June 18th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Louisville 3, Toledo 1
30-40, 4th in West Division
It was another close loss for the Mud Hens as the bats were quiet again in Toledo's 3-1 loss to Louisville. Enrique Gonzalez got the start and took the loss, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks with four strikeouts before exiting after just 2 2/3 innings. L.J. Gagnier tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings, with no hits or walks allowed and a pair of strikeouts. Brad Thomas gave up the final run in his two innings of work. The offense managed seven hits but couldn't string together enough hits to generate more than one run. Clete Thomas ripped a triple to drive in Cale Iorg for the club's only run. Omir Santos also went 2-for-3 with a double.
AA Erie Seawolves - New Hampshire 14, Erie 1
32-34, 5th in Western Division
It was a game to forget for Erie as they fell to New Hampshire 14-1. Mark Sorensen got hammered and took the loss, allowing ten runs (nine earned) in four innings of work. Robbie Weinardt allowed two more runs in one inning. Zach Simons had the rare line of earning a run without recording an out or allowing a hit or a walk, hitting the first batter he faced and promptly being ejected (Erie manager Chris Cron was ejected at that point as well). Luis Marte allowed just one run over three innings and Rob Waite tossed a scoreless inning to wrap the game up. Michael Bertram drove in Francisco Martinez for the club's only run, while Michael Rockett added two hits including a double.
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 6, Lake County 5
32-36, 6th in Eastern division
The Whitecaps picked up a one run victory over Lake County, winning 6-5. Kyle Ryan got the start and took a no decision, allowing two runs in four innings. Michael Torrealba came on in relief and got the win, giving up two runs in two innings. From there, Ramon Lebron did the rest, pitching the final three innings, allowing just one unearned run without allowing a hit and striking out five. James Robbins had two hits including a triple and drove in three runs for the club. Nick Castellanos also added two hits and scored once, while Dixon Machado and Ryan Hamme each had an RBI as well.
SS-A Connecticut Tigers - Lowell 3, Connecticut 2
1-1, t-1st in Stedler Division
Connecticut fell to Lowell 3-2 on Saturday. Wilsen Palacios got the start and earned a no decision, giving up no runs and just one hit in four innings of work. He also walked one and struck out two. Pedro Perez though allowed three runs in two innings to take the loss. Rayni Guichardo and Melvin Mercedes each tossed a shutout inning of relief, but the CT-Tigers couldn't find a way to get the tying run across the plate. Edwin Gomez supplied a solo home run for the club, while Samir Rijo added three hits including a double. The club went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
R DSL Tigers - GM1: Braves 1, Tigers 0 (11)
GM2: Tigers 6, Braves 4
7-10, 3rd in DSL SPM Division
The DSL Tigers split their results on Saturday, falling in a completion of a game from May, but taking the second game 6-4. The first game ended in the 11th inning, when Walter Lachapel allowed the game winning run. Up until that point, Adrian Paniagua, Ricardo Ciriaco and Pedro Aybar combined for nine shutout innings. The club managed seven singles, but went just 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Ciriaco got the start in the second game and struggled, giving up three runs on four hits in 1 1/3 innings. However, four pitchers combined to allow just one run the rest of the way, with Samuel Ortiz getting the win. Sandy Acevedo belted a two run go-ahead homer for the team. Samuel Crafort also had two hits including a triple, driving in a run and scoring twice.
R VSL Tigers - Phillies 4, Tigers 1
9-18, 6th in VSL
The VSL Tigers fell to the VSL Phillies 4-1. Yorfrank Lopez took the loss but gave a quality start, allowing three runs on nine hits in six innings. Jairo Sanchez tossed a scoreless inning of relief, with Carlos Alvarado allowing the final run in his inning of work. Jose Ovalles drove in Orvin Tovar for the club's only run. Jesus Ustariz also added two hits including a double.
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