MiLB Recaps: 'Caps Kick Off 2nd Half with 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: Behind a strong start from Alex Burgos, the Whitecaps picked up a win to begin the second half.

June 24th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Louisville 5, Toledo 4
30-46, 4th in West Division

The Mud Hens dropped their eighth straight game, losing 5-4 to Louisville. Andy Oliver got the start for the club, giving up four runs in six innings of work with three walks and five strikeouts. Brad Thomas however took the loss for allowing the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as part of his two innings of work. Brendan Wise pitched a scoreless ninth, but the Toledo offense couldn't get a man past first base in the final three innings. Ryan Strieby ripped a pair of doubles and drove in a run, while Danny Worth and Clete Thomas each added a solo home run of their own.

AA Erie Seawolves - Richmond 8, Erie 0
36-36, 4th in Western Division

Erie was shut out by Richmond on Friday evening, 8-0. Ramon Garcia got the start and took the loss, giving up five runs in five innings of work. He also walked one and struck out four. Jared Gayhart then allowed the final three runs in his two innings of work. Luis Marte also added a scoreless inning with a pair of strikeouts. At the plate, the team managed just five singles, two of which came from Rawley Bishop, who also took a walk and stole a base.

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Brevard County 4, Lakeland 2
0-1, 6th in North Division

Lakeland's game with Brevard County was postponed, which they'll make up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday.

A West Michigan Whitecaps - West Michigan 2, South Bend 1
1-0, t-1st in Eastern division

The Whitecaps started the second half on a high note, topping South Bend 2-1. Alex Burgos got the start and the win for the club, allowing one run on four hits in 6 2/3 innings of work with no walks and six strikeouts. Antonio Cruz then pitched 1 1/3 innings without allowing a hit and two strikeouts, before Bruce Rondon struck out the side in order in the ninth to record his 12th save. At the plate, Nick Castellanos had two hits including a double and scored once, while James Robbins added a double, a run and an RBI. Steven Moya also drove in a run.

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - Vermont 4, Connecticut 2
3-4, 3rd in Stedler Division

Connecticut fell to Vermont again on Friday, losing 4-2. Wilsen Palacios got the start and a no decision, allowing two runs on three hits in four innings of work. Ryan Woolley allowed an unearned run in 2 1/3 innings to take credit for the loss, while Fernando Celis also allowed a run in his 1 2/3 innings of work. Lee Smith ripped a double and drove in both runs for the CT-Tigers as the club managed only five hits while committing six errors.

R GCL Tigers - Tigers 8, Blue Jays 4
2-3, t-4th in North Division

The GCL Tigers picked up another win on Friday, topping the GCL Blue Jays 8-4. Brian Stroud got the start and a no decision, giving up two runs on three hits in three innings of work. Jake Sabol also allowed a run in 2 1/3 innings. Erik Heckaman was credited with both a blown save and the win, allowing the tying run to score on his watch, but also seeing the club claim the lead for good. Tyler White and Montreal Robinson then each pitched a scoreless inning to seal the win. At the plate, Juaner Aguasvivas ripped a three run homer as part of that five run eighth inning that gave the club the lead. Eugenio Suarez also ripped a pair of doubles, drove in a run and scored three times. Danry Vasquez also added two hits, scored once and drove in a run.

R DSL Tigers - Angels 9, Tigers 5
8-15, 3rd in DSL SPM Division

The DSL Tigers fell again on Friday, losing to the DSL Angels 9-5. Luis Hidalgo got the start for the club, giving up four runs on eight hits in five innings with a walk and five strikeouts. Miguel Montero took the loss giving up three runs while recording just two outs. Walter Lachapel didn't fare much better, giving up two more runs while also recording only two outs. Ricardo Ciriaco didn't allow a run or a hit in his 1 2/3 innings of work however. Eurys Felipe, Samuel Crafort and Sandy Acevedo each added a hit and an RBI for the team.

R VSL Tigers - Tigers 5, Reds 4
12-21, 6th in VSL

The VSL Tigers picked up a 5-4 win over the VSL Reds on Friday. Yorfrank Lopez got the start, giving up three runs in four innings of work. Angel Vasquez allowed a run in two innings, but Jose Tablante would earn the win, not allowing a run in three innings of work. Orvin Tovar ripped a triple and drove in three runs for the club to set the pace. Anderson Yance and Daniel Carranza each added a double and scored a run.

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