'Caps One Game Away (9/14 Recaps)

West Michigan is now just one game away from claiming yet another Midwest League title, as a win on Thursday gave them a 2-1 series edge, and put them in position to wrap things up on Friday evening. Toledo meanwhile was hit hard and will now need to win two straight to win their second consecutive Governor's Cup.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – ROCHESTER 10, TOLEDO 4
2-1 Rochester, Best of Five
The Toledo Mud hens were defeated quite handily b the Rochester Red Wings 10-4 on Thursday night in Governors Cup action. After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning the ‘Hens managed to give up the next nine runs to the Red Wings who went on to take game three and a 2-1 lead in the series. Despite the one sided loss, Josh Phelps had a pair of hits including a home run in the opening frame along with two RBI's on the night. Eulogio De La Cruz worked four innings allowing five runs on eight hits, striking out four batters and takes the loss for the Hens. The two teams will battle again Friday night, as game four goes at 7 pm in Toledo.
- 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 – W. MICH. 6, KANE CTY. 3
2-1 West Michigan, Best of Five

The Whitecaps are now just one game away from claiming the Midwest League title, as they cruised to a 6-3 victory over Kane County on Thursday evening. Sendy Vasquez picked up the victory, giving up three runs over six innings and exiting the game with a 4-3 lead. The 'Caps would add a pair of insurance runs, and Matt Rusch pitched three shutout innings of relief to get the save. The 'Caps got their six runs on just six hits, including two from Mike Hernandez, who also drove in three runs. Cameron Maybin ripped a triple, and Mark Haske also drove in a pair of runs. West Michigan will try and wrap up the title on Friday evening at 7:00pm.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – END OF SEASON
40-34, 2nd in Stedler division

Oneonta came up just a few games short of making the playoffs in the Stedler division.
- 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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