May 5th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Charlotte 10, Toledo 5
14-14, 3rd in West Division
Toledo kicked off their homestand on a down note, falling to Charlotte 10-5. Adam Wilk got the start and took the loss, giving up six runs on eight hits in four innings of work. A trio of relievers came on after that, with each allowing at least one run in their time on the mound. At the plate, Ryan Strieby belted a two run homer, while Will Rhymes added a triple and drove in two runs. Andy Dirks also went 2-for-4 and scored once.
AA Erie Seawolves - Binghamton 7, Erie 1
11-14, 5th in Western Division
The SeaWolves dropped their cinco de mayo game to Binghamton, losing 7-1. Mark Sorensen got the start and took the loss, allowing all seven Binghamton runs, but doing so over seven innings of work. He also gave up 11 hits. At the plate, Rawley Bishop ripped a double and drove in the club's only run, scored by Jamie Johnson. The 'Wolves managed just six hits on the day.
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Clearwater 5, Lakeland 1
13-15, t-3rd in North Division
Lakeland also fell on Thursday, dropping their game to Clearwater 5-1. Cole Nelson got the start and took the loss, giving up three runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings. He also walked four and struck out six. Matt Little and Tyler Stohr each tossed 1 1/3 innings of relief, allowing one run apiece. Kenny Faulk tossed a scoreless ninth, but the Lakeland offense couldn't get the team back in the game for it to matter. Julio Rodriguez was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double. Avisail Garcia drove in Tony Plagman for the club's only run.
A West Michigan Whitecaps - West Michigan 3, Great Lakeas 1 (12)
9-17, t-7th in Eastern division
It took twelve innings, but the Whitecaps were able to pull out a 3-1 win over Great Lakes. The game was tied at one for much of the contest, after the Whitecaps tied the score up in the top of the fifth inning. But in the 12th inning, James Robbins ripped a double that scored Hernan Perez and put Rob Brantly on third, and the Nick Castellanos singled home Brantly. Patrick Cooper pitched the 11th and 12th innings, not allowing a hit to pick up the win. He also struck out three. This of course overshadowed an outstanding outing from Antonio Cruz, who gave up just one run on six hits in eight innings of work. Bruce Rondon battled his control, walking four in 1 2/3 innings, but still was able to toss scoreless baseball. In addition to driving in the game winning run, Robbins had another double earlier in the game, as did Castellanos, who drove in two runs in the win.
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