Maybin Mashing in Erie (8/12 Recaps)

Cameron Maybin has been playing in Erie less than a week, and he's already making a name for himself at the Double-A level. On Sunday, Maybin blasted the game winning homer for the 'Wolves, already his third long ball for Erie.

70-52, 1st in West division
Anastacio Martinez pitched a complete game, but was unable to complete the day with a win, as the Mud Hens dropped a 4-2 contest to Indianapolis. Martinez tossed eight innings of baseball allowing six hits and four runs and striking out four batters. Andres Torress had an RBI triple and Henry Mateo had two hits, a walk and a run. Erick Almonte recorded three walks for the 'Hens who face Norfolk on Monday.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – ERIE 7, CONNECTICUT 6
67-50, 2nd in Southern division
The 'Wolves trailed 6-0 but never quit scoring six in the fourth inning. Cameron Maybin hit the game winning home run, completing the comeback, but the bullpen was the story as the 'Wolves beat the Connecticut Defenders 7-6. Anthony Tomey, Danny Zell and Alan Mills combined to shut down the Defenders over the final five innings after relieving an ineffective Dallas Trahern. Trahern lasted only four innings allowing nine hits and six earned runs. Tomey earned his second victory of the season, allowing only one hit and a walk while striking out three in three innings of work. Zell and Mills each pitched an inning with Mills earning his 18th save of the season. Maybin has a hit a home run in each of his three games since being called up from Class-A Lakeland. He was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Mike Hollimon helped spark the 'Wolves comeback hitting a bases loaded triple. Hollimon had a single and a double as well going 3-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI. The 'Wolves are off on Monday and will return to action on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. against the Reading Phillies. RHP Jair Jurrjens (7-5, 3.20 ERA) is expected to start for Erie against LHP Josh Outman (0-2, 5.40 ERA) of the Phillies.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – VERO BEACH 8, LAKELAND 2
20-27, 6th in West division
The Flying Tigers fell to the Vero Beach Devil Rays Sunday afternoon, 8-2. Starting pitcher Burke Badenhop pitched six innings and surrendered two runs (although none of them were earned). Jeremy Lewis was credited with the loss. On the offensive side, Justin Justice batted 3-for-4 with an RBI and Michael Hernandez batted 1-for-4 with an RBI. Lakeland has Monday off but will return to action at home on Tuesday night for a double header with Clearwater starting at 5:00 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – WISCONSIN 5, W. MICH. 4
32-17, 1st in Eastern division

West Michigan lost to Wisconsin in ten innings Sunday 5-4. The Whitecaps came back from a 4-1 deficit on RBI singles from Santo De Leon and Scott Sizemore in the seventh and a lead-off triple from Brandon Timm in the ninth followed by a De Leon double to tie the score. But in the bottom of the tenth, Casey Fien (5-1, 3.40 ERA) made a wild throw to third trying to cut down the runner on second, allowing him to score and ending the game. Jeff Gerbe allowed four runs (3 ER) in 5 2/3 innings with seven strike outs in his start, and Luis Marte and Brett Jensen combined for 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. The series continues Monday at 8:00 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

32-21, 1st in Stedler division

The Oneonta Tigers overcame a seven run fifth inning by Williamsport to beat the Crosscutters 9-8 to complete a three game sweep. With the score 5-0 in favor of the Tigers, Luis Gil (0-0, 6.88)failed to get an out while giving up four runs. Chris Homer (1-0, 3.72)didn't fare much better, as he gave up three. The Tigers committed two errors in the inning. The bottom half of the inning was Oneonta's time to strike back, as they scored three runs to take the lead, with two runs coming off a double by Dominic Brown. Phillip Cuevas led off the sixth with a triple, and came around for the tying run on an RBI single by Dominic Brown. The Tigers finally went ahead for good in the bottom of the seventh. With two outs Cory Middleton reached on a fielding error and then came around to score the final run on a triple by Michael Sullivan. The Tiger offense was lead by Casper Wells and Sullivan who each had three hits. Cory Middleton also scored two runs and had a three run home run in the fourth inning. The Tigers are now on break until Thursday when they travel to Tri City. First pitch is at 7:00 p.m.
- Cash Kruth, Staff Writer

R GCL Tigers – OFF DAY
22-25, 5th in North division

The GCL Tigers had Sunday off before returning to action against the Braves at noon on Monday.

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