Full Season Pitching Struggling (7/26 Recaps)

It wasn't a pretty night for the full season clubs - probably because none of them were able to pick up a quality start. On the other hand, Kyle Sleeth picked up his first win of the season (albeit with the GCL Tigers), and Mike Hollimon continues to hammer the ball.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - PAWTUCKET 6, TOLEDO 5
54-51, 3rd in West division
The Toledo Mud Hens were edged by the visiting Pawtucket Red Sox 6-5 on Wednesday afternoon. Toledo starter Corey Hamman (2-4) struggled through 4-2/3 innings surrendering five earned runs on eight hits, walking a pair of batters, striking out two. Mud Hens shortstop Ramon Santiago belted a one-out, solo shot in the fifth inning, for his first home run on the season, while Ryan Raburn cranked a two run shot in the same stanza increasing his RBI total to 70 on the year. Josh Phelps had a hit bringing home his 63rd RBI of the season, while Kevin Hooper and Dustan Mohr both chipped in for a double a piece in the losing cause, with Mohr knocking his 22nd run of the season. The two teams will continue their series again on Thursday in Toledo.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - AKRON 11, ERIE 4
43-59, 6th in Southern division
Erie got blown out Wednesday night, losing to Akron 11-4. Virgil Vasquez gave up six earned runs in six innings on ten hits, four of which were home runs. Chris Homer gave up three runs on four hits, and Ian Ostlund gave up two runs on three hits and three strikeouts. Jackson Melian went 2 for 5 with a solo homer in the fifth, while Kelly Hunt went 2 for 4 with a double, a triple, a run scored and an RBI. Brent Clevlen went 1 for 3 with an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base, and Danilo Sanchez added added another RBI for the team. Erie now travels to Bowie for Thursday night game at 7:05pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - ST. LUCIE 8, LAKELAND 6
15-18, 6th in West division
Lakeland goes down early, comes back but can't hold the lead against St. Lucie Wednesday night, losing 8-6. Kevin Ardoin started and gave up 4 runs in six innings, but got a no decision. The L-Tigers battled back scoring two in the second, both runs were driven in on groundouts by Gilberto Mejia and Garth McKinney. Lakeland tied it up in the fifth and went ahead in the 6th when McKinney singled in Chris Robinson, but the bullpen couldn't hold it. Loren Fraser came in and allowed 4 runs in only 2/3 of an inning, taking his first loss of the year (0-1). The offense tried in the ninth when Robinson knocked in Brent Dlugach, but came up short. The L-Tigers try it again Thursday night at 7:00pm against St. Lucie.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - PEORIA 11, W. MICH. 4
25-8, 1st in Eastern division

The 'Caps had an off night on Wednesday, falling to Peoria 11-4. Luke French got hit hard, giving up six runs in seven innings. Josh Kauten didn't fare any better - he gave up five more runs in the final two innings. Mike Hollimon did blast a two run home run for the club, and also drove in the other two runs for the club. Cameron Maybin also had a big night, going 4-for-4 with three runs scored. West Michigan squares off against Peoria again on Thursday at 7:00pm.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

21-13, 2nd in Stedler division

Oneonta came from behind to snag a 7-5 win from Williamsport on Wednesday. Chris Cody got hit hard as the starter, giving up four runs on six hits in just 3 2/3 innings. Luckily, the offense was there to pick him up, tying the game in the 6th, and then taking the lead in the 8th with three runs. Brendan Wise got the win in relief, giving up a run over 3 2/3 innings. Ryan Strieby went 3-for-4 with two runs, while Ronnie Bourquin had two hits and two RBI. Jordan Newton also hit a two run homer, and Angel Reyes drove in a pair of runs as well. The O-Tigers wrap up their series with Williamsport on Thursday at 7:05pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

20-10, 1st in North division

Kyle Sleeth got his first win in the GCL as the GCL Tigers extended their lead in first place with a 10-3 victory. Sleeth pitched 6 1/3 innings, giving up three runs with five strikeouts. Victor Mendez had a monster game at the plate, going 3-for-5 with two runs, a home run and five RBI. Gorkys Hernandez also had three hits and scored two runs at the top of the order, and Audy Ciriaco had three hits, two RBI, and two runs scored. On Thursday, the club faces the GCL Yankees at noon.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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