MiLB Recaps: LFT Offense Explodes 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. Featured performance: The Flying Tigers put up a season high 13 runs, led by Rawley Bishop's four RBI, in their win over Tampa.

April 24th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – COLUMBUS 7, TOLEDO 1
9-8, 2nd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 4, ALTOONA 3
6-10, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 13, TAMPA 7
9-7, 2nd in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - SOUTH BEND 3, WEST MICHIGAN 0
6-11, 7th in Eastern Division

The Mud Hens fell again to Columbus on Saturday evening, this time dropping their game 7-1. Phil Dumatrait took the loss, giving up five runs in five innings of work. Daniel Schlereth and Josh Rainwater each slowed but didn't stop the bleeding by allowing a run apiece, but the offense wasn't able to get the team back in the game anyway. Deik Scram had a pair of doubles in his Toledo debut, while Robinson Diaz drove in Brent Dlugach for the team's only run.

Erie picked up another road win on Saturday, topping Altoona once again, 4-3. Jon Kibler earned the win to improve to 2-2 on the season, going 6 2/3 innings while allowing three runs. Ryan Ketchner pitched the final 2 1/3 innings without allowing a hit to pick up his first save. Max St. Pierre was the star at the plate, belting a three run, go ahead home run in the seventh inning to give the 'Wolves the lead. Josh Burrus drove in the club's other run.

The Flying Tigers offense had a monster game on Saturday, beating Tampa 13-7. Seven Flying Tigers had multi-hit games, while four drove in multiple runs. Rawley Bishop led the charge, with a double and a home run driving in four runs, while also scoring two. Andy Bouchie also ripped a two run home run, while Alden Carrithers went 3-for-5 with two RBI, and Gustavo Nunez had two RBI to go with a run scored. Billy Nowlin also showed further signs of awaking from his slump with three hits, three runs and an RBI. Luke Putkonen got the start but made it just 1 1/3 innings, allowing two runs before exiting. Ramon Garcia got the win in relief, giving up a run in 2 2/3 innings of work. Anthony Shawler also had a nice outing, allowing a run in three innings.

Jade Todd took the loss as once again the Whitecaps offense couldn't get on track as the 'Caps were shut out 3-0. Todd pitched well, turning in a quality start, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits in six innings of work. He also struck out seven. The offense though scattered four hits, all singles, and went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

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