'03 Draft Picks Finding It? (8/15 Recaps)

It hasn't been an easy road for either pitcher, but Kyle Sleeth and Eric Beattie may have finally turned in a corner in their efforts to get back on track, as both turned in strong starts on Tuesday.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 8, DURHAM 6
65-59, 3rd in West division
Toledo got a win on Tuesday, topping Durham 8-6. Chad Durbin wasn't spectacular, but he pitched well enough to get the win, as he gave up four runs in six innings. Lucky for him, the offense turned it on early, including a four run 2nd inning that gave the 'Hens the early lead. Kevin Hooper had three hits and drove in two runs for Toledo, while three other Mud Hens had multi-hit games. Dustan Mohr had a hit, a run and a pair of RBI, and Josh Phelps blasted a solo home run, his 17th. Toledo and Durham face off again on Wednesday at 7:00pm.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - PPD: RAIN
50-70, 6th in Southern division
The SeaWolves were rained out on Tuesday, but will make up the game on Wednesday as part of a doubleheader starting at 5:05pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - LAKELAND 5, PALM BEACH 2
23-29, 6th in West division
Lakeland bounces back Tuesday night to defeat Palm Beach 5-2. Kyle Sleeth picked up his first win (1-3) by going 5 innings and only allowing 1 run. Jeff Larish started the scoring for the L-Tigers when he led-off the 2nd inning with his 17th home run of the year. Lakeland took the lead for good in the 4th when Chris Robinson drove in Jeffrey Frazier and Gilberto Mejia with a double. James Essian drove in Robinson on a sac fly for the final run of the inning. Mejia ended the night 2-2 and had a two out RBI in the 7th. Lakeland goes again tomorrow night at home against Palm Beach at 7:00pm.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - KANE CTY. 5, W. MICH. 4
36-16, 1st in Eastern division

The Whitecaps couldn't hold on in the end on Tuesday as Orlando Perdomo gave up three runs without recording an out in their 5-4 defeat. Matt Rusch started but didn't go deep, giving up a pair of runs in three innings. Josh Kauten and Ricky Steik combined for five shutout innings, setting up Perdomo to close it out. But instead, Perdomo couldn't record an out as he blew his 5th save of the year. Justin Justice had three hits and scored two runs at the top of the order, while Will Rhymes had a pair of hits and scored a run. West Michigan faces off against Kane County again on Wednesday at 6:30pm.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - ALL STAR BREAK
29-24, 2nd in Stedler division

Oneonta has a couple days off as the club and the rest of the NYPL breaks for the All Star game. The game, in just its 2nd season, will feature six members of the club; pitchers Matt O'Brien, Derek Witt and Brett Jensen, infielders Scott Sizemore and Ronnie Bourquin, and outfielder Brennan Boesch.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

29-17, 1st in North division

The GCL Tigers fell in a close one on Tuesday, losing to the GCL Braves 2-1. Eric Beattie took the loss but pitched very well - he gave up a run on two hits with eight strikeouts and just two walks. Guillermo Moscoso gave up another run in relief, which gave the Braves a 2-0 lead, one the club couldn't overcome. The offense managed just five hits, two of them from Chris Carlson, including a double. Audy Ciriaco scored the team's lone run. The GCL Tigers host the GCL Yankees at noon on Wednesday.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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