April 16th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 7, INDIANAPOLIS 4
5-4, 2nd in West Division
AA Erie SeaWolves - PPD: RAIN
0-8, 6th in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – CLEARWATER 10, LAKELAND 4
5-4, t-2nd in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 9, BOWLING GREEN 4 (11)
4-5, t-5th in Eastern Division
The Mud Hens spoiled Indianapolis' home opener with a 7-4 win on Friday. Enrique Gonzalez got the start and a no decision, giving up three runs in 4 1/3 innings. Scot Drucker got the win in relief, going three innings, giving up one run and striking out five. Casey Fien picked up his first save. Brent Dlugach went 4-for-5 with a run and an RBI, while Danny Worth added three hits and two RBI.
The Flying Tigers were hit hard and fell to Clearwater on Friday 10-4. Adam Wilk took the loss, giving up six runs (though just three earned) in 5 1/3 innings of work. Tyler Conn also had a rough outing in relief, giving up four more runs while recording just one out. Rawley Bishop ripped a pair of doubles and drove in two runs in the losing effort.
The Whitecaps picked up a 9-4 win over Bowling Green in 11 innings, despite Bowling Green jumping out to an early 4-0 lead. Giovanni Soto made it just 2 1/3 innings, but was erratic, walking five while allowing one run. Nate Newman gave up the bulk of the runs in his stint, allowing three in 1 1/3 innings. From there the 'pen pitched seven innings of shutout baseball, enough to wait for the offense to finally turn it on, which it did in the 11th. Hernan Perez drove in three runs for the club, while Avisail Garcia chipped in with two hits and two runs scored. Luis Palacios also drove in a pair.
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