Hernandez, Ramirez Power L-F-T (5/16 Recaps)

Mike Hernandez and Wilkin Ramirez helped lead the way for Lakeland on Wednesday, powering the Flying Tigers to a 7-4 win, completing their sweep over Sarasota. Meanwhile Erie got a win, though it was more a win of circumstance, as they got the winning run via a passed ball.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – L'VILLE 5, TOLEDO 4
17-22, 4th in West division
Light rain didn't stop the Mud Hens against in a re-start of Tuesday night's rain delay in front of 10,300 fans at Fifth Third Field, but a 10th inning home run did. The game began in the bottom of the second inning with Louisville clinging to a 2-0 lead. A lead off double by Timo Perez in the fourth inning sparked Mud Hens three-run rally. Walks by Ryan Raburn and Jack Hannahan loaded the bases for a Mike Hessman three-RBI double giving the 'Hens a 3-2 lead. In the bottom of the eighth inning a single and an error by centerfielder Vincent Blue and a double given up by Aquilino Lopez led to a Bats run, tying the game. The Bats hit an eleventh inning two-run home run to take a 5-3 lead. The 'Hens responded with home run in the bottom of the eleventh but it was too little too late. Starting pitcher Corey Hamman allowed no runs on four hits in three and 2/3 innings pitched. Wednesday's scheduled game was moved to Thursday as part of a doubleheader against Louisville. The teams will square-off in two- seven inning games beginning at 6 p.m. at Fifth Third Field.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – ERIE 2, TRENTON 1
19-16, 2nd in Southern division
It was a passed ball in the bottom of the tenth that gave the Erie SeaWolves a 2-1 victory over the Trenton Thunder. Mike Hollimon scored the winning run after drawing a lead off walk. The SeaWolves managed only three hits in the game and two came off the bat of Erick Almonte. Almonte was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in his first game with the Erie SeaWolves. Starting pitcher Eddie Bonine pitched an outstanding game lasting eight innings and allowing just four hits and one earned run while walking two and striking out three. Kevin Ardoin pitched the final two innings to earn the victory. Ardoin walked one and struck out one. The SeaWolves and Thunder will complete their series on Thursday at 11:05 a.m. The pitching matchup is Dallas Trahern (5-1, 1.88 ERA) for Erie against Alan Horne (3-1, 2.66 ERA) for Trenton.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 7, SARASOTA 4
16-23, 5th in West division
The Flying Tigers completed their sweep of the Sarasota Reds Wednesday night, 7-4. Starting pitcher Eleazar Aponte pitched 4 and 1/3 innings while surrendering three runs. He was then relieved by Jacob Ramos who pitched two innings and gave up only one run to secure his second victory of the season. Freddy Dolsi also registered his sixth save of the year. On the offensive side, Michael Hernandez batted 3-for-5 and hit his seventh home run of the season. Wilkin Ramirez also hit well on the night, batting 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Lakeland will remain at home for the opener of their next series against the Dunedin Blue Jays Thursday night at 7:00 PM. Kyle Denney will most likely make the start for Lakeland, while Dunedin's pitcher has yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – OFF DAY
20-16, 2nd in Eastern division

The Whitecaps had Wednesday off but start a four-game series against the Swing of the Quad Cities in Davenport, IA on Thursday.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

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