MiLB Recaps: Furbush Leads LFT in 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. Charlie Furbush turned in a strong start to get the Flying Tigers a much needed victory.

April 12th Games

2-3, t-3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - BINGHAMTON 7, ERIE 4
0-5, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 2, BREVARD COUNTY 0
2-3, t-3rd in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - FORT WAYNE 5, WEST MICHIGAN 4
1-4, t-6th in Eastern Division

The Mud Hens got back into the win column on Monday with a 6-3 triumph over Indianapolis. The charge was led in large part by a five run third inning, bolstered by a handful of singles and a three run blast by Brennan Boesch. That proved to be all the firepower that starter Alfredo Figaro needed as he picked up the win, giving up three runs in five innings of work. The bullpen took care of the rest, not allowing a run between Scot Drucker, Jason Waddell and Jay Sborz closing it out. Besides Boesch, Will Rhymes and Brent Dlugach each added two hits from the top of the order.

The SeaWolves remain in search of their first win of the season, as Binghamton dropped them 7-4 to kick off their second series on Monday. Andy Oliver was roughed up in his pro debut, yielding six runs (five earned) in 3 2/3 innings of work. He also struggled with his control, walking four while also striking out four. Deik Scram and Santo de Leon provided all the offense via the long ball, with Scram belting a three run shot, and de Leon adding a solo blast.

After being shut out Sunday, the Flying Tigers decided to give someone else a little taste of what they received, shutting out Brevard County 2-0 on Monday. Charlie Furbush shined for the club in picking up his first win, tossing 5 2/3 shutout innings, scattering just four hits. He also struck out seven. Lester Oliveros picked up his first save for pitching a scoreless ninth and preserving the shutout. At the plate, Kody Kaiser had two hits including a triple, while Gustavo Nunez and Billy Nowlin were each responsible for an RBI.

The Whitecaps saw a valiant comeback effort fall just short as the 'Caps lost to Fort Wayne 5-4. The game was knotted up at two for much of the second half until the ninth when Fort Wayne put up three runs in the top half, forcing the Whitecaps bats to awaken, which they did, but on a fielding error that scored Wade Gaynor and Elvin Soto, Bill Alvino tried to cross the plate as the tying run, but was thrown out at home. Jose Ortega took the loss in relief, yielding two earned runs, the go ahead runs. Ramon Lebron got the start but only made it three innings. Still he pitched fairly well, giving up just one run on one hit, but with four walks and five strikeouts.

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