AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 8, DURHAM 1
6-6, t-1st in West division
The Toledo Mud Hens got a lot of help in the hitting department and even a little help from the weather, as the defeated the Durham Bulls 8-1 in a rain shortened afternoon yesterday in Raleigh. The game was called after six innings of play as the inclement weather made it impossible to continue on. The Mud Hens came alive offensively right from the opening pitch, as they compiled an impressive 15 hit attack in just six innings against Durham (8-4). Tike Redman, Don Kelly, Ryan Ludwick all collect two hits and a double each to go along with a splendid three hit performance off the bat of Josh Phelps. Mike Hessman belted his second home run on the season in the sixth inning off reliever Justin Miller to increase his team leading RBI total to eleven. The Bulls only run, which was unearned, came in their half of the first inning when Delmon Young came home courtesy of throwing error by Mud Hens catcher Brain Peterson attempting throw out on Young stealing from second to third. Mud Hens right hander Zach Miner (1-0) picked up his first win on the season after going five full innings allowing only two hits, one-run, striking out four Durham batters. Edwin Jackson (1-1) takes the loss after allowing a whopping ten hits, four runs, all unearned in just four innings pitched. The win improved the Mud Hens record to .500 as they move into a first place tie with West Division rivals, the Columbus Clippers (6-6). Toledo will now travel to Charlotte (6-5) where they'll face the Knights in a four game series, sending right hander Chad Durbin (0-1, 3.27) to the mound, facing another right hander Charlie Haeger (1-0, 0.75), in the opening game that gets underway tomorrow evening at 7:15 p.m.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent
AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 2, HARRISBURG 1
3-9, 6th in Southern division
The SeaWolves snapped a five-game losing streak Monday night, beating the Harrisburg Senators 2-1 in ten innings. Kurt Airoso broke up a 1-1 tie with a single to left field, scoring Juan Francia. Francia also scored Erie's first run, off of Brent Clevlen's RBI double in the sixth. Starter Humberto Sanchez recorded a no-decision, giving up only four hits and one earned one in six innings, striking out eight batters. Brian Rogers pitched a scoreless ninth and tenth, picking up his first win of the season. The series continues Tuesday night in Erie, at 6:35pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent
HiA Lakeland Tigers - LAKELAND 7, DUNEDIN 3
5-6, t-3rd in West division
Lakeland scores two in the first and rolls from there defeating Dunedin on Monday night 7-3. Dallas Trahern pitched 6 innings allowing only one run in picking up his first victory (1-2). Jeff Larish and Wilkin Ramirez each had an RBI in the 1st inning. Jeff Frazier hit his first homerun of the season and drove in three leading the way offensively. Clete Thomas had another solid game going 3-4 with an RBI. The L-Tigers travel to Dunedin Tuesday night for a game at 7:00pm.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent
A West Mich. Whitecaps - W. MICH. 5, CDR. RAPIDS 3
6-4, t-2nd in Eastern division division
The West Michigan Whitecaps hitters continued to harass opposing pitchers, belting out thirteen hits en route to a 5-3 victory over the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Starting Pitcher Burke Badenhop (1-0) fared much better in this start than in his previous one, lasting six innings while allowing three runs on six hits, striking out six. Closer Orlando Perdomo continued to dominate the ninth inning, earning his fifth save while striking out two Kernels. Second basemen Will Rhymes dropped to the second spot in the line-up tonight, but he continued his hot start going 3-for-5 with a stolen base, a run scored and two RBI. Center fielder Cameron Maybin pitched in an RBI triple, finishing the night 1-for-4, while right fielder Matt Joyce went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI. Shortstop Mike Holliman batted lead-off going 2-for-5 with a double. Left fielder Justin Justice went 1-for-4 with a double. First baseman Ryan Roberson also got into the hit parade, going 3-for-4 with one batted in. The 'Caps face the Kernels again the 18th at 7:30pm as Luke French (1-0) squares off against Nicholas Adenhart (1-0).
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent
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