MiLB Recaps: Caps Win on Slam in 12th

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: Clay Jones belted a grand slam in the 12th inning to lift West Michigan to a 7-5 victory.

July 11th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - All-Star Break
39-53, 4th in West Division

Toledo is off for the All-Star break, returning to action on Thursday at home vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

AA Erie Seawolves - All-Star Break
43-47, 5th in Western Division

The SeaWolves return to action after the All-Star break on Thursday vs. Altoona.

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – St. Lucie 6, Lakeland 5
8-9, t-5th in North Division

The Flying Tigers suffered another one-run defeat, falling to St. Lucie 6-5, despite a late push in the bottom of the ninth. Down 6-4 heading into the inning, Lakeland was able to load the bases with one out, and got one run in on a Michael Rockett sacrifice fly. But with the tying run standing on third, Julio Rodriguez grounded out to end the game. Victor Larez got the start for the team, giving up four runs (two earned) in 5 2/3 innings. Nate Newman however took the loss, giving up a run in relief while recording only one out. Luke Putkonen, working out of the bullpen gave up a run in two innings. At the plate, Brent Wyatt went 3-for-4 with a two run homer, while Tony Plagman added a solo blast.

A West Michigan Whitecaps - West Michigan 7, Wisconsin 5 (12)
11-8, t-2nd in Eastern division

West Michigan picked up a 7-5 win over Wisconsin on Wednesday, but it took 12 innings to pull out the win. Kevin Eichhorn got the start and a no decision, giving up three runs in six innings of work. Patrick Cooper got the win in relief, giving up one run over 3 2/3 innings after the Whitecaps scored four runs in the top half of the 12th. With two out he handed the ball over to Bruce Rondon, who gave up three hits and allowed two runs to cross the plate, but eventually got the last out to seal the win. At the plate, the long ball led the way, as Clay Jones drove in the winning runs on a grand slam in the 12th. Hernan Perez also went 3-for-6 with a solo home run, and Rob Brantly added a solo home run as well, including three hits and scoring three times.

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - Mahooning Valley 2, Connecticut 1
10-13, 3rd in Stedler Division

Connecticut gave up the go-ahead run in the bottom of the ninth to fall on Wednesday 2-1. Brennan Smith got the start and pitched well, giving up a run in seven innings of work with two walks and five strikeouts. Ryan Woolley took the loss, giving up the winning run in his 1 1/3 innings of work. At the plate, the team scattered seven hits, with Patrick Leyland managing two of them and driving in a run.

R GCL Tigers - Phillies 2, Tigers 1
8-12, 5th in North Division

The GCL Tigers also lost on Wednesday 2-1, falling to the GCL Phillies. Brian Stroud got the start and took the loss, allowing two unearned runs in seven innings of work with five strikeouts. Daniel Kickham pitched the final two innings, not allowing a run, but the GCL Tigers' offense couldn't mount a comeback. The team's only run came off the bat of Patrick Smith in the form of a solo home run.

R DSL Tigers - Tigers 4, Blue Jays 2
13-24, 4th in DSL SPM Division

The DSL Tigers topped the DSL Blue Jays 4-2 on Wednesday. Fernando Perez got the start and a no decision, giving up two runs in four innings of work. Rafael Manzanillo got the win in relief, tossing three shutout innings. Jose Valdez pitched the ninth for his fourth save. At the plate, Alwin Delgado and Raynolds Guzman each drove in a run, while Javier Romero added a double and a triple, and Samuel Crafort added two hits including a triple. Each scored once.

R VSL Tigers - Postponed: Rain
16-31, 6th in VSL

TigsTown has gone social! You can now follow TigsTown com and the TigsTown staff on Twitter and Facebook! For all the latest stories and forum updates, follow @ScoutTigers For the latest from Managing Editor Mark Anderson, follow @TigsTownMark, and you can follow Executive Editor Paul Wezner @TigsTown You can also find TigsTown on Facebook, just seach for TigsTown com!

Tigs Town Top Stories