MiLB Recaps: Nunez Powers Flying Tigers

Each morning, check in for the Minor League Recap Blog. Get all of the results from the games, the latest standings and the daily blog recapping the previous day's action. Featured performance: Gustavo Nunez continued his hot start to the season as he powered the Flying Tigers to victory.

April 12th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Toledo 4, INDIANAPOLIS 2
2-4, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie Seawolves - ERIE 7, BINGHAMTON 6
4-2, t-1st in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 5, DUNEDIN 3
4-2, t-2nd in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST Michigan 3, GREAT LAKES 2
2-1, t-3rd in Eastern division

Behind a strong start from Andrew Oliver, the Mud Hens got their second win of the season, a 4-2 triumph over Indianapolis. Oliver went six innings, allowing just one run on three hits, walking one and striking out eight as he earned his first win of the season. Fu-Te Ni went 2 2/3 innings in relief, yielding just an unearned run over that stretch. Zach Simons recorded the final out to pick up the save. The Toledo offense managed just five hits, but they made them count. Scott Thorman and Clete Thomas each belted solo home runs, while Ryan Strieby added a hit, a run and an RBI.

The SeaWolves moved into a tie for first place in the young season with a come from behind 7-6 win over Binghamton. The 'Wolves allowed three runs in the top of the eighth to fall behind 6-4, but got two runs in the eighth to tie the game back up, and then got the game winning run on a Bryan Pounds grounder that scored Ben Guez thanks to a throwing error. Jacob Turner got the start and a no decision for the club, giving up three runs in seven innings, including a walk and four strikeouts. Cory Hamilton allowed the three runs in the eighth to get the blown save, but also pitched a scoreless ninth to get the win. Jamie Johnson had a big night at the plate, going 4-for-5 with two doubles and scoring twice. Bryan Holaday and Audy Ciriaco each chipped in with two hits including a double and a run scored.

The Flying Tigers picked up a 5-3 win over Dunedin on Tuesday evening. Trevor Feeney got the start and a no decision, giving up three runs over 5 1/3 innings. Jordan Pratt would earn the win for tossing 2 2/3 innings of perfect relief, while Kenny Faulk earned his second saved for tossing a scoreless ninth inning. Gustavo Nunez continued his hot start to the season, going 3-for-4, scoring three times, ripping a double and a solo home run, his second already of the season. Wade Gaynor also contributed with two hits including a double and a run driven in.

Thanks to a three run eighth inning, the West Michigan Whitecaps came back to beat Great Lakes, 3-2. Jeff Ferrell got the start and allowed two unearned runs in five innings of work before handing things over to the bullpen, where Richard Zumaya and Bruce Rondon combined to toss four shutout innings, with Rondon picking up his second win already of the young season. Ryan Enos brought home two of the team's three runs, and then James Robbins brought him home from third on an RBI single.

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