MiLB Recaps: Pratt Hit by Liner in LFT Loss

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: Jordan Pratt was hit in the head by a line drive, pausing Lakeland's game for a half hour.

May 19th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Charlotte 10, Toledo 2
20-22, 3rd in West Division

The Mud Hens road trip is coming to a disappointing conclusion as Toledo fell to Charlotte 10-2. Andy Oliver got the start and took the loss but didn't have a horrible outing, giving up four runs in six innings of work, walking three and striking out five. Lester Oliveros however had a rough go of it, giving up four runs on four hits in his inning of work. Enrique Gonzalez yielded the final two runs in his inning to complete the scoring. At the plate, things were quiet as the Hens managed just five hits. Scott Thorman had the only extra base hit of the night, a double while driving in a run. Danny Worth also chipped in with two hits.

AA Erie Seawolves - Trenton 9, Erie 6 (16)
17-20, 6th in Western Division

The SeaWolves lost a marathon game to Trenton on Thursday, falling 9-6 in 16 innings. After Trenton posted two runs in the top half of the fith to tie the game at five, the game went scoreless for ten innings, until Trenton got a run in the top half of the 15th inning, which Erie then matched. However, Trenton put up three more in the 16th which Erie couldn't come back from. Ramon Garcia took the loss, giving up all four runs in the latter two innings. L.J. Gagnier was the starter, yielding five runs (four earned) in seven innings of work. Between the two, Austin Wood, Chance Ruffin and Zach Simons combined for seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits while striking out 11. At the plate, Rawley Bishop belted a three run homer, while Francisco Martinez went 4-for-7 with a double, a walk and a run scored.

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Jupiter 5, Lakeland 4
20-21, 4th in North Division

Lakeland fell again to Jupiter on Thursday, losing 5-4 after yielding a run in the top of the ninth. However, the results from the game were secondary in concern to the well-being of Jordan Pratt, who was hit by a line drive, reportedly just above the temple. The game was paused for 30 minutes as Pratt was cared to and eventually taken to the hospital. Reports from the field indicate however that he never lost consciousness and gave a thumbs up as he was wheeled out of the stadium on a stretcher. Additional reports indicate after being examined that he suffered a slight fracture and was bleeding, but was stable. Trevor Feeney got the start, giving up a pair of runs in 6 1/3 innings of work. Ryan Robowski took the loss for allowing the go-ahead run in his 1 1/3 innings of work. Avisail Garcia ripped a double and a triple and scored a run for the club, while Gustavo Nunez also added a triple and scored once.

A West Michigan Whitecaps - GM1: Bowling Green 5, West Michigan 4
GM2: Bowling Green 5, West Michigan 4

16-22, 7th in Eastern division

No that's not a typo, the Whitecaps dropped both games that were completed on Thursday to Bowling Green by a score of 5-4. The first game, the completion of the re-do game from Tuesday. Patrick Cooper got the loss for allowing the go-ahead runs, giving up two runs in four innings of work. Rob Brantly still drove in two and James Robbins had a solo homer, but Nick Castellanos's home run was wiped away. In the second game, Josue Carreno got the start and took the loss, giving up four runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings of work. Brennan Smith allowed a run in his two innings of relief to complete the scoring. The Whitecaps made a comeback attempt, scoring a run in the ninth via a solo home run from Steven Moya, but couldn't get the tying run as well. Jimmy Gulliver also went 2-for-4 with a solo home run.

R VSL Tigers - Phillies 1, Tigers 0
0-2, 6th in VSL

The VSL Tigers pitching staff turned in a strong outing in game two, unfortunately the offense couldn't match that as the club lost to the VSL Phillies 1-0. Carlos Alvarado got the start, tossing five shutout innings for the club. Eduardo Rojas would take the loss, allowing an unearned run in his 1 2/3 innings of work for the only run scored of the game. Orvin Tovar had a double as one of just two hits from the club on the day.

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