April 11th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - INDIANAPOLIS 5, Toledo 1
1-4, t-3rd in West Division
AA Erie Seawolves - ERIE 7, BINGHAMTON 3
3-2, t-2nd in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 3, DUNEDIN 2
3-2, t-3rd in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - GREAT LAKES 3, WEST Michigan 1
1-1, t-5th in Eastern division
After starting the season with a win, the Mud Hens have dropped four straight, including Monday night's 5-1 loss to Indianapolis. The Hens got a strong start out of Adam Wilk, who went 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs after he left the game but just one earned. He was still charged with the loss. Brendan Wise came on in relief but struggled, giving up three unearned runs of his own in addition to the two inherited runs while recording just one out. Al Alburquerque had a great relief outing, giving the team two shutout innings, allowing a pair of hits but striking out five. However, the offense was nowhere to be found, as the team scattered nine hits but went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. The lone run came via Clete Thomas, who belted a solo shot in the second inning.
The 'Wolves used a big four run seventh to get back into the win column with a 7-3 win over Binghamton. Mark Sorensen got the start and a no decision, giving up three runs over five innings. Austin Wood was the beneficiary of the team's big seventh inning and got the win, but pitched very well on his own, tossing three perfect innings, striking out six. Chance Ruffin also pitched a scoreless ninth to close the game out. Bryan Pounds was the offensive catalyst on Monday, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and driving in two runs. The seventh inning was keyed around Pounds, but also got RBI singles from Francisco Martinez and Audy Ciriaco.
The Flying Tigers held off a late charge from Dunedin in the ninth and pulled out a 3-2 victory on Monday. Victor Larez got the win and pitched well, tossing seven shutout innings. The game appeared to be safe heading into the ninth, but Tyler Stohr struggled, recording two outs but giving up two runs and having to be replaced by Dan Gentzler, who got the final out and the save. At the plate, Wade Gaynor ripped a home run, while the big men around him in the lineup, Tony Plagman and Jordan Lennerton, each drove in a run apiece as well.
After picking up a win in their first game of the year, the Whitecaps dropped game number two to Great Lakes, falling 3-1. Kevin Eichhorn got the start and a no decision, tossing four shutout innings, allowing just two hits while walking two and striking out two. Patrick Cooper got touched up in relief though, giving up all three runs in his 1 2/3 innings of work. Ramon Lebron and Michael Torrealba combined to keep the Loons off the board the rest of the game, but the 'Caps offense could only get one run back. The lone RBI came off the bat of Ryan Enos, who drove in Hernan Perez, who got into scoring position via a single and advancing to second on a fielding error.
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