AAA Toledo Mud Hens –BUFFALO 3, TOLEDO 2
30-26, 2nd in West division
Toledo allowed an early 1-0 lead slip away Saturday and ended up with a 3-2 loss against Buffalo. Starter Corey Hamman only made it through four and 2/3 innings before being yanked. Hamman allowed five hits and three earned in his fourth straight loss of the season. Once again Ryan Raburn led the offensive going 3-for-4 and Chris Shelton and Kevin Hooper also provided multi-hit games. Slated to get the start Sunday is ace Virgil Vasquez.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent
AA Erie SeaWolves – ERIE 3, BINGHAMTON 1
28-25, 2nd in Southern division
Dallas Trahern was outstanding in a 3-1 victory over the Binghamton Mets. Trahern improved his record to 8-1 allowing just six hits and one earned run while walking one and striking out six in eight innings of work. Matt Rusch earned his third save of the season by pitching a scoreless ninth. Jeff Larish got the SeaWolves on the board early with a RBI double in the first that scored Mike Hollimon. Larish was 3-for-4 with two doubles and a RBI. It was Mike Hollimon who was the game's hero, hitting a two run home run in the eighth inning. Hollimon was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI's. The SeaWolves and Mets will conclude their series on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Andrew Miller (1-0, 0.78 ERA) will start for the SeaWolves and Salvador Aguilar (2-1, 6.57 ERA) will take the mound for Binghamton.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – ST. LUCIE 8, LAKELAND 0
23-30, 4th in West division
The Flying Tigers lost their series opener with the St. Lucie Mets, 8-0. Starting pitcher Alfredo Figaro pitched 4 and 2/3 innings and gave up four runs. He was then relieved by Kyle Sleeth who pitched two innings and surrendered three runs. Jacob Ramos and Gabriel Benitez combined to finish out the game, giving up only one run total. On the offensive side, Lakeland managed a lowly two hits on the night, coming from the bats of Will Rhymes and Ryan Roberson. The Flying Tigers look to even the series Sunday night at 6:00 PM Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent
A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 8, FT. WAYNE 4
30-24, 2nd in Eastern division
The Whitecaps pulled out an 8-4 win over Fort Wayne on Saturday evening. Duane Below improved to 6-2 on the year as he pitched five strong innings, giving up a run with seven strikeouts. Below got plenty of support in the middle innings to help pave the way for the win; Scott Sizemore had two hits, two runs scored and two RBI, while Michael Bertram went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and RBI. Deik Scram also had two hits and two walks as the catalyst at the top of the order. The ‘Caps face Fort Wayne again on Sunday at 2:00pm.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent
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