AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEOD 2, INDI'POLIS 1
76-55, 1st in West division
Ron Chiavacci pitched six shutout innings and he got just enough run support at the plate to squeak out a 2-1 victory. Chiavacci gave up six hits and a walk, but never let an Indian cross the plate. Aquilino Lopez had a bit of a scare in the ninth, giving up a run, and allowing the tying run to get over to third base before getting the final out. Mike Hessman brought home both runs for the ‘Hens, one via a solo home run, and the other by being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Toledo now picks up the other end of the home and home series with Indianapolis, starting a three game set on Friday night at 7:00pm.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent
AA Erie SeaWolves – ERIE 4, BOWIE 2
74-53, 1st in Southern division
The 'Wolves managed only five hits but it was enough to come away with a 4-2 victory over the Bowie Baysox. Starting pitcher Andrew Kown pitched seven strong innings allowing only five hits and one earned run. Alan Mills recorded his 22nd save despite allowing three hits and one earned run. Michael Hernandez got the 'Wolves on the board in the second with his first home run since joining the 'Wolves. Nick Trzesniak added a two run home run in the fourth inning. Jeff Larish was 1-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI. The 'Wolves will be back in action on Friday at 7:05 p.m. against the Bowie Baysox. Dallas Trahern (11-6, 3.79 ERA) is expected to start for Erie.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – TAMPA 12, LAKELAND 2
21-38, 6th in West division
The Flying Tigers fell to the Tampa Yankees Thursday night 12-2. Starting pitcher Kevin Ardoin pitched two innings and surrendered five runs. He was relieved by Gabriel Benitez who pitched three innings and gave up seven runs. Lakeland's offense was not potent enough to provide hardly any run support for their pitchers. The only RBI was registered by Justin Justice who batted 0-for-2 on the night. The team as a whole only managed five hits. The two teams will meet again tomorrow night at 7:00 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent
A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 4, GREAT LAKES 0
38-20, 1st in Eastern division
Duane Below tossed a three-hit shutout over seven innings and Casey Fien got his sixth save in a rain shortened 4-0 West Michigan win over Great Lakes Thursday. Below struck out six and walked one in leading the Whitecaps to victory. Ryan Strieby tripled to lead off the fourth and scored on a Jordan Newton ground out to break the scoreless tie and Jeramy Laster belted a two run homer in the eighth. With runners at second and third in the ninth and Audy Ciraco at the plate, a downpour began before Ciraco hit a fly ball to right field that slipped out of the glove of Loons right fielder Carlos Santana. Newton scored on a ruled sacrifice fly and fielding error, and the game was stopped at that point due to an unplayable field. West Michigan will start their final home stand of the year against Dayton Friday at 7:00 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent
SS-A Oneonta Tigers – PPD: RAIN
35-25, 1st in Stedler division
The Tigers' game against the Brooklyn Cyclones was postponed on Thursday. The two teams continue their series Friday night at 7:00 p.m.
- Cash Kruth, Staff Writer
R GCL Tigers – TIGERS 11, BRAVES 4
27-30, 5th in North division
The GCL Tigers' offense exploded for 11 runs on Thursday afternoon, as they cruise to an 11-4 victory over the GCL Braves. Jonathon Kibler gave up four runs over seven innings, but got plenty of run support as he earned third win of the year. There were plenty of offensive notables; Christopher White went 4-for-6 with three runs, including a solo home run, Orlando Rodriguez had two hits and four RBI, and Joaquin Guzman had a three run homer. The Tigers and Braves square off again in Lakeland at noon.
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