Erie Keeps Rolling (5/22 Recaps)

The Erie SeaWolves, who had a horrid start, are now just a game below .500 with another win on Monday, their seventh-in-a-row. Nate Bumstead turned in a great start for the 'Wolves, while Jair Jurrjens matched his effort for Lakeland. The problem for Jurrjens was that Kevin Whelan couldn't close things out.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - COLUMBUS 6, TOLEDO 1
20-23, 2nd in West division
Toledo was off on Monday, but they'll kick off a four game series starting on Tuesday with Buffalo at 6:30pm.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 6, HARRISBURG 2
21-22, 5th in Southern division
The SeaWolves kept rolling Monday night, beating the Harrisburg Senators 6-2. Nate Bumstead dominated, pitching his first complete game of the season, giving up only two runs on three hits. Kurt Airoso hit a two-run home run in the third inning, and Jackson Melian added a solo shot in the eighth. Catcher Mike Rabelo went 2 for 4, collecting his 17th RBI and first stolen base of the season. The SeaWolves outhit Harrisburg 7-3, and didn't have an error in the game. The series continues Tuesday night in Harrisburg, at 6:05pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - LAKELAND 2, PALM BEACH 1
25-19, t-2nd in West division
Lakeland gives up 3 runs in the ninth and loses to Palm Beach 4-3 Monday night. The L-Tigers did all their offensive damage in the first. Gilberto Mejia got on due to a fielding error, and Jeff Larish knocked him in with a double. Later in the inning Wilkin Ramirez knocked in Jeff Frazier for the second run of the game. And with 2 outs James Essian doubled Larish for the final run. Jair Jurrjens started and pitched beautifully, allowing only one run and striking out 10. Kevin Whelan took the loss (1-1) after coming in in the ninth for the save. He walked the first two batters, committed a throwing error, and was credited with all three runs. The L-Tigers go home for a four game series against Vero Beach that starts Tuesday night at 7:00pm.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - S. BEND 4, W. MICH 0
25-17, 1st in Eastern division

The Whitecaps were shut-out for the first time this season 4-0 by the Silverhawks and starting pitcher Anthony Cupps (3-3). Cupps was dominant all day, allowing only four hits, striking out seven and walking none. On the 'Caps side of the ball, starter Luke French (4-3) was sharp except in the third inning, when he allowed three runs, two earned, on two hits and two walks. French pitched eight innings, allowing four hits, the three runs, striking out two, and walking three. The 'Caps hitters were stumped all day, with only one extra base hit by Mike Hollimon. The sole bright spot was when Pedro Cotto singled to extend his hitting streak to thirteen games. Will Rhymes and Jeramy Laster had the only other 'Caps hits. The 'Caps have the 24th off before heading to play the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays the 25th at 6:35.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

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