'Caps Survive Brawl with Win (6/28 Recaps)

A couple of hit batters sparked Whitecap player Louis Ott to charge the mound, clearing the benches in West Michigan. Elsewhere, the Erie and Oneonta offenses exploded, with each scoring ten runs for the game.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – OTTAWA 4, TOLEDO 3
48-33, 1st in West division
Toledo dropped a one run contest to Ottawa ending a six game win streak, Thursday night. Jon Connolly earned the loss after allowing nine hits and four runs in five and two thirds innings. Timo Perez, Ryan Raburn and Jack Hannahan each had a run and an RBI for the ‘Hens. Virgil Vasquez (7-2) will get the start for the 'Hens in game four of a four game set against the Lynx.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – ERIE 10, BOWIE 2
44-33, 2nd in Southern division
The Erie SeaWolves beat the Bowie Baysox 10-2 in a rain shortened game. Eddie Bonine pitched five innings and allowed only one hit and two runs which were both unearned. The SeaWolves pounded out 11 hits and 10 runs in only five innings. Jackson Melian led the way going 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI. Jeff Larish also hit a home run and had two RBI. Mike Hollimon continued to hit well going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. Matt Joyce added two RBI and was 1-for-4. The SeaWolves will try to complete the sweep on Friday at 7:05 p.m. Matt Righter (2-1, 1.93 ERA) will start for Erie and Bowie will send Chris Waters (4-5, 4.03 ERA) to the mound.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – PPD: RAIN
3-3, 6th in West division
The Flying Tigers game Thursday night was postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a double header Friday night.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 4, LANSING 2
7-1, 1st in Eastern division

Casey Fein picked up a win in relief of Ramon Garcia and survived a bench clearing brawl as the Whitecaps picked up a 4-2 win. Fien gave up two runs over five innings of work, including making it through the sixth inning brawl without getting ejected. After Fien hit a batter in the top half of the sixth, the Lugnuts retaliated by plunking Louis Ott, who charged the mound and sparked the benches to clear. At the plate, Scott Sizemore was 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored. Jeramy Laster also added a pair of hits, while Brennan Boesch brought home a run. After taking the series from Lansing, the ‘Caps will travel to South Bend to begin a four game series, starting Friday evening at 7:30pm.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – ONEONTA 10, TRI-CITY 6
6-4, 2nd in Stedler division

There was plenty of run support on Thursday for Oneonta as they cruised to a 10-6 victory over Tri-City. Guillermo Moscoso picked up the win, giving up four runs over five innings of work. But the story was the offense, as five O-Tigers had multi-hit games, including Casper Wells, who blasted two home runs and drove in five runs. Chris Carlson also had a home run, and drove in three. Oneonta and Tri-City face off again on Friday, this time in Oneonta, at 7:00pm.

5-4, 4th in North division

Luis Marte picked up his second win as he led the Tigers to an 8-1 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday afternoon. Marte improved to 2-0 on the season, giving up one run over seven innings, striking out six. Another Luis, Arlet, had a big game at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. Joe Bowen added two hits and two runs scored, and Joaquin Guzman went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI. On Friday, the GCL Tigers host the Blue Jays at noon.

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