AAA Toledo Mud Hens – ALL STAR BREAK
52-39, 1st in West division
The Mud Hens are off for the All Star break; Mike Hessman will compete in the minor league home run derby on Tuesday and again on Wednesday in the Triple-A All-Star game alongside teammate Timo Perez. Ryan Raburn was also elected to the team before being promoted to Detroit.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent
AA Erie SeaWolves – ERIE 7, AKRON 4
49-39, 2nd in Southern division
The SeaWolves led early and managed to hang on to a 7-4 victory over the Akron Aeros. Jon Connolly pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed nine hits but only two earned runs in the victory. Alan Mills pitched a perfect ninth for the second consecutive night to earn the save. Jackson Melian led the way for the SeaWolves going 2-for-3 with two RBI. Matt Joyce was 1-for-3 with a two run home run. Andres Torres and Erick Almonte were both 2-for-5 in the game and Almonte had a RBI. The SeaWolves will be off for the All Star break until Thursday when they take on the Bowie Baysox.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – SARASOTA 2, LAKELAND 1
7-8, 5th in West division
The Flying Tigers lost to the Sarasota Reds Monday night, 2-1. Starting pitcher Eleazar Aponte pitched six innings and surrendered one run. He was then relieved by Derek Witt who pitched 1 and 2/3 innings and allowed only one hit. Jacob Ramos then failed to record an out before he was relieved by Brendan Wise who closed the game and gave up the winning run. On the offensive side, Mark Haske batted 1-for-3 with a solo home run. The team managed only four hits total. Lakeland has Tuesday night off and will return to play Daytona Wednesday night at 7:00 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent
A West Mich. Whitecaps – GREAT LKS. 8, W. MICH. 6
13-6, 1st in Eastern division
A five run sixth inning from Great Lakes did in Matt O'Brien (3-1, 3.04 ERA) and West Michigan Monday as the Whitecaps lost 8-6. Holding a 3-1 lead heading into the inning, O'Brien gave up two singles before a three-run home run from Joshua Bell put the Loons ahead. O'Brien retired the next two batters, but then gave up two more singles followed by a two-run double from Juan Rivera before being pulled for Phil Napolitan. Napolitan yielded two more runs in the seventh, putting the game all but out of reach. Audy Ciriaco made a valiant effort for a Whitecaps comeback, hitting an RBI double in the seventh and another double in the ninth that scored two more, but it was not enough. Scott Sizemore went 3-for-6 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored. West Michigan will have two days off before starting a home series with Beloit Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent
SS-A Oneonta Tigers – ONEONTA 6, HUDSON VLY. 2
10-11, 3rd in Stedler division
Oneonta topped Hudson Valley with the help of Guillermo Moscoso, winning 6-2. Moscoso got his 2nd win for the O-Tigers, pitching six shutout innings, giving up just three hits and striking out seven. Chris Carlson and Cory Middleton each blasted a two run home run to help pace the offense. Devin Thomas also went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Oneonta has Tuesday off for the All Star game, but then travels to kick off a series at State College on Wednesday at 7:05pm.
R GCL Tigers – TIGERS 7, BRAVES 5
9-8, 3rd in North division
The GCL Tigers used a five run fifth to edge the Braves 7-5 on Monday afternoon. Aaron Fuhrman has had better starts this year, but this one finally got him a win; he gave up four runs in five innings. At the plate, Haydon Parrott went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI, while Craig Maddox added a three run home run. Shawn Roof also chipped in with a pair of hits and a pair of runs scored. The Tigers will be the lone team on the farm in action on Tuesday, taking on the GCL Blue Jays at 10:00am.
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