June 14th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Rochester 6, Toledo 1
29-38, 4th in West Division
Despite a strong outing from Brayan Villarreal, the Mud Hens fell to Rochester 6-1. Villarreal went five innings, allowing just one run on five hits with four walks and six strikeouts. Brad Thomas tossed a scoreless inning of relief, but Jose Ortega would allow five unearned runs after an early error in the inning. He made it just 2/3 of an inning before exiting. Brendan Wise and Fu-Te Ni combined to go 2 1/3 innings, not allowing a run, but the Toledo offense could only manage one run in the ninth inning, a solo home run from Cale Iorg. Aregnis Diaz and Timo Perez also each added three hits.
AA Erie Seawolves - Portland 5, Erie 4
30-32, 5th in Western Division
The SeaWolves dropped a tight game with Portland on Tuesday, losing 5-4. Casey Crosby got the start, giving up three runs in 5 2/3 innings of work. He also walked three and struck out two. Rob Waite came on in relief and would take the loss, giving up two runs in 2 1/3 innings. Chance Ruffin struck out the side in his lone inning of work, but Erie couldn't get any more runs to overcome the one run deficit. The SeaWolves managed 15 hits, but went just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left too many runners stranded. Adam Calderone had a big game, going 3-for-4 with a double and a two run homer. Brandon Douglas and Francisco Martinez also each added three hits.
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Tampa 11, Lakeland 6
34-31, 4th in North Division
The Flying Tigers fell to Tampa, 11-6. Luke Putkonen took the loss as he got the start, giving up six runs on 11 hits in six innings of work. Both Shawn Teufel and Victor Larez allowed runs in relief as well, with Teufel allowing two runs in two innings and Larez yielding three in his one inning. At the plate, the Flying Tigers had three long balls, with solo home runs from Brent Wyatt, Wade Gaynor and Tony Plagman. Gaynor finished 3-for-5, while Plagman added two RBI total.
A West Michigan Whitecaps - Bowling Green 8, West Michigan 4
30-34, 6th in Eastern division
The off day did the Whitecaps no favors, as coming off it West Michigan saw their nine game win streak come to an end with an 8-4 loss to Bowling Green. Brennan Smith got the start and was roughed up, giving up seven runs on eight hits in just 3 1/3 innings of work. He also walked four and struck out just one. Logan Hoch allowed one run in two innings, and Nate Newman and Bruce Rondon combined to not allow a run over the final 2 1/3 innings. The 'Caps managed only four runs on 11 hits, going 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Nick Castellanos did add a two run homer in the ninth inning, while James Robbins had three hits and an RBI for the club. Rob Brantly also had two hits, walked once and scored twice.
R DSL Tigers - Angels 9, Tigers 3
5-6, 3rd in DSL SPM Division
The DSL Tigers fell back below .500 with a 9-3 loss to the DSL Angels. Adrian Paniagua took the loss, giving up three runs in three innings of work as the starter. Yinio Calderon allowed two more runs in 2 1/3 innings, while Harold Rosario then allowed four runs in 1 1/3 innings to complete the runs allowed. Gregory Morillo did toss 2 1/3 innings of no-hit relief to close things out. Felix Santana had a triple and drove in a run for the club, while Francisco Contreras and Alwin Delgado each added a double.
R VSL Tigers - Tigers 5, Mariners 4
9-13, 5th in VSL
The VSL Tigers pulled themselves out of the division cellar on Tuesday with a 5-4 win over the VSL Mariners. Carlos Alvarado got the start and was excellent, giving up one unearned run in five innings with eight strikeouts. However, Jose Mendoza allowed three runs in relief and lost the lead for the club, so Alvarado couldn't get a win. The club however came back in the eighth, with a Jose Soledad solo home run and then a sacrifice fly from Gabriel Tenia that scored Orvin Tovar for the lead. Cruz Cedeno then pitched the ninth, walking a pair but holding onto the one-run lead to get the save. Anderson Yance added two hits and drove in a pair of runs for the club, while Harold Castro added two hits and scored a run.
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