'Hens Advance, 'Caps Prepare (9/4 Recaps)

With the help of an impressive pitching performance from Colby Lewis and longballs from Ryan Ludwick and Mike Hessman, the Toledo Mud Hens won their one game playoff with Indianapolis, and now prepare to face Charlotte in a best of five series. Meanwhile, West Michigan prepares to make their playoff run against Fort Wayne.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 4, INDIANAPOLIS 0
0-0, Best of 5 series vs. Charlotte
The Toledo Mud Hens defeated the Indianapolis Indians 4-0 in a one-game playoff that determined the IL West Champion on Tuesday night in Toledo. Toledo starter Colby Lewis pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed just four hits, striking out seven and walking two batters. Mike Hessman led off the third inning with a solo blast to put the Hens up 1-0. Ryan Raburn then smashed a two-out single, only to come home on Ryan Ludwick's two-run blast that gave the Hens a 3-0 advantage. David Espinosa walked with the bases jammed in the seventh that brought home the fourth run for Toledo. The Hens now advance to defend their 2005 Governor Cup Championship as they host the Charlotte Knights Wednesday to begin a best of five series.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – AKRON END OF SEASON
60-81, 6th in Southern division
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers – END OF SEASON
31-36, 5th in West division
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – OFF DAY
0-0, Best of 3 series vs. Fort Wayne

The 'Caps start their playoff run on Wednesday against Fort Wayne at 6:00pm.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – ONEONTA 4, HUDSON VALLEY 3
38-34, 2nd in Stedler division

Oneonta lost a late lead, but came back in the 9th to pull out a 4-3 victory. Cristhian Martinez turned in a strong start, giving up a run over seven innings, including an impressive 10 strikeouts. Martinez exited the game with a 3-1 lead, but Brett Jensen, who had been so good all season long, picked up his first blown save when he allowed the tying runs to cross the plate (even though they were earned by Casey Fien). But the O-Tiger offense came back with a run when Brennan Boesch singled home Joe Tucker. Jensen then shut down Hudson Valley in the ninth to end up earning the victory. Ronnie Bourquin and Ryan Strieby also had an RBI for the team. Oneonta and Hudson Valley square off again on Wednesday at 6:05pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

R GCL Tigers – END OF SEASON
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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