Badenhop Leads Lakeland to Win (7/1 Recaps)

It wasn't a great day down on the farm for the organization, as the Flying Tigers were the only club to pick up a win, led by Burke Badenhop on the mound. Elsewhere, Erie's bullpen lost a huge lead by allowing ten runs, while Oneonta lost its claim on first place.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – DURHAM 7, TOLEDO 5
49-35, 1st in West division
Mike Hessman went yard for the 25th time this season, but it wasn't enough as the newest Mud Hen, Anastacio Martinez recorded the loss against Durham Sunday night. Martinez, who was acquired in a trade last week allowed three earned runs on three hits in one inning before blowing the save and earning his fourth loss of the season. Starter Jordan Tata allowed four runs in six innings pitched while striking out three batters. Hessman finished 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI and Kevin Hooper, Ryan Raburn and Chris Shelton each recorded an RBI for the 'Hens who only recorded five hits. Ron Chiavacci will get the start for the 'Hens against Durham at 7 p.m. Monday.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – AKRON 13, ERIE 11
45-35, 2nd in Southern division
The Erie SeaWolves wasted a perfect night by Clete Thomas blowing a seven run lead in a 13-11 loss to the Akron Aeros. Clete Thomas was 4-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBI. Thomas had a triple and a home run in the game. Starting pitcher Dallas Trahern pitched six innings and allowed seven hits and three earned runs before the bullpen allowed 10 runs in the final three innings. Nick Trzesniak was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI. Andres Torres also had two hits going 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI. Nick McIntyre and Mike Hollimon added two RBI each in the loss. The SeaWolves and Aeros will meet again on Monday at 7:05 p.m.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 3, FT. MYERS 2
5-5, 4th in West division
The Flying Tigers defeated the Ft. Myers Miracle Sunday night, 3-2. Starting pitcher Burke Badenhop pitched six innings and surrendered two runs. He was then relieved by Brendan Wise who pitched two innings and gave up zero runs. Freddy Dolsi closed the game in the ninth, earning his 13th save of the season. On the offensive side, Michael Hernandez batted 1-for-3 with his 13th home run of the season. Max Leon registered the second Lakeland RBI, batting 2-for-4 on the night. The two teams will meet again Monday night at 7:05 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – S. BEND 4, W. MICH. 3
9-2, 1st in Eastern division

West Michigan dropped Sunday's game at South Bend 4-3 in ten innings. Dan Fyvie (0-1, 3.18 ERA) allowed a two-out single to Steve Mena that scored Brad Miller from second in the bottom of the tenth to give the Silver Hawks the win and Fyvie the loss. Duane Below started, striking out ten over 4 2/3 innings while allowing two earned runs on six hits. Gorkys Hernandez scored on a Ryan Strieby force out in the first to start the Whitecaps' scoring. In the fifth, Brandon Timm and Audy Ciriaco hit back-to-back doubles and scored on a Hernandez single and a Scott Sizemore sacrifice fly to give West Michigan a 3-1 lead. South Bend pulled within one in the bottom of the fifth on a Miller RBI double off of Phil Napolitan and tied the game in the seventh when Scott Sizemore committed a fielding error to allow Matthew Oxendine to reach base and eventually score on a Joey Side single. The Whitecaps and Silver Hawks will complete the series Monday at 7:30 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – VERMONT 4, ONEONTA 1
7-6, 2nd in Stedler division

Oneonta's run in first place was short lived, as their second straight loss, a 4-1 defeat to Vermont, dropped them back to second in the Stedler division standings. Sendy Vasquez fell to 1-2 on the season, giving up three runs over six innings of work. Collin Mahoney pitched two shutout innings of relief after Vasquez, but Oneonta's offense couldn't close the gap. Chris Carlson drove in the team's lone run as the club managed just four hits. Oneonta hosts Vermont once again on Monday at 7:00pm.

R GCL Tigers – OFF DAY
6-5, 3rd in North division

The GCL Tigers were off on Sunday, but return to action on Monday when they host the GCL Phillies at 7:00pm.

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