May 26th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Durham 12, Toledo 3
22-26, 3rd in West Division
The stripping of the team's most valuable assets may be catching up with them, as the Mud Hens lost 12-3 to Durham on Thursday to fall four games below .500. Thad Weber got the start but got roughed up, giving up six runs on ten hits in 3 2/3 innings. Fu-Te Ni, Jose Ortega and Lester Oliveros all pitched in relief and each gave up at least one run as the trio combined for the final six innings. The only scoreless inning came from infielder Scott Thorman, who gave up a hit and a walk but didn't allow a run. Ryan Strieby and Clete Thomas each went 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI.
AA Erie Seawolves - Richmond 6, Erie 1
20-24, 6th in Western Division
Erie fell to Richmond 6-1 as the 'Wolves let a close game get out of hand late. Jay Voss had a solid first start with Erie but took the loss, giving up four runs (three earned) in 6 2/3 innings with two walks and six strikeouts. Three of the four runs came on a three run homer in the seventh inning that staked Richmond to the lead for good. Zach Simons allowed two more runs in relief in the final 1 1/3 innings. The club managed just five singles, including two from Audy Ciriaco, while Brandon Douglas scored the team's only run.
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Palm Beach 8, Lakeland 2
24-24, 4th in North Division
Lakeland dropped their series opener with Palm Beach on Thursday, losing 8-2. Cole Nelson got the start and took the loss, giving up seven runs on ten hits in 5 2/3 innings. He also walked four while striking out just two. Shawn Teufel carried Lakeland the rest of the way, allowing the final run in his 2 1/3 innings. Tony Plagman had two hits and drove in one of the team's runs, while Gustavo Nunez added three hits and scored once.
A West Michigan Whitecaps - GM1: West Michigan 6, Bowling Green 3
GM2: Bowling Green 3, West Michigan 2
18-27, 8th in Eastern division
The Whitecaps split their doubleheader on Thursday with Bowling Green, taking the first game 6-3 but falling in the nightcap 3-2. In the first game, Kevin Eichhorn shined, going the distance and picking up the win. Eichhorn allowed three runs on seven hits in seven innings of work, walking one and striking out four. He got plenty of support, especially from Luis Castillo, who went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run, two runs scored and two runs driven in. Luis Sanz also added two hits including a double and drove in two. The second game didn't go quite as well for the 'Caps as they fell behind early, crawled back, but gave the lead up again late. Michael Torrealba got the start, giving up two runs in two innings of work. Tim Mowry tossed three shutout innings but Dan Gentzler gave up the go-ahead unearned run in his 1 2/3 innings of relief. Nick Castellanos had two hits and an RBI in the loss.
R VSL Tigers - Tigers 11, Phillies 8
2-6, 6th in VSL
The VSL Tigers picked up their second straight win, an 11-8 triumph over the VSL Phillies. Angel Nesbitt got the start, giving up six runs in five innings of work. Vijandrick Jacobs got the win in relief for allowing just one run in three innings. At the plate it was an extra base hit party, with seven total. Daniel Carranza belted a solo home run, Jose Soledad added three hits including two doubles and drove in three, while Orvin Tovar and Luis Cortez each had a pair of hits including a double and drove in two runs.
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