Two Wins, All Star Game Prep (6/16 Recaps)

Toledo put together a hodge podge of pitchers on Friday night but somehow pulled off a 16-inning shutout against Syracuse. West Michigan had no such struggles with a great offensive night and a strong start from Burke Badenhop. Meanwhile, Joker Marchant and the city of Lakeland gets ready to host the All Star weekend.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 2, SYRACUSE 0
34-33, t-2nd in West division
Josh Phelps ended a 16 inning scoreless marathon with a two-run homer to lead the Toledo Mud Hens to a 2-0 win over the Syracuse SkyChiefs on Friday night. After retiring the side in the top of the 16th, Jack Hannahan led off the home half of the inning with a walk, before Josh Phelps belted his eighth homer of the season, reaching 30 RBI's on the year to win it for Toledo and take the series 3-1. Mud Hens reliever Lance Davis (1-2) picked up the win, coming on in to pitch in the 13th inning. Reliever Mark Woodyard was given the surprise start and lasted three innings before giving way to a succession of four Mud Hen hurlers, before Davis made his appearance, all combining for a 14 strikeout performance. After battling back to within one game of division leading Indianapolis, Toledo remains in a second place tie with Louisville, and will open a four game series on the road in Rochester beginning Saturday night.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - HARRISBURG 7, ERIE 4
29-37, 4th in Southern division
Erie's offense surged early but faded late in the game Friday night, as the SeaWolves lost to Harrisburg 7-4. In his first start for Erie, Jair Jurrjens gave up two earned runs on six hits, two walks and five strikeouts in five innings. Eulogio De La Cruz gave up another two earned runs in two innings pitched, off of four hits and a walk, and lost his fourth game of the season. Chris Maples hit a solo home run in the first inning, and Jackson Melian added a solo sho of hit own in the third. Maples, Mike Rabelo and Max Leon all recorded errors in the field. The series continues Saturday night in Erie, at 7:05pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - END OF FIRST HALF OF SEASON
36-30, 2nd in West division
The Florida State League All Star game is this weekend, signaling the end of the first half of the season. The All Star game takes place in Lakeland at Joker Marchant Stadium on Saturday night, where Jeff Frazier, Chris Robinson, Kevin Whelan and Jeff Hahn will all be participating.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - W. MICH. 7, FT. WAYNE 1
40-26, t-1st in Eastern division

The Whitecaps blew the Wizards away 7-1, on the strength of a six run second inning and a solid start from Burke Badenhop. Badenhop, who improved to 7-2, allowed only one run on ten hits over eight innings while striking out six. Orlando Perdomo came in and pitched a scoreless ninth in a non-save situation. Offensively, Cameron Maybin went 1-for-4 with a double that drove in two, and Matt Joyce went 1-for-3 with a RBI double. Mark Haske was perfect on the night, going 3-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI. Mike Hollimon went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, and Pedro Cotto was 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. The 'Caps face the Wizards again in Fort Wayne the 17th as Luke French (5-4) takes the mound against Joel Santo (4-4).
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

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