MiLB Recaps: Hens Keep Hammering

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: Toledo completed a four game sweep of Norfolk behind a big day from Ben Guez.

July 21st Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Toledo 11, Norfolk 3
46-54, 4th in West Division

Toledo completed a sweep of Norfolk behind six strong innings from Brayan Villarreal, who gave up three runs on five hits. Jose Ortega and Matt Hoffman combined for three scoreless innings of relief as well. Ben Guez led the way, going 4-for-5 with a home run and four RBI and three runs scored. Clete Thomas also added a three run homer, while Danny Worth had two hits, two runs and an RBI.

AA Erie Seawolves - Akron 8, Erie 4
46-52, 5th in Western Division

L.J. Gagnier got the start and took the loss, giving up six runs in six innings of work. Jared Gayhart closed things out by allowing two runs in three innings. Rawley Bishop went 2-for-4 with an RBI at the plate, while Bryan Pounds had a hit and an RBI.

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Jupiter 5, Lakeland 0
12-13, 3rd in North Division

Lakeland was shut out with Shawn Teufel taking the loss, allowing five runs in five innings of work. Cole Nelson did toss three scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts. The offense got no runs but two hits apiece from William Bergolla and Michael Rockett.

A West Michigan Whitecaps - Kane County 7, West Michigan 6 (10)
13-13, 5th in Eastern division

West Michigan lost in extra innings for the second straight day to Kane County, with Bruce Rondon allowing the winning run to reach in the tenth, and Melvin Mercedes allowing him to score. Kyle Ryan got the start and struck out eight in six innings with three runs allowed. Nate Newman and Rondon were each credited for a blown save being unable to hold the lead. Ryan Hamme powered the offense, going 4-for-5 with two doubles and three runs driven in. Nick Castellanos and Jason Krizan each added a hit and an RBI as well.

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - GM1: Connecticut 4, Tri-City 2
GM2: Connecticut 3, Tri-City 2

16-16, 2nd in Stedler Division

The CT-Tigers earned a pair of wins on Thursday. Luis Angel Sanz went the distance in the first game, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits in seven innings with nine strikeouts. Jeff Holm added two hits including a double, scored twice and drove in a run. Eugenio Suarez also had a double and an RBI. Ryan Woolley got the start in the second game but Scott Green got the win. Woolley went four innings and allowed one run, while Green went 1 1/3 innings and allowed a run. Daniel Bennett earned the save for a scoreless ninth. Jason King had two hits including a double and two runs driven in.

R GCL Tigers - Yankees 18, Tigers 2
10-18, 5th in North Division

Endrys Briceno got roughed up as the starter, giving up nine runs on nine hits in three innings. Four more relievers got in work, with only Tyler Clark not allowing a run. Cody Satterwhite gave up three runs (two earned) in an inning of work with a strikeout. Carlos De Los Santos and Danry Vasquez each drove in a run.

R DSL Tigers - Yankees1 5, Tigers 4
16-28, 3rd in DSL SPM Division

David Paulino got the start but went just two innings without allowing a run. Luis Hidalgo took the loss for allowing four unearned runs in 3 2/3 innings of work. Alwin Delgado had two hits and two RBI and Samuel Crafort added three hits and a run driven in.

R VSL Tigers - Tigers 5, Rays 2
21-34, 6th in VSL

Jose Soledad and Carlos Perez led the way at the plate, with Soledad going 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI and Perez adding two hits including a double and two RBI. Anderson Yance also added a hit and an RBI. Carlos Alvarado got the win for tossing six shutout innings with eight strikeouts. Angel Nesbitt struck out a pair in the ninth en route to his sixth save.

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