L-Tigers Snag Victory (6/9 Recaps)

It wasn't a great day for the organization, obviously starting with the bullpen collapse by the big league club in Toronto. But things didn't go well down on the farm either, with Lakeland the only team pulling out a win, led by a big game from Chris Robinson.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - OTTAWA 1, TOLEDO 0
28-32, t-2nd in West division
The Toledo Mud Hens were held to one hit, dropping the opening game of their four game series to the Ottawa Lynx 1-0 in ten innings Friday night at Fifth Third Field in Toledo. Ryan Ludwick produced the only Toledo hit, reaching base with a second inning single. Colby Lewis started the game for Toledo (28-32) and pitched eight solid, scoreless innings striking out four and walking two before giving way to reliever Lee Gardner (1-3) in the ninth, who takes the loss, after giving up the winning run to Ottawa (31-31), as Howie Clark scored on a one-out single giving the Lynx the lead and eventually win. The two teams continue their series Saturday beginning at 7p.m. with Jordan Tata (2-2, 3.86) getting the nod for Toledo as he faces Craig Anderson(0-1, 4.35) of the Lynx.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - PPD: RAIN
28-31, 4th in Southern division
Erie's game on Friday night was rained out. They'll make it up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, starting at 6pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - LAKELAND 4, FT. MYERS 2
32-28, 3rd in West division
Lakeland wins it's third game in a row 4-2 over Ft. Myers on Friday night. Chris Robinson was the offensive hero with a sacrifice fly in the 5th to drive in Clete Thomas. Robinson struck again in the 7th with a two out, two run homerun to put the L-Tigers up for good. Brent Dlugach accounted for the only other RBI when he doubled in Wilkin Ramirez in the 5th. Kyle Sleeth started but got a no decision, going just two innings, giving up one run. Freddy Dolsi picked up the win in relief (2-3) after throwing 2 innings and only allowing one hit. Kevin Whelan threw a perfect 9th to pick up his third save in as many nights, and 13th for the year. The L-Tigers go for four in a row Saturday night at home at 7:00pm against Ft. Myers.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - FT. WAYNE 6, W. MICH. 1
36-23, 1st in Eastern division

The Whitecaps were handcuffed by the Wizards and Josh Geer 6-1; Geer embarrassed the 'Caps all night long, pitching eight scoreless innings, scattering four hits, one walk, and striking out six. Sendy Vasquez was nowhere near as sharp as Geer, and took the loss to fall to 3-5 on the year. He pitched six innings, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks. On the offensive side the 'Caps continued their feast or famine nature, scoring their only run in the ninth. Justin Justice finished the night 2-for-4 with a double, and Mike Holliman went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Pedro Cotto went 1-for-4 with a double and Will Rhymes had the only other 'Caps hit. The 'Caps face Dayton on Saturday the 10th at 6:50pm.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

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