'Hens Making It a Race (8/23 Recaps)

Toledo, led by Ryan Ludwick and Jordan Tata, moved within a game of first place on Wednesday when they beat the West division leading Indianapolis Indians. Meanwhile, Oneonta picked up another win with the help of the Tigers second and third rounders, but can't seem to close the gap between 2nd and 1st place in the Stedler. Andrew Miller also made his second appearance for the organization.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 7, INDIANAPLS. 3
71-61, 2nd in West division
Toledo moved to within one game of IL West Division leading Indianapolis after a convincing 7-3 victory on Wednesday night. Ryan Ludwick continues to carry a hot bat collecting three RBI's as well as belting a home run. Ludwick along with teammate Alexis Gomez went 3-for-4, while Mike Hessman homered. Starter Jordan Tat pick ed up his 10th win on the season after seven innings of work surrendering three runs on six hits, striking four and walking one batter. The battle for first place in the West Division continues Thursday night as the two teams continue their series in Toledo.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – ERIE 5, TRENTON 1
56-73, 6th in Southern division
Virgil Vasquez turned in a complete game as he led the ‘Wolves to a 5-1 victory on Wednesday. Vasquez gave up just one run while scattering six hits, including six strikeouts. And with as well as Vasquez was pitching, there was no need to look to the ‘pen to close the game out. The offense took its time to show up, but they arrived with a bang in the 6th inning, putting up a five-spot – this despite the fact that the club managed just four hits all night. Chris Maples drove in two runs for the club, while the first four members of the order each crossed the plate one time. Erie now moves on to Binghamton, where they'll play five games over the next four days, starting on Thursday at 7:00pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - LAKELAND 7, DUNEDIN 1
27-32, 5th in West division
Jeff Larish drives in three and the L-Tigers beat Dunedin Wednesday night 7-1. Dallas Trahern picked up the win (6-11) by going 5 innings and only allowing one run. Andrew Miller, the Tigers' first round pick this year threw two scoreless innings and struck out 4. Larish got his first RBI in the fifth, and smacked a two-run homerun in the 7th. Gilberto Mejia and Brent Dlugach added an RBI each for Lakeland. Lakeland has the day off on Thursday.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - OFF DAY
39-19, 1st in Eastern division

The 'Caps had the day off on Wednesday before returning to action on Thursday, hosting Ft. Wayne at 7:00pm.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – ONEONTA 7, LOWELL 3
34-27, 2nd in Stedler division

The O-Tigers picked up another win as they try and close the gap on Tri-City with just a handful of games left in the season. They got their 7-3 win over Lowell on Wednesday with the help of Brendan Wise, who gave up a run over 5 2/3 innings, but walked away with a no decision. Once Wise left the game, coincidentally enough, was when the offense turned it on. Joe Tucker had three hits from the leadoff slot, while Ronnie Bourquin, Brennan Boesch and Jeff Kunkel each had two hits and a run driven in. Oneonta now travels to Vermont for a brief two game series, starting on Thursday at 7:05pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

32-18, 1st in North division

The GCL Tigers closed the season as North division champs, but fell in the playoffs to the GCL Dodgers.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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