AAA Toledo Mud Hens - 1-3, 3rd in West division
The Charlotte Knights (3-1) defeated the Toledo Mud Hens (1-3) quite handily in 7-1 victory yesterday afternoon to take the fourth and final game of their series. The Knights Casey Rogowski's two run homer in the seventh contributed to a 4 run inning that put the game out of reach for a Mud Hens comeback. Knights starter Heath Philips (1-0), who picks up his first win, pitched 5 solid innings, scattering 2 hits and gave up the only one Mud Hens run, when Kevin Hooper crossed the plate on a Josh Phelps ground out in the fourth inning. Colby Lewis started for the Mud Hens and was consistent through 4 innings before middle reliever Hector Mercado was call upon in the fifth inning. Mercado (0-1) who takes the loss, allowed 2 earned runs on four hits in just 1-2/3 innings. The Mud Hens will continue their home stand, as they kick-off a four game series against the Scranton Red Barons. Lefthander Lance Davis is scheduled to take the mound for the Mud Hens where he'll face another lefthander, Matt White for the Red Barons. Tonight's game begins at 6:20 p.m. at 5/3 Field in Toledo.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent
AA Erie SeaWolves - 1-3, t-4th in Southern division
Erie combined dominant pitching and timely hitting to get their first win of the season, beating Harrisburg 3-0 Sunday afternoon. Preston Larrison out pitched Senator starter David Maust, earning his first win of the season while giving up no runs and no hits through five innings. Unlike the last few nights, the bullpen stepped up and held on to the lead that the starter gave them. The SeaWolves got 10 hits, the biggest of which was Kelly Hunt's two-run homer in the third. Vincent Blue added an insurance run in the ninth with an RBI single. The SeaWolves' next game is Monday against the Altoona Curve, at 6:05 pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent
High-A Lakeland Tigers - 2-2, t-3rd in West division
The Lakeland Tigers went into extra innings this afternoon defeating the Yankees 3-2 in 10. The L-Tigers started early when Wilkin Ramirez singled in a run in the 1st, and with two outs in the second Clete Thomas hit his first homerun of the season. Jair Jurrjens got the start and pitched 4 innings allowing 2 runs. Jeff Hahn picked up the win in relief by throwing 2 innings of scoreless basesball. In the top of the 10th Jeff Frazier hit a double to score Thomas and in the bottom of the 10th Kevin Whelan got his second save in as many tries. The L-Tigers play Monday night at 7:00pm in Dunedin.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent
A West Mich. Whitecaps - 1-2, 4th in East division
The Whitecaps came out on the wrong side of a 11-3 slug-fest today, as the Fort Wayne Wizards and 'Caps combined for twenty-one hits. Eric Averall (0-1) lasted only four innings, allowing five runs on four hits and three walks. The 'Caps hitters got their fair share of hits, but they failed to capitalize on the hits, leaving seven men stranded in scoring position with two outs. Cameron Maybin continued his impressive debut as he went 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Matt Joyce slugged in two of the 'Caps runs going 2-for-5 with a triple. 3B Mark Haske got his first at bats of the season, going 2-for-3 and DH Ryan Roberson went 2-for-5 with his first RBI of the season. Sendy Vasquez pitches against Ryan Schreppel as the Whitecaps face the South Bend Silver Hawks at 6:30pm on the 10th.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent
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