'Hens Tie Modern Day Record (8/19 Recaps)

Toledo's offense led the team to tying a modern day record for the 'Hens, achieving their highest margin of victory since 1976, winning by 18 runs. But the best news for the Tigers was that starter Mike Maroth pitched well, and looks well on his way back to pitching in Detroit.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 20, COLUMBUS 2
69-59, t-1st in West division
The Mud Hens tied a modern day record they original set back in 1976, defeating the visiting Columbus Clippers with an overwhelming 18 run margin by the score of 20-2 Saturday night. Jack Hannahan and Mike Rabelo each had five RBI's to power the Mud Hens. Rabelo scored three times for Toledo, going 4-for-6 at the plate including a grand slam home run in the eighth. Hannahan collected three hits including a two-run homer run in the Mud Hens five-run first inning. Chris Shelton had four hits including a home run, scored four times and collected two RBI's while Alexis Gomez homered and drove in three runs as well. Dustan Mohr and Mike Hessman also homered as the Mud Hens continue to lead the IL in round trippers with 136. Mike Maroth picked up the win, working six innings allowing one run on six hits, striking out three. Steve Green completed the final three innings to pick up his second save of the season. The Mud Hens set the original record in game after defeating Charleston (West Virginia) 23-5 back on April 20, 1976.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 7, CONNECTICUT 0
54-71, 6th in Southern division
Erie dominated Connecticut in all aspects of the game Saturday night, winning 7-0. Eulogio De La Cruz pitched seven shutout innings, giving up six hits and striking out seven batters. Preston Larrison and Bobby Jones held the opposition scoreless for the final two innings, allowing only two batters to reach base. On offense, Kurt Airoso had a monster day, going 3 for 4 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored. Kelly Hunt hit his 17th homer of the season, a three-run shot in the sixth inning. The series concludes Sunday afternoon at 1:05pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - PPD: RAIN
24-30, 6th in West division
Lakeland was rained out on Saturday, but will have a doubleheader on Sunday with Fort Myers.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - LANSING 4, W. MICH. 0
38-18, 1st in Eastern division

Don't look now, but the Whitecaps lead has shrunk to 3.5 games in the Eastern division, after their 4-0 shutout at the hands of Lansing. Erik Averill took the loss for the 'Caps, giving up three runs over six innings, a strong outing, but not strong enough when the offense can't cross the plate. The team managed just one extra base hit (a double from Mike Hollimon), and six hits altogether. The club faces Lansing again on Sunday at 2:00pm.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - ONEONTA 3, BATAVIA 2
31-25, 2nd in Stedler division

Cristhian Martinez picked up his first victory in the NYPL as he led Oneonta to a 3-2 victory. Martinez gave up two unearned runs over six innings, while giving up a walk and six hits. Oneonta, after taking the lead in the fifth and losing it in the bottom half of the frame, took it back for good with two runs in the sixth, via a Scott Strieby sac fly and a Ronnie Bourquin single. Oneonta is currently 2.5 games out of first place in the Stedler, and will try and narrow that gap on Sunday against Vermont at 6:00pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

30-18, 1st in North division

The wet field conditions cancelled the Tigers game on Saturday, and they now hold just a half game lead in the North, with two games left. They take on the GCL Braves on Sunday at noon.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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