Erie Catches Fire and Rolls (6/21 Recaps)

Erie's offense hasn't produced as consistently as the Tigers had hoped; but they're hoping they'll be seeing more games like Wednesday, when Erie posted nine runs. Lakeland meanwhile squeaked out a 2-1 victory, but both Oneonta and the GCL Tigers fell after Opening Day victories.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - OFF DAY
37-34, t-2nd in West division
Toledo had the day off on Wednesday, but the 'Hens kick off a four game series on Thursday at Syracuse at 7:15pm.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 9, READING 3
31-39, 4th in Southern division
Erie won two consecutive games for the first time since June 1-2, beating Reading Wednesday night 9-3. Virgil Vasquez pitched six and one-third innings, allowing three earned runs on five hits while striking out five batters. Erie scored six runs on six hits and two walks off of Major Leaguer Randy Wolf, who lasted only three and two-thirds innings. Vince Blue, Chris Maples, Jackson Melian and Juan Francia all had two runs batted in apiece, while Blue also scored two runs of his own. Third baseman Kody Kirkland, who went 1 for 4 with two runs scored, had two fielding errors on the day. The series continues Thursday night in Reading at 7:05pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - LAKELAND 2, FT. MYERS 1
1-1, 3rd in West division
Lakeland scores two in the 8th and holds off Ft. Myers to win 2-1. Brent Dlugach singled and scored the first run on a fielding error. Nick McIntyre reached on the error, and two batters later Jeff Frazier drove in the winning run. Jon Connolly pitched 8 strong innings and got the win (2-0). Kevin Whelan got the last out of the game and recorded his 14th save of the year. The L-Tigers go home Thursday night to start a series with Dunedin, gametime is at 7:00pm.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - END OF FIRST HALF OF SEASON
41-26, 1st in Eastern division

The East All Stars pulled out the victory over their counterparts in the MWL's Midsummer Classic. Mike Hollimon went 0-for-1 with a walk as a reserve shortstop, while Orlando Perdomo recorded a pair of outs in relief. The 'Caps kick off a four game series at Burlington on Thursday at 7:05pm.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - Tri-City 11, Oneonta 4
1-1, t-1st in Stedler division

Oneonta fell in their second game of the year to Tri-City 11-4. Chris Cody got the start, but Brendan Wise took the loss in relief. Cody went three innings while giving up a run, while Wise gave up three runs in 2 1/3 innings. The offense wasn't as sharp in the second go of it, but OF Brennan Boesch blasted a two run homer en route to a 3-for-4 day; he also ripped two doubles. No other O-Tiger had more than one hit. They visit Tri-City on Thursday at 7:00pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

R GCL Tigers - GCL Braves 7, GCL Tigers 3
1-1, 2nd in North division

The GCL Braves topped the GCL Tigers 7-3 on Wednesday. Cristhian Martinez got the start as he works his way back and impressed, pitching five shutout innings, giving up just three hits. Rudy Darrow didn't have a great start to his season, giving up four runs without recording an out; he took the loss. Joe Bowen went 2-for-3 with a run scored behind the plate, while Gorkys Hernandez had a pair of hits in the leadoff slot. They take on the GCL Yankees at noon on Thursday.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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