July 18th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Toledo 9, Norfolk 3
43-54, 4th in West Division
Toledo kept up its hot streak on Monday as they kicked off their road trip with a 9-3 win over Norfolk. Thad Weber turned in a quality start to get the win, giving up three runs in six innings. Daniel Schlereth then tossed two scoreless innings of relief, with Jose Ortega pitching a scoreless ninth, though no save was in play after a four run eighth inning from the Hens. At the plate, Scott Thorman had two hits and drove in a pair of runs, while Ryan Strieby also added a hit, scored once and drove in two. Cale Iorg, who just recently lost his spot as the team's everyday shortstop, had a solid game as well, going 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Argenis Diaz also added two hits, scored twice and drove in one.
AA Erie Seawolves - Erie 5, Trenton 4
46-49, 5th in Western Division
Erie pulled out a 5-4 win on Monday, squeaking by Trenton. Casey Crosby got the start and the win, allowing only three runs despite 15 baserunners (ten hits, five walks). Luis Marte earned a hold for allowing just one run over 3 1/3 innings, while Austin Wood came on and picked up the final two outs for his fourth save. Jamie Johnson went 2-for-4 including a double and drove in two runs, while Rawley Bishop and Deik Scram each managed a hit and an RBI.
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Charlotte 9, Lakeland 1
11-11, 4th in North Division
Lakeland got hammered on Monday as they lost to Charlotte 9-1. Mark Sorensen got the start but made it only two innings, allowing eight runs (four earned) on nine hits. Four relievers combined to allow just one run from that point on, but the damage was already done. Corey Jones had a pair of walks and drove in the team's only run. Brent Wyatt added two hits from the top of the order.
A West Michigan Whitecaps - Beloit 16, West Michigan 3
13-11, 4th in Eastern division
It was a day to forget for the Whitecaps as they fell to Beloit 16-3. Victor Larez struggled as the starter, giving up six runs on nine hits in four innings of work, but the bullpen didn't fare any better with Ryan Woolley and Clemente Mendoza each allowing four runs, and Jade Todd allowing two. James Robbins went 2-for-4 with a two run homer for the team on offense, while Hernan Perez added a pair of hits. Dixon Machado also added a hit and drove in a run.
SS-A Connecticut Tigers - Connecticut 8, Hudson Valley 3
13-15, 2nd in Stedler Division
The CT-Tigers got another win over Hduson Valley on Monday, taking this one 8-3. Brennan Smith pitched well as the starter but got a no decision, giving up three runs (just one earned) in 6 1/3 innings. Jeff Barfield got the win for not allowing a run of his own in 1 2/3 innings. Drew Gagnier wrapped things up with a scoreless inning of relief. At the plate, Javier Azcona ripped two doubles and drove in two runs, while Patrick Leyland went 3-for-5 with a double, scoring once and driving in two. Matt Perry also had a good game, going 4-for-4 with a double and walking in his fifth plate appearance. He also scored three times and drove in one.
R GCL Tigers - GM1: Blue Jays 3, Tigers 2
GM2: Blue Jays 3, Tigers 2
9-16, 5th in North Division
The GCL Tigers lost a pair of games on Monday with an identical score, dropping both games by a score of 3-2. Erik Heckaman took the loss in relief in the first game after Edgar De La Rosa allowed two runs in five innings. Adolfo Reina provided both runs via a two run blast. In the second game, the club got strong showings from Jake Sabol (four shutout innings) and Cody Satterwhite (three strikeouts in two innings), but Montreal Robertson couldn't hold the lead and took the blown save and the loss. Wes Thigpen had a two run homer in the latter game, while Carlos De Los Santos added a triple.
R DSL Tigers - GM1: Tigers 9, Braves 2
GM2: Tigers 6, Braves 2
16-26, 3rd in DSL SPM Division
R VSL Tigers - GM1: Tigers 4, Reds 3
GM2: Reds 9, Tigers 6
18-34, 6th in VSL
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