Winless Mother's Day for Club (5/14 Recaps)

Typically, when between three clubs you allow just nine runs, you'd imagine that it's going to be a pretty good day. Unfortunately the offense was well behind the pitchers, as all three clubs fell despite solid starts from Wil Ledezma, Nate Bumstead and Erik Averill. Tony Giarratano went 2-for-4 with a double, but that wasn't enough to get a run on the board for Erie.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - RICHMOND 4, TOLEDO 2
17-19, 2nd in West division
The Toledo Mud Hens continue to slide on their current road trip in Richmond, after losing their third straight, 4-2 to the Braves Sunday afternoon. The Mud Hens jumped out to a 1-0 advantage early in the first inning after Ryan Ludwick singled and later scored when Alexis Gomez singled to right field to bring Ludwick home, collecting his tenth RBI on the season. Toledo held the lead until the bottom of the fourth when the Braves got on the board to tie it 1-1. The Men Hens added another run in the sixth after Mike Hessman led off the inning with a double and eventually made it to third on a wild pitch by Braves starter Brian O'Connor (2-3) , before David Espinosa's sacrifice fly enabled Hessman to score, putting Toledo up 2-1. From there it was all Richmond, who then replied with three unanswered runs in their half of the sixth, to blow it open to 4-2 where it stood. All four of Richmond's runs were all earned off Toledo starter Wil Ledezma (2-3), who went 5-2/3 innings striking out three, allowing nine hits. The Mud Hens will conclude their four game series with Richmond Monday evening before moving on to Norfolk to begin a four game series against the Tide on Tuesday.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - READING 2, ERIE 0
14-22, 6th in Southern division
Erie couldn't find enough offense during a Mother's Day matchup Sunday afternoon, losing to Reading 2-0. Starter Nate Bumstead pitched well despite recording his fifth loss of the season, allowing only two earned runs in seven innings, stiking out seven batters. Tony Giarratano went two for four on the day, collecting his tenth double of the season. Catcher Mike Rabelo also went two for four with a double, but in the field had one throwing error and one passed ball. The SeaWolves stranded all seven of their baserunners for the game. Erie now heads to Akron, with their Monday night game starting at 7:05pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - OFF DAY
19-17, t-3rd in West division
Lakeland was off on Sunday, but returns to action Monday night at home against Brevard County.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - LANSING 3, W. MICH 1
22-13, t-1st in Eastern division

The 'Caps couldn't muster much offense against the Lugnut pitchers, and ended up losing 3-1. Erik Averill (1-3) took the loss for the 'Caps, allowing two runs on three hits in six innings while striking out five batters. Ricky Steik pitched two innings of relief, allowing a run on two hits. The 'Caps hitters appeared baffled by the Lugnut pitchers, striking out a whopping fourteen times. Mike Hollimon drove in the sole 'Caps run in the fifth, and finished the night 1-for-4. Matt Joyce, Pedro Cotto, and Jeramy Laster all went 2-for-4 on the night. The 'Caps will try to split the series with a victory on Monday the 15th at Lansing, before heading to Peoria to face the Chiefs.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

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