Briceno Pitches Gem in WM Win (5/26 Recaps)

West Michigan continues to be on a hot streak, winning its third in the row against Lake County on Sunday. Endrys Briceno was impressive in earning his first win of the season, shutting out the Captains over seven innings. Erie continues to be impressive as well, topping Akron behind a strong performance from Tyler Collins. Lakeland won, while Toledo and the VSL Tigers failed to earn wins.

May 26th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens
15-36, 4th in West Division

Team R H E
Toledo 0 5 1
Gwinnett 9 15 2

Toledo allowed five runs in the first inning of Sunday's game against Gwinnett and the Mud Hens couldn't put up any of their own, getting shut out by the Braves 9-0. Starting pitcher Derek Hankins struggled on the way to his third loss of the season, allowing six earned runs on 12 hits in 4 ? innings of work. Toledo's lineup didn't tally a single extra base hit in the loss and Danny Dorn was the lone Mud Hens hitter to have a multihit game.

AA Erie Seawolves
30-18, 1st in Western Division

Team R H E
Akron 2 5 2
Erie 7 11 0

For the second day in a row Erie jumped out to an early lead against Akron and held on, topping the Aeros 7-2 on Sunday. Starting pitcher Matt Crouse improved his record to 4-3 with the win, shutting out Akron on two hits over six innings of work. Tyler Collins had a big night at the plate for the SeaWolves, driving in three runs on a 1-for-3 night at the dish. Wade Gaynor drove in two runs and had a double in the win.

High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
19-30, 6th in North Division

Team R H E
Lakeland 5 8 0
Daytona 3 9 1

Lakeland put up four unanswered runs to start Sunday's game against Daytona and never looked back as the Flying Tigers topped the Cubs 5-3. Kyle Ryan earned his fifth win of the season in the start, allowing two earned runs on five hits over six innings. Melvin Mercedes earned his fifth save of the season in the win. Harold Castro continues to be a strong piece in the Lakeland lineup since being called up, going 2-for-5 with a double, triple, and two runs driven in for the Flying Tigers. Jeff McVaney also drove in two runs.

Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
23-24, 4th in Eastern Division

Team R H E
West Michigan 4 8 0
Lake County 2 7 2

Led by another strong performance by a starting pitcher West Michigan won its third straight game on Sunday against Lake County as the Whitecaps topped the Captains 4-2. Endrys Briceno had one of his best outings of the season on the way to his first win, shutting out the Captains on three hits over seven innings of work. Jose Valdez earned his tenth save of the season in the win. Jared Reaves only had one hit for the ‘Caps on Sunday but it was a big one as the shortstop notched his first home run of the season. Danry Vasquez also drove in a run and had a double in the win.

R VSL Tigers
5-7, 3rd in Venezuelan Summer League

Team R H E
Tigers 6 10 1
Cubs 7 13 1

After blowing a lead in the ninth inning the VSL Tigers lost to the Cubs in extra innings on Sunday, giving up a walkoff hit in the bottom of the eleventh to fall 7-6. Starting pitcher Eudis Idrogo was solid on the way to a no decision, allowing one earned run on four hits over five innings while striking out seven. Junior Camaripano earned his first loss of the season after giving up the game-winning run. Ariel Serrano was solid at the plate for the Tigers, going 2-for-5 with a home run and three runs driven in in the loss.

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