Ledezma Leads 'Hens to Win (4/16 Recaps)

It was a slow Sunday down on the farm, as two of the Tigers' four clubs had the day off (Lakeland and West Michigan). But, things went well for the Mud Hens, as Wil Ledezma and Jack Hannahan teamed up to lead the way to victory.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 7, DURHAM 4
5-6, t-3rd in West division
The Toledo Mud Hens (5-6) collected their second straight victory over the Durham Bulls (8-3) with a 7-4 victory, thanks to an impressive night at the plate by DH Jack Hannahan. Hannahan produced three RBIs and collected three hits on the evening, that included a five-run outburst in the sixth inning by the Mud Hens to take a 6-2 lead over the Bulls. The Bulls scored first when Kevin Witt singled home Delmon Young to make it 1-0. Witt would score later in the inning on Brent Butler's double to left to give the Bulls an early 2-0 lead. The Mud Hens would battle back in the fifth as Hannahan drove home Kevin Hooper to close the gap to 2-1 before their five-run sixth inning when Hannahan singled home two more runs and catcher Max St. Pierre doubled home Josh Phelps to put Toledo up 6-2. The Bulls would battle back to close the gap to 6-4 before Toledo's Ryan Ludwick added some more insurance in the top of the ninth singling home Hannahan to put Toledo in front 7-4. Wil Ledezma (2-1) went six innings and was the winner of record, picking up his second victory of the season. Lee Gardner came on in the ninth to replace middle reliever Mark Woodyard to close down the Bulls and pick up the save. Zach Miner (0-0, 4.50) will take the mound for Toledo as the Mud Hens and Bulls, who will counter with Edwin Jackson (1-0, 2.70), play the fourth and final game of their series tomorrow after at 1:00pm in Raleigh.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - BOWIE 5, ERIE 2
2-9, 6th in Southern division
The SeaWolves dropped their fifth game in a row, losing to the Bowie Baysox Sunday afternoon 5-2. Starter Nate Bumstead gave up four earned runs on 11 hits and four strikouts in five and two-thirds innings. His five walks more than doubled his total of the season going into this game. Kurt Airoso collected his team-leading ninth RBI of the season, but the SeaWolves did little else on offense. On defense, the team was able to turn five double plays. Erie starts a home series against Harrisburg Monday night at 6:35pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - OFF DAY
4-6, t-4th in West division
Lakeland was off on Sunday, but the L-Tigers play Monday night at home against Dunedin at 7:00pm.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - OFF DAY
5-3, 3rd in Eastern division division
The 'Caps were off on Sunday with their next game on Monday when Burke Badenhop (0-0) squares off against Tommy Mendoza (1-1) and the Cedar Rapids Kernels in Cedar Rapids.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

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