
After trailing 8-1 through three innings, the International League would make things interesting after scoring three runs in both the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings. But the PCL’s late-game surge would put the them away for good.
The Pacific Coast League scored four more unanswered runs before the game’s end.
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