'Hens Prep for One Game Playoff (9/4 Recaps)

To clinch the division, all Toledo needed was a win, or an Indianapolis loss. Neither happened. So, Toledo will host Indianapolis on Tuesday for a one game playoff to decide the division. Down in Erie, the 'Wolves season came to a disappointing end despite an outstanding start from Virgil Vasquez.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – COLUMBUS 4, TOLEDO 1
76-66, t-1st in West division
The Toledo Mud Hens dropped their final regular season game to the visiting Columbus Clippers on Monday 4-1. The Hens loss entered the game one game a head of Indianapolis in the West Division, and with the Hens loss, coupled with a Indians victory Monday, a one game playoff to decide the division on Tuesday. After the Clipper jumped out to a 3-0 lead after seven and half innings of play the Hens final got on the scoreboard in the home half of the seventh when Jack Hannahan walked and came home on Dustan Mohr's triple making it 3-1. But that would be all in the Hens scorebook for the day. Brian Boehringer went the distance working nine full innings , allowing four earned runs and striking out six Clippers. The Hens entered the contest one game a head of Indianapolis in the West Division, and with the Hens loss, coupled with a Indians victory Monday, a one game playoff to decide the division will take place on Tuesday in Toledo.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – AKRON 5, ERIE 4
60-81, 6th in Southern division
The SeaWolves season came to a disappointing end on Monday, as they fell to Akron 5-4 to close things out. Virgil Vasquez was outstanding in his final start, pitching eight shutout innings for the ‘Wolves, including striking out 10 Aeros. He handed the game off to the bullpen, who promptly gave up three runs to forfeit the lead. Chris Homer got the blown save and earned all three runs. Down 3-2, Erie was able to get the run back in the bottom half of the ninth via a Nick McIntyre double, but Ian Ostlund would allow two more runs in the next half inning, giving Akron a 5-3 lead. Erie got a run in the 10th, but couldn't get the next run to tie it up. Kelly Hunt had a monster game with a pair of solo home runs, while Brent Clevlen and McIntyre each ripped a double.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers – END OF SEASON
31-36, 5th in West division
Lakeland finished up the year struggling, and didn't qualify for the playoffs.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 1, DAYTON 0
48-22, 1st in Eastern division

West Michigan shut out Dayton again on Monday as they clinched the second half division crown. Matt O'Brien got his third win, going seven innings, while not allowing a run on five hits. Matt Joyce provided the only offense for the team, blasting a solo home run that proved to be the difference for the team. After a day off, they'll get the playoffs started on Wednesday at Fort Wayne.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – STATEN ISLAND 3, ONEONTA 2
37-34, 2nd in Stedler division

The O-Tigers division crown hopes came to an end on Monday, as they lost to Staten Island, mathematically eliminating themselves from contention for the title. Brendan Wise took the loss, giving up three runs over five innings. Wise also had an impressive ten strikeouts. Ryan Strieby and Santo de Leon each had an RBI for the club in the losing effort. Oneonta now travels to Hudson Valley to start a three game series, their final series of the year. The game on Wednesday starts at 6:05pm.
- 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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