MiLB Recaps: Fields Powers Way to LFT Win

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: Daniel Fields had a big night at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Lakeland's win.

May 13th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Toledo 2, Gwinnett 1
17-19, 3rd in West Division

Toledo hit the road on Friday and got the trip started on a good note with a 2-1 win over Gwinnett. Duane Below was excellent again as the starter, giving up a run on just one hit in seven innings of work. He also walked two and struck out six. Lester Oliveros took it from there, tossing two scoreless, hitless innings to earn his first save as a Mud Hen. The offense wasn't plentiful but it was enough, with Danny Worth belting a solo home run and Clete Thomas driving in Timo Perez after Perez ripped a double.

AA Erie Seawolves - Altoona 6, Erie 2
15-18, 6th in Western Division

The SeaWolves streaky season continued on Friday evening as they fell all the way to the division cellar again with a 6-2 loss to Altoona. Luke Putkonen took the loss, giving up six runs on 11 hits in six innings of work, including a walk and five strikeouts. Rob Waite and Cory Hamilton each added a scoreless inning of relief. Deik Scram went 2-for-3 at the plate including a double, driving in both runs for the club. Michael Bertram and Francisco Martinez scored the two runs for the team.

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Lakeland 7, St. Lucie 6
17-18, 4th in North Division

The Flying Tigers recovered nicely from a shutout loss on Thursday to pick up a 7-6 win on Friday over St. Lucie. Victor Larez got the start and took a no decision, giving up five runs but just three earned in five innings of work. Michael Morrison earned the win in relief for tossing 1 1/3 innings of relief, while Kenny Faulk tossed a perfect ninth for his seventh save. The bottom of the lineup provided most of the run support, especially Daniel Fields. Fields fell a home run shy of the cycle, going 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two more. Corey Jones also had two hits, scored twice and drove in a run and Julio Rodriguez added a pair of RBI.

A West Michigan Whitecaps - Lake County 2, West Michigan 1
15-20, 7th in Eastern division

West Michigan came up just short against Lake County on Friday night, falling 2-1. Kyle Ryan got the start and pitched well but took the loss, giving up two runs in seven innings of work. The Whitecaps scattered just four hits at the plate, with the lone run coming via a Nick Castellanos solo home run. The 'Caps never got a single runner into scoring position though beyond that.

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