May 7th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens – NORFOLK 3, TOLEDO 2 (12)
15-14, 3rd in West Division
AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 3, ALTOONA 0
15-13, 3rd in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 5, DUNEDIN 2
13-15, 4th in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - BOWLING GREEN 4, WEST MICHIGAN 1
10-19, 7th in Eastern Division
Jay Sborz allowed a walk-off solo home run in the 12th inning with the Mud Hens tied with Norfolk at two to end the game and give Sborz his first loss of the season, and also his first earned run of the year. Enrique Gonzalez got the start and pitched well, allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings of work. Scot Drucker also tossed four shutout innings of relief. At the plate, Danny Worth had three hits, while Jeff Frazier added two hits and an RBI.
Led by Duane Below, the SeaWolves picked up a 3-0 shutout win over Altoona. Below tossed 5 1/3 innings of shutout baseball, scattering just four hits while striking out three. Ramon Garcia and Brooks Brown combined to complete the game and the shutout. Josh Burrus drove in a pair of runs for the 'Wolves, while Cesar Nicolas added a double and an RBI.
Led by another strong start from Brayan Villarreal, the Flying Tigers picked up a 5-2 win over Dunedin. Villarreal earned his third win, allowing two runs in six innings while striking out five. His battery mate, Julio Rodriguez, helped the cause at the plate with a solo home run and two RBI total, while Rawley Bishop, Bryan Pounds and Alden Carrithers each drove in a run as well.
The Whitecaps fell in their return home on Friday, losing to Bowling Green 4-1. Giovanni Soto took the loss and got hit around quite a bit, but was for the most part able to limit the damage. Soto gave up ten hits in five innings, but yielded just three runs. Nate Newman had a solid four innings of relief, allowing one run. But the 'Caps offense once again couldn't get much going. Avisail Garcia and Alexis Espinoza each had two hits including a double in the losing effort.
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