'Hens Take Over First Place (6/24 Recaps)

Jack Hannahan ripped a single in the ninth for a walk-off, game winning RBI that not only gave Toledo the win, but also gave them sole possession of the IL West. Over on the west side of the state, the 'Caps completed a four game sweep of Dayton to take over sole possession of first place for the second half of the season.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 7, IND'POLIS 6
45-32, 1st in West division
Saturday it was Chris Shelton's homer Sunday it was Jack Hannahan's turn for a walk off winner of his own- a single to give the 'Hens a 7-6 win over Indianapolis. The Mud Hens No.1 pitcher was again unable to earn a win, but they still took control of the top spot in the IL West with the victory Sunday. It is the first time this season the Mud Hens have solely controlled the top position. Anthony Tomey (2-0) got the win after two solid innings of relief pitching, but for the second night in a row it was the offense that put the 'Hens in a winning position. Ryan Raburn led the come from behind effort with two doubles and two RBI and Mike Hessman hit a home run. Jack Hannahan had a hit and an RBI for the Mud Hens who will face Indianapolis on Sunday. Yorman Bazardo is scheduled to start for the 'Hens.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – ERIE 5, TRENTON 3
40-33, 2nd in Southern division
A strong performance from the bullpen and one big inning was the recipe for victory as the Erie SeaWolves beat the Trenton Thunder 5-3. The SeaWolves sent relief pitcher Matt Righter to the mound for a spot start and he lasted four innings and allowed only three hits and one earned run. Kevin Ardoin earned the victory after pitching 2 2/3 innings and allowing only one hit. Danny Zell pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out three and Alan Mills pitched the final inning to earn his fourth save of the season. The 'Wolves scored all five runs in the fifth inning and were led by Mike Hollimon's three run home run. Hollimon was 2-for-4 with three RBI. Clete Thomas, Matt Joyce, and the red hot Pedro Cotto all had two hits in the game. The SeaWolves and Thunder will wrap up there series on Monday at 7:05 p.m. Andrew Kown (2-4, 4.37 ERA) will start for Erie and Alan Horne (6-3, 2.50 ERA) will take the mound for Trenton.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – BREVARD CTY. 9, LAKELAND 3
1-2, 4th in West division
The Flying Tigers fell to the Brevard County Manatees Sunday night, 9-3. Starting pitcher Kyle Sleeth pitched four innings and surrendered four runs. He was then relieved by Gabriel Benitez who pitched one inning and surrendered three runs. Josh Rainwater then gave up two runs in two innings and Jacob Ramos finished off the game with two scoreless innings. On the offensive side, Wilkin Ramirez batted 1-for-3 with a solo home run. Lakeland only managed five hits total, with Joel Roa amassing two hits in his first start this season for the club. The two teams will meet again Monday night at 7:00 PM. Luke French is expected to make the start for the Flying Tigers.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 4, DAYTON 0
4-0, 1st in Eastern division

Matt O'Brien and Casey Fien combined to blank Dayton Sunday, giving the Whitecaps a 4-0 victory and completing a four game sweep of the Dragons. O'Brien (1-0 0.00 ERA), making his first West Michigan start this season after beginning the year in Lakeland, allowed five hits and one walk while striking out three over seven innings for the win. Fien pitched two perfect innings for his fourth save. The bulk of the scoring came in the first inning when Brennan Boesch doubled home Deik Scram and Ryan Strieby singled home Louis Ott and Boesch, making the score 3-0. The Whitecaps added a run in the ninth on an Ott sacrifice fly. Scott Sizemore went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored. West Michigan returns home Monday to begin a four game series with Lansing at 7:00 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – TRI-CITY 6, ONEONTA 3
3-3, 3rd in Stedler division

The O-Tigers dropped the final game of their series with Tri-City, falling 6-3 on Sunday. Alfredo Figaro fell to 0-2 as he took the loss, giving up all six runs over 5 1/3 innings. The bullpen shut the door from that point forward, but Oneonta's offense couldn't make up the three run deficit. Ronnie Bourquin and Casper Wells each had two hits, while Orlando Rodriguez drove in a pair of runs. Oneonta now travels to Vermont to begin a three game series starting at 7:05pm.

R GCL Tigers – OFF DAY
2-3, t-3rd in North division

The GCL Tigers were off on Sunday, but return to action on Monday once again going up against the GCL Indians.

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