AAA Toledo Mud Hens - GM1: TOLEDO 8, LOUISVILLE 0
GM2: LOUISVILLE 4, TOLEDO 1
48-39, 1st in West division
It was a split decision between the Toledo Mud Hens and the Louisville Bats in Wednesday night's doubleheader match up. Jordan Tata was spectacular tossing a three hitter to guide the Mud Hens to a convincing 8-0 win in the opening game. Tata (6-3) took home his third career shutout striking out three and walking two, pitching seven full innings. Josh Phelps led the way at the plate with a 3-for-3 performance, which included a two-run homer as part of a three-run fourth inning. Ryan Raburn went 2-for-2 as well, scoring two runs and producing an RBI. Jack Hannahan collected an RBI as well along with Kevin Hooper, who chipped in for two hits and an RBI in the one-sided affair. The Bats came back in the second game to take one away from the Mud Hens with a 4-1 win, holding the Toledo bats to just two hits in the game. Raburn was the lone standout at the plate in this game, hitting his 17th home run of the year and second in three games. Toledo starter Steve Green (2-2) takes the loss after five innings of work, as the Mud Hens remain in first place, just a half game up on the Bats in the IL West. The two teams will conclude their series on Thursday night in Louisville.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent
AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 10, AKRON 5
36-46, 5th in Southern division
Erie went ahead early and stayed there Wednesday night, beating Akron 10-5. Jair Jurrjens won his third game of the season in Double-A, giving up only one earned run on eight hits in five innings. Brent Clevlen went 1-for-3 with two walks and a three-run homer in the fourth. Shortstop Don Kelly went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored. Nook Logan went 2-for-5 with a triple and two RBI, and Vince Blue went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. The series continues Thursday night, at 7:05pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent
HiA Lakeland Tigers - CLEARWATER 4, LAKELAND 3
7-7 4th in West division
Lakeland came up short against Clearwater on Wednesday, falling 4-3. Dallas Trahern pitched well but took the loss as he fell to 3-9 on the year despite having pitched much better than that. Trahern gave up all four Threshers runs (three earned) in six innings. Nick McIntyre and Dmitri Young (who began his rehab assignment) each ripped a pair of hits and scored a run for Lakeland, with Brent Dlugach also driving in a run. On Thursday, Lakeland plays host to Clearwater at 7:00pm.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent
A West Mich. Whitecaps - W. MICH. 5, LANSING 1
12-2, 1st in Eastern division
The Whitecaps continued their winning ways, riding a solid start by Sendy Vasquez to beat the Lugnuts 5-1. Sendy (6-6) pitched six innings of scoreless baseball, allowing only three hits while striking out seven batters. Josh Kauten pitched three innings of relief, earning his first save. Justin Justice proved to be the difference maker offensively for the 'Caps, driving in four runs. He went 3-for-4 with a three run shot, his third and an RBI single. Dusty Ryan also drove in a run, going 2-for-5 with two doubles. Cameron Maybin went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases, taking him to fifteen on the year. Mike Hernandez and Pedro Cotto also had two hits on the night. The 'Caps face the Lugnuts again Thursday the 6th as Josh Rainwater takes the hill against Sean Stidfole.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent
SS-A Oneonta Tigers - ONEONTA 9, TRI-CITY 2
11-4, 1st in Stedler division
Oneonta rolled to victory again as they build on their first place lead - this one in convincing fashion, beating up on Tri-City 9-2. Tom Thornton started and made it four innings, giving up a run, but because he didn't make it the requisite five innings, he didn't pick up the win. That went to Derek Witt, who picked up his third win of the year. Meanwhile, the O-Tigers had no shortage of productive players at the plate, with six players having multi-hit games, including Brennan Boesch, who drove in three runs, and Joseph Tucker, who drove in a pair and scored three himself. Oneonta tangles with Tri-City again on Thursday at 7:00pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor
R GCL Tigers - GCL TIGERS 2, GCL PHILLIES 0
5-8, 5th in North division
The GCL Tigers got back in the win column on Wednesday with a 2-0 shutout victory over the GCL Phillies. Matt Righer pitched five shutout innings but walked away with a no decision, as the offense didn't come around up until the 9th inning. But as they say, better late than never, and Chris Carlson came up big with a solo home run to lead off the 9th inning. With the lead, the GCL Tigers put up an insurance run with Audy Ciriaco scoring from first on a Daniel Sandoval double. Luis Arlet also had three hits as the designated hitter. The GCL Tigers host the GCL Braves on Thursday at noon.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor
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