Scram Shines as MWL All Star (6/19 Recaps)

It was a big night for Deik Scram, as he earned the "Star of Stars" award at the Midwest League All Star game. He wasn't the only 'Cap that did well though. Meanwhile, both Oneonta and the GCL Tigers opened up their season's on Tuesday.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 2, OTTAWA 1
41-31, 2nd in West division
Toledo managed only two runs on four hits over 12 innings Tuesday, but it was all the Mud Hens needed to defeat Ottawa 2-1. Ramon Santiago led off the first inning with a double and eventually scored on a Ryan Rayburn single. Toledo didn't cross home plate again until the twelfth, when Ottawa pitcher John Ennis walked the bases loaded before walking Dane Sardinha to bring home Jack Hannahan for the eventual game-winning run. Virgil Vasquez was the star of the night, pitching a two-hitter with no earned runs or walks over six innings, but came away with a no-decision. Fresh from a stint with the Tigers, Yorman Bazardo (5-3, 3.63 ERA) allowed Ottawa's only run in the seventh on a two-out RBI single from Jim Rushford. Bazardo stayed on to pitch five innings and picked up the win, striking out four. Aquilino Lopez got his 11th save by pitching a perfect twelfth inning. Toledo will go for the series victory over Ottawa Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – PPD: RAIN
35-31, 3rd in Southern division
Rain wiped out the scheduled doubleheader between the Erie SeaWolves and Akron Aeros. One game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Thursday at 12:05 p.m. and the other will be made up as part of a doubleheader on August 31. The SeaWolves and Aeros will play a doubleheader on Wednesday at 5:05 p.m. The SeaWolves will send Andrew Kown (2-3, 4.35 ERA) to the mound in game one and Randor Bierd (0-0, 3.38 ERA) will pitch game two.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – DUNEDIN 5, LAKELAND 3
29-40, 6th in West division
The Flying Tigers fell to the Dunedin Blue Jays Tuesday afternoon, 5-3. Starting pitcher Luke French pitched six innings and surrendered two runs. He was then relieved by Ricky Steik who gave up three runs in one inning of work. Brendan Wise closed the game for Lakeland with a hitless inning. On the offensive side, Ryan Roberson batted 3-for-4 with all three hits being doubles. He registered one RBI. Cameron Maybin also notched an RBI, batting 2-for-5. The two teams will meet again Wednesday night at 7:00 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – ALL STAR BREAK
38-32, 2nd in Eastern division

The Whitecaps' players in the Midwest League All-Star Game represented the team well Tuesday in helping the Eastern Division to a 8-2 victory over the Western Division at Elfstrom Stadium in Geneva, Ill., home of the Kane County Cougars. Deik Scram won the "Star of Stars" Award as the East's lead off batter. He started the game with a double, stole second and eventually scored the first run. Scram scored again in the third after drawing a lead-off walk. Each position player, Scram, James Skelton, Ryan Strieby and Gorkys Hernandez had a hit in the game. Hernandez, the East's starting center fielder, drove in a run on a two-out single in the third and then stole second base. Strieby entered the game late as a defensive sub and scored the last run of the game in the ninth after singling with one on. Skelton was the starting catcher. Pitchers Chris Cody and Brett Jensen pitched perfect innings in the fourth and fifth, respectively, with Cody striking out his first batter. Pitchers Duane Below and Jeff Gerbe made the team but did not enter the game. West Michigan begins the second half of their season Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Dayton.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – LOWELL 3, ONEONTA 2
0-1, 4th in Stedler division

Oneonta lost its season opener on Tuesday evening, falling to Lowell 3-2. Alfredo Figaro took the loss as the starter; Figaro gave up all three Spinners' runs over five innings of work. Jose Fragoso came on in relief of Figaro and pitched three shutout innings, but the O-Tigers couldn't generate enough offense to take advantage. Kody Kaiser led the way for the offense, with two hits, including a solo home run. Cory Middleton and Michael Sullivan were the only other players to get a hit. Oneonta takes on Lowell again on Wednesday at 7:05pm.

0-1, t-4th in North division

The GCL Tigers dropped their season opener on Tuesday, falling to the GCL Phillies 9-6 in 10 innings. Brayan Villareal got a no decision as the starter, giving up four runs over 4 1/3 innings. The Tigers trailed for the remainder of the game, until the bottom of the ninth, when a three run inning tied things up and forced extras. Unfortunately, Santo Mieses couldn't hold things in the tenth, giving up three runs and taking the loss. Luis Arlet blasted two solo home runs for the offense, with Carlos Ramirez adding two hits and scoring a run. The Tigers take on the GCL Phillies again on Wednesday at noon.

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