April 23rd Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Louisville 6, Toledo 4
6-11, 3rd in West Division
AA Erie Seawolves - GM1: ERIE 15, BOWIE 6
GM2: BOWIE 5, ERIE 3
7-8, t-4th in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – BREVARD COUNTY 9, LAKELAND 6
9-8, 3rd in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - LANSING 6, WEST Michigan 1
7-7, 4th in Eastern division
Toledo dropped their series opener with Louisville at Fifth Third Field on Saturday, falling 6-4. Adam Wilk kept the team ahead for much of the game, but when he handed the ball over to Robbie Weinhardt in the eighth, Weinhardt couldn't keep the inherited runner off the board, plus allowing two more of his own. Wilk went 7 1/3 innings, giving up four runs (three earned) with no walks and seven strikeouts. Weinhardt took the loss, recording just two outs while allowing two runs of his own to score. Andy Dirks supplied all of the offense, going 3-for-4, belting two home runs, and driving in four runs total. Scott Sizemore also reached base four times, going 2-for-3 with two walks.
After being rained out on Friday night, the 'Wolves split the Saturday doubleheader with Bowie. In the first game, Erie's offense showed up in a big way, mashing for 15 runs. Mark Sorensen got the win, giving up three runs but just one earned in six innings of work. Deik Scram provided some fireworks, belting a grand slam as he went 3-for-4 with four runs scored. Ben Guez also ripped three doubles, scoring twice and driving in three runs. Francisco Martinez, Bryan Pounds and Audy Ciriaco also each drove in two runs apiece. The second game didn't transpire quite as well for Erie as they fell 5-3. Casey Crosby turned in a strong start though, giving up one run on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts in five innings of work. Jared Gayhart however couldn't hold the lead, and Austin Wood took the loss for allowing a pair of runs that proved to be the game winners. Guez was responsible for all three runs coming home, including a two run homer.
The Flying Tigers fell to Brevard County on Saturday evening in 11 innings, losing 9-6. Lakeland trailed most of the way but came back in the eighth with four runs to tie the game at 6. It would remain tied until the 11th, when Dan Gentzler allowed three runs in his second inning of work to take the loss. Jay Voss was the starter, giving up a run in two innings of work, after which four more relievers got work in. Tony Plagman belted a solo home run while Jordan Lennerton and Julio Rodriguez each had three hits and drove in two runs.
Lansing just seems to have the Whitecaps number, as West Michigan fell again on Saturday, losing 6-1. Jeff Ferrell took the loss, giving up four runs in seven innings of work. Bruce Rondon also allowed a pair of runs in relief to put the game further out of reach. The offense meanwhile managed just five singles, with Rob Brantly driving in Dixon Machado for the team's only run.
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