May 2nd Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens – CHARLOTTE 4, TOLEDO 0
13-12, 2nd in West Division
AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 4, TRENTON 3
12-11, 3rd in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – DUNEDIN 4, LAKELAND 3
11-12, 4th in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - SOUTH BEND 6, WEST MICHIGAN 5
7-17, 7th in Eastern Division
The Mud Hens were shut out on Sunday afternoon, falling to Charlotte 4-0. Alfredo Figaro took the loss, his first of the season, giving up all four runs in 6 2/3 innings. He also walked one and struck out four. Scot Drucker kept Charlotte off the board for the final 2 1/3 innings, but the Toledo offense couldn't get much going at the plate. Will Rhymes was an exception though, as he went 3-for-3 with a walk, reaching base in all four of his plate appearances. Jeff Larish, Jeff Frazier and Danny Worth each added a double to round out the hits.
The SeaWolves continued on their hot stretch with a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over Trenton on Sunday. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, once again it was Max St. Pierre in the bottom of the ninth who came to the rescue. With Audy Ciriaco on first with two outs and Erie down by a run, St. Pierre stepped to the plate and promptly ripped a two run home run to left field for a walk-off. The shot picked up the win for Brendan Wise, who tossed two scoreless innings of relief. Duane Below got the start, allowing a run on two hits in five innings of work. Cesar Nicolas added a pair of doubles, while Josh Burrus chipped in with a triple and an RBI.
The Flying Tigers attempted a similar comeback as the SeaWolves, but unlike their Double-A brethren, they couldn't quite get the tying and winning runs across the plate in the ninth as Brent Wyatt scored to make it a one run game, but Kody Kaiser grounded out, with the tying run in Alden Carrithers stranded on third. Brayan Villarreal took the loss, giving up four runs (though just two earned) in five innings of work. Rawley Bishop had two hits and two RBI for Lakeland.
The Whitecaps closed out the week letting a very winnable game slip away, as West Michigan led a three run lead slip away in the bottom of the ninth to lose 6-5. Melvin Mercedes took the loss, being credited for all four runs that scored in the ninth, though it was Jose Ortega who allowed the game winning hit. Giovanni Soto got the start and was solid, giving up two runs while scattering seven hits in six innings of work. He also struck out five. Avisail Garcia and Alexis Espinoza helped power the 'Caps, with both players managing four hits. Garcia also scored a run and drove in two more, while Espinoza ripped a pair of doubles and scored twice himself. Hernan Perez also had a pair of RBI in the losing effort.
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