MiLB Recaps: Wesson Shines in WMI Debut

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: Jared Wesson tossed six shutout innings in his West Michigan debut en route to a 'Caps victory.

May 30th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 8, BUFFALO 7
28-22, 2nd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - HARRISBURG 8, ERIE 6
24-26, 5th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – PALM BEACH 5, LAKELAND 4
29-21, 2nd in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 7, DAYTON 4
20-31, t-7th in Eastern Division

R VSL Tigers - OFF DAY
5-4, 3rd in VSL

0-2, 5th in SPM

The Mud Hens picked up another win over Buffalo on Sunday, winning 8-7. Ryan Ketchner got the start and a no decision, giving up three runs in 4 2/3 innings of work. Brendan Wise earned the win for his 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief, while Casey Fien earned his third save of the year. Jeff Frazier, Casper Wells and Brent Dlugach all ripped solo home runs, while Max St. Pierre and Scott Sizemore each chipped in with two hits and an RBI.

The SeaWolves losing skid continued as they fell to Harrisburg again, 8-6. Thad Weber was roughed up, but was victimized by a costly error. Weber allowed eight runs in five innings, but just three of those runs were earned. Audy Ciriaco ripped a grand slam to help lead the charge at the plate, while Josh Burrus and Wilkin Ramirez also each added solo home runs.

A late rally from the Flying Tigers came up just short as Lakeland fell to Palm Beach 5-4. Lakeland got to within a run via a home run from Alden Carrithers, but Brent Wyatt grounded out as the next batter to end the game. Charlie Furbush got a no decision as the starter, giving up three runs (two earned) in six innings of work with ten strikeouts. Erik Crichton took the loss for giving up a pair of runs in relief. Carrithers finished the day 3-for-5 with the home run, while Billy Nowlin ripped a double and drove in a run.

West Michigan is making a push to get back out of the cellar with another win over Dayton, 7-4. Jared Wesson was excellent in his Whitecaps debut, tossing six scoreless innings to pick up the win. Wesson allowed just three hits while walking two and striking out four. Nathan Newman struggled however in relief, giving up four runs in 1 1/3 innings of work. Nolan Moody came on though to shut things down and pick up his first save. Jamie Johnson went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI for the club, while Chris Sedon added a pair of RBI.

The DSL Tigers fell to the DSL Rangers on Sunday, losing 6-3. Luis Hidalgo got a no decision as the starter, giving up two runs (one earned) in three innings of work. The DSL Tigers used five relievers in the game, but it was Gregory Morillo who took the loss, giving up three runs in 1 2/3 innings of work. Confesor Lara had a pair of hits and a pair of RBI for the team.

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