Douglas Leads Erie to Win (4/17 Recaps)

Erie overcame a 3-3 tie by driving in five runs in the top half of the ninth to top Bowie 8-3. Brandon Douglas was an offensive force in the win, driving in three runs out of the ninth spot. Toledo and Lakeland suffered losses on Wednesday due in large part to a lack of offensive production, while West Michigan didn't take the field against Lansing due to rain.

April 17th Games

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

Team R H E
Indianapolis 2 5 1
Toledo 0 3 0

Starting pitcher Duane Below gave Toledo an opportunity to win Wednesday but the Mud Hens were unable to drive in a run, falling to Indianapolis 2-0. Below gave up two earned runs on three hits in seven innings in earning his first loss of the year, but Toledo could only string together three hits without driving a run across the plate. Gustavo Nunez went 2-for-3 as a replacement for Danny Worth in the loss.

AA Erie Seawolves
6-6, 3rd in Eastern Division

Team R H E
Erie 8 13 0
Bowie 3 7 0

Erie led Bowie were tied 3-3 going into the ninth inning but broke the game open in the top half of the ninth, driving in five runs as the SeaWolves topped Bowie 8-3. Warwick Saupold continued to be impressive on the mound in his start, giving up one earned run on five hits in six innings of work on his way to a no decision. Matt Crouse earned his second win of the season in relief despite giving up two earned runs on two hits in two innings pitched. Brandon Douglas had a big night for Erie offensively, going 2-for-4 while driving in three runs in the win. James McCann crossed the plate twice batting out of the designated hitter spot and also drove in a run in the win.

High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
4-9, 6th in North Division

Team R H E
Brevard County 3 8 0
Lakeland 0 5 1

Lakeland didn't struggle too greatly with gathering hits on Wednesday but the Flying Tigers failed to drive in a run, falling to Brevard County 3-0. Starting pitcher Wilsen Palacios had a decent outing despite earning his second loss of the season, giving up three runs on seven hits in six innings of work. Reliever Nick Avila held the Manatees in check for the remainder of the game, giving up a lone hit in three innings pitched. Jeff McVaney had a decent night at the plate for the Flying Tigers, going 2-for-3. Aaron Westlake hit a double in the loss.

Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
5-6, 5th in Eastern Division

Team R H E
West Michigan - - -
Lansing - - -

Wednesday's game was postponed due to rain.

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