Lakeland Gets Back on Track (7/22 Recaps)

Lakeland had fallen into the cellar in the second half standings, but a gem from Andrew Kown helped pull the club out of the abyss. Plus, guess who pitched five innings of one hit ball down in the Gulf Coast League.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - DURHAM 5, TOLEDO 1
53-48, 3rd in West division
The Durham Bulls defeated the Toledo Mud Hens 5-1 on Saturday night at Fifth Third Field, tying the series at a game a piece. The Mud Hens struggled to get any offense going managing just seven hits in the game. Toledo's only scoring play came in the home half of the sixth inning after Durham built up a 3-0 lead, when Dustan Mohr singled home Ramon Santiago to break the shutout bid of the Bulls, but that would be all for Toledo. Toledo starter Colby Lewis (4-7) pitched seven full innings striking out nine batters, surrendering three runs on six hits and walking four. Durham's Darnell McDonald continue his hitting streak to 27 games to tie the Minor League record. The Mud Hens and Bulls continue their series Sunday.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - PPD: RAIN
42-55, 6th in Southern division
Erie's game on Saturday was postponed due to rain. It'll be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday, August 16th. Erie faces New Britain on Sunday at 1:05pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - LAKELAND 4, JUPITER 1
14-15, 5th in West division
Lakeland smacks five doubles and beats Jupiter 4-1 Saturday night. Andrew Kown pitched 8 strong innings allowing one run and striking out five for the win (4-4). Kevin Whelan threw a scoreless ninth to notch his 21st save tying him for the FSL lead. Jeff Larish put the L- Tigers up for good in the 2nd with a two out double driving in 2 runs. Jeff Frazier doubled in a run in the 5th and Gilberto Mejia tripled in the final run. Lakeland goes for three in a row Sunday at 2:05 against Jupiter.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - W. MICH. 8, DAYTON 4
22-7, 1st in Eastern division

The 'Caps allowed four quick runs in the first inning, but shut-out the Dragons from then on to rally back and win 8-4. Sendy Vasquez was shaky through the first, but quickly regained his composure, retiring the next fifteen batters in a row. He lasted 5.1 innings, allowing the four runs, three earned, while striking out three. Matt Rusch earned his eighth win, pitching 1.2 scoreless innings of relief. Will Rhymes had another strong performance, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a stolen base, his 18th. Justin Justice was 2-for-4 with two batted in, and Matt Joyce was 1-for-4 with a two RBI double. Mike Holliman was 1-for-5 with a triple, and Pedro Cotto was 1-for-2 with three walks. Both Mike Hernandez and Mark Haske had three hits on the evening. The 'Caps go for the sweep of the Dragons the 23rd, as Josh Rainwater faces Rafael Gonzalez.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - PPD: RAIN
18-12, 2nd in Stedler division

Oneonta's game with State College was postponed due to rain on Saturday. The two clubs will make it up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday evening starting at 6:00pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

R GCL Tigers - GM1: GCL YANKEES 8, GCL TIGERS 1
GM2: GCL TIGERS 6, GCL YANKEES 0

16-10, 1st in North division

The GCL Tigers split a doubleheader with the GCL Yankees, falling in the first game 8-1, but coming back strong in the second and winning 6-0. Guillermo Moscoso took the loss but didn't pitch poorly, giving up two runs in four innings. It was Dana Arrowood though that let the game get out of reach, allowing six runs in 1 1/3 innings. The offense managed just one hit; a solo home run by Luis Arlet. In game two, Eric Beattie walked away with the win, throwing five shutout innings, giving up just one hit. He did walk five, but also struck out five. It was his third win of the year. Gorkys Hernandez had two hits and two RBI at the top of the order, while Audy Ciriaco had a double and scored two runs. The Tigers face the GCL Indians Sunday at noon.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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