French Gets LFT on Track (7/18 Recaps)

The Flying Tigers had been struggling as of late, but were able to get back in the win column with the help of Luke French and Mike Hernandez. Meanwhile, Oneonta jumped all over Jamestown early, scoring 11 runs in the first three innings.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – NORFOLK 9, TOLEOD 1
56-42, 1st in West division
Norfolk got pay back Wednesday night with a 9-1 win over Toledo at Harbor Field scoring four runs in the fifth inning and three runs in the sixth inning. Yorman Bazardo absorbed most of the damage earning the loss after allowing 11 hits in only five innings to go along with two walks and six earned runs. Offensively, Kevin Hooper shone once more with two doubles. Timo Perez had two singles, but the lone run was scored by Jack Hannahan off of his solo home run. Tim Byrdak also allowed three earned runs on four hits in only one thirds innings pitched in his first outing back to Toledo after months in Detroit. Toledo will resume action Thursday against Norfolk with Jordan Tata (3-2, 3.26 E.R.A) taking the mound.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – GM1: READING 6, ERIE 3
GM2: READING 5, ERIE 4

53-42, 2nd in Southern division
After winning game one of their series with Reading the SeaWolves dropped both games in an doubleheader. In game one the SeaWolves missed plenty of opportunities in a 6-3 loss. The 'Wolves stranded 10 runners including leaving the bases loaded twice. Starting pitcher Jon Connolly dropped to 4-4 after allowing three earned runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. Mike Hollimon had a great game going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI. Hollimon needed only a home run to hit for the cycle.

Game two was more of the same as the SeaWolves fell 5-4 to the Phillies. Starting pitcher Matt Righter pitched four solid innings before allowing four consecutive hits in a three run fifth inning. Righter allowed eight hits and four runs in four innings pitched. The SeaWolves comeback fell short when Mike Hollimon grounded into a double play and Jeff Larish grounded out to end the game. Larish was 2-for-4 with a run scored in the game. Andres Torres was also 2-for-4 and hit a solo home run in the second. Matt Joyce was 2-for-3 with a triple in the second game. The SeaWolves will travel to Bowie for a four game series that will begin on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. RHP Andrew Kown will start for Erie on Thursday.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 5, PALM BEACH 3
11-12, 6th in West division
The Flying Tigers got back in the win column with a 5-3 win over Palm Beach. Luke French picked up the win for Lakeland, giving up two runs over seven innings to get his fifth win of the year. Lakeland jumped on the board early with a three run first inning to help give French a cushion to work with, then added a couple more runs later on, including an insurance run in the ninth. Mike Hernandez blasted a two run homer in the first after Will Rhymes took a walk and came around to score on a couple of stolen bases and a passed ball. The offense managed just three hits on the night, but that was enough to generate enough offense to win. Lakeland travels to Tampa on Thursday, first to wrap up a suspended game from June, then to complete a new one. Game one is scheduled to begin at 5:00pm.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – KANE CTY. 8, W. MICH. 2
17-8, 1st in Eastern division

Five errors and no hits between the first and ninth innings led to an 8-2 West Michigan loss at the hands of Kane County Wednesday. The Cougars scored five unearned runs on the errors, including a four run sixth off of Phil Napolitan in which only one run was earned after Audy Ciriaco committed an error with the bases loaded. The Whitecaps' only runs and hits came in the first on a James Skelton RBI ground out and in the ninth on a Brennan Boesch RBI single. Duane Below started and took the loss, allowing two earned runs (1 ER) on five hits and two walks with seven strike outs over five innings. Kane County's Trevor Cahill two-hit the Whitecaps over seven innings for the win. The series continues Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – ONEONTA 11, JAMESTOWN 2
16-13, 3rd in Stedler division

The O-Tigers jumped all over Jamestown pitching, cruising to an 11-2 victory. Sendy Vasquez gave up two runs over six innings to pick up the win, but the story of the night was the offense, which scored all 11 runs in the first three innings of the game. Justin Henry had two hits and two runs scored, Casper Wells had three hits and two runs scored, Ronnie Bourquin drove in two runs, Mike Sullivan also drove in two and scored two, and Cory Middleton also had a pair of RBI's. Oneonta and Jamestown wrap up their series at 7:00pm on Thursday.

R GCL Tigers – INDIANS 5, TIGERS 1
14-11, 2nd in North division

The GCL Indians jumped on the Tigers early and didn't let up as the Tigers fell 5-1. Manny Miguelez took the loss for the team as he fell to 0-2 for the year. Miguelez gave up three runs in five innings. Mark McBratney had a pair of hits for the GCL Tigers, while Christopher White was responsible for bringing home the team's lone run. The Tigers host the GCL Braves on Thursday at noon.

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