June 17th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Louisville 2, Toledo 1 (10)
30-39, 4th in West Division
Despite strong pitching, Toledo fell to Louisville, 2-1, in ten innings. Thad Weber got the start and gave the club eight strong innings, allowing just one run on three hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. Matt Hoffman however allowed the go-ahead run to get on base, and Lester Oliveros gave up the game winning single as Hoffman took the loss. Scott Thorman provided the club's only run as he went 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Ben Guez also added two hits including a double.
AA Erie Seawolves - New Hampshire 5, Erie 4
32-33, 5th in Western Division
The SeaWolves also suffered a one-run defeat, despite a late comeback attempt, they fell 5-4. The SeaWolves entered the ninth down 5-3, but Michael Rockett belted a solo home run to get them within a run, but they'd get no closer. Jay Voss turned in a quality start as the starter and got a no decision, giving up three runs in six innings, walking two and striking out six. Robbie Weinhardt would take the loss, allowing the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning. Jared Gayhart and Chance Ruffin each pitched a scoreless inning around Weinhardt. In addition to Rockett, Michael Bertram added a two run homer. Jamie Johnson also reached base three times and scored once, with two singles and a walk.
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – All Star Break
34-33, 5th in North Division
The Flying Tigers are on break, with the All-Star Game on Saturday in Clearwater. They return to action on Monday.
A West Michigan Whitecaps - West Michigan 2, Lake County 0
31-36, 6th in Eastern division
The Whitecaps blanked Lake County on Friday night, 2-0. Kevin Eichhorn picked up the win, dealing 6 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball, giving up just five hits with three walks and five strikeouts. Antonio Cruz got a hold, while Bruce Rondon recorded the final five outs, not allowing a hit or a walk and striking out four as he picked up his 11th save. Hernan Perez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, driving in both runs for the club. Nick Castellanos and Dixon Machado also added two hits apiece.
SS-A Connecticut Tigers - Connecticut 7, Lowell 2
1-0, t-1st in Stedler Division
Connecticut got their season off on the right foot with a 7-2 win over Lowell. Luis Sanz got the start and the win, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits in five innings of work. He also walked one and struck out four. Clemente Mendoza then pitched three no-hit innings of relief with four strikeouts. Kevan Hess pitched the final inning to close the game out. Samir Rijo had a big game at the plate, ripping a pair of doubles and driving in three runs for the team. Matt Perry also added a two run home run and a double for the club.
R DSL Tigers - Yankees 6, Tigers 3
6-9, 4th in DSL SPM Division
The DSL Tigers fell back into last place in the division after a 6-3 loss to the DSL Yankees. Luis Hidalgo got the start and was outstanding, but the bullpen let him down. Hidalgo went six innings, allowing just three hits and no runs with a walk and eight strikeouts. However, Adrian Paniagua and Alvin Acosta couldn't hold things in relief, giving up four runs between the two of them and recording just one out. Rafael Manzanillo allowed two more runs to complete the scoring. At the plate, the club was fortunate to get three runs as they managed just three singles, two of which came from Raynolds Guzman.
R VSL Tigers - Pirates 8, Tigers 4
9-17, 6th in VSL
The VSL Tigers also fell back into last place in the division after an 8-4 loss to the Pirates. All three pitchers that took the mound for the club allowed at least two runs, with Daniel Hernandez getting the start and taking the loss. He allowed three runs (two earned) in 3 1/3 innings. Eduardo Rojas then allowed three more runs in his 2 2/3 innings, and Jose Mendoza allowed two runs in two innings. At the plate, Jesus Ustariz ripped a double and drove in two runs. David Gonzalez also added a double and scored.
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