MiLB Recaps: 'Caps Earn First Victory

Each morning, check in for the Minor League Recap Blog. Get all of the results from the games, the latest standings and the daily blog recapping the previous day's action. With an excellent start from Giovanni Soto, the Whitecaps picked up their first win of the year.

April 11th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – LOUISVILLE 2, TOLEDO 1
1-3, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - TRENTON 5, ERIE 1
0-4, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – TAMPA 3, LAKELAND 0
1-3, t-5th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 4, FORT WAYNE 3
1-3, t-6th in Eastern Division

Facing heralded arm Aroldis Chapman in his pro debut, the Mud Hens couldn't get much going off him, or the bullpen after he exited, as the 'Hens fell 2-1. Enrique Gonzalez took the loss for Toledo, allowing two runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings of work. Daniel Schlereth, Josh Rainwater and Jay Sborz combine to keep Louisville off the board the rest of the game, but the offense couldn't come back. Brennan Boesch led the charge at the plate, with two hits and an RBI.

The slow start continues for the 'Wolves, as Trenton completed their sweep of Erie, coming out ahead by a score of 5-1. Thad Weber took the loss but pitched well, giving up two runs (one earned) in five innings of work, including a walk and three strikeouts. Andy Dirks and Justin Henry each ripped doubles, with Dirks being driven in by Wilkin Ramirez for the team's only run.

The Flying Tigers were shut out again on Sunday, falling to Tampa 8-3. Adam Wilk took the loss, giving up a pair of runs in four innings of work. He also walked one and struck out four. Matt Hoffman and Ramon Garcia each gave the Flying Tigers two shutout innings of relief, but the offense never got in gear. Ben Guez did manage a pair of singles in the losing effort.

The Whitecaps finally got in the win column on Sunday with a 4-3 triumph over Fort Wayne. Giovany Soto was outstanding in earning the victory for the 'Caps, allowing one run on two hits, and an impressive ten strikeouts for the club. Luis Angel Sanz yielded a pair of unearned runs in relief, but the 'Caps were able to maintain the lead and Kenny Faulk and Melvin Mercedes shut the door to hold on for the win. Jamie Johnson had a triple and two RBI from the top of the order, while Avisail Garcia added two hits and two RBI from the three hole.

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