Maroth Makes Return (8/9 Recaps)

Mike Maroth hasn't been able to enjoy most of the Tigers' success, as he's been working his way back from surgery after he went down early in the year. But he's hoping to change all that soon, and took the next step toward that end on Wednesday night.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 5, COLUMBUS 4
63-55, 2nd in West division
The Toledo Mud Hens continued they're winning ways picking up their third straight victory over the Columbus Clippers 5-4 on Wednesday night. Alexis Gomez continues to carry a hot bat belting out another home run, his eighth on the season with a solo shot in the 3rd inning. Mike Rabelo picked up an RBI along with Ramon Santiago, who contributed a pair of runs batted in as well. Mike Maroth started for the Mud Hens and worked three innings, giving up three runs before giving way to Brian Boehringer (1-0) who worked the next four innings eventually picking up his first win of the season. Lee Gardner appeared in the ninth to pickup his 25th save of the season sealing the victory for the Mud Hens who move into a first place tie with the Indianapolis Indians in the IL West. The two teams will conclude their series Thursday in Toledo beginning at 7 p.m. at Fifth Third Field.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - NEW BRITAIN 9, ERIE 8
49-66, 6th in Southern division
Erie blew an eight-run lead Wednesday night, losing to New Britain 9-8. Jair Jurrjens gave up five earned runs on eight hits in five innings. P.J. Finigan gave up one run off two hits in two innings, and Ian Ostlund gave up three runs on five hits in an inning and a third. Chris Maples went 1 for 3 with a home run and two RBI, and Victor Mendez hit his first homer for the SeaWolves. Andrew Graham went 1 for 4 with two runs scored, a double and two RBIs. The Series continues Thursday at 7:05pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - JUPITER 8, LAKELAND 5
20-26, 6th in West division
Lakeland allows four runs in the 8th and loses to Jupiter Wednesday night 8-5. Jeremy Johnson started but left after 6 1/3 innings with the lead. Danny Zell gave up two runs in relief in 2/3 of an inning for the loss (1-3). Loren Fraser relieved Zell and allowed two more runs. The L-Tigers scored three unearned runs on three Jupiter errors. Nick McIntyre doubled in Jeff Larish in the 4th and Garth McKinney ledoff the 7th with his 12th homerun of the year for the only two RBIs of the game. Lakeland wraps up it's series with Jupiter Thursday night at 7:00pm.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - OFF DAY
34-12, 1st in Eastern division

The Whitecaps got a day off on Wednesday, but get back into action on Thursday when they travel to Quad Cities to start a four game set. The first game starts at 7:00pm.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - ONEONTA 10, HUDSON VLY. 7
26-22, 2nd in Stedler division

Once again the ace plays the stopper role as Oneonta tops Hudson Valley 10-7 on Wednesday evening. The O-Tigers may have allowed seven runs, but that wasn't until the lead was built, as O'Brien pitched six excellent innings to pick up the win, giving up a pair of runs with four strikeouts. Randor Beird's night wasn't as pretty, as he gave up five runs while recording just one out. But Casey Fein came in and locked down the middle innings, and Brett Jensen pitched a perfect 9th for his 13th save. Joe Tucker and Deik Scram combined for five hits and four runs at the top of the order, while James Skelton went 3-for-4 with two RBI, and Ryan Strieby had two hits and scored two runs. Oneonta takes on Hudson Valley again on Thursday at 7:00pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

27-14, 1st in North division

The GCL Tigers topped the GCL Phillies on Wednesday, winning 4-1. Guillermo Moscoso picked up the win in relief, but Eric Beattie pitched well as the starter, giving up just one run in four innings, and possibly the best news of all, Beattie walked just one over that span. Gorkys Hernandez drove in a pair of runs from the top of the order, while Joe Bowen also had a hit and a run scored. The GCL Tigers travel to the home of the GCL Braves on Thursday for a game at noon.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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