AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 8, RICHMOND 7
72-53, 1st in West division
Joel Zumaya and Andrew Miller both pitched for the Mud Hens Wednesday but those outings couldn't touch the feel good story of Jason Karnuth. Karnuth earned his third hold of the season seeing action for the first time in more than three months after he was hospitilized after a fight with former Tiger Ramon Colon. Miller found himself in an early hole allowing five runs and five walks in three innings but the Mud Hens offense overcame the defecit with a six run second inning. Andres Torres walked and scored on a Ramon Santiago double. Santiago scored on a Timo Perez triple. Jason Perry walked. Chris Shelton sent Perez home on a single and then Mike Hessman cleared the bases with a three RBI home run. All of the Mud Hens second inning runs were scored with two outs. Hessman finished with four RBI and Perez had two hits and two RBI. Shelton had two hits and two RBI for the 'Hens who also recorded a run in the first and fourth innings. Joel Zumaya earned a hold after pitching a quiet inning of baseball without any runs hits or walks. Jose Capellan earned his second save in two nights and third of the season. Jordan Tata is scheduled to start at Richmond on Thursday.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent
AA Erie SeaWolves – ERIE 7, READING 3
68-51, 2nd in Southern division
Cameron Maybin hit a three run home run in the first and the SeaWolves never looked back as they beat the Phillies 7-3. Maybin was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBI. Clete Thomas also had a big night going 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Matt Joyce hit his 17th home run in the third inning and Jeff Larish was 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI. Starting pitcher Jon Connolly allowed six hits and two runs(both unearned) as he improved to 7-6 on the season. Alan Mills got the final out of the eighth and pitched the ninth to earn his 19th save of the season. The 'Wolves will be back in action on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. against the Reading Phillies. RHP Andrew Kown (4-7, 4.55 ERA) will start for Erie and RHP Gary Knotts (0-2, 1.50 ERA) will pitch for Reading.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – GM1: CLEARWATER 2, LAKELAND 1
GM2: CLEARWATER 3, LAKELAND 2
20-31, 6th in West division
Similar to the previous night, Lakeland was swept by Clearwater in Wednesday night's double-header. The Threshers won the first game by a score of 2-1. Starting pitcher Angel Castro pitched a complete game (six innings) and surrendered only two runs. This, however, wasn't enough for a Flying Tigers victory, as they only managed five hits, one of them being a home run from Deik Scram. The left fielder batted 2-for-3 on the night.
The second game resembled that of the first, as the Flying Tigers again lost by run, this time with a score of 3-2. Starting pitcher Gabriel Benitez pitched 3 and 2/3 innings and surrendered two runs, earning the loss on the night. On the offensive side, Dusty Ryan batted 2-for-2 with an RBI. In team related news, relief pitcher Ricky Steik was released Wednesday according to Minor League Baseball. The Flying Tigers will return to Clearwater Thursday night for a game starting at 7:00 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent
A West Mich. Whitecaps – OFF DAY
34-17, 1st in Eastern division
The Whitecaps had 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
R GCL Tigers – BLUE JAYS 7, TIGERS 2
24-26, t-4th in North division
The Blue Jays jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they topped the Tigers 7-2 on Wednesday evening. Aaron Fuhrman took the loss to fall to 2-5 on the year, giving up six runs over five innings of work. The Tigers' offense couldn't keep up with the Blue Jays, though Hayden Parrott did manage three hits and a run scored, while Wade Lamont added two hits. The Tigers take on the GCL Phillies on Thursday at noon.
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