'Caps Complete Sweep (5/7 Recaps)

James Skelton and Chris Cody helped lead the way to a sweep of Burlington for the 'Caps on Monday. Virgil Vasquez also turned in another outstanding start in Toledo's victory. Meanwhile, Andrew Miller and Dallas Trahern turned in very good starts, but got no run support as they each took a loss.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 9, ROCHESTER 4
14-17, 4th in West division
Four was the jackpot number for the Mud Hens Monday night. Their four third-inning runs secured an early lead that was never relinquished. The 'Hens combined for four extra base hits, Jack Hannahan had four RBI, and Virgil Vasquez (2.88 E.R.A), recorded his fourth win of the season. Vasquez had nine strikeouts against five hits in five and 2/3 innings pitched; he hasn't lost in nearly four weeks. Ramon Santiago went 3-for-5 with three RBI, Chris Shelton went 2-for-3 with a walk and Timo Perez went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Ryan Raburn went 2-for-3 with two walks, two runs and an RBI. Rayburn went yard for the sixth time this season and newly acquired free agent second baseman Henry Mateo had two hits and two runs. Ron Chiavacci will take the mound for the 'Hens Tuesday against Rochester.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – ALTOONA 2, ERIE 0
15-12, 2nd in Southern division
Dallas Trahern pitched another great game but suffered his first loss of the season. The Altoona Curve defeated the Erie SeaWolves 2-0 on Monday night. Trahern pitched eight innings and allowed eight hits and two earned runs, he also struck out five. The SeaWolves offense gave Trahern no help as they were unable to get the bats going all evening being held to four hits. Clete Thomas and Kody Kirkland both hit doubles and were the only SeaWolves to reach second base. Thomas was 1-for-4 and Kirkland went 1-for-3. Andres Torres went 0-for-4 which ended his hit streak at fourteen games. The SeaWolves and Curve will meet again on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. The scheduled pitching matchup is Jair Jurrjens (1-1, 3.65 ERA) for Erie and Josh Shortslef (0-3, 4.00 ERA) for Altoona.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – JUPITER 4, LAKELAND 0
12-19, 5th in West division
The Flying Tigers fell to the Jupiter Hammerheads 4-0 Monday night, despite a decent showing from starting pitcher Andrew Miller. The southpaw prospect pitched seven innings while surrendering only three runs. Following Miller, Ricky Steik threw a scoreless inning and then Freddy Dolsi gave up a run in the ninth. On the offensive end, the Flying Tigers managed only three hits on the night; Cameron Maybin, Adrian Casanova, and Ron Bourquin each hit singles. Lakeland looks to even the series Tuesday night at 7:00 PM. Burke Badenhop will most likely make the start for Lakeland, while Jupiter's starting pitcher has yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 6, BURLINGTON 1
17-12, 3rd in Eastern division

The Whitecaps completed the sweep of Burlington on Monday evening with a 6-1 victory. Chris Cody led the charge once again, giving up a run over eight innings, including five strikeouts, to pick up his third win. Cody didn't need much run support, but he got plenty, with Gorkys Hernandez ripping three hits, and James Skelton going 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. The ‘Caps now kick off a four game series with Cedar Rapids at Fifth Third Ballpark, with the first game starting Tuesday at 6:35pm.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

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