'Caps Offense Cruises to Win (4/26 Recaps)

The West Michigan offense had a big night on Thursday, putting up 11 runs, being led by Gorkys Hernandez at the top of the order and Brennan Boesch bringing runs home. Meanwhile, Erie split its doubleheader with Akron with its stud starters on the mound.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – OFF DAY
10-10, 2nd in West division
The Mud Hens had Thursday off but will resume action at 7:00 p.m. Friday against Rochester with Virgil Vasquez (2-2, 3.48 E.R.A) taking the mound at Fifth Third Field.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – GM1: ERIE 4, AKRON 2

9-8, 3rd in Southern division
The Erie SeaWolves led for most of the day but the Akron Aeros had a late rally in game two to earn a split of the doubleheader. The SeaWolves took game one 4-2 and Akron answered back with a 7-3 victory in game two. In game one the SeaWolves took an early 3-0 lead and that was all that starter Dallas Trahern needed. Trahern improved his record to 4-0 with the victory. He scattered six hits through six innings while allowing two earned runs. The SeaWolves had eight hits in the contest including two each for Clete Thomas, Andres Torres, and Brent Dlugach, who were all 2-for-3. Thomas and Torres each added an RBI as well. Anthony Tomey retired the side in the seventh for his first save of the season. In game two the SeaWolves would once again strike first on Matt Joyce's RBI double. Starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens appeared determined to make the one run hold up, not allowing a hit through five innings. In the sixth the Aeros finally got to Jurrjens getting four hits and a walk to score five runs. The SeaWolves received RBI singles from both Andres Torres and Jeff Larish in the seventh but it was not enough. The SeaWolves will be back in action Friday April 27 at 7:05 p.m. against the Bowie Baysox.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – CLEARWATER 11, LAKELAND 3
9-11, t-3rd in West division
The Flying Tigers fell to the Clearwater Threshers on Thursday night, 11-3. Starting pitcher Sendy Vasquez struggled from the mound, pitching 4 and 2/3 innings while surrendering eight runs. Similar to previous outings this season, Vasquez was unable to control his pitches as desired. On the offensive end, DH Justin Justice batted 2-for-3 with a triple, a run, and an RBI. Catcher Adrian Casanova also registered an RBI. Lakeland will look to even the series at home Friday night at 7:00 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 11, PEORIA 3
10-8, 3rd in Eastern division

It was all offense Thursday for West Michigan as they pounded Peoria 11-3. The Whitecaps were down 2-1 heading into the fourth inning before they exploded for six runs in the top of the inning, led by a three-run home run by Brennan Boesch along with RBI singles by Deik Scram and Audy Ciriaco and a sacrifice fly by Gorkys Hernandez. Hernandez finished the night with three hits including a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Boesch added a sacrifice fly in the fifth for four RBIs. Pitching was once again strong for the Whitecaps, as four pitchers combined to four-hit the Chiefs. Duane Below got the win with six strikeouts, three hits and two earned runs allowed in five innings. Chris Cody looks to extend his impressive start to the season Friday as the scheduled pitcher versus Jose Ceda at noon.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

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