Winless Day on the Farm (5/3 Recaps)

Two of the four clubs were off on Wednesday, while the other two teams both suffered defeats, especially tough for starters Dallas Trahern and Nate Bumstead, as neither walked away with a victory despite solid starts. Bumstead's outing was especially disappointing, as he was in line for the win until the 9th, when Chris Homer lost the lead by a wide margin in their 11-5 defeat.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - OFF DAY
12-14, t-2nd in West division
Toledo had the day off on Wednesday, but are back in action on Thursday, when Zach Miner faces Richmond righty Ricardo Rodriguez at 6:30pm.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - ALTOONA 11, ERIE 5
9-17, 6th in Southern division
The SeaWolves played well enough through the first eight innings to win their game Wednesday night, but ended up losing 11-5 to Altoona. Closer Chris Homer got the ball with a 5-4 lead in the ninth, but gave up six earned runs in the inning and recorded the loss. Homer spoiled a solid outing by starter Nate Bumstead, who gave up no earned runs in five innings pitched, striking out five batters. Vincent Blue went 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs, both of which came with two outs. Brent Clevlen also batted in two runs, and Tony Giarratano had an RBI in his third straight game. The series concludes Thursday in Erie, at 11:05am.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - FT. MYERS 3, LAKELAND 1
12-14, t-4th in West division
Lakeland left five men on base and lost 3-1 to Ft. Myers on Wednesday night. Dallas Trahern pitched a complete game, but took the loss (1-4) after allowing 3 runs on 9 hits. James Essian doubled in the 6th and scored the L-Tigers only run of the night on a sacrifice fly by Jeff Frazier. Chris Robinson went 1-2 with a double, the only other extra base hit of the night for Lakeland. The L-Tigers take on Ft. Myers again Thursday night at 7:05pm.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - OFF DAY
17-8, 2nd in Eastern division

West Michigan got the day off on Wednesday but get back into action on at home against the Burlington Bees at 6:35.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

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