MiLB Recaps: Gaynor Leads LFT Rout

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: Wade Gaynor had a big game at the plate as Lakeland cruised to an 11-5 win.

July 6th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Toledo 5, Indianapolis 1
36-52, 4th in West Division

In need of a win, Duane Below helped deliver as Toledo topped Indianapolis 5-1. Below got the win, going seven innings and giving up just one run on four hits with four walks and four strikeouts. Daniel Schlereth then recorded one out with a walk, before Brendan Wise retired the final five batters. At the plate, Carlos Guillen ripped a double and drove in a pair of runs, while Ben Guez added two doubles and scored once. Will Rhymes also went 3-for-5 with a double, scoring once and driving in a run.

AA Erie Seawolves - Harrisburg 4, Erie 3
42-43, 5th in Western Division

Harrisburg completed its sweep of Erie on Wednesday, topping the 'Wolves 4-3. Brooks Brown got the start and took the loss, allowing all four runs (three earned) in seven innings of work. He also walked three and struck out five. Rob Waite pitched the final inning without allowing a run. Erie's offense was relatively quiet, scoring three runs on just six hits and having only three at-bats with runners in scoring position. They put up two runs in the eighth thanks to a Jamie Johnson homer that brought them to within one run, but the team went quietly in the ninth, with a two-out walk from Francisco Martinez keeping them alive momentarily, but the game ending on the next at-bat via a strikeout of Michael Bertram.

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Lakeland 11, Dunedin 5
5-7, 6th in North Division

The Flying Tigers avenged their loss to Dunedin on Wednesday with an 11-5 win. Cole Nelson got the start, giving up two runs in four innings of work, but Victor Larez got the win, tossing three no-hit innings for the team. Zach Samuels gave up the final three runs (two earned) in two innings of mop-up duty, with Lakeland already well out in front after a seven run seventh inning. At the plate, a number of Flying Tigers had big games, with Wade Gaynor leading the way, going 3-for-4 with a double, scoring once and driving in three runs. Tony Plagman also added a double, scored twice and drove in three runs. Avisail Garcia chipped in with two hits including a double with two RBI, and Corey Jones also added a pair of RBI in the win.

A West Michigan Whitecaps - Lansing 11, West Michigan 0
7-6, t-2nd in Eastern division

The Whitecaps got their series with Lansing started on a rough note, falling 11-0 to the Lugnuts. Brian Flynn battled his command early and took the loss, giving up only two runs in 1 2/3 innings, but walking five and striking out just three. From there, three relievers (Kevan Hess, Jade Todd, Logan Hoch) combined to allow nine more runs, with the bulk of the damage, five runs, going against Hoch in his final three innings. The 'Caps got a double each from Nick Castellanos and Rob Brantly, and two hits from James Robbins.

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - Staten Island 2, Connecticut 1
8-10, 3rd in Stedler Division

Connecticut fell to Staten Island on Wednesday, losing 2-1. Brennan Smith took the loss despite turning in an outstanding outing, giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits as he went the distance, pitching all eight innings. He also didn't walk a batter and struck out six. However, the CT-Tigers offense went just 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position, getting their lone run on an RBI groundout from Bo McClendon. Edwin Gomez went 2-for-3, scoring that lone run.

R GCL Tigers - Tigers 2, Blue Jays 0
6-9, 5th in North Division

The GCL Tigers picked up a 2-0 shutout win over the GCL Blue Jays on Wednesday. Brian Stroud got the start and the win, tossing six shutout innings while scattering five hits. He also walked one and struck out six. From there, Scott Green, Eric Heckaman and Montreal Robertson each tossed a scoreless inning of relief to complete the shutout. Danry Vasquez had a double, scored once and drove in a run for the club, while Brandon Eckerle added two hits and scored once.

R DSL Tigers - Phillies 3, Tigers 2
9-20, 4th in DSL SPM Division

After an extended period of time off due to a number of games postponed due to rain, the DSL Tigers returned to action and fell to the DSL Phillies 3-2. David Paulino got the start for the club but lasted just one inning, not allowing a run. Luis Hidalgo gave up two runs (one earned) in six innings, but Ricardo Ciriaco allowed the go-ahead run to take the loss. Confesor Lara had a hit and scored a run, while Lenny Pena had a double as the team's only extra base hit.

R VSL Tigers - Reds 9, Tigers 3
15-28, 6th in VSL

The VSL Tigers fell to the VSL Reds 9-3 on Wednesday. Yorfrank Lopez got the start and took the loss as he fell to 0-5, allowing eight runs in five innings of work. Junior Camaripano finished the game up, giving up the final run in his three innings. Gabriel Tenia had a big game at the plate, going 3-for-4, scoring twice and belting a solo home run. Jose Ovalles also had a double and scored once for the team.

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