'Caps Lone Victors on Tuesday (8/28 Recaps)

It wasn't a great day down on the farm, as only West Michigan pulled out victories, sweeping their doubleheader with Fort Wayne. Things are getting tight now in the division races, especially for Oneonta, who now has just a one game lead in the Stedler.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – L'VILLE 9, TOLEDO 8
78-58, 1st in West division
Almost didn't cut it for the Mud Hens Tuesday night who cut an eight run Louisville lead to one run before falling short. Chris Shelton had two RBI, Dane Sardinha had three RBI and Erick Almonte had four hits for the Mud Hens. Anastacio Martinez earned his seventh loss of the season after allowing eight runs on seven hits in two and one thirds innings. The Mud Hens will try and avenge their loss on Wednesday when they face Louisville at 7:00 p.m. with Dennis Tankersley taking the mound.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – HARRISBURG 5, ERIE 4
77-55, 1st in Southern division
The SeaWolves were stunned by a last inning comeback by the Harrisburg Senators who beat Erie 5-4. The 'Wolves led 4-1 going into the bottom of the ninth but Harrisburg tagged Alan Mills for six hits and four runs in the last inning for the victory. It was Mills first blown save of the season as his record fell to 1-1. Jeff Larish hit a solo home run in the sixth as he inched closer to 100 RBI on the season. Larish had one RBI to give him 95 on the season, he was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Clete Thomas added two hits going 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBI. Nick Trzesniak reached base every time going 2-for-2 with a double and two walks. The 'Wolves will be back in action Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. against the Harrisburg Senators. The pitching matchup has not been announced.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – OFF DAY
23-40, 6th in West division
The team had Tuesday off and will face Tampa in Lakeland Wednesday night at 7:00 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – GM1: W. MICH. 7, FT. WAYNE 6
GM2: W. MICH. 4, FT. WAYNE 1

43-21, 1st in Eastern division

West Michigan swept a double header from Fort Wayne Tuesday, walking off for the fourth time in five games in game 1 and holding the Wizards to one run in game 2. In the first game, the Whitecaps jumped out to a 4-0 lead on a Jeramy Laster RBI double in the first and RBI singles from Jordan Newton and Gorkys Hernandez (a two run shot) in the second. Fort Wayne came back with three runs in the third on four singles and a double off of Jonah Nickerson. Nickerson gave up three more runs in the top of the seventh on a solo homer and a two run single to give the Wizards a 6-4 lead heading into the final half-inning of the shortened game. The Whitecaps came right back with Santo De Leon hitting an RBI double before an intentional walk to pinch-hitter Brennan Boesch loaded the bases for Newton. He smacked a two run single to give the 'Caps the victory and finish the game 4-for-4 with three RBI. Phil Napolitan (3-2, 5.88 ERA) got the win in 2/3 of an inning of relief.

In game 2, relievers Ramon Garcia and Kelvin Cedano (2-2, 3.65 ERA) pitched three innings apiece to help West Michigan to a 4-1 win. Garcia started and allowed only one hit and no runs while Cedano gave up one run on four hits from the fourth through sixth and got the win. Neither pitcher walked a batter. Luis Marte pitched a perfect ninth for his second save. Gorkys Hernandez led off the third inning with a triple and scored on a Scott Sizemore double. Sizemore advanced to third on a fly out and scored on Brennan Boesch's ground out. Jeramy Laster then singled, stole second and scored on a Michael Bertram single to complete the three run inning. Hernandez also singled to start the first, stole second for his 53rd steal of the year, advanced to third on a fly out and scored on a wild pitch. The series continues Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., with Duane Below scheduled to start against Fort Wayne's Allen Harrington.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – LOWELL 5, ONEONTA 3
38-28, 1st in Stedler division

It appeared as though division leader Oneonta would add another game to their two-game lead over second place Lowell on Tuesday night - then the ninth inning happened. A 3-0 lead quickly turned sour as Noah Krol walked Deshaun Brooks to start the top of the ninth, and then allowed back to back doubles get knocked out of the game with the score at 3-2. New pitcher Jose Fragroso didn't fare much better, as he gave up a single to Che-Hsuan Lin to allow the tying run to score. The damage wasn't done however, as Vasquez came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Rafael Cabreja. Lin then scored on a single by Ryan Dent, who later scored on a single by Oscar Tejeda. The inning finally ended on a strikeout, but the Tigers were unable to come back as they went down 1-2-3 to end the game. Starter Jonathan Kibler (3-2, 2.43) pitched brilliantly, going seven innings allowing only two hits while striking out three. Justin Henry and Jorge Patino both had two hits and an RBI for the Tiger offense, while Casper Wells also had an RBI triple. The Tigers and Spinners face off again tonight at 7:00 p.m.
- Cash Kruth, Staff Writer

28-32, t-4th in North division

The GCL Tigers ended the season in fourth place, falling outside of the Gulf Coast League playoffs. They finished at 28-32, four games under .500, and tied for fourt place in the North division.

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