April 22nd Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 6, COLUMBUS 4
9-6, t-1st in West Division
AA Erie SeaWolves - ALTOONA 3, ERIE 2
4-10, 6th in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – CLEARWATER 3, LAKELAND 2
8-6, 3rd in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 8, DAYTON 3
6-9, 6th in Eastern Division
It was a seesaw game in Toledo, but the Hens reclaimed the lead for good in the bottom of the eighth and held on for a 6-4 victory. Alfredo Figaro got the start but a no decision, giving up two runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings of work. Josh Rainwater gave up the run that allowed Columbus to tie the game back up, but Brennan Boesch's two run single with the bases loaded provided Toledo the lead, and Jay Sborz closed the game out for the save. Boesch was 3-for-4 for the day, including the two runs driven in. Max Leon also had two hits and scored twice, including the game winner. Danny Worth added two RBI as well.
The SeaWolves struggles on the road continued on Thursday as they fell to Altoona 3-2. Thad Weber took the loss but pitched well, giving up two runs in six innings of work. Zach Simons allowed a run in relief that gave Altoona two run cushion heading into the ninth, which it turns out they would need after Josh Burrus scored on an Audy Ciriaco single. Ciriaco was sacrificed over to second, but couldn't get home as the was stranded on second by a Cale Iorg groundout and a strike out by Shawn Roof. Roof drove in the team's other run, while Andy Dirks and Wilkin Ramirez each ripped a double.
The Flying Tigers fell victim to Clearwater on Thursday, losing 3-2. Adam Wilk got the start and a no decision, allowing a pair of runs in 6 2/3 innings. Matt Hoffman took the loss in relief for allowing a run in his 1 1/3 innings of work. Kody Kaiser had two hits and scored twice from the top of the order for Lakeland, but it wasn't enough on an otherwise slow night at the plate.
Ramon Lebron turned in a solid start and the Whitecaps offense provided plenty of support as they cruised to an 8-3 win. Lebron gave up three runs in five innings to pick up his second win of the year. Jamie Johnson meanwhile was the star at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBI. Luis Salas also had two hits and two RBI, while Jordan Lennerton had two hits and two runs scored, including a solo home run, his first of the year.
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