Rough Night on the Farm (7/14 Recaps)

Erie picked up another close victory, and West Michigan of course continued their winning ways, but the real story was Toledo and Lakeland losing by a combined 20 runs, as no one on either pitching staff could put together a decent outing.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - SCRANTON/WB 14, TOLEDO 2
51-42, 1st in West division
The Toledo Mud Hens (51-42) suffered their first loss in the second half of the season, as Brennan King hit for the cycle to guide the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Red Barons (49-43) to a convincing 14-2 win on Friday night. Toledo pitching had a difficult time containing King who had a grand slam and eight RBI's in the one sided affair. Scranton built up a 14-0 lead through seven innings before the Mud Hens got on the scoreboard when Christopher Maples belted a two-run home run to end the shut out bid by the Red Barons. Toledo starter, Humberto Sanchez (5-2) was the first of five Toledo pitchers and takes the loss. Sanchez managed only 4-2/3 innings allowing six runs on seven hits and four walks with four strikeouts. The Mud Hens and Scranton will continue their series on Saturday night.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 3, ALTOONA 2
39-50, 6th in Southern division
The SeaWolves stayed on their roll Friday night, beating Altoona 3-2. Nate Bumstead picked up a no-decison, giving up only two runs on six hits in seven innings. Eulogio De La Cruz pitched a scoreless eighth to record his second win of the season. Kelly Hunt went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs, and Don Kelly went 2 for 2 with two runs scored and 2 walks. Danilo Sanchez went 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI, while Vincent Blue did not perform well, going hitless in five at-bats. The series continues Saturday night at 7:05pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - CLEARWATER 10, LAKELAND 2
10-11, 5th in West division
Lakeland gets 10 hits but only scores twice and loses Friday night to Clearwater 10-2. Jeremy Johnson started, but only lasted 4 1/3 innings after allowing 5 runs and walking 6. Jeff Hahn struggled in relief allowing 4 runs in just one inning. The L-Tigers scored their first run in the 6th when Clete Thomas reached on a fielder's choice, stole second, and later scored on a Jeff Larish single. In the 7th Chris Robinson doubled (14) and scored after Miguel Linares singled with two outs. The L-Tigers travel to Sarasota Saturday night and play at 7:00pm.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - W. MICH. 5, SW. MICH. 2
17-5, 1st in Eastern division

Burke Badenhop pitched his second complete game of the year, leading the 'Caps to a 5-2 victory over the Devil Rays. Burke (9-2), scattered two runs on eight hits, while striking out four Devil Ray batters. Matt Joyce led the offensive charge, driving in two on a 1-for-3 night at the plate. Cameron Maybin went 2-for-5 with two doubles, and Will Rhymes drove in a run, finishing 1-for-4. Mike Holliman continued to show excellent discipline at the plate, taking two walks, and stole his tenth base of the year. The 'Caps face the Beloit Snappers the 15th.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - STATEN ISLAND 5, ONEONTA 3
13-10, 2nd in Stedler division

The O-Tigers fell out of first place on Friday night, dropping their game with Staten Island 5-2. Chris Cody got a no decision in his start, giving up three runs in 5 2/3 innings. Chris Krawczyk got the loss in relief though, allowing a pair of runs in 1 1/3 innings. Scott Sizemore got the scoring started in the 3rd with solo homer, and the Oneonta took a 3-2 lead in the 4th, with Sizemore bringing home the go-ahead run when he was hit by a pitch. But then Staten Island scored three runs in the 6th and 7th innings, and Oneonta couldn't get back in the game. Santo de Leon had three hits for the club, and Jordan Newton also had a pair. Oneonta now starts a weekend series with Mahooning Valley, starting Saturday at 7:00pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

R GCL Tigers - OFF DAY
9-9, 4th in North division

The team was off on Friday, but return to action against the GCL Phillies on Saturday at 10:00am.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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