April 25th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 3, COLUMBUS 2
10-8, 2nd in West Division
AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 10, ALTOONA 3
7-10, t-5th in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – TAMPA 5, LAKELAND 3
9-8, t-3rd in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - SOUTH BEND 5, WEST MICHIGAN 1
6-12, 7th in Eastern Division
The Mud Hens got three runs early on, and then hung on for a 3-2 win to top Columbus. Armando Galarraga picked up his third win of the season as he continues to pitch well. Galarraga allowed two runs on four hits in six innings of work, with three walks and two strikeouts. Robbie Weinhardt picked up a hold with two shutout innings, and Jay Sborz closed things out in the ninth for his seventh save. The offense managed just three hits for the game, but they were big ones, including Jeff Larish's two run homer in the third that proved to be enough for the game winner.
The SeaWolves put up their first double digit run showing of the year as they took care of Altoona 10-3. L.J. Gagnier got the win, tossing five innings, giving up two unearned runs with two walks and three strikeouts. Jay Voss also tossed two shutout innings of relief. But the stars came at the plate, where Max St. Pierre had another big run producing game. St. Pierre drove in three runs for the club. Meanwhile, Josh Burrus and Wilkin Ramirez each added solo home runs, while Cale Iorg went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.
The Flying Tigers dropped their Sunday afternoon battle with Tampa 5-3, with Mark Sorensen taking the loss for Lakeland. Sorensen was hit around pretty good, giving up 11 hits in 4 2/3 innings. Sorensen did only allow five runs, but the damage had been done. Austin Wood, Michael Morrison and Matt Hoffman combined to pitch a shutout the rest of the way, but the Flying Tigers offense couldn't muster enough to get them back in the game. John Murrian was the star at the plate, falling a triple short of the cycle with two RBI. Brent Wyatt also went 3-for-4, and Josh Workman added an RBI.
It's been a warm spring in Michigan thus far, but the bats for the Whitecaps have yet to follow suit. South Bend topped the 'Caps again, this time 5-1 on Sunday. Victor Larez pitched well as the starter but took the loss, giving up three runs in seven innings of work. Jordan Lennerton got their only run across the plate, and did the work all by himself, belting a solo home run, his second of the year.
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