Phelps, Lewis Lead Way to Win (6/4 Recaps)

It was another tough day on the farm for the Tiger farm system, as Toledo picked up the only win on the day, splitting a doubleheader. That win was brought along with the help of Colby Lewis and Josh Phelps. Eulogio de la Cruz also had an outstanding relief outing for Erie in the losing cause.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - GM1: TOLEDO 6, OTTAWA 2

26-29, 2nd in West division
The Toledo Mud Hens split their doubleheader with the Ottawa Lynx on Sunday afternoon which included a make-up game for Saturday night's rain out. In the first game, it was Josh Phelps leading the way, going 3-for-3 including a two-run homer, his sixth on the season guiding the Mud Hens to a convincing 6-2 win over the Lynx. Jack Hannahan and Victor Mendez each had an RBI double along with Alexis Gomez who chipped in for a two-run single. Toledo starter Colby Lewis (3-4) went 6 2/3 innings striking out six batters, walking one and allowing just two runs on six hits. Reliever Lee Gardner came on to retire the final batter, picking up his tenth save of the year for Toledo. In the second game, it was all Ottawa, as they came back strong in a 6-1 decision over Toledo. The Mud Hens only scoring play came in the fourth, when Hannahan led off with a double and eventually scored on Phelps' RBI single. Toledo starter Jordan Tata (2-2) took the loss, going five innings, striking out two, walking one batter and allowing five runs. Mark Woodyard started the sixth and gave up another tally, before Corey Hamman came in for an inning to finish the losing cause. The Mud Hens will now move on to Buffalo to start a four game series with the Bison's beginning Monday night.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - AKRON 4, ERIE 3
27-29, 4th in Southern division
Erie's comeback attempt wasn't quite enough Saturday, losing to Akron 4-3. Preston Larrison allowed four earned runs on four hits in four innings of work. Eulogio De La Cruz and Paul Sirakas combined to give up only two hits and no earned runs in the remaining five innings, with De La Cruz striking out seven baters. Down 4-0 in the fifth, Tony Giarratano put the SeaWolves on the board with a two run single that scored Jackson Melian and Kelly Hunt. Kurt Airoso scored Erie's third run in the sixth inning, after Akron's third baseman misplayed a grounder by Brent Clevlen. After an off-day, Erie travels to New Hampshire for a Tuesday night game, starting at 6:35pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - CANCELLED: RAIN
28-27, 3rd in West division
Lakeland's game with Brevard County was rained out on Sunday. As of now, the game will not be made up as there doesn't appear to be an available date to make up the game before the end of the first half of the season. Lakeland returns home on Monday to host Clearwater at 7:00pm.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - QUAD CTS. 6, W. MICH. 0
32-22, 2nd in Eastern division

The Whitecaps were shut-out by the Swing 6-0, losing their fourth game in a row. Starting pitcher Sendy Vasquez (3-4) was hit hard, allowing all six runs, four earned, in five and a third innings of work. Jake Baxter pitched well in relief, going two and two thirds shut-out innings striking out four and walking one. The 'Caps hitters were held to only four hits on the day, and only one extra base hit, a double in the ninth by Mike Hollimon. Mike Hernandez, Pedro Cotto, and Justin Justice were the only other 'Caps with hits. The 'Caps had the bases loaded with two outs in the ninth, but failed to score. The 'Caps face the Swing again the 5th at 7:00 as Erik Averill (2-3) faces Jamie Garcia (3-3).
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

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