'Wolves Powered Toward First (7/24 Recaps)

The SeaWolves' offense is trying to force its way into the top spot in the EL's Southern division; they did everything they could on Tuesday, scoring 12 runs, with lots of help from Clete Thomas and Will Rhymes. Plus, with Lakeland in desperate need of a win, Burke Badenhop led the way to victory.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – PAWTUCKET 3, TOLEDO 2
58-46, 1st in West division
Henry Mateo hit his first home run of the season Tuesday night at Fifth Third Field, but the 'Hens needed more than one solo shot to defeat Pawtucket. Jack Hannahan had the only other extra base hit for the 'Hens, a double, and scored a run. Brent Clevlen had the only other RBI for the 'Hens, who received extraordinary pitching from Tata. The right-hander pitched a season-high eight innings scattering seven hits and allowing only one earned run. He recorded five strikeouts and lowered his E.R.A to 3.29. Aquilino Lopez earned the loss, his second this week, on a Pawtucket run in the top of the ninth inning. The Mud Hens will face Pawtucket on Wednesday with Ron Chiavacci (7-5) listed as the probable starter.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – ERIE 12, TRENTON 1
56-45, 2nd in Southern division
An offensive explosion and outstanding pitching keyed the SeaWolves 12-1 thumping of the Trenton Thunder. The 'Wolves pounded out 15 hits including three each for Clete Thomas and Will Rhymes. Thomas was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI while Rhymes was 3-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI. Mike Hollimon continued to move up into the RBI leaders with three more RBI for a total of 64 on the season. Matt Joyce had a great game as well going 2-for-3 with three walks and a run scored. Starting pitcher Andrew Kown had an outstanding game pitching seven innings and allowing only three hits, one earned run and a walk while striking out five. Kevin Ardoin pitched the final two innings and allowed one hit and a walk. Erie next plays Trenton on Wednesday at 12:05 p.m.. RHP Dallas Trahern (10-5, 3.69 ERA) will start for the 'Wolves and will be opposed by RHP Alan Horne (9-3, 2.45 ERA) of the Thunder.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 3, FT. MYERS 2
13-17, 6th in West division
In desperate need of a win, Burke Badenhop helped the Flying Tigers get there with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday. Badenhop gave up a run over six innings to get the win, his 10th of the year. Lakeland got it going early at the plate, scoring two runs in the first, and then adding an insurance run via a wild pitch in the eighth. Ovandy Suero had two hits and scored that eighth inning run, while Mike Hernandez each had a hit and an RBI. The two teams wrap up their series on Wednesday at 7:00pm.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – BURLINGTON 5, W. MICH. 2
20-11, 1st in Eastern division

Lauren Gagnier couldn't make it out of the fourth inning Tuesday as West Michigan fell to Burlington 5-2. After giving up two runs on a home run and ground out in the third, Gagnier allowed hits to his first four batters in the fourth, accounting for two more runs. He got an out on a sacrifice bunt before a walk, sacrifice fly for another run, a wild pitch and another walk ended his night early. Luis Marte pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, but the Whitecaps could not generate enough offense to make a comeback. Their only runs came on a Brennan Boesch single that scored Scott Sizemore in the third, and a Joseph Tucker single that scored Jeramy Laster in the fourth. West Michigan will have an off day Wednesday before starting a four-game series at Cedar Rapids Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – ONEONTA 3, STATEN ISLD. 1
20-14, 2nd in Stedler division

After starter Sendy Vasquez (3-4, 4.66) gave up a Staten Island run in the top of the fourth inning, the Tiger offense responded in the bottom of the inning with three runs of their own, thanks in large part to two errors and a wild pitch. After Chris Carlson and Michael Sullivan lead off the inning with a walk and single, respectively, a routine groundball to second base by Casper Wells turned into a wild throw and a run for the Tigers as Carlson came around to score. A wild pitch three batters later to Kyle Peters allowed Sullivan to come around and score, and an errant pick off throw during the next at bat scored Wells and ending the scoring for the game. Vasquez went seven innings giving up four hits and striking out two, while Noah Krol finished off the ninth for his sixth save on the year. Sullivan and Cory Middleton led the Tiger offense with one hit a piece. The Tigers and Yankees face off again tonight for the second game of their three game series.
- Cash Kruth, Staff Writer

R GCL Tigers – PPD: RAIN
15-14, 4th in North division

The Tigers and Phillies were postponed on Tuesday afternoon due to rain. The game is now slated to made up as part of a doubleheader on August 4th. The two teams will try and get their game in again on Wednesday at noon.

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