Momentum Runs Out (5/7 Recaps)

After back-to-back great days from the farm teams, that success dried up on Sunday, with Toledo the only club being able to pull out a win. Roman Colon got his second start of the year, and had an inconsistent outing for the 'Hens.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 6, RICHMOND 5
15-15, 2nd in West division
Roman Colon returned to action on Sunday afternoon for the Mud Hens, but it wasn't the start he had hoped for, even though the 'Hens were able to pull out a 6-5 win in extra innings. Colon was chased from the game in the 4th inning, where he gave up 5 runs (all unearned though). For the game, he went 3 2/3 innings with two walks and four strikeouts. Despite being in a 5-0 deficit, the team didn't back down from the challenge, and got on the scoreboard in the 5th inning with an RBI groundout from Tike Redman, and then got within striking distance on a three run homer from Ryan Raburn in the 6th. Toledo's bullpen held Richmond scoreless, and in the bottom of the ninth, still down a run, Don Kelly reached on a soft single, stole second, and came home via Tike Redman again to tie it up and send the game to extra innings. Raburn then came up big again in the 10th, singling home Kevin Hooper to score the winning run. Tony Fiore is slated to take the mound for Toledo on Monday when they face Norfolk at 6:30pm.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - HARRISBURG 7, ERIE 3
12-18, 6th in Southern division
After a solid all-around performance the night before, Erie was unable to sustain the momentum, losing to Harrisburg Sunday afternoon 7-3. Starter Jeremy Johnson lasted only four innings, giving up ten hits and seven earned runs, raising his ERA to 7.12. Johnson is still looking for his first victory of the season. Kody Kirkland hit a solo home run in the fourth, his eighth of the season. After that, the SeaWolves were held scoreless until the ninth inning, when Mike Rabelo and Scott Tousa each recorded an RBI. Erie now heads back home for a three-game series with Akron, with the first game starting Monday evening at 6:35pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - DAYTONA 11, LAKELAND 5
15-15, 4th in West division
Lakeland had its three game winning streak snapped Sunday 11-5. Lance Davis started but got a no decision after giving up 5 runs in 5 innings. Tony Peralta took his first loss in relief. With two outs in the 2nd Brent Dlugach knocked in Jeff Larish after Larish had doubled earlier in the inning. The L-Tigers did not score again until the 5th inning when Jeff Frazier hit a three-run homer, his sixth, with one out. Wilkin Ramirez finished the L-Tigers scoring in the 5th when he knocked in Victor Mendez. The L-Tigers play Monday night at home against Daytona at 7:00pm.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - BURLINGTON 4, W. MICH. 2
19-10, 1st in Eastern division

The Whitecaps lost their second game in a row to the Bees 4-2, being held to only four hits. Sendy Vazquez (2-2) got the start and pitched six innings, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out eight. The 'Caps hitters couldn't get a break against the Bees pitching for the second straight day. Mike Holliman and Cameron Maybin both had RBI singles, driving in the only two 'Caps runs. The only other 'Caps with a hit were Will Rhymes and Matt Joyce, who came in to pinch hit after missing the past few games due to an injury. The 'Caps start a four game series against the Beloit Snappers the 8th, as Burke Badenhop (3-0) takes the mound against Oswaldo Sosa (2-2).
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

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