'Hens Continue Rolling (8/14 Recaps)

Despite contstant roster shakeups stemming from the Tigers' injury problems, the Mud Hens continue to roll over whoever they play, having one player after another step up. Meanwhile, West Michigan keeps cruising as well, while the SeaWolves can't get over that first place hump and stay there.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 4, NORFOLK 3
71-53, 1st in West division
The league leader in triples, Andres Torres, had a triple, his fourteenth of the season in a 4-3 win over Norfolk Tuesday. Erick Almonte and Dane Sardinha each had two hits and a run for the 'Hens. Macay Mcbride earned the win, his second of the season after relieving Virgil Vasquez who pitched a strong five innings. Vasquez allowed three earned runs and recorded four strikeouts, and Mcbride pitched three innings allowing only one hit. Jose Capellan earned his second save of the season. The Mud Hens will visit Richmond Wednesday with Andrew Miller starting in a rehab assignment for his strained right hamstring.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – READING 8, ERIE 6
67-51, 2nd in Southern division
The SeaWolves rallied from six runs down for the second consecutive game but this time they couldn't complete the comeback, falling 8-6 to the Reading Phillies. Starting pitcher Eddie Bonine failed to add to his league leading win total as he lasted only four innings and allowed ten hits and six earned runs in the no decision. Matt Righter suffered the loss allowing one hit and two earned runs in one inning of work. Cameron Maybin continued hitting the ball well going 2-for-3 with a double and two walks. Jeff Larish and Clete Thomas both added two hits for the 'Wolves. The 'Wolves will be back in action Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. The expected pitching matchup is LHP Jon Connolly (6-6, 4.70 ERA) for Erie against RHP Carlos Carrasco (4-2, 4.94 ERA) for the Phillies.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – GM1: CLEARWATER 5, LAKELAND 0

20-29, 6th in West division
Despite ominous skies and arbitrary showers, the Flying Tigers and Clearwater Threshers managed to play a double-header at Joker Marchant Stadium Tuesday night. Lakeland lost the first game with a score of 5-0. Starting pitcher Eleazar Aponte pitched six innings and surrendered two runs. On the offensive side, the Flying Tigers only managed six hits. Max Leon batted 2-for-3 on the night.

In game two, starting pitcher Josh Rainwater pitched 4 and 2/3 innings and surrendered three runs. Brendan Wise then gave up three additional runs in 1/3 inning. Lakeland's sole two runs were the result of Max Leon batting 1-for-3 with an RBI and Danny Worth batting 1-for-4 with an RBI. Ovandy Suero also batted 3-for-4 with three stolen bases. The two teams will meet again Wednesday night for a double-header in Clearwater starting at 5:00 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 6, WISCONSIN 3
34-17, 1st in Eastern division

A two out, two run double from Ryan Strieby in the 11th led to a 6-3 extra innings win over Wisconsin Tuesday. Jeramy Laster's two-run home run in the sixth put the Whitecaps ahead 3-2, but Wisconsin tied it in the seventh on a lead-off triple and RBI single off of starter Jonah Nickerson. Nickerson also gave up a two-run homer in the third, ending his scoreless inning streak at 26. Strieby's double was followed by a fielding error by Wisconsin third baseman Alex Liddi brought in the third run. Dan Fyvie retired three in a row in the bottom of the inning for his first save of the season. Casey Fien got the win by pitching a perfect tenth, striking out two. Nickerson went nine innings in the no decision, striking out nine. The Whitecaps will have Wednesday off before beginning a brief two game home series against South Bend at 7:00 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – ALL STAR BREAK
32-21, 1st in Stedler division

The O-Tigers are now off for the All Star Break until Thursday when they travel to Tri City. First pitch is at 7:00 p.m.
- Cash Kruth, Staff Writer

24-25, 4th in North division

The GCL Tigers picked up their second straight victory on Tuesday; a 4-2 triumph over the GCL Blue Jays. Second round pick Brandon Hamilton got his first win as a pro, giving up a run over five innings, including six strikeouts. Four relievers would combine to close things out, including Santo Franco earning his 11th save of the year. Joaquin Guzman led the way at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a home run and two RBI. Eric Harryman also chipped in with two hits and an RBI. The Tigers will take on the Blue Jays again on Wednesday, this time at home under the lights at 7:00pm.

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