Bomb Scare Suspends 'Hens (7/22 Recaps)

It wasn't rain or snow or any type of adverse weather, but rather a bomb threat called in that suspended Toledo's game with Richmond at The Diamond. The game was suspended and the stadium evacuated, with no one being hurt. On a lighter note, West Michigan continues to cruise, and Oneonta keeps knocking on the first place door in the Stedler.

57-44, 1st in West division
The Mud Hens couldn't complete their game Sunday because of a bomb threat that was called in after the fifth inning. The game was suspended and the stadium evacuated, but no bomb was ever discovered. Anastacio Martinez pitched five scoreless innings for the 'Hens, replacing Virgil Vasquez shortly before game time. It was Martinez's first start as a Mud Hen and he received a serious amount of run support from the start. The Mud Hens jumped out to an early 5-0 first inning lead when Henry Mateo, Chris Shelton, and Erick Alamonte each crossed the plate. David Espinosa had an RBI on a sacrifice fly and Andres Torres had two hits to lead the 'Hens to a 6-0 lead before the game was suspended. The game will resume Monday at 1 p.m. at Richmond before the regularly scheduled game. Yorman Bazardo is the likely starter for the second game.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – BOWIE 2, ERIE 0
54-45, 2nd in Southern division
Pitching was the key as the SeaWolves dropped a 2-0 decision to the Bowie Baysox. Starting pitcher Eddie Bonine allowed only five hits and two first inning runs in six innings. The loss dropped Bonine to 10-5 on the season. Randor Bierd pitched two perfect innings and struck out three. The SeaWolves were unable to score on seven hits. Wilkin Ramirez had three of the 'Wolves seven hits and was 3-for-4 with a walk in the contest. The 'Wolves will travel to Trenton to play a three game series with the Thunder that will start on Monday at 7:05 p.m. LHP Jon Connolly (4-4, 4.19 ERA) will start for Erie against RHP Ian Kennedy (5-1, 2.47 ERA) of the Thunder.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – GM1: TAMPA 4, LAKELAND 0

12-16, 6th in West division
Tampa toppled the Flying Tigers as Lakeland continued to stumble, falling on Sunday 4-0 and 4-3. Angel Castro took the loss, giving up all four Tampa runs in six innings of work. It was Castro's first loss since being moved up to Lakeland. Meanwhile, the Tampa pitching staff combined to pitch a seven inning no hitter. They did manage five walks however.

Kyle Sleeth took the loss in game two, falling to 0-4. He gave up four runs in 4 2/3 innings. Former Tiger Anthony Claggett got the win for the Yankees. At the plate, Mike Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a run scored, and Shawn Roof had two RBI. Hoping for better results after being swept by Tampa, Lakeland begins a three game series with Fort Wayne on Monday starting at 7:00pm.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 5, BURLINGTON 3
20-9, 1st in Eastern division

Jonah Nickerson pitched six solid innings and Ryan Stieby had another productive game as West Michigan defeated Burlington 5-3 Sunday. Nickerson allowed two earned runs on seven hits with five strike outs for the win. He has not allowed more than two earned runs in a game since June 11 against Great Lakes when he allowed five. Strieby belted a two-run double in the sixth and added a sacrifice fly in the eighth to lead the offense with three RBI a day after hitting two home runs. Joseph Tucker had an RBI double in the third and Scott Sizemore and RBI double in the sixth and each scored a run. Brett Jensen picked up his 19th save with a scoreless ninth. The series continues Monday at 8:00 p.m., with Duane Below scheduled to start for the Whitecaps.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

19-14, 2nd in Stedler division

Sean Finefrock pitched eight innings of one hit, shutout baseball as Oneonta cruised to a 4-0 victory. Finefrock earned his second win of the year, allowing just one hit and one walk with three strikeouts. Both Justin Henry and Ronnie Bourquin added two hits and an RBI at the plate, while Casper Wells added an RBI double. Oneonta now returns home to host Staten Island for a three game series, but not before a much needed day off on Monday.

R GCL Tigers – OFF DAY
15-13, 3rd in North division

The GCL Tigers were off on Sunday, but return to the field Monday at noon when they host the GCL Blue Jays.

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