July 14th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Toledo 4, Scranton/WB 2
40-53, 4th in West Division
Toledo picked up where it left off after the All-Star break, with a 4-2 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Charlie Furbush got the start and pitched well, giving up two runs in 6 2/3 innings of work as he earned the win. He also walked one and struck out six. Daniel Schlereth earned a hold for striking out all three outs he recorded, while Chance Ruffin recorded the final four outs to earn his fifth save. Ryan Strieby belted a two run homer and also had another RBI for the club, while Carlos Guillen went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
AA Erie Seawolves - Erie 6, Altoona 3
44-47, 5th in Western Division
The SeaWolves got the second half of their season started on the right foot with a 6-3 win over Altoona. Jay Voss turned in a quality start to get the win for the club, giving up three runs in six innings of work. Luis Marte pitched the final three innings to pick up the save. At the plate, Audy Ciriaco went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI. Bryan Holaday also added a double and two RBI, and Michael Bertram had two hits and scored twice.
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Lakeland 4, St. Lucie 3
9-9, 4th in North Division
The Flying Tigers squeaked out a one-run victory over St. Lucie on Thursday, winning 4-3. Jared Wesson got the start and earned the win, his tenth of the year, tossing five shutout innings. Cole Nelson came on in relief and gave up all three runs in 2 1/3 innings, but just one was earned. Zach Samuels, in place of the injured Kenny Faulk, got the save for not allowing a run in the final 1 2/3 innings. Tony Plagman went 2-for-4 with a three run homer and drove in all four runs for the club. Wade Gaynor also added two hits including a triple.
A West Michigan Whitecaps - Wisconsin 2, West Michigan 1
11-9, t-3rd in Eastern division
West Michigan suffered the opposite fate of Lakeland, suffering a one-run defeat as they lost 2-1 to Wisconsin. Kyle Ryan got the start and took the loss, allowing two runs on nine hits in six innings. Antonio Cruz pitched the final two innings without allowing a run, striking out five, but the 'Caps offense couldn't tie the game up in the late innings. The offense was very quiet, managing just three hits with Clay Jones driving in the only run.
SS-A Connecticut Tigers - Mahooning Valley 9, Connecticut 6
10-14, 3rd in Stedler Division
Connecticut fell to Mahooning Valley again on Thursday, losing 9-6. Matt Crouse got the start, giving up four runs in five innings of work. Drew Gagnier though came on with the CT-Tigers clinging to a 5-4 lead, and yielded three runs as a part of a five run sixth inning that put Connecticut back for good. Jeff Barfield allowed the other two runs of the inning. Guido Knudson and Fernando Celis each tossed a scoreless inning of relief after that, but the damage had already been done. Dean Green belted a three run homer for the club, while Eugenio Suarez added two hits including a triple and scored once.
R GCL Tigers - Tigers 5, Phillies 2
9-12, 5th in North Division
The GCL Tigers got revenge on the GCL Phillies from Wednesday by topping them 5-2 on Thursday. Jack Duffey got the start and the win, allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings. Emmanuel Del Orbe was excellent in relief, not allowing a hit or a run over 2 2/3 innings, with Montreal Robertson pitching the ninth for his third save. At the plate, Patrick Smith had two hits and drove in two runs while Brandon Eckerle went 4-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Danry Vasquez also added a double and scored a run.
R DSL Tigers - Giants 11, Tigers 3
13-25, 3rd in DSL SPM Division
The DSL Tigers fell to the DSL Giants 11-3 on Thursday. Adrian Paniagua got the start and took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) due to five walks in 2 1/3 innings. Che Yeyne Abad didn't fare any better, giving up five more runs (also three earned) in an inning of work. Gregory Morillo allowed the final two runs in 3 2/3 innings of mop-up duty. Raynolds Guzman went 2-for-4 with a two run homer, while Samuel Ortiz added three hits and drove in a run.
R VSL Tigers - GM1: Pirates 1, Tigers 0
GM2: Pirates 3, Tigers 1
16-33, 6th in VSL
The VSL Tigers dropped a pair of close, low-scoring games to the VSL Pirates on Thursday, losing 1-0 and 3-1. Carlos Alvarado got the start and took the loss in the first game, giving up the only run in six innings. The offense though managed just three singles. In the second game, Yorfrank Lopez got the start and the loss, allowing all three runs in six innings. Orlando Villaroel tossed a scoreless inning of relief. The offense didn't do much better in game two, but did get a double and an RBI from Gabriel Tenia. Jose Soledad also managed two of the club's five hits.
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