April 21st Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - GM1: Toledo 6, INDIANAPOLIS 0
GM2: INDIANAPOLIS 3, TOLEDO 1
5-10, t-3rd in West Division
AA Erie Seawolves - BOWIE 7, ERIE 6
6-7, t-3rd in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – DAYTONA 5, LAKELAND 3
9-6, t-2nd in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - LANSING 5, WEST Michigan 3
7-4, 2nd in Eastern division
The Mud Hens split their doubleheader with Indianapolis on Thursday, but the story of the day was Charlie Furbush, who got the start and the win in Toledo's first game, a 6-0 victory. Furbush went the distance, allowing just one hit in his seven innings with no walks and nine strikeouts. At the plate, Ryan Strieby and Clete Thomas each drove in a pair of runs, while Andy Dirks had a double, a run scored and an RBI from the leadoff slot. In the second game, Chris Oxspring got the start and a no decision, giving up a run in three innings. Matt Hoffman would take the loss for allowing the go-ahead and game winning runs. Toledo's lone run came after an Andy Dirks triple, as he was driven home by Timo Perez.
The SeaWolves weren't able to pick up a win coming off an off day, falling to Bowie 7-6. Luke Putkonen took the mound and got the loss, getting roughed up for six runs in 3 2/3 innings of work. He also walked three and struck out three. Lester Oliveros had a noteworthy relief appearance, allowing just one hit in 2 1/3 innings of work with four strikeouts. The SeaWolves got within a run thanks to a four run sixth, but couldn't even get a runner on base in the final three innings. At the plate, Francisco Martinez was the star, going 2-for-4, scoring twice, and belting a three run homer, his first of the year. Justin Henry and Ben Guez also added two hits apiece.
The Flying Tigers fell again to Daytona on Thursday, losing this time 5-3. Victor Larez got the start and took the loss, allowing all five runs in only four innings of work before exiting. Tyler Stohr and Dan Gentzler each tossed two scoreless innings of relief, but the offense was unable to get the club back. Lakeland had hits, nine of them, but went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position. Gustavo Nunez and Brent Wyatt supplied most of the offense from the top of the order, combing for four hits, two of them doubles, and scoring three runs. Jordan Lennerton had two RBI as well.
The Whitecaps saw their five game winning streak snapped on Thursday with 5-3 extra inning loss to Lansing. Josue Carreno got the start and a no decision, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits in five innings of work. Ramon Lebron allowed a run in relief to allow Lansing to tie the game, and it remained tied until the tenth when Lansing tagged Clemente Mendoza for a pair of runs. Hernan Perez had three hits including a double, scored a run and swiped a base. Edwin Gomez also added three hits and drove in a run for the club.
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