May 18th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Charlotte 10, Toledo 7
20-21, 3rd in West Division
The Mud Hens dropped their game with Charlotte on Wednesday, falling 10-7. Duane Below got the start and took a no decision, giving up four runs on four hits and four walks in six innings of work. He also struck out six. The Mud Hens held a 7-4 lead heading into the eighth, but Robbie Weinhardt and Matt Hoffman presided over a disastrous inning, combining to allow six runs as Charlotte surged ahead of Toledo and would hold that margin for the rest of the game. Scott Thorman continued his power streak, belting a two run homer, while Ben Guez went 2-for-4 with a solo shot as well. Timo Perez added two hits including a double and drove in two runs, while Danny Worth chipped in with two hits including a double and scored twice.
AA Erie Seawolves - Postponed: Rain
17-19, t-5th in Western Division
Erie's game on Wednesday night was postponed due to rain, they will make the game up as part of a doubleheader in August.
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Jupiter 6, Lakeland 3 (11)
20-20, 4th in North Division
The Flying Tigers fell to Jupiter on Wednesday in 11 innings, 6-3. Victor Larez got the start and took a no decision, giving up three runs on 11 hits in five innings. Zach Samuels and Matt Little combined to toss five shutout innings of relief before handing the ball over to Kenny Faulk, who got roughed up in the 11th inning, giving up three runs to take the loss. The Flying Tigers scattered eight hits but didn't manage a single one for extra bases. Daniel Fields drove in two runs while Avisail Garcia and Brent Wyatt each had two hits and scored once.
A West Michigan Whitecaps - West Michigan 6, Bowling Green 5
16-20, 6th in Eastern division
Just hours after finding out their previous victory was nullified and the game will have to be replayed, the Whitecaps picked up a 6-5 victory over Bowling Green. Antonio Cruz got the start and earned the victory, giving up four runs (three earned) in six innings of work. He also walked four and struck out three. Michael Torrealba gave up a run in 2 2/3 innings of relief. He almost closed the game out himself, but with runners on the corners and two out, manager Ernie Young elected to turn to his closer Bruce Rondon, who struck out the final batter to pick up the save and complete the victory. Luis Castillo had two hits and scored twice with an RBI from the top of the order, while Rob Brantly drove in two runs and Billy Nowlin added a solo homer.
R VSL Tigers - Mariners 14, Tigers 3
0-1, t-5th in VSL
The VSL Tigers got their first game of the season in but struggled, falling to the VSL Mariners 14-3. Johan Belisario got the start but struggled, giving up eight runs (seven earned) in 1 1/3 innings of work. Jose Rodriguez had a strong showing in relief, giving up just one run on four hits in 3 2/3 innings. But Daniel Hernandez would allow five more runs (two earned) in his two innings to put the game completely out of reach. David Gonzalez had a strong start in the leadoff slot, going 2-for-5 with a double, scoring once and driving in a run. Gabriel Tenia also added a hit and an RBI.
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