AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 12, PAWTUCKET 2
59-46, 1st in West division
Patience paid off with an exciting outburst of runs for Toledo in a 12-2 win over Pawtucket Wednesday night. After three scoreless innings the Mud Hens offense exploded for all twelve runs from the fourth to seventh frames. Although he couldn't best Ryan Raburn's seven RBI in Detroit, Timo Perez came close with five RBI on two hits and a walk. Andres Torres also shone brightly in Rayburn's absence with a home run, a single, two runs and three RBI. He is batting .519 with Toledo this season. Chris Shelton led the 'Hens with three hits; he added two runs an RBI and a walk Dane Sardinha had a double two runs and two RBI, Erick Almonte had two singles, two runs and two RBI and David Espinosa had a hit, two walks and a run for the 'Hens. Ron Chiavacci earned his eighth win of the season and probably would have done so even without so much offense. Chiavacci allowed only two earned runs on seven hits across six innings while striking out five batters. Eulugio De La Cruz pitched two strong innings allowing two hits, no runs and recording two strikeouts in relief. The Mud Hens offense will surely face a more difficult task on Thursday at Fifth Third Field against Pawtucket with Boston Red Sox starter Curt Schilling scheduled to take the mound in a rehab assignment. Dennis Tankersley will start for the 'Hens.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent
AA Erie SeaWolves – ERIE 4, TRENTON 1
57-45, 2nd in Southern division
Jeff Larish hit a two run double in the top of the tenth to lift the SeaWolves to a 4-1 victory to complete a sweep of the Trenton Thunder. Starting pitcher Dallas Trahern failed to get his elusive eleventh victory despite having an outstanding performance. Trahern threw eight innings and allowed only three hits and one unearned run. Randor Bierd earned his second victory of the season after holding the Thunder in the bottom of the ninth and Alan Mills pitched the tenth to earn save number 13. In addition to being the extra inning hero Jeff Larish was 1-for-2 with three walks, a run scored and two RBI. Jackson Melian also had two RBI and was 1-for-4. The 'Wolves will return home for a four game series with the Harrisburg Senators. They will next be in action Thursday at 7:05 p.m. The pitching matchup will be Jair Jurrjens (4-5, 3.81 ERA) on the mound for Erie against Beltran Perez (5-4, 5.22 ERA) of the Senators.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 3, FT. MYERS 2
14-17, 6th in West division
The Flying Tigers defeated the Ft. Myers Miracle Wednesday night, 3-2. Starting pitcher Eleazar Aponte notched the much needed win, improving his record with Lakeland to 3-8. Prior to this second stretch with Lakeland, Aponte completed short stints with GCL and West Michigan, but struggled to find his way in High A ball. Aponte gave up only two runs in five innings of work. Freddy Dolsi also managed to register his twentieth save of the season. On the offensive side, Deik Scram batted 1-for-4 with two RBIs. The Flying Tigers begin their next series Thursday night in Dunedin before returning home Monday night against Clearwater, marking Cameron Maybin's highly anticipated return to the team. Thursday night's game is scheduled for a 7:00 PM start. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent
A West Mich. Whitecaps – OFF DAY
20-11, 1st in Eastern division
West Michigan had 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 – STATEN ISLD. 9, ONEONTA 5
20-15, 2nd in Stedler division
A seesaw battle through the first three innings turned tipsy for the Tigers as Stanton Island scored five runs in the fourth inning en route a 9-5 victory. With a 4-3 lead heading into the top of the fourth Oneonta starter Mark Brackman (1-1, 3.71) hit the first batter of the inning and then surrendered three base hits, with the big blow being an RBI triple for Taylor Holiday, before being pulled. Kody Kaiser led Oneonta's offense with two hits and two RBI, including his fourth home run of the season. Ron Bourquin and Kyle Peter also contributed two hits a piece for the Tigers. Oneonta and Staten Island square off tonight in the rubber game of their three game series at 7:00 p.m.
- Cash Kruth, Staff Writer
R GCL Tigers – TIGERS 9, PHILLIES 8
16-15, 4th in North division
The Tigers picked up a much needed victory on Wednesday, topping the Phillies 9-8. Manny Miguelez struggled a bit as the starter, giving up five funs in three innings of work before giving way to the bullpen. Jon Kibler picked up the victory for working his scoreless inning of relief. Roger Tomas helped pace the offense, with two hits, including a home run, two runs scored and three RBI. Mark McBratney and Joaquin Guzman each had a pair of RBI, and Hayden Parrott had two hits and scored a run. The Tigers take on the GCL Yankees on Thursday at noon.
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