Bumstead Leads Erie Charge (7/19 Recaps)

Nate Bumstead turned in an outstanding outing for Erie on Wednesday, leading the club to victory. Bumstead wasn't the only starter to turn in a gem, as Matt O'Brien pitched a 2-hit shutout for Oneonta.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - PAWTUCKET 6, TOLEDO 3
52-46, 3rd in West division
The Toledo Mud Hens were doubled up 6-3 by the Pawtucket Red Sox on Wednesday night. After the Mud hens scored early in the opening inning to take a 1-0 lead, the Red Sox came back to tie it and score six runs through the next seven innings . Toledo starter Humberto Sanchez (5-3) takes the loss after going five innings, surrendering five runs on six hits, walking five and striking out four batters. Josh Phelps, Ryan Raburn and David Espinosa each collected an RBI in the game. It was Phelps' single to right field in the opening square that scored Tike Redman to give the Mud Hens an early 1-0 lead. Raburn notched his 60th RBI of the season after a base on balls with the bases loaded in the sixth that allowed Kevin Hooper to come home and crossed the plate, while Espinosa's sacrifice fly to center, scored Dmitri Young in the same inning. The Mud Hens, 2-1/2 games back of IL West leaders Indianapolis, conclude their series in Pawtucket on Thursday afternoon before coming home to begin a four game set with Durham.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 4, BOWIE 1
41-54, 6th in Southern division
Erie's pitching dominated Wednesday as the team beat Bowie 4-1. Nate Bumstead picked up his seventh win, giving up one run on six hits and six strikeouts in eight innings. John Ennis pitched a scoreless ninth for his 12 save of the season. Kelly Hunt went 1 for 3 with a solo home in the fifth, his 13th of the season, while Don Kelly went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a stolen base. Nick McIntyre went 2 for 4 with a run scored, and Kurt Airoso added his 42nd RBI of the year. Erie now stays home to host New Britain Thursday night at 7:05pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - ST. LUCIE 4, LAKELAND 1
12-14, t-5th in West division
Lakeland only scores one run Wednesday night and loses to St. Lucie 4-1. Brent Dlugach went 2-4 with a double, but the only L-Tigers run came in the 7th when Casper Wells hit his first home run of the year. Jeremy Johnson got the loss allowing 3 hits and 2 runs over 5 2/3 innings. Jeff Hahn allowed 2 runs in 2 innings of relief. The L-Tigers try to rebound against St. Lucie Thursday night at 7:00pm.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - OFF DAY
19-7, 1st in Eastern division

The 'Caps had the day off, but return to action on Thursday against Dayton at 7:00pm.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - ONEONTA 6, BROOKLYN 0
17-11, 2nd in Stedler division

Oneonta made its claim to try and get back into first place, shutting out Brooklyn 6-0. Matt O'Brien picked up his third win of the year, pitching seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits over that stretch. The top of the order did the damage for Oneonta, as the first three hitters (Deik Scram, Scott Sizemore and Brennan Boesch) had six hits and three RBI. Ryan Strieby also chipped in with a solo home run. The O-Tigers wrap up their series with Brooklyn on Thursday at noon.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

R GCL Tigers - OFF DAY
14-9, 1st in North division

The club was off on Wednesday but takes on the GCL Phillies at 7:00pm on Thursday.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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