'Wolves Roll into First Place (7/27 Recaps)

The Erie SeaWolves have had some bumps throughout the 2007 season, but on Friday they moved into a tie for first place, led by Eddie Bonine, who picked up his 11th win of the season. Meanwhile, Oneonta pulled out a slugfest as they attempt to snag first in the Stedler.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – PAWTUCKET 4, TOLEDO 2
60-47, 1st in West division
On Thursday Jeremy Johnson earned his third win after he came on in relief for the Mud Hens. On Friday, Johnson earned his third loss, the same way, and the 'Hens fell 4-2 to Pawtucket. Timo Perez had a double, a home run, a run and two RBI for the Mud Hens who struck out 12 times. Chris Shelton had a double and a run. Starter Anastacio Martinez recorded a no-decision after allowing four hits and two earned across two innings. The game featured six Mud Hens relievers including Fernando Rodney who struck out two and walked one in one inning of work. Yorman Bazardo will take the mound on Saturday against Richmond at Fifth Third Field.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – ERIE 8, HARRISBURG 7
59-45, t-1st in Southern division
Eddie Bonine earned his league leading 11th win of the season as the Erie SeaWolves held on to beat the Harrisburg Senators 8-7. Bonine allowed eight hits and four earned runs in six innings while striking out seven. Anthony Tomey escaped a bases loaded jam in the top of the ninth to earn his second save of the season. Matt Joyce led the way offensively for the 'Wolves going 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Mike Hollimon was also 3-for-4 with three singles and a run scored. Kody Kirkland hit two doubles and was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Game three of a four game series will be played Saturday at 7:05 p.m. LHP Jon Connolly (5-4, 4.00 ERA) will start for Erie. Harrisburg has not announced a starting pitcher.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – DUNEDIN 8, LAKELAND 6
14-19, 6th in West division
The Flying Tigers fell to the Dunedin Blue Jays Friday night, 8-6, as Dusty Ryan returned from injury and nearly single handily won the game by himself. The opening day starting catcher belted a three-run shot in the first inning and then a solo shot in the fourth. His last at bat before this game was on April 24th. Starting on the mound for Lakeland tonight was Angel Castro, who pitched five innings and surrendered three runs. Ed Clelland then gave up five in only 1 and 2/3 innings of work, taking the loss for the night. The only other Lakeland RBI came from the bat of youngster Shawn Roof, who batted 2-for-4 on the night. Lastly, Ovandy Suero is one step closer to his goal of one hundred stolen bases, as he swiped his sixty-sixth bag of the season Friday night. The two teams will meet again Saturday night in Dunedin at 7:00 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps –CEDAR RPDS. 3, W. MICH. 2
21-12, 1st in Eastern division

The Whitecaps dropped the second game of their series with Cedar Rapids Friday 3-2. Brennan Boesch popped a solo home run in the first to get the 'Caps on the board early, but Cedar Rapids answered right back with a Mark Trumbo RBI single in the bottom of the inning to tie the score. It remained 1-1 until the sixth, when a Cedar Rapids sacrifice fly put them ahead. West Michigan tied the score again the following inning when Joseph Tucker drew a one-out walk with the bases loaded. The Whitecaps could not capitalize further on the situation as Scott Sizemore and Boesch both struck out, leaving the bases loaded. The Kernels went ahead for good in the bottom of the seventh when Ryan Mount scored on a sacrifice fly after advancing to third on a Kelvin Cedano (1-1, 5.40 ERA) wild pitch. Cedano took the loss in two innings of relief, allowing two earned runs on two hits with two walks. Charles Furbush had a solid start for West Michigan, allowing one earned run on six hits with a walk while striking out seven over five innings. The series continues Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – ONEONTA 10, ABERDEEN 9
22-15, 2nd in Stedler division

The Oneonta Tigers dropped a six spot on the scoreboard in the bottom of the ninth to overcome Aberdeen and turn a 9-4 deficit into a 10-9 victory. Kyle Peter and Justin Henry, the first two batters of the inning, reached on singles and Kody Kaiser roped a double into left field to score both of them to cut the deficit to three. A Ron Bourquin strikeout and walk by Casper Wells set up a game tying three run homer for Devin Thomas. After a Aberdeen pitching change Christopher Carlson tripled to right. Tiger DH Cory Middleton singled to right field to bring home the winning run. Andriano Santos (2-0, 4.85) picked up the victory for the Tigers. Ron Bourquin, Casper Wells and Christoper Carlson each had three hits for Oneonta, who move to 22-15 on the year. The Tigers and Aberdeen Ironbirds continue their series this afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
- Cash Kruth, Staff Writer

16-17, 4th in North division

The Yankees topped the Tigers once again on Friday afternoon, winning 7-3. Jonathon Kibler got the start but lasted just two innings before getting lifted – it was his first loss of the year. The bullpen combined to allow five more runs, giving the Yankees plenty of cushion. Cameron Maybin, in a rehab assignment, went 2-for-3 with two walks, while Christopher White had two hits and an RBI. The Tigers take on the Indians at 10:00am on Saturday.

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