Sunday Rain Makes for Few Games (8/19 Recaps)

The rain left most of the Tiger farm teams in the clubhouse on Sunday, with Toledo, Erie and West Michigan all unable to finish their games due to the massive rainstorm moving across the midwest. Lakeland fell once again (ninth loss in ten games) while Oneonta split its doubleheader.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – PPD: RAIN
73-54, 1st in West division
Toledo's game versus Columbus was postponed Sunday. Andrew Miller is scheduled to start for the Mud Hens on Monday in his second rehab appearance. The 'Hens will take on the second place Indianapolis Indians at 7 p.m . at Fifth Third Field.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – SSPD: RAIN
71-52, 1st in Southern division
The game between the Erie SeaWolves and Altoona curve was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up if necessary as part of a doubleheader at Jerry Uht Park. The date and time will be announced at a later date. The Wolves will be back in action Monday at 7:05 p.m. against the Akron Aeros. The pitching matchup has not been announced.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – FT. MYERS 11, LAKELAND 4
21-34, 6th in West division
With a chance to take the series from the Ft. Myers Miracle, the Flying Tigers lost Sunday night, 11-4. Starting pitcher Eleazar Aponte pitched six innings and surrendered three runs. Brendan Wise then gave up five runs in just 2/3 innings. Lakeland never recovered from this point. On the offensive side, Danny Worth batted 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Rafael Mendez also batted 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a double. The Flying Tigers will remain at home Monday night for a new series against the Sarasota Reds at 7:00 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – PPD: RAIN
36-18, 1st in Eastern division

Sunday's Whitecaps game at Fort Wayne was postponed due to rain. Because West Michigan is not scheduled to play at Fort Wayne again this year, the make-up game will be hosted by the Whitecaps at Fifth Third Ballpark. The teams will play a seven inning double header on Tuesday, Aug. 28. The start time has yet to be determined. West Michigan will begin a four game series against Great Lakes in Midland Monday at 7:00 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – GM1: ONEONTA 8, TRI-CITY 7
GM2: TRI-CITY 6, ONEONTA 5

34-23, 1st in Stedler division

In Completing their early suspended game, Oneonta closed up two games on Sunday, splitting the doubleheader with Tri-City. In the first game, finishing up from Friday, Oneonta pulled out an 8-7 victory. After Sean Finefrock started and allowed seven runs in three innings on Friday, the game was suspended. The bullpen shut things down though when the game picked back up on Sunday, with Rudy Darrow picking up the victory. Four O-Tigers had two RBI apiece (Casper Wells, Chris Carlson, Cory Middleton and Ryan Seawell).

In the second game, Mark Brackman took the loss in the shortened game. In 5 2/3 innings, Brackman gave up six runs (four earned), earning his third loss of the season. Oneonta held a 5-3 lead going into the sixth, but that was when things came unglued, and Brackman lost the lead. Casper Wells and Chris Carlson each had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI, while Kody Kaiser drove in two. Oneonta now moves on to host Vermont to a short two game series, starting on Monday at 7:00pm.
- Cash Kruth, Staff Writer

R GCL Tigers – OFF DAY
25-28, 5th in North division

The Tigers had Sunday off, and return to the diamond on Monday against the Yankees at noon.

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