Vasquez Pitches Shutout (7/17 Recaps)

Virgil Vasquez turned in an outstanding start on Tuesday evening to help earn Toledo a win. Vasquez pitched one of his best starts of the year, tossing a complete game shutout against Norfolk. Meanwhile, West Michigan used a couple of big innings to pick up a win over Kane County.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 2, NORFOLK 0
56-41, 1st in West division
Virgil Vasquez pitched nine innings to earn his ninth win and his first complete game shutout Tuesday night at Harbor Field. "The Virge" allowed only five hits and one walk while fanning four batters. Kevin Hooper had a hit and an RBI and Henry Mateo had a hit, a run and an RBI. Timo Perez had the lone extra base hit, a double, but it was all the 'Hens needed for their second straight victory over Norfolk and third straight overall. Yorman Bazardo (7-4) will start for the Mud Hens on Wednesday versus Norfolk.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – PPD: RAIN
53-40, 2nd in Southern division
Tuesday's game between the Erie SeaWolves and Reading Phillies was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. The game one pitching matchup is LHP Jon Connolly (4-3, 4.14 ERA) for Erie against RHP Zach Segovia (2-1, 3.24 ERA) of Reading. In game two the 'Wolves will send Matt Righter (2-2, 4.14 ERA) to the mound against Carlos Carrasco (3-0, 3.16 ERA).
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – PALM BEACH 4, LAKELAND 3
10-12, 6th in West division
Lakeland couldn't get a win on Tuesday evening despite getting a strong start from Kyle Sleeth as they lost to Palm Beach 4-3. Sleeth struggled a bit with his control as he walked five, but he allowed just two hits and two earned runs over six innings of work, keeping the team in the game and exiting with the score knotted at 3. It would remain like that until the ninth inning, when Ricky Steik gave up the game winning double and taking the loss, his eighth of the season. The up-the-middle duo of Will Rhymes and Danny Worth each had two hits at the top of the order, while Justin Justice had two doubles and an RBI. Rafael Mendez also drove in a run. Lakeland and Palm Beach wrap up their series on Wednesday evening at 7:05pm.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 6, KANE CTY. 3
17-7, 1st in Eastern division

Three-run innings in the second and eighth led West Michigan to a 6-3 victory over Kane County Tuesday. Scott Sizemore hit a two-run double in the second to put the Whitecaps ahead after Jordon Newton tied the game earlier in the inning with an RBI double of his own. Brennan Boesch smacked a two-run single in the eighth followed by another run on a Ryan Strieby base hit. Jonah Nickerson (7-6, 4.59 ERA) picked up the win, striking out five over six innings while allowing two earned runs on eight hits and two walks. The series continues Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – JAMESTOWN 4, ONEONTA 0
15-13, 3rd in Stedler division

Oneonta was shut out 4-0 by Jamestown on Tuesday. Sean Finefrock took the loss, his second of the season, giving up three runs over five innings. Despite not having an insurmountable lead, the Oneonta offense just could not get going as they managed just two hits; a double from Casper Wells and a single from Kyle Peter. Oneonta will try and get the offense back on track against Jamestown on Wednesday at 7:00pm.

13-10, 2nd in North division

The Tigers game with the Indians was scheduled to happen on Tuesday evening at 7:00pm, however, no score or box score was reported. The Tigers host the Indians on Wednesday at noon.

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