MiLB Recaps: Johnson Rips GW HR

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: Jamie Johnson belted a solo home run in extra innings to give the SeaWolves a 2-1 win.

April 17th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - COLUMBUS 6, Toledo 2
3-8, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie Seawolves - GM1: BOWIE 11, ERIE 7

5-5, t-1st in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 4, DUNEDIN 3
8-3, 1st in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - GM1: WEST Michigan 8, SOUTH BEND 1

4-3, 4th in Eastern division

The Mud Hens slow start continued on Sunday, as they fell to Columbus again 6-2. Adam Wilk got the start and took the loss, giving up three runs (two earned) in 5 2/3 innings of work. He also walked two and struck out three. Zach Simons pitched the rest of the game, giving up three more runs in 2 1/3 innings. The defense again committed a pair of errors, committing as many errors as runs scored, and almost as many hits (three). Danny Worth and Cale Iorg scored the Toledo runs in the second inning via some aggressive base running. Both players walked and then moved around the bases via stolen bases and defensive miscues, including an interference call and an error. Each player also added a hit in the losing effort.

The SeaWolves split their doubleheader with Bowie on Sunday, falling in the first game 11-7 but taking the second game 2-1. Casey Crosby got the start in the first game, giving up three runs (two earned) in four innings of work, taking a no decision. Cory Hamilton took the loss, giving up seven runs (though just three earned) while recording only one out in Bowie's eight run fifth inning. Deik Scram had a double and three RBI for the club, while Brandon Douglas added a two run homer. Erie got the game back though in the evening, thanks to a solo home run from Jamie Johnson in the eighth. Mark Sorensen got the start, giving up a run on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings of work. He also walked two and struck out seven. But Lester Oliveros got the win, tossing 2 1/3 shutout innings, giving up just one hit. Bryan Pounds drove in a run for the SeaWolves in the first inning, Bowie tied the game in the fifth, and it remained tied until the eighth when Johnson belted his solo homer.

The Flying Tigers put down a late rally from Dunedin and pulled out a 4-3 win on Sunday. Trevor Feeney got the start and the win, turning in a quality start for the club, by allowing three runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings. He also walked one and struck out four. Jay Voss, Dan Gentzler and Ryan Robowski got the remaining outs, with Robowski picking up the save for recording the final out. Gustavo Nunez reached base three times and scored twice from the leadoff slot, while Wade Gaynor had a pair of runs driven in for the team.

The Whitecaps swept their doubleheader with South Bend on Sunday, taking the first game 8-1 and the second 6-3. Kyle Ryan got the start and the win in the first game, giving up a run on five hits in 6 1/3 innings. Ramon Lebron recorded the final two outs in the shortened seven inning game. Rob Brantly belted a solo home run, while Billy Nowlin went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and a run scored. Edwin Gomez also had two hits and drove in three runs. In the second game, Kevin Eichhorn got the start, giving up three runs in 4 2/3 innings of work. Michael Torrealba though would the win in relief while Bruce Rondon earned his first save of the year. Billy Nowlin belted a solo home run, while Nick Castellanos and Ryan Enos each added two hits, a run and an RBI.

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