Gonzalez Leads 'Caps to Win (5/18 Recaps)

A day after struggling against Bowling Green, West Michigan came to the ballpark firing on all cylinders as David Gonzalez and Danry Vasquez led the Whitecaps to a big win. Erie also secured a win on Saturday after falling behind Akron. Toledo and Lakeland had comebacks fall short while the VSL Tigers fell to the Mariners.

May 18th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens
14-30, 4th in West Division

Team R H E
Syracuse 6 15 1
Toledo 4 10 1

After falling behind by four runs Toledo was able to pull within a run of tying Saturday's series opener against against Syracuse but couldn't hang on as the Mud Hens fell to the Chiefs 6-4. Starting pitcher Ramon Garcia earned his fourth loss of the season after allowing five earned runs on 11 hits in 4 ? innings of work. Quintin Berry only had one plate appearance in Saturday's game as a pinch hitter but made it count, driving in two runs on a double.

AA Erie Seawolves
25-15, 1st in Western Division

Team R H E
Erie 4 10 1
Akron 2 7 1

After falling behind 2-0 early in Saturday's game against Akron, Erie scored four unanswered runs to top the Aeros 4-2. Starting pitcher Kyle Lobstein earned a no decision after giving up two earned runs on seven hits in six innings of work. Blaine Hardy earned his first win of the season pitching in relief while Justin Souza earned his eighth save of the season in the win. Wade Gaynor was strong at the plate for Erie, going 1-for-4 with a triple and two runs driven in in the win. Daniel Fields drove in a run on a 2-for-4 night.

High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
15-26, 6th in North Division

Team R H E
Daytona 6 15 2
Lakeland 5 8 2

After falling behind 5-1 Lakeland made a charge to come within striking distance against Daytona but the Flying Tigers fell short, falling to the Cubs 6-5 in Saturday's matchup. Starting pitcher Hudson Randall continued to struggle in earning his third loss with Lakeland, giving up four earned runs on 11 hits in five innings of work. Eight players had hits for Lakeland but none recorded more than one in the loss. Aaron Westlake had another solid game at the plate, going 1-for-4 with a double and a run driven in.

Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
18-21, 4th in Eastern Division

Team R H E
Bowling Green 1 6 2
West Michigan 8 9 0

West Michigan was strong at the plate and on the mound in Saturday's game against Bowling Green as the Whitecaps never trailed, topping the Hot Rods 8-1. Starting pitcher Jordan John earned his second win of the season after allowing just one earned run on five hits in six innings of work. David Gonzalez led the charge offensively for the ‘Caps out of the leadoff spot, going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs driven in in the win. Danry Vasquez also drove in two runs in the win.

R VSL Tigers
2-3, 3rd in Venezuelan Summer League

Team R H E
Mariners 12 15 0
Tigers 2 6 4

After taking a 1-0 in the first inning the Tigers failed to generate much else offensively and struggled on the mound, falling to the Mariners 12-2 on Saturday. Oswaldo Castillo earned his first loss of the season in the start after giving up five earned runs on six hits in 2 ? innings of work. Gabriel Tenia had his first home run of the season for the Tigers, going 1-for-3 with the solo homer in the loss.

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