AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 5, OTTAWA 2
48-32, 1st in West division
The Mud Hens only had one extra base hit Wednesday but it didn't stop them from recording their sixth straight win. Ramon Santiago went 3-for-5 with a double and a run, and Jack Hannahan had two runs and two RBI. Ron Chiavacci earned his seventh win without a loss after pitching seven innings with only two earned runs, and four strikeouts. Aquilino Lopez earned his 12th save of the season and Chris Shelton and Mike Hessman each had a hit and an RBI. Jon Connolly (1-0, 0.75 will take the mound for the 'Hens in game three of the series against Ottawa.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent
AA Erie SeaWolves – ERIE 2, BOWIE 1
43-33, 2nd in Southern division
It was a new recipe but same result as Erie beat Bowie 2-1. Starting Pitcher Jair Jurrjens earned the victory after allowing only five hits and one earned run while striking out nine in 7 1/3 innings. Danny Zell and Alan Mills finished the game without allowing a hit. The SeaWolves trailed 1-0 before Jackson Melian tied the game with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Mike Hollimon knocked in Steve Torrealba with a RBI single in the eighth for the win. Hollimon was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI. The 'Wolves and Baysox will meet again on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. Eddie Bonine (6-4, 3.92 ERA) will start for Erie against Oscar Alvarez (6-1, 4.11 ERA) of the Baysox.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – JUPITER 9, LAKELAND 2
3-3, 4th in West division
The Flying Tigers fell to the Jupiter Hammerheads Wednesday night, 9-2. Starting pitcher Chris Cody pitched four innings and surrendered two runs. He was then relieved by Derek Witt who pitched three innings and gave up seven runs, but only three were earned. Gabriel Benitez closed the game for Lakeland. On the offensive side, Rafael Mendez batted 2-for-4, registering both Flying Tigers RBIs. The two teams will meet again Thursday night at 7:05 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent
A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 4, LANSING 1
6-1, 1st in Eastern division
Lauren Gagnier (3-7, 5.10 ERA) held Lansing to one run on five hits over seven innings Wednesday to lead West Michigan to a 4-1 victory. Gagnier struck out five and allowed the only Lugnuts run on a solo home run to Matthew Lane in the second to get the win. Edward Clelland pitched two shutout innings for his fifth save. The bulk of the Whitecaps' scoring came with two outs in the second. Santo De Leon doubled, followed by a Scott Sizemore single to bring him home before Audy Ciriaco blasted a two-run homer to put West Michigan ahead. Sizemore picked up his second RBI on a double in the eighth. West Michigan looks to take the series Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent
SS-A Oneonta Tigers – ONEONTA 6, VERMONT 2
5-4, 2nd in Stedler division
Oneonta topped Vermont once again on Wednesday evening, with the offense coming on late to pick up a 6-2 win. Mark Brackman got a no decision as the starter, pitching 4 2/3 shutout innings, while striking out three. Oneonta took a 1-0 lead in the sixth, only to lose the lead in the seventh, and then storm back with three runs to re-take the lead in the eighth. Collin Mahoney struggled in relief, giving up a run and walking three, but picked up the win. Cory Middleton was 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI, while Orlando Rodriguez blasted a three run homer. Oneonta now travels to Tri-City for their game Thursday at 7:00pm.
R GCL Tigers – TIGERS 7, BRAVES 3
4-4, 4th in North division
Eleazar Aponte led the GCL Tigers to a 7-3 victory over the GCL Braves on Wednesday afternoon. Aponte gave up two runs over five innings to pick up the win. Dario Carvajal then pitched the final four innings, giving up just one run, to earn his first save of the season. Carlos Ramirez went 2-for-4 with four RBI, and Joaquin Guzman and Brent Clevlen each had two hits and a run scored. The Tigers take on the GCL Blue Jays on Thursday at noon.
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