Beloit Holds off 'Caps (9/13 Recaps)

With their backs up against the wall, Beloit returned home and came to play on Thursday evening, winning 8-5 to stay alive in the best of five championship series. Beloit got to 'Caps starter Matt O'Brien early, and while the offense pushed to make a comeback, Jeramy Laster and Co. couldn't make up the eight run deficit.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – END OF SEASON
Durham Wins Series 3-0
The Mud Hens lost in the opening round of the Governor's Cup playoffs, bringing their season to a close.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – END OF SEASON
Akron Wins Series 3-1
The Erie SeaWolves lost the series with the Akron Aeros and the season is now over.
- 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 – BELOIT 8, W. MICH. 5
West Michigan up 2-1, Best of Five Series

West Michigan lost for the first time this post-season Thursday, dropping game three of the Midwest League Championship Series to Beloit 8-5. Starter Matt O'Brien didn't last through the second inning, giving up seven earned runs on ten hits through 1 2/3 innings. The Snappers scored three in the first on a double and three singles. They came right back in the second with four consecutive hits and two runs before a sacrifice fly gave them their first out and third run. With two outs, Rene Tosoni doubled home another run, leading Whitecaps manager Tom Brookens to lift O'Brien for Lauren Gagnier. He allowed one earned run on two hits over 5 2/3 innings with nine strike outs, at one point retiring 16 batters in a row, but the damage had already been done. The 'Caps offense made an effort to come back, scoring three in the third on a Jeramy Laster bases loaded double and single runs in the fourth and fifth on base hits from Gorkys Hernandez and Michael Bertram, respectively. The deficit was too much to overcome though, as the Beloit bullpen held the Whitecaps scoreless for the final four innings. The 'Caps will take a second shot and securing the Midwest League Championship on Friday, when they send Jeff Gerbe to the mound against Beloit's Matt Fox. Game time is 7:30 p.m. EDT.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – END OF SEASON
Auburn Wins Series 2-1

The O-Tigers fell in the first round to Auburn of the New York-Penn League playoffs, which resulted in their season coming to an end.
- 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.

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