Wins All Around on Sunday (8/26 Recaps)

It was almost a perfect day down on the farm, as the clubs combined to put together a 6-1 record, with West Michigan turning up the only loss. Among the highlights, Toledo clinched the IL West division crown, while Kyle Sleeth picked up his first win of the year as one of Lakeland's two wins.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEOD 4, INDI'POLIS 1
78-56, 1st in West division
The Mud Hens are the IL West Champions for the third straight year after a 4-1 victory over Indianapolis Sunday. Virgil Vasquez earned his twelfth win of the season; Vasquez allowed only one run and scattered five hits across seven innings before Jason Karnuth took over and recorded the hold. Macay Mcbride also recorded a hold and Aquilino Lopez grabbed another save, his twenty fourth of the season. Jason Perry had two runs and two hits and Henry Mateo and Mike Hessman each added doubles for the Mud Hens. Jordan Tata is scheduled to start on Monday against Lousville at 7 p.m. at Fifth Third Field.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – GM1: ERIE 3, BOWIE 2
GM2: ERIE 12, BOWIE 4

77-53, 1st in Southern division
In the completion of Saturday's suspended game the 'Wolves managed to earn a 3-2 victory and they pounded the Baysox in game two 12-4. The 'Wolves led 2-0 when Saturday's game was suspended and they managed only one more hit but scored an unearned run the seventh for the victory. Michael Hernandez had a two run single and was 1-for-4 with two RBI. Jeremy Johnson earned the victory pitching 3 1/3 innings without allowing a hit. Alan Mills earned his 23rd save pitching one inning and allowing a hit.

Michael Hernandez led the way in game two hitting two home runs including a grand slam in the sixth. Hernandez was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and six RBI. Kody Kirkland also had a hand in the 'Wolves victory going 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI. Will Rhymes added two hits going 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI. Eddie Bonine improved to 14-5 pitching six innings and allowing seven hits and four earned runs in the victory. Danny Zell closed out the game pitching the final inning and allowing one hit. The 'Wolves will travel to Harrisburg to take on the Senators on Monday at 6:35 p.m. The pitching matchup has not been announced.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – GM1: LAKELAND 6, DUNEDIN 5
GM1: LAKELAND 2, DUNEDIN 1

23-39, 6th in West division
The Flying Tigers defeated the Dunedin Blue Jays Sunday night in a continuation of the previous night's game, 6-5. Starting pitcher Angel Castro pitched two innings, giving up two runs. At this point, rain shortened the game and he was later replaced by Matt Righter who pitched three innings and gave up three runs. Three Lakeland pitchers combined from that point on to give up zero runs, and the offense did the rest of the work. Mark Haske batted 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Danny Worth and Justin Justice also contributed two RBIs each.

Lakeland also won the second game, this time with a score of 2-1. Starting pitcher Kyle Sleeth pitched five innings of two hit baseball and surrendered zero runs. Josh Rainwater held the lead for one inning, and Freddy Dolsi then registered his twenty-third save of the season, despite giving up one run. On the offensive side, Ryan Roberson batted 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI. Mark Haske also contributed an RBI. The two teams will meet again Monday night at 7:00 PM while Lakeland looks to take the sweep. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – DAYTON 9, W. MICH. 3
40-21, 1st in Eastern division

The Whitecaps' offense was shut down after a pair of third inning home runs Sunday as West Michigan fell to Dayton 9-3. Jeramy Laster led off the inning with a solo shot and Michael Bertram followed later with a two run blast. The 'Caps had only three more hits the rest of the game, however, as Dayton starter Daniel Guerrero retired his last 12 batters faced. Jeff Gerbe (2-2, 2.34 ERA) took the loss, allowing six runs (3 ER) on ten hits over six innings. The series concludes Monday at 7:00 p.m., with Charles Furbush scheduled to start for West Michigan.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – ONEONTA 5, HUDSON VLY. 4
38-26, 1st in Stedler division

Casper Wells drove in Kyle Peter in the bottom of the tenth to complete a 5-4 Oneonta come from behind victory. Hudson Valley had two runs up on the scoreboard before Wells got things going with an RBI double. The Renegades put up a two spot on the board in the top the fifth to extend their lead to 4-1 on an RBI triple by Cody Cipriano, who came in on a single off the bat of Stephen Vogt. The Tigers scored runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh to tie up the game as Adrian Casanova, Ron Bourquin and Justin Henry pick up RBI's. Henry led the Tigers with three hits while Peter, Wells and Christopher Carlson each had two hits. Wells also drove in two runs. Rudy Darrow (3-3, 2.61) picked up the win in relief allowing one hit over three innings while striking out two. The Tigers and Renegades face off in the rubber game of the series tonight at 7:00 p.m.
- Cash Kruth, Staff Writer

R GCL Tigers – OFF DAY
28-31, t-3rd in North division

The GCL Tigers were off on Sunday, but will conclude their season on Monday at 10:00am against the GCL Blue Jays.

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