June 2nd Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens – LEHIGH VALLEY 11, TOLEDO 6
30-23, 2nd in West Division
AA Erie SeaWolves - AKRON 5, ERIE 1
25-28, 5th in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – BRADENTON 8, LAKELAND 7
30-22, 2nd in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - BURLINGTON 4, WEST MICHIGAN 0
20-33, 8th in Eastern Division
R VSL Tigers - TIGERS 7, RAYS 5
6-5, 4th in VSL
R DSL Tigers - BRAVES 3, TIGERS 0
1-3, 4th in SPM
The Mud Hens were hit hard early and were never able to catch up as Lehigh Valley cruised to an 11-6 win. Alfredo Figaro was roughed up as the starter, giving up eight runs on eight hits in just 1 2/3 innings before exiting. Josh Rainwater and Scot Drucker teamed up to slow things down, allowing three runs combined over the next 6 1/3 innings, but the Hens offense couldn't get the team back despite managing 14 hits. Ryan Strieby ripped a pair of doubles and drove in a run, while Casper Wells added three hits and two RBI.
The SeaWolves offense remained quiet as they fell to Akron again, losing 5-1. Andrew Oliver got the start and was roughed up a bit, giving up all five runs (four earned) in five innings of work. Jay Voss and Jared Gayhart kept Akron off the board for the rest of the night, but Erie was only able to scatter four hits all night. Michael Bertram had two of them including a solo home run, supplying the only SeaWolves scoring.
A strong start from Mark Sorensen was wasted as the bullpen couldn't hold the lead and the Flying Tigers fell to Bradenton 8-7. Sorensen gave the club a quality start, giving up two runs over six innings of work. But Wilfredo Ramirez allowed three runs while recording just one out, Miguel Mejia would take the loss for allowing three more runs, and Cory Hamilton took the blown save for allowing the inherited go-ahead runners to score. Gustavo Nunez went 2-for-4 with two RBI, while Kody Kaiser added three hits, two runs scored and a run driven in.
The Whitecaps were shut out by Burlington on Wednesday, falling 4-0. Jade Todd took the loss, giving up four runs on six hits in six innings of work. Nate Newman and Kenny Faulk combined to toss three shutout innings of relief, but the 'Caps couldn't get much going at the plate. The team scattered just five hits, with only Chris Sedon managing an extra base hit (a double).
The VSL Tigers picked up a 7-5 win over the VSL Rays on Wednesday. Endrys Briceno got the start, giving up two runs in four innings. But it was Yorfrank Lopez that got the win for tossing four innings of relief, also giving up two runs. Gabriel Tenia and Oscar Gomez each ripped solo home runs for the club.
The DSL Tigers fell to the DSL Braves in a shortened five inning game, 3-0. Gregory Morillo got the start and took the loss, giving up three runs in just one inning of work. Darlyn Duran tossed four hitless innings of relief with seven strikeouts, but the offense was unable to get any runs. Samuel Crafort did manage two hits including a double for the club.
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