'Hens Season Ends on Low Note (9/7 Recaps)

It wasn't the way 'Hens fans saw their season playing out, but after losing a number of their go to players to the big league club, Toledo was working handicapped, and ultimately was eliminated from the playoffs on Friday, as Durham completed a sweep of the 'Hens at Fifth Third Field.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – DURHAM 5, TOLEDO 2
Durham Wins Series 3-0
The Mud Hens season came to a disappointing end on Friday, falling to Durham 5-2 as the Bulls completed a three game sweep of the ‘Hens. The game was knotted at two heading into the ninth inning, when Aquilino Lopez gave up three runs to give Durham a comfortable lead and close out the series. Eulogio de la Cruz battled his control all day, but ultimately turned in a solid start, giving up two runs over 5 2/3 innings. David Espinosa had two hits and a run scored, while Andres Torres and Chris Maples each had an RBI. The loss wraps up the ‘Hens season, falling short of laying claim to the Governor's Cup.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – AKRON 6, ERIE 3
1-2, Best of Five Series
The SeaWolves offense couldn't get going until the eighth inning as they fell 6-3 to the Akron Aeros. The Aeros scored the games first run in the bottom of the fifth to take a 1-0 lead over visiting Erie. Stephen Head hit his second home run of the series in the sixth off of Erie starting pitcher Andrew Kown. Jordan Brown added a two run home run in the seventh off of Randor Bierd and Akron led 6-0 after seven innings. The 'Wolves tried to make the game interesting scoring a run in the eighth on a RBI single by Michael Hernandez. Erie added two more in the ninth but Jim Ed Warden got Danny Worth to hit a ground ball for the final out. Andrew Kown suffered the loss pitching six innings and allowing six hits and three earned runs. Clete Thomas was 2-for-5 with a RBI and Nick McIntyre was 2-for-4 with two runs scored for Erie. The 'Wolves trail Akron 2-1 in the series and game four will be Saturday at 7:05 p.m. in Akron. Dallas Trahern will take the mound for Erie in game four, as they try to extend the series to a fifth game.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – END OF SEASON
24-46, 6th in West division
Lakeland wrapped up the season in last place, not qualifying for the Florida State League playoffs.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – OFF DAY
2-0, ‘Caps Win Series

West Michigan will start the best-of-three Eastern Division Championship Series on the road Saturday against South Bend at 3:00 p.m. Jeff Gerbe is scheduled to start for the Whitecaps.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – ABERDEEN 7, ONEONTA 2
44-32, 1st in Stedler division

Aberdeen took the season finale from Oneonta on Friday evening, 7-2. Manny Miguelez took the loss, his first for Oneonta, giving up a run over three innings of work. Michael Sullivan did have three hits in the losing effort, while Adrian Casanova and Miguel Linares each drove in a run. Oneonta is off on Saturday, but starts their playoff series with Auburn on Sunday at 6:00pm.
- Cash Kruth, Staff Writer

R GCL Tigers – END OF SEASON
28-32, t-4th in North division

The GCL Tigers ended the season in fourth place, falling outside of the Gulf Coast League playoffs.

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