Colina, G-Braves crush Clippers

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Alvin Colina hit two home runs and the Gwinnett Braves hammered out a season-high 21 hits in a 15-4 rout of the Columbus Clippers on Saturday at Huntington Park.

Colina hit a three-run homer in the first and a two-run shot in the second inning for a total of five RBIs on the night. He was 3-for-4 with three runs.

Reid Gorecki and Chris Burke also tied a team high for hits in a single game with four apiece. Gorecki was 4-for-6 with a run and two RBIs and Burke was 4-for-6 with three runs and an RBI.

Every G-Brave in the lineup recorded a hit and seven of the nine finished with at least one RBI.

G-Braves starter Jo-Jo Reyes won his second straight decision by tossing seven scoreless innings. He allowed five hits and struck out one in what was his second win of the season. Picking up the loss was Zach Jackson, who was shelled for 10 runs, all earned, on 11 hits in 11/3 innings.

Gwinnett (60-48) remains 11/2 games ahead in the International League wild card standings and two games out of first place in the IL South.

The G-Braves and Clippers (47-59) face off again today at 5:05 p.m.

Gwinnett will send RHP James Parr (0-1, 6.05 ERA) to square off with RHP Hector Rondon (3-1, 2.74 ERA).