Offense Sputters on Saturday (8/26 Recaps)

Some days, the bats just aren't clicking, and Saturday was one of those days for the Tiger organization, as none of the clubs could generate much offense, with West Michigan the only club picking up a win, in large part because of the shutout pitching they received.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - L'VILLE 13, TOLEDO 2
73-62, t-1st in West division
The Toledo Mud Hens were trounced b the visiting Louisville Bats 13-2 on Saturday night. Almost a mirror of the previous nights action when Toledo crushed the Bats 10-0, it was the Bats turn to exploded with multiple run innings. The Mud Hens only scoring came in the sixth inning on Josh Phelps sacrifice fly and Jack Hannahan's RBI single to plate a pair of runs in the frame. Toledo starter Chad Durbin (10-8) worked six innings, allowed three runs on eight hits and struck out three batters in the losing effort. The two teams conclude their series on Sunday in Toledo.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – BINGHAMTON 7, ERIE 4
58-75, 6th in Southern division
Solo home runs from Chris Maples and Kody Kirkland weren't enough to pick up Erie as they fell to Binghamton 7-4. Jon Connolly took the loss, allowing all seven runs over 4 1/3 innings. Besides the solo blasts from Maples and Kirkland, Jackson Melian also ripped a double and scored a run. The two clubs wrap up their series on Sunday at 1:30pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers – FT. MYERS 3, LAKELAND 0
28-33, 5th in West division
The L-Tigers were shut out by Fort Myers on Saturday evening 3-0. Eleazar Aponte took the loss but pitched well, giving up three runs (two earned) over six innings. Andrew Miller also made another relief appearance, striking out three batters while allowing one hit over two innings. The Lakeland bats were awfully quiet though, as they managed just two hits for the night; one from Jeff Larish, the other from Brent Dlugach. The two teams close out their series at 6:00pm on Sunday.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 3, FT. WAYNE 0
41-20, 1st in Eastern division

The 'Caps shut out the Wizards on Saturday, winning 3-0 as they attempt to open their division lead back up. Burke Badenhop pitched six shutout innings, scattering six hits. Paul Hammond, Ricky Steik and Anthony Claggett all were excellent in relief, combining to allow just one hit. West Michigan got on the board in the fifth inning when Justin Justice scored on a throwing error, and then Cameron Maybin opened things up in the 8th with a two run homer. West Michigan and Ft. Wayne finish up their four game set on Sunday at 2:00pm.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – LOWELL 3, ONEONTA 1
35-29, 2nd in Stedler division

Lowell topped Oneonta at Fenway Park on Saturday evening, winning 3-1. Tom Thornton took the loss, allowing three runs over 3 2/3 innings. Oneonta's offense scattered seven hits, but couldn't turn enough of those into runs. Deik Scram had three of those hits, and also scored the team's lone run. Oneonta and Lowell wrap up their set on Sunday at 5:05pm.
- 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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