Rain the Enemy on Sunday (4/30 Recaps)

Rain was the biggest opponent on Sunday for the Tigers' farm system, as Toledo and West Michigan both had their games delayed due to Mother Nature. Meanwhile, Erie started out in a hole and couldn't climb out, while Lakeland ended up extending things all the way to 14 innings before sealing the deal with a bases loaded walk.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - PPD: RAIN
11-13, t-2nd in West division
Toledo's game on Sunday with Louisville was postponed due to rain. The two clubs will make the game up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday, July 5th. Wil Ledezma will take the ball for Toledo against Indianapolis at 7:00pm.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - BINGHAMTON 4, ERIE 2
9-14, 6th in Southern division
A late comback by the SeaWolves didn't prove to be enough Sunday afternoon, as they lost to Binghamton 4-2. Erie Starter Virgil Vasquez lasted only three-plus innings, giving up four earned runs and five walks. Four different relievers combined to hold the Mets scoreless for the remainder of the game. Juan Francia and Tony Giarratano both had RBIs in the eighth inning, pulling Erie withing two runs, but that was all the offense the team could get. Despite being 6-4 in their last ten games, the SeaWolves remain 6.5 games out of first place in the Southern Division. Erie starts a new series against Altoona Monday night, at 6:35pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - LAKELAND 6, CLEARWATER 5
12-12, t-3rd in West division
Casper Wells bases loaded walk in the 14th inning wins the game for the L-Tigers 6-5 over Clearwater. Jair Jurrjens started the game and gave up 2 unearned runs in 7 innings, but got a no decision. P.J. Finigan got his first win of the year after pitching 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Gilberto Mejia started off the game for the L-Tigers with his first home run of the season. Jeff Frazier hit his third homerun in as many games, and fifth of the season, leading off the 8th. With the L-Tigers down by 2 in the 10th, Brent Dlugach hit a 2-out double scoring Victor Mendez and Nick McIntyre, bringing the score back to a tie and extending the game further into extra innings. The L-Tigers play Monday night at home at 7:00pm.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - PPD: RAIN
15-7, 2nd in Eastern division

The game between the Whitecaps and Timber Rattlers was rained out April 30th. The teams will play a double-header May 1st starting at 6:05 Eastern, with both games scheduled to last seven innings. Erik Averill (0-1) will face Marwin Vega (1-2) in the first game, and Sendy Vasquez (2-0) will face Jose Escalona (3-1) in the second.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

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