'Caps Are Lone Victors (4/18 Recaps)

Audy Ciriaco's hit in the 11th inning gave West Michigan the go-ahead run, which turned out to be the lone win in the organization. Erie couldn't get any run support for Eddie Bonine despite a great start, and Toledo was shut out again, this time at the hands of Buffalo.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – BUFFALO 4, TOLEDO 0
6-7, 3rd in West division
For the second time in three games the Toledo Mud Hens were shutout with a 4-0 loss against Buffalo Wednesday morning at Fifth Third Field. Brent Clevlen, Kevin Hooper and Timo Perez each recorded a hit for the 'Hens who combined for nine strikeouts Wednesday, the same number they had Monday when they were also shut out. But the strikeouts might be better credited to the Bisons impressive pitching. Bison starting pitcher Jason Stanford (2-0, 0.00 E.R.A) was lights out with his second shutout win of the season. Stanford retired seven batters on strikes, while only allowing one hit and two walks in seven innings pitched. Perez's ninth inning single extended his hitting streak to 12 games. As of Tuesday Perez led the International league in hits (16) and runs scored (11). The loss was credited to Dennis Tankersley (2-1, 4.02 E.R.A.) after the right-hander allowed two earned runs off of six hits and three walks in four and one-third innings pitched. Tankersley also recorded three strikeouts. The Mud Hens will return to action against the Bisons (8-2) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Fifth Third Field. Right-hander Yorman Bazardo (0-1, 13.50) will get the start for the Mud Hens.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – AKRON 2, ERIE 1
4-5, t-4th in Southern division
SeaWolves starting pitcher Eddie Bonine pitched six solid innings but recieved no help from the offense in a 2-1 extra inning loss to the Akron Aeros. Bonine allowed six hits and one earned run while walking one and striking out four. Danny Zell took the loss for the SeaWolves allowing the winning run in the tenth after getting out of a jam in the bottom of the ninth. The SeaWolves lone bright spot offensively was Matt Joyce who had two of Erie's four hits. Joyce was 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. The SeaWolves will return home on Thursday at 6:35 p.m. after completeing a seven game road trip.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers –FT. MYERS 7, LAKELAND 4
5-8, 5th in West division
The Lakeland Flying Tigers and starting pitcher Luke French fell to the Ft. Myers Miracle Wednesday night, 7-4. French pitched five innings and surrendered five runs. Highlighting the offense for Lakeland was a solo home run by Ryan Roberson in the 5th inning. Ovandy Suero, Wilkin Ramirez, and Mark Haske each registered an RBI as well. Top prospect Cameron Maybin batted 0-2 with one strikeout, but also walked three times. The Flying Tigers next game is at home against Dunedin on Thursday night at 7 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced. Eleazar Aponte will most likely make the start for Lakeland, while Robert Ray will get the nod for Dunedin.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 4, CLINTON 3
6-5, 3rd in Eastern division

Audy Ciriaco's RBI base hit in the bottom of the 11th inning gave West Michigan a 4-3 victory Saturday over Clinton. Scott Sizemore had two hits including a two-run home run in the third inning. Gorkys Hernandez had three base hits. The third game of the four game series versus Clinton is Thursday at 6:35 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

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