June 29th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Columbus 12, Toledo 4
32-49, 4th in West Division
Toledo fell to Columbus 12-4 on Wednesday as the pitching woes in Detroit seemed to filter down to Toledo as well. Andy Oliver got the start and got hit hard, giving up nine runs (eight earned) on nine hits in three-plus innings of work. Fu-Te Ni didn't fare much better, allowing three more runs in three innings. Jose Ortega mopped things up with two scoreless innings, but the game was already well out of reach. Scott Thorman and Jeff Salazar each belted solo home runs for the club, while added a double and an RBI.
AA Erie Seawolves - Erie 9, Binghamton 3
39-39, 4th in Western Division
The SeaWolves topped Binghamton 9-3 on Wednesday with plenty of offense behind strong pitching. Mark Sorensen got the start and turned in a quality start, giving up three runs (two earned) in six innings of work. Robbie Weinhardt then pitched the final three innings to pick up the save, allowing just one hit and three walks. Seven SeaWolves drove in at least one run for the club, with Rawley Bishop adding two hits and driving in three. Brian Holaday had one of those RBI in addition to three hits including a double and scoring once. Deik Scram also added a triple to his RBI and scored once.
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Dunedin 5, Lakeland 0
2-3, 5th in North Division
Lakeland was shut out at Dunedin on Wednesday, falling 5-0. Luke Putkonen took the loss, giving up five runs in five innings of work, yielding nine hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Victor Larez didn't allow a run over the final three innings. The offense meanwhile managed just four singles and only had three at-bats the whole game with runners in scoring position.
A West Michigan Whitecaps - West Michigan 2, South Bend 1
3-3, t-4th in Eastern division
West Michigan got an outstanding start from Alex Burgos as the Whitecaps topped South Bend 2-1. Burgos got the win to improve to 3-1 already, giving up a run on four hits in eight innings of work. He also walked three and struck out six. Bruce Rondon then pitched the ninth for his 13th save, walking a couple but working himself out of the jam. The 'Caps offense was relatively quiet with only six hits, but Luis Castillo and Rob Brantly each drove in a run to give the club enough on the scoreboard to pull out the 2-1 win. Nick Castellanos and Steven Moya each had a double for the team as well.
SS-A Connecticut Tigers - Vermont 8, Connecticut 7
5-6, 3rd in Stedler Division
The CT-Tigers dropped a close battle with Vermont, giving up two runs late to fall 8-7. Wilsen Palacios got the start but didn't make it out of the first inning, giving up three runs on three hits and two walks in just 2/3 of an inning. Nick Avila tossed 1 1/3 innings of shutout relief, while Ryan Woolley then allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings and Rayni Guichardo gave up a run in his 1 1/3 innings. Fernando Celis would take the loss though, giving up the tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth inning. Kevan Hess tossed two scoreless innings to close the game out, but the offense couldn't mount a comeback. Jason King had two hits and two RBI for the club, while Zach Maggard and Chad Wright each added a double and an RBI. The club went just 2-for-16 though with runners in scoring position.
R GCL Tigers - Tigers 6, Braves 5
3-5, t-3rd in North Division
The GCL Tigers got a one-run victory over the GCL Braves, winning 6-5. Edgar De La Rosa got the start, giving up three runs in 5 1/3 innings. Tyler Clark, Tyler White and Guido Knudson then combined for 2 2/3 of shutout baseball, before Montreal Robinson gave up two runs in the top of the ninth to put the Tigers down 5-3. But the club came back with three runs in the bottom half, with Edgar Corcino ripping the game winning double that scored Patrick Smith and Wes Thigpen. Alexander Moreno got the inning started off with a triple and later scored to get the first run in. Eugenio Suarez and Thigpen also each added a solo home run.
R DSL Tigers - Blue Jays 5, Tigers 0
9-17, 3rd in DSL SPM Division
The DSL Tigers were shut out by the DSL Blue Jays 5-0. Luis Hidalgo got the start and was excellent, tossing seven shutout innings, scattering five hits while striking out six. However, Rafael Manzanillo came on in relief, facing four batters and walk all of them. Miguel Montero allowed all of the inherited runners to scored from Manzanillo, plus one more of his own. Samuel Ortiz and Confesor Lara each had two hits in the losing effort.
R VSL Tigers - Tigers 7, Pirates 1
13-24, 6th in VSL
The VSL Tigers topped the VSL Pirates for a 7-1 win on Wednesday. Daniel Hernandez got the start and the win, giving up a run on five hits in five innings of work. He also walked two and struck out five. Jose Tablante then tossed three no-hit innings of relief, with Carlos Alvardo pitching the final inning, striking out the side. Anderson Yance had four hits including a double and scored twice for the team. Jesus Alvarado went 3-for-4 with a double, drove in a run and scored twice. David Gonzalez also added a double and an RBI and Luis Cortez added two hits and an RBI.
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