MiLB Recaps: Below K's 10 in 'Wolves Win

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: Duane Below picked up his first win in over a year while striking out ten to lead Erie to a win.

April 27th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 7, SYRACUSE 0
12-8, t-1st in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 7, BOWIE 2
8-10, 5th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – DAYTONA 3, LAKELAND 1
9-9, 4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - LANSING 6, WEST MICHIGAN 0
6-13, 7th in Eastern Division

With an outstanding performance from Alfredo Figaro, the Mud Hens picked up 7-0 shutout victory over Syracuse. Figaro tossed seven innings of shutout baseball, striking out seven in the process as he improved to 3-0 on the year. Casey Fien and Daniel Schlereth each pitched an inning of relief to complete the shutout. Casper Wells belted a two run homer for the club, while Jeff Frazier and Deik Scram each drove in a pair of runs. Brent Dlugach also chipped in with two hits and scored a run.

The SeaWolves got a strong pitching performance from Duane Below en route to a 7-2 win. Duane Below struck out ten while allowing two runs in five innings of work to pick up his first win of the season for Erie. Zach Simons also had a strong showing in relief, tossing three shutout innings. Michael Bertram and Cesar Nicolas each belted solo home runs, while Nicolas drove in three runs total for the club. Wilkin Ramirez and Audy Ciriaco also each chipped in with two hits and an RBI.

The Flying Tigers got behind early and couldn't come back despite getting on the board in the ninth inning, falling 3-1. Brayan Villarreal took the loss for Lakeland, but did everything he could to keep them in the game. Villarreal went the distance, giving up three runs over eight innings with a walk and six strikeouts. The Flying Tigers finally got a rally going in the ninth and got the tying run to the plate after Bryan Pounds scored on an RBI groundout from John Murrian, but Alden Carrithers grounded out to end the threat. Murrian also had a double for the day.

The Whitecaps cold offense continued on Tuesday as they were shut out, this time by Lansing, 6-0. Giovanni Soto took the loss but didn't have a poor outing, giving up just one run in 4 2/3 innings of work. He also struck out eight. Luis Angel Sanz and Nolan Cain gave up the remaining five runs, but most were unearned thanks to three Whitecaps' errors. Mike Gosse, Alexis Espinoza and Avisail Garcia each had two singles for the day.

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