'Caps Cant Lose (7/30 Recaps)

The Whitecaps continue to roll, receiving excellent starting pitching and solid hitting as they roll with the best record in all of minor league baseball. Meanwhile, Matt O'Brien, Oneonta's ace, once again helped pull the O-Tigers up and earn the club a win.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 6, LOUISVILLE 1
57-52, 3rd in West division
The Toledo Mud Hens took the first game of their short two game set with Louisville 6-1 on Sunday night. Ryan Ludwick put Toledo on the scoreboard in the second inning with a two-run shot, hitting his third round tripper in as many days. Alexis Gomez delivered an RBI single in the fifth while Jack Hannahan double home a run in the sixth inning as Toledo jumped in front of the Bats 3-0. Josh Phelps cleared the fence once again hitting his second home run in three games, to cap off a three run ninth by the Mud Hens. Chad Durbin (9-5) went eight superb innings giving up one run on three hits, striking out four and walking just one batter. Durbin continues to lead the IL with 114 strikeouts after last night's game, improving his ERA to 2.88. Late reliever Lee Gardner came on to close the deal and pitch a scoreless ninth for Toledo. The two teams will conclude their series on Monday night in Louisville.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - BOWIE 7, ERIE 5
45-62, 6th in Southern division
Erie's comeback came up just short Sunday night, losing to Bowie 7-5. Nate Bumstead gave up seven earned runs in five innings off of 11 hits and four strikeouts. Ian Ostlund came on in relief and pitched three scoreless innings to keep the team in the game. Erie rallied for three runs in the eight, capped off with Don Kelly's RBI doouble which would have been bigger if Vince Blue wasn't thrown out at the plate. Kelly Hunt went 2 for 3 with two runs scored, a walk and his 14th homer of the season, a solo shot in the third. Erie now has a day off before returning home for a game against Portland Tuesday night at 6:05pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - OFF DAY
17-19, 6th in West division
Lakeland had Sunday off, but returns to action on Monday at Sarasota at 7:00pm.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - W. MICH. 6, CLINTON 2
29-8, 1st in Eastern division

The 'Caps continued to mirror the success of the Tigers, beating the LumberKings 6-2, taking their record to 29-8 in the second half and 70-34 this year. Burke Badenhop was dominant again, improving to 11-2 on the year with a 2.92 ERA; he allowed only one run on five hits, striking out five and walking three. Mark Haske went 1-for-3, driving in three runs, including one on a squeeze bunt. Jeramy Laster went 1-for-2 with an RBI double and Mike Holliman was 1-for-3 with a double. Pedro Cotto went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI, and Cameron Maybin went 1-for-4 with a double and a stolen base. The 'Caps face the LumberKings again the 31st as Luke French faces Kevin Altman.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - ONEONTA 4, TRI-CITY 2
22-16, 2nd in Stedler division

Matt O'Brien came to the club's rescue on Sunday, picking up a win for Oneonta, 4-2 over Tri-City. O'Brien went eight innings, giving up a run on four hits - the performance earned O'Brien his fifth victory. Brett Jensen came on in the ninth and earned his 10th save, despite giving up an unearned run. Deik Scram had a big game for the O-Tigers, going 3-for-4 with two RBI. Ronnie Bourquin took care of the rest of the run production, going 2-for-4 and driving in the other two runs. Oneonta travels to Tri-City on Monday to face them at 7:00pm after hosting them on Sunday.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

22-11, 1st in North division

The GCL Tigers picked up another win on Sunday, defeating the GCL Phillies 9-2. Matt Righter got the win, going the requisite five innings, giving up a run on five hits, without walking or striking out a batter. The offense had the impressive line of scoring more runs than getting hits. Audy Ciriaco was the only Tiger to have a multi-hit game; he also scored a run and drove another in. Victor Mendez and Jorge Patino also each drove in a pair of runs. The club takes on the GCL Braves at noon on Monday.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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