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July 26th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 10, SCRANTON/WB 2
48-54, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - PPD: RAIN
57-43, 2nd in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – PPD: RAIN
13-15, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 4, CLINTON 2
18-11, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - GM1: ONEONTA 4, TRI-CITY 0
GM2: TRI-CITY 9, ONEONTA 1

20-14, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - OFF DAY
12-16, 6th in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - OFF DAY
22-25, 6th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - OFF DAY
19-39, 7th in VSL

Toledo picked up a 10-2 win over Scranton/WB on Sunday. Nate Bump improved to 3-0, turning in eight strong innings for Hens, giving up a pair of runs. Brent Clevlen meanwhile fell a triple short of the cycle as he drove in three runs. Jeff Frazier and Mike Hessman also belted home runs, with Wilkin Ramirez adding two hits, two runs and an RBI.

There might not be a better pitcher in the Midwest League over the past month than Casey Crosby, as Crosby cruised again in West Michigan's 4-2 win over Clinton. Crosby picked up the win, giving up a run in five innings of work, allowing just two hits while striking out seven. Brent Wyatt went 4-for-5 from the top of the order with a run and an RBI, while Luis Salas and Bryan Pounds also each added an RBI apiece.

Oneonta split its doubleheader with Tri-City on Sunday, taking the first game 4-0, but falling in the late game 9-1. Cory Hamilton was outstanding in his start in the first game, allowing just three hits in 6 1/3 innings of work, with three strikeouts. Carmelo Jaime had two hits with two RBI. Mike LaLuna struggled in the start in the second game, giving up five runs on six hits in three innings of work, with Wade Kapetyn unable to stop the bleeding either, giving up four more runs. The club managed just two hits, doubles from Rawley Bishop and Eric Roof, Roof also drove in the only run.

Posted by: Wez, 7/27


July 25th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – GM1: SCRANTON/WB 7, TOLEDO 2
GM2: TOLEDO 2, SCRANTON/WB 1

47-54, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 9, BINGHAMTON 6
57-43, 2nd in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – JUPITER 5, LAKELAND 4
13-15, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - CLINTON 8, WEST MICHIGAN 2
17-11, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - ONEONTA 7, TRI-CITY 4
19-13, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GCL TIGERS 7, GCL PHILLIES 5 (10)
12-16, 6th in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - DSL TIGERS 8, DSL PADRES 7
22-25, 6th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL METS 5, VSL TIGERS 4
19-39, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens, for the second straight day, split a doubleheader with Scranton/WB. Matt Rusch got the start in the first game and took the loss, allowing six runs (four earned) in four innings of work. Jay Sborz yielded the final run in his two innings of relief. Ryan Roberson was responsible for the team's only two runs via a two run blast. The second game was much tighter, but the Hens were able to squeak out a 2-1 win. Ruddy Lugo got the win, tossing 5 2/3 shutout innings. Freddy Dolsi battled his control in the seventh, giving up the only run via four walks, but Dolsi struck out Shelley Duncan to end the game and preserve the win. Jeff Larish and Jeff Frazier each ripped solo shots to provide the run support.

The 'Wolves didn't quite have the same power display that they put on on Friday night, but they still put up plenty of runs in the 9-6 win. Luis Marte started but exited early, making it through just 3 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, before leaving. Ramon Garcia got the win, allowing a run in 3 1/3 innings of relief. Jared Gayhart came on in relief and gave up three unearned runs before Cody Satterwhite came on to get the final out for the save. Andy Dirks was the star at the plate, blasting a grand slam for the club. Casper Wells also added a home run, and Brennan Boesch had two hits and two RBI.

Lakeland suffered another one-run defeat, this time with Jupiter coming back from a 4-0 deficit to take the win. Matt Hoffman got a no decision as the starter, giving up three runs (two earned) in 5 2/3 innings. Hoffman battled his control some, walking five. Andrew Hess came on in relief and took the loss, giving up a pair of runs in 2 1/3 innings. Jeramy Laster ripped a two run homer, with Chris Carlson also adding a solo shot.

The Whitecaps suffered an 8-2 defeat to Clinton on Saturday. Brayan Villarreal took the loss, giving up five runs (three earned) in 5 1/3 innings of work. He also struck out four. Avisail Garcia and Brandon Douglas each drove in a run in the losing effort.

Having lost much of their lead in the division race, Oneonta buckled down and picked up a 7-4 win over Tri-City on Saturday. Luis Angel Sanz got the win with a quality start, giving up three runs on nine hits in seven innings of work. Kenny Faulk recorded the final six outs for his sixth save. At the plate, Wade Gaynor and Michael Rockett each hit solo home runs, with Rockett crossing the plate three times on the night. Rawley Bishop also added three RBI.

The GCL Tigers picked up a 7-5 win over the GCL Phillies on Saturday, with a three run tenth inning making the win possible. The GCL Phillies tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with a run to force extra innings, but the Tigers' offense turned it on in the tenth, with singles from Gustavo Nunez and Edwin Gomez scoring three runs to give the team a decided advantage. Nunez also had a two run homer, and Elvin Soto added a two run blast. Giovany Soto tossed five scoreless innings as the starter, while Melvin Mercedes got the win despite giving up the tying run in the ninth.

The DSL Tigers pulled out an 8-7 win over the DSL Padres on Saturday, scoring a run in the bottom of the ninth to break a tie and pull out the win. Samuel Ortiz walked to start the inning, advanced to second, and then scored on a throwing error to get the win. Vladimir Ortiz got the win for tossing a scoreless ninth. Edgar De La Rosa was the starter, giving up a run in five innings of work, also striking out six. Juaner Aguasvivas had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI, while Nelson Pierre also added two hits and scored twice.

The VSL Tigers lost their lead late and fell to the VSL Mets 5-4. Juan Espinoza got the start, allowing two runs (one earned) in five innings of work. Yonny Mosquera couldn't hold the lead though, giving up a pair of runs in the ninth (both runs were unearned) as he took the loss. Luis Alberto Sanz went 3-for-3 in the losing effort, driving in a run.

Posted by: Wez, 7/26


July 24th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – GM1: TOLEDO 8, SCRANTON/WB 7
GM2: SCRANTON/WB 4, TOLEDO 2

46-53, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 16, BINGHAMTON 3
56-43, 2nd in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – JUPITER 3, LAKELAND 2
13-14, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - QUAD CITIES 8, WEST MICHIGAN 4
17-10, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - PPD: RAIN
18-13, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GCL TIGERS 3, GCL PIRATES 1
11-16, 6th in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - DSL TIGERS 3, DSL INDIANS 2
21-25, 7th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL PIRATES 6, VSL TIGERS 1
19-38, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens split their first doubleheader of the weekend on Friday, taking the first game 8-7 but falling in the nightcap 4-2. Scot Drucker got a no decision as the starter in the first game, giving up six runs on 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings of work. Zach Simons also allowed a run in relief, while Clay Rapada got the win for pitching the eighth and ninth. Scott Sizemore had a solo homer, while Will Rhymes drove in two runs and Jeff Larish had two doubles and scored three runs. Josh Rainwater got the start and the loss in the second game, giving up three runs (two earned) in five innings. He also struck out five. Wilkin Ramirez was responsible for both runs via a two run blast.

Alex Avila was the story for the 'Wolves in their 16-3 triumph over Binghamton. The SeaWolves belted seven home runs, and three of them came off the bat of Alex Avila, who went 3-for-5 with a solo shot and a pair of three-run blasts, totaling seven RBI. Brennan Boesch, Casper Wells, Michael Bertram, and Ronnie Bourquin all each added long balls as well. The runs helped get the win for Thad Weber, who gave up three runs in 7 2/3 innings of work.

The Flying Tigers suffered a one-run defeat to Jupiter on Friday night. The Flying Tigers trailed virtually the entire game, but tied it up in the top of the ninth when Josh Workman scored on a wild pitch and Audy Ciriaco singled home Justin Henry. But Chad Linder couldn't hold the lead, with the winning run scoring via a Justin Henry fielding error in the bottom of the ninth. Ryan Ketchner made it 2 2/3 innings in his first start, giving up a run on four hits.

The Whitecaps fell 8-4 in a rain-shortened game with Quad Cities. Luke Putkonen, in his second straight short start, recorded just one out, allowing two hits and walking three before exiting. Victor Larez gave up four runs in 3 2/3 innings of relief. Alden Carrithers added two hits and an RBI in the losing effort.

After dropping both games of their doubleheader on Thursday, the GCL Tigers took a 3-1 win from the GCL Pirates. Zach Samuels got his first win as a GCL Tiger, giving up just one unearned run in seven innings of work. Melvin Mercedes pitched a scoreless ninth for his eighth save. Alexander Nunez went 3-for-4 with a run scored, while Jordan Cruz drove in a pair of runs.

The DSL Tigers picked up a one-run win over the DSL Indians 3-2. Emmanuel Del Orbe got the win, giving up two runs (one earned) in six innings of work. Vladimir Ortiz also pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save. Juaner Aguasvivas belted a solo shot, with Samir Rijo and Raul Leiva scoring the other runs for the club.

The VSL Tigers suffered a 6-1 defeat to the VSL Pirates on Friday. Fernando Celis took the loss, giving up four runs (two earned) in six innings of work. The offense managed just five hits, with the lone extra base hit being a double coming from Luis Cortez.

Posted by: Wez, 7/25


July 23rd Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 18, SYRACUSE 1
45-52, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - GM1: AKRON 4, ERIE 3
GM2: ERIE 6, AKRON 5

55-43, 2nd in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – JUPITER 14, LAKELAND 6
13-13, t-5th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 6, QUAD CITIES 2
17-9, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - ONEONTA 13, TRI-CITY 2
18-13, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GM1: GCL PIRATES 10, GCL TIGERS 4
GM2: GCL PIRATES 1, GCL TIGERS 0

10-16, 6th in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - DSL TIGERS 4, DSL WHITE SOX 3
20-25, t-7th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL TIGERS 7, VSL MARINERS 7 (11)
19-37, 7th in VSL

After two one-run defeats in which the Hens offense blew multiple opportunities, they weren't going to leave anything to chance on Thursday, as they hammered Syracuse 18-1. Chris Lambert turned in a strong start, giving up a run in eight innings with six strikeouts, but was obviously overshadowed by the offense. Brent Clevlen belted a trio of solo home runs, while Jeff Frazier drove in an impressive six runs for the club while going 4-for-5. Carlos Guillen had four hits, including a pair of doubles, in his rehab appearance, while Scott Sizemore also had a pair of doubles. Max St. Pierre and Will Rhymes also added home runs in the onslaught.

Erie split their two games on Thursday, dropping the completion of the suspended game from Wednesday 4-3, but taking the regularly scheduled evening game 6-5. Brett Jensen took the loss in the first game, giving up a pair of runs to Akron in the ninth with the 'Wolves clinging to a 3-2 lead at the time. Ramon Garcia had tossed three shutout innings in relief of Pat Stanley, who exited after four innings due to the rain. Brennan Boesch belted a two run homer in the loss. In the nightcap, the team needed 11 innings but finally got the win when Boesch blasted a solo walk-off homer to win it. The homer earned the win for Cody Satterwhite, who pitched two innings of no-hit relief. Brendan Wise also had four innings of shutout relief after Jonah Nickerson gave up five runs in five innings as the starter. Andy Dirks had a two run homer and three RBI total, while Ronnie Bourquin scored twice for the club.

It was a rough day for the Flying Tigers' pitching staff, as all four pitchers that took the mound gave up runs in Lakeland's 14-6 defeat. Charlie Furbush took the loss, giving up four runs (three earned) in four innings of work. Lester Oliveros probably struggled the most, giving up five runs while recording just one out. Nolan Cain gave up a pair of runs in relief, while the team's catcher, Adrian Casanova, took the mound in the eighth, giving up three more runs. The offensive production came from the top of the order, with Justin Henry managing two hits and two RBI, and Joe Tucker with three hits and three RBI.

For the 'Caps, it wasn't a shutout win, but it was still a win as they topped Quad Cities again 6-2. Mark Sorensen earned the win, pitching eight strong innings, allowing two runs with five strikeouts. Bryan Pounds belted a two run homer for the club, while Ben Guez and Billy Nowlin each had two hits and an RBI to help lead West Michigan to victory.

The O-Tigers didn't quite put the beat down to Tri-City that Toledo handed to Oneonta's neighbor Syracuse, but it was close, as Oneonta cruised to a 13-2 win. Adam Wilk was outstanding, allowing just three hits and no runs in seven innings of work, including eight strikeouts. At the plate, Carmelo Jaime was outstanding, going 3-for-4 with four runs scored and a pair of home runs to drive in four total. Keith Hernandez also had a homer and two RBI, while John Murrian ripped a pair of doubles and drove in three more runs.

The GCL Tigers fell back to being alone in the cellar of the division via a pair of losses to the GCL Pirates on Thursday. In the first game, a 10-4 loss, Ramon Lebron took the loss, giving up four runs (three earned) in four innings of work. Michael Manus struggled in relief as well, giving up four more runs in just one inning of work. Alexander Nunez drove in a pair of runs, while Eddie Rush had three hits from the top of the order. The second game was a close battle, but the GCL Tigers fell once again, 1-0. Jose Siso took the loss, giving up the only run of the game in five innings of work, walking four and striking out three. The offense scattered just three singles and couldn't give Siso any run support.

The DSL Tigers, in what is hopefully a foreshadowing of this weekend's all important series, picked up a 4-3 win over the DSL White Sox. Ariel Medina got a no decision as the starter, tossing five innings of shutout baseball and exited with a 3-0 lead. But Gregory Morillo gave up three runs of his own to let the White Sox tie the game up, which is how it would remain until the bottom of the ninth, when a White Sox fielding error allowed Javier Azcona to score the winning run from second base. Azcona had a pair of hits and an RBI in the game as well, with Samir Rijo also driving in a run.

The VSL Tigers and VSL Mariners battled for 11 innings, and when the game was still knotted after that, they ended it in a tie. Jose Tablante had an interesting stat line, giving up seven runs in 3 2/3 innings, but just one of the runs was earned. Gabriel Purroy and Luis Cortez added solo home runs, while Luis Alberto Sanz was a perfect 4-for-4 with two RBI.

Posted by: Wez, 7/24


July 22nd Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – SYRACUSE 3, TOLEDO 2
44-52, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - SSPD: RAIN
54-42, 2nd in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 8, JUPITER 6
13-12, 4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 4, QUAD CITIES 0
16-9, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - BATAVIA 7, ONEONTA 6
17-13, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GCL BLUE JAYS 3, GCL TIGERS 1
10-14, t-5th in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - PPD: RAIN
19-25, 8th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL TIGERS 4, VSL PHILLIES 3
19-37, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens once again had their chances, but left 12 runners on base en route to their 3-2 defeat to Syracuse, despite more than doubling the Chiefs' hit output. Brooks Brown took the loss, giving up three runs on four hits in seven innings of work. Matt Rusch and Casey Fien kept Syracuse off the board from that point on, but Toledo couldn't get the tying run across the plate. Wilkin Ramirez had a solo shot for the club, with Jeff Frazier and Brent Dlugach each adding a pair of doubles.

Lauren Gagnier struggled as the starter but the Flying Tigers still pulled out an 8-6 win over Jupiter. Gagnier made it through just four innings, giving up six runs (five earned) on six hits. Chad Linder got the win in relief, tossing three shutout innings. Scott Green pitched a perfect ninth for his 11th save. Chris Carlson had two hits and two RBI, while Audy Ciriaco also drove in a pair of runs. Will Alvino also had three hits for the team, including a pair of doubles.

Two days after Casey Crosby was outstanding, Brandon Hamilton took the mound and tried to match him as the 'Caps shut out Quad Cities 4-0. Hamilton picked up the win, tossing six shutout innings, allowing just three hits. He also walked two and struck out four. Ben Guez got the scoring started in the first inning when he belted a three run homer. Jordan Lennerton also added three hits for the club, with Avisail Garcia driving in the team's final run.

Oneonta dropped another game to Batavia, 7-6, leaving them with just a one game lead in the Stedler division. Batavia maintained a lead from the fifth inning on, but the O-Tigers made a late push to reclaim the lead in the bottom of the ninth when they put up three runs. But with the tying run in scoring position and the winning run on base, Eric Roof struck out to end the game. Michael Rockett had a pair of triples, two runs scored and two RBI, while Alexis Espinoza added two hits and two RBI.

The GCL Tigers dropped a 3-1 battle with the GCL Blue Jays on Wednesday. Jose Diaz took the loss but pitched well, giving up three runs in seven innings of work - only two of the runs were earned, and he also struck out seven. Jordan Cruz drove in the team's only run. Eddie Rush also had a pair of hits in the losing effort.

Gino Aguirre turned in a strong start as the VSL Tigers picked up a 4-3 win over the VSL Phillies. Aguirre gave up two runs (one earned) in six innings of work with six strikeouts. Carlos Alvarado pitched the ninth to earn his first save of the season. Luis Alberto Sanz belted a solo homer for the club, with Gabriel Purroy adding two hits and an RBI.

Posted by: Wez, 7/23


July 21st Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – SYRACUSE 6, TOLEDO 5
44-51, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 5, AKRON 2
54-42, 2nd in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 12, CHARLOTTE 3
12-12, t-5th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - OFF DAY
15-9, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - BATAVIA 7, ONEONTA 4
17-12, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GCL TIGERS 5, GCL BLUE JAYS 4
10-13, t-4th in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - PPD: RAIN
19-25, 8th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL CARDINALS 3, VSL TIGERS 2
18-37, 7th in VSL

Toledo had their chances on Tuesday evening, but fell in a 6-5 loss to Syracuse. The Hens offense staked Nate Bump to a 4-0 lead, but Bump gave up four runs in the fifth to knot the game up, and then Kris Regas gave up a pair of solo home runs in relief to give up the lead and take the loss. Toledo had a chance to tie the game in the eighth on a pinch-hit single from Jeff Larish that scored Scott Sizemore, but Jeff Frazier was thrown out at the plate trying to score from first after the ball was bobbled in the outfield. Frazier did have a big game though, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a two run blast. Bump gave up four runs in six innings while Zach Simons made his Toledo debut, tossing two shutout innings.

Jon Kibler turned in an excellent start as the SeaWolves moved closer to first place with a 5-2 win over Akron. Kibler improved to 6-5, giving up two unearned runs in 7 1/3 innings of work on just four hits. Robbie Weinhardt and Brett Jensen tossed the final 1 2/3 innings without allowing a hit to secure the win. Danny Worth, who seems to have responded to this Erie reassignment, went 2-for-4 with a double, with Andy Dirks also driving in a pair of runs.

The Flying Tigers got back to .500 in the second half with a 12-3 win over Charlotte. Mauricio Robles was strong again for Lakeland, tossing six innings, giving up two unearned runs while striking out 11 as he improved to 4-1. Michael Bertram went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI, while Devin Thomas had three hits and two RBI, and Audy Ciriaco went 3-for-5 with two runs and three RBI as well.

Oneonta fell to Batavia on Tuesday 7-4. Cory Hamilton took the loss, giving up four runs in four innings of work, also allowing six hits and walking three. Three Oneonta relievers tried to slow Batavia, but only Michael Morrison could keep them from getting a run on the board. Michael Rockett had a pair of RBI in the losing effort, with Chris Sedon also scoring a run and driving another one in.

The GCL Tigers squeaked out a 5-4 victory over the GCL Blue Jays on Tuesday with the help of a five-run fifth inning. Rayni Guichardo got the win, his first of the year, turning in a quality start with six innings pitched and three runs allowed, all solo home runs. Four GCL Tigers' relievers chipped in to shut the door, with Melvin Mercedes allowing an unearned run but getting his seventh save. Jordan Cruz had a double and three RBI for the club, while Julio Rodriguez and Gustavo Nunez also each drove in a run.

The VSL Cardinals topped the VSL Tigers 3-2 on Tuesday. Wilfredo Ramirez took the loss, giving up three runs on ten hits in five innings of work - he did strike out seven though. Julio Guilarte tossed four innings of shutout relief, but the offense couldn't get the Tigers back in the game. Alexander Moreno had a double, a run and an RBI in the losing cause.

Posted by: Wez, 7/22


July 20th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 4, SYRACUSE 2
44-50, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 6, AKRON 2
53-42, 2nd in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – GM1: CHARLOTTE 7, LAKELAND 2
GM2: LAKELAND 2, CHARLOTTE 0

11-12, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 1, KANE COUNTY 0 (10)
15-9, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - ONEONTA 3, BATAVIA 2 (10)
17-11, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - PPD: RAIN
9-13, t-5th in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - GM1: DSL TIGERS 4, DSL PADRES 0
GM2: DSL TIGERS 6, DSL PADRES 2

19-25, 8th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL RAYS 5, VSL TIGERS 2
18-36, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens returned home on Monday and picked up a win in the first game of their homestand, topping Syracuse 4-2. Ruddy Lugo picked up the win, giving up two runs in 6 2/3 innings before handing the game over the bullpen. Matt Rusch and Clay Rapada each got two outs, with Josh Rainwater pitching the ninth for his third save. Jeff Frazier went 2-for-2 with three runs scored including a solo homer, while Wilkin Ramirez took three walks from the top of the order. Brent Dlugach also had a pair of hits.

The SeaWolves picked up the win on Monday over Akron, and in turn moved into second place in the division. Luis Marte had an early exit as the starter, lasting just 3 2/3 innings, though he allowed just two hits and no runs. Brendan Wise earned the win in relief, giving up two runs in three innings with Cody Satterwhite earning his 11th save, tossing 2 1/3 innings of no-hit baseball. The SeaWolves' offense had a pair of three run innings, getting the scoring started in the fourth, and then providing some additional support in the seventh after Akron made it a one run game. Deik Scram blasted a solo homer, while Brennan Boesch added a two run blast.

After being postponed on Sunday, the Flying Tigers split a doubleheader with Charlotte, falling in the first game 7-2 but shutting them out in the second 2-0. Matt Hoffman had a rough start in the first game, giving up five runs in 4 1/3 innings to take the loss. Jeramy Laster did have a solo home run, and Josh Workman went 3-for-3 in the game. In the second game, Andrew Hess was strong once again, tossing 6 1/3 innings of shutout baseball. Scott Green got the final two outs for his 10th save. Michael Bertram had two hits and an RBI for the club, with Audy Ciriaco also ripping an RBI double.

Even though he didn't earn a win, Casey Crosby was the story of the night in West Michigan's 1-0 ten inning victory over Kane County. Crosby pitched five innings of no-hit baseball, walking two and striking out eight. Anthony Shawler gave up one hit in four innings of relief, with Tyler Stohr picking up the win for pitching the tenth. Ben Guez drove in the winning run, scoring Avisail Garcia to win the game.

Oneonta picked up a 3-2 win over Batavia, also in the tenth inning. Luis Angel Sanz turned in a quality start, giving up two runs (one earned) in six innings of work. Wade Kapetyn earned the win in relief, pitching the tenth without yielding a hit or a walk. Michael Rockett, John Murrian and Chris Sedon each drove in a run for the club, with Murrian driving in the game winning run.

The DSL Tigers took both games of their doubleheader on Monday, topping the DSL Padres 4-0 and 6-2. Edgar De La Rosa got the win in the first game, pitching five innings of shutout relief. Jose Valdez pitched the final two innings to pick up the save. Javier Azcona drove in three runs for the club, with Stephen Moya belting a solo home run. Ramon Franco got the start in the second game, but Alvin Acosta got the win. Acosta tossed four innings, giving up one run with six strikeouts. Vladimir Ortiz pitched a perfect ninth. Juaner Aguasvivas went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI and Azcona added two RBI. Samuel Ortiz added a solo blast.

The VSL Tigers fell 5-2 to the VSL Rays. Josue Carreno struggled taking the loss, giving up five runs in five innings of work. Gilbert Gomez went 3-for-4 with an RBI while Gabriel Purroy added the only other hit for the club, a double.

Posted by: Wez, 7/21



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