MiLB Recaps: Larez Leads Shutout 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: Victor Larez tossed seven shutout innings as Lakeland picked up a shutout win over Fort Myers.

June 2nd Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Rochester 8, Toledo 0
25-30, t-3rd in West Division

It was a game to forget for the Mud Hens, as they lost to Rochester 8-0. Brayan Villarreal got the start and took the loss, giving up four runs (two earned) in 3 2/3 innings of work. Fu-Te Ni came on in relief and allowed a pair of unearned runs in his 2 1/3 innings. Jose Ortega allowed the final two runs in his one inning, while Ryan Perry was lone Mud Hen to complete his outing without allowing a run. The Mud Hens managed just five hits, including doubles from Cale Iorg and Deik Scram.

AA Erie Seawolves - Erie 8, Binghamton 2
25-27, 4th in Western Division

Erie picked up another win over Binghamton on Thursday, winning 8-2. Casey Crosby was struggled to throw strikes, but kept runs from scoring. In 6 2/3 innings, he allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and six walks with six strikeouts. Austin Wood pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, and Chance Ruffin pitched the ninth to wrap things up for another easy win 'Wolves win. At the plate, Rawley Bishop ripped three doubles, scored twice and drove in three runs. Michael Bertram also added a home run and a double and drove in three runs. Justin Henry also chipped in with two hits including a double and scored twice.

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Lakeland 4, Fort Myers 0
29-25, 4th in North Division

The Flying Tigers picked up a 4-0 shutout win over Fort Myers on Thursday, behind an excellent outing from Victor Larez and a big four run sixth inning. Larez got the win for Lakeland and was excellent, scattering five hits over seven innings, walking two with five strikeouts. Michael Morrison completed the final two innings, allowing just one walk and no hits, to complete the shutout. The one big inning all came with two outs, as five straight Lakeland hitters reached base, including RBI hits from Jordan Lennerton, Avisail Garcia and a two-run hit from Daniel Fields. It would have been six straight, but on a Corey Jones single, Fields was thrown out in a pickle trying to score. Fields, Garcia and Lennerton all finished with two hits apiece.

A West Michigan Whitecaps - Quad Cities 5, West Michigan 3
21-33, 8th in Eastern division

West Michigan fell again to Quad Cities, losing 5-3. Brennan Smith got the start and took a no decision, giving up three runs (just one earned) in five innings of work. Dan Gentzler took the loss in relief, giving up two runs on five hits in 1 1/3 innings. Ramon Lebron came on and stopped the bleeding, not allowing a run and just one hit in 2 2/3 innings, but the Whitecaps' offense wasn't able to muster up any more runs after their three run sixth inning. Rob Brantly had two hits and an RBI for the club, while Nick Castellanos added a hit and drove in two.

R DSL Tigers - Postponed: Rain
0-2, 4th in DSL SPM Division

The DSL Tigers game on Thursday with the DSL Angels was postponed as well due to rain.

R VSL Tigers - Tigers 19, Mariners 3
6-8, 5th in VSL

The VSL Tigers pulled themselves out of the cellar with a 19-3 win over the VSL Mariners. Daniel Hernandez got the start and took a no decision, allowing three runs in four innings of work. Vijandrick Jacobs got the win, tossing 2 1/3 shutout innings of relief. The story though was at the plate, where almost everyone got in on the action. Jesus Alvarado and Harold Castro each drove in four runs, with Castro managing two hits including a double, while Alvarado had four hits including two doubles and scored three times. Jose Ovalles belted a two run homer, drove in three total and scored four times. Anderson Yance added three hits including two doubles, scoring twice and driving in a run. Finally Jose Soledad and Orvin Tovar chipped in with two RBI's each.

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