MiLB Recaps: A-ball Teams Post Victories

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: Ramon Lebron turned in the second straight strong start for West Michigan, with eight strikeouts in five innings.

May 14th Games

18-18, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - BOWIE 3, ERIE 2
19-16, 3rd in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 5, TAMPA 1
17-17, 3rd in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 4, SOUTH BEND 3
13-22, 7th in Eastern Division

Top prospects Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez both took starter Ryan Ketchner out of the yard to boost Indy to the 8-1 win on Friday night. Ketchner gave up four runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings of work. Scot Drucker was also touched up, yielding three runs on four hits in just 1 2/3 innings of his own. Back-to-back doubles from Brent Dlugach and Deik Scram produced the only run for the Hens. Dlugach, Ryan Raburn, and Robinzon Diaz each picked up two base knocks in the game.

With only four hits a side, it is a wonder the teams scored a combined five runs in Bowie on Friday. Unfortunately, Erie was on the short end of that, taking the 3-2 loss. Cale Iorg blasted his third home run of the season, as he continues to hit a little more consistently. A rain delay shortened the start of Andrew Oliver, as he tossed only one scoreless inning. Anthony Shawler made his Double-A debut after the delay, and tossed three innings of one-run ball with four strikeouts.

Lakeland's hot run continued behind a strong start from left-hander Adam Wilk. Wilk breezed through seven innings with just four hits and one walk allowed, while striking out five, to even his record at 2-3 for the year. Four Lakeland players collected two hits in the contest, including the red hot duo of Alden Carrithers and Rawley Bishop. Bryan Pounds and Josh Workman also reached twice on base hits.

Led by big nights from Wade Gaynor and Avisail Garcia led the Whitecaps to their second straight victory over South Bend. Gaynor singled and doubled with two runs scored, while Garcia tripled and singled in five at-bats. Elvin Soto also tripled in the game, while Jamie Johnson singled twice. Hard-throwing righty Ramon Lebron made the West Michigan offense stand up, with yet another strong start. In five innings of work, Lebron yielded only two runs on two hits, while also walking two, and striking out an impressive eight Silverhawk hitters. Kenny Faulk tossed the final three innings of the eleven inning affair, striking out three and picking up his first win of the year.

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