MiLB Recaps: Ramirez Belts Two Homers in 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: Wilkin Ramirez belted a pair of home runs and drove in five total in Erie's win on Saturday.

May 1st Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – CHARLOTTE 7, TOLEDO 5
13-11, 2nd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 10, TRENTON 4
11-11, 4th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – DUNEDIN 4, LAKELAND 0
11-11, 4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - SOUTH BEND 8, WEST MICHIGAN 4
7-16, 7th in Eastern Division

The Mud Hens fell again on Saturday despite Jeff Larish doing everything he could to will Toledo to victory. Enrique Gonzalez took the loss and was roughed up, giving up seven runs in 5 1/3 innings of work. The bullpen kept Charlotte in check for the remainder of the game, but Toledo couldn't get enough going at the plate. Larish however was clearly the star, going 4-for-5 with a solo home run, two runs scored and two RBI. Casper Wells chipped in with two hits, a run and an RBI.

Larish was the star in Toledo, while Wilkin Ramirez was the star for the SeaWolves. L.J. Gagnier got the win by turning in another quality start, giving up three runs in 6 2/3 innings of work. Ramirez though led the charge, belting a pair of home runs, including a grand slam, as he drove in five total runs for the game. He also scored four times. Cesar Nicolas chipped in with three hits and three RBI while Audy Ciriaco had a pair of hits and an RBI.

The Flying Tigers fell back to .500 with a 4-0 loss to Dunedin. Mark Sorensen took the loss, giving up four runs in two innings of work. The bullpen kept Dunedin off the board the rest of the game, including Rob Waite's four shutout innings, but the Flying Tigers offense couldn't get much going. Rawley Bishop and Josh Workman had two hits apiece, but they were just a couple to be stranded, as Lakeland stranded ten runners on base for the game.

Victor Larez's spot starting continued on Saturday but didn't go well this time around, as the Whitecaps fell 8-4 in a rain shortened game. Larez allowed all eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits before exiting after 3 1/3 innings. Mike Gosse drove in a pair of runs for the 'Caps, while Wade Gaynor and Avisail Garcia each chipped in with a hit and an RBI.

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