Maybin, Cody Shine on Thursday (4/12 Recaps)

Lakeland was the only club on the farm to get a win on Thursday, with Cameron Maybin leading the way with another monster performance, including his third home run of the season. Meanwhile, the offense couldn't come around for West Michigan, despite an outstanding outing from Chris Cody.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – OFF DAY
2-5, 4th in West division
The Mud Hens had Thursday off. Dennis Tankersley (1-0, 1.80) will get the start Friday in the Mud Hens home opener against the Durham Bulls (3-4) at 5:30 p.m at Fifth Third Field.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – HARRISBURG 6, ERIE 2
2-2, 3rd in Southern division
The Erie SeaWolves took to the road for the first time this season and fell 6-2 at the hands of the Harrisburg Senators. Erie took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning when Jeff Larish got his seventh RBI of the season on a ground out that scored Clete Thomas. Jackson Melian singled home Mike Hollimon for the second run. Harrisburg took over scoring six unanswered runs as the Erie bats went cold. The SeaWolves had just four hits after the third inning and had a total of nine in the game. Clete Thomas went 2-for-4 and Hollimon went 2-for-5 to pace the SeaWolves. The loss was credited to starting pitcher Eddie Bonine who lasted five innings allowing three runs on four hits. The SeaWolves will send Jon Connolly to the mound and Mike Hinckley will pitch for Harrisburg when the two teams meet again tomorrow night at 6:05 p.m.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 10, FT. MYERS 4
3-4, t-3rd in West division
Earning his first victory of the season, Burke Badenhop pitched six innings and surrendered two runs as the Lakeland Flying Tigers beat Ft. Myers 10-4. Offense was plentiful for Lakeland, and Cameron Maybin continued his hot hitting batting 3-for-4 with yet another home run. Wilkin Ramirez also batted 3-for-4 with three runs batted in. The Tigers hit the road Friday night to play Clearwater. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – LANSING 3, W. MICH. 1
1-4, 5th in Eastern division

Julio Pinto gave up a two-run walk-off home run to Lansing's Brian Pettway in the ninth inning Thursday to hand the Whitecaps a 3-1 loss at Oldsmobile Park. Lack of run support spoiled a fantastic performance by starting pitcher Chris Cody, who had 11 strikeouts while giving up only two hits and an unearned run over 6 2/3 innings. West Michigan scored their only run in the third inning on a single by Chris Emanuele that scored Deik Scram. The Whitecaps return home Friday for a 6:35 p.m. match up with South Bend.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

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