July 31st Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Toledo 8, Syracuse 5
52-58, 4th in West Division
Ramon Garcia got the start for Toledo and a no decision, allowing just one run in five innings with a walk and five strikeouts. Toledo maintained a comfortable lead until Ryan Perry gave up four runs in the eighth to take a blown save. However, down 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth, Scott Thorman belted a walk-off grand slam for the win, with Brendan Wise taking credit for the win. Danny Worth also added a triple, an RBI and a run scored, while Timo Perez added two hits including a double and scored twice.
AA Erie Seawolves - Erie 5, Akron 1
51-57, 5th in Western Division
Rob Waite turned in a great emergency start to pick up the win, as he tossed five shutout innings, giving up just two hits. Robbie Weinhardt allowed the only run in three innings of work, but he also struck out four. Bryan Pounds added two hits including a double and two RBI, while Jamie Johnson also added a double, an RBI and a run scored.
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Fort Myers 9, Lakeland 4
15-20, 6th in North Division
Shawn Teufel turned in a strong start for Lakeland as he earned the win, tossing seven strong innings, giving up two runs on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Michael Morrison yielded the final two runs in his two innings of work. Shawn Roof and Tony Plagman drove in two runs apiece, while Avisail Garcia added two hits including a double, scored once and drove in one. Michael Rockett and Eric Roof also each chipped in with three hits including a double and an RBI from the bottom of the lineup.
A West Michigan Whitecaps - South Bend 3, West Michigan 1
18-17, 5th in Eastern division
Victor Larez turned in a quality start but took the loss, allowing three runs in six innings of work. Patrick Cooper and Clemente Mendoza combined to keep South Bend off the board the rest of the game, but the Whitecaps offense managed just three hits. Luis Sanz ripped a double and was driven in by Hernan Perez for the club's only run.
SS-A Connecticut Tigers - Connecticut 8, Batavia 2
19-22, 2nd in Stedler Division
Thomas Collier got the start and the win for the CT-Tigers, allowing a run on three hits in 5 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts. Three relievers (Ryan Woolley, Guido Knudson, Pedro Perez) combined to toss 3 1/3 shutout innings from there on to close out the win. Jeff Holm went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI, while Jason King also added a solo shot. Aaron Westlake and Dean Green each drove in a pair of runs.
R GCL Tigers - Off Day
15-21, 4th in North Division
R DSL Tigers - Off Day
18-34, 3rd in DSL SPM Division
R VSL Tigers - Off Day
25-39, 6th in VSL
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