Toledo Back in the Hunt (9/7 Recaps)

Toledo was going to be put in a tough position if they couldn't pull out a victory on Thursday, as they'd have to go to Charlotte and win three straight to advance. But Josh Phelps and Chris Maples helped lead the offense. On the other hand, West Michigan will have to go to a rubber match with Fort Wayne after getting shut out.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 6, CHARLOTTE 2
tied 1-1, Best of 5
The Toledo Mud Hens evened their semi-final series against Charlotte after a 6-2 victory on Thursday night. Chad Durbin went the distance, giving up two runs on four hits, walking tow and striking out six batters. Josh Phelps and Chris Maples combined for home runs, with Phelps knocking in two RBIs and Maples chipping in for three himself. The two teams will resume their series again on Friday night as the series shifts to Charlotte.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – 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 – FT. WAYNE 4, W. MICH. 0
tied 1-1, Best of 3

The 'Caps will have to take it the distance to move on, as Fort Wayne shut them out on Thursday night 4-0. Luke French took the loss but didn't pitch poorly; he gave up three runs over six innings. Meanwhile, the offense managed just five hits, only one extra base hit (from Mike Hollimon), and never a significant threat to score enough runs to catch up. The rubber match takes place on Friday evening at 7:00pm.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – ONEONTA 6, HUDSON VALLEY 3
40-34, 2nd in Stedler division

Oneonta wrapped up their season with a strong 6-3 win over Hudson Valley. Randor Bierd turned in an excellent start to improve to 5-0 for the year; he gave up a run over seven innings. Brennan Boesch led the charge for the offense, with three hits and two runs driven in. Scott Sizemore also added a pair of hits and scored a run. That concludes the season for Oneonta, but many of the players could find themselves playing in Instructional League this fall.
- 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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