MiLB Recaps: Gulliver Leads 'Caps in Blowout

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: Strong pitching from Trevor Feeney and a four RBI day from Jimmy Gulliver paced the Whitecaps.

June 3rd Games

30-24, 2nd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - AKRON 3, ERIE 2
25-29, 5th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – BRADENTON 6, LAKELAND 5
30-23, 2nd in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 9, BURLINGTON 2
21-33, 8th in Eastern Division

6-6, t-4th in VSL

R DSL Tigers - PPD: RAIN
1-3, 4th in SPM

Lehigh Valley, led by former Mud Hen Nate Bump, topped Toledo on Thursday to wrap up the series, 3-1. Enrique Gonzalez pitched well for the Hens but couldn't out-duel Bump. Gonzalez went seven innings, giving up two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts. The Hens offense was able to scatter nine hits, but could never get enough going to generate some runs, including going 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position, and leaving nine men on base. Robinson Diaz went 2-for-3 with a double, while Scott Sizemore drove in the team's only run via a solo homer.

Erie's cold bats continued as the 'Wolves fell to Akron once again, 3-2. Duane Below took the loss, giving up three runs (though just one earned) in four innings of work before exiting. Ramon Garcia and Anthony Shawler kept Akron from scoring again, but despite leadoff singles from the 'Wolves in both the seventh and ninth innings, they could never get a runner into scoring position, let alone bring him home. Andy Bouchie ripped a two run double for the club to provide the offense, while Michael Bertram also added a pair of hits.

The Flying Tigers got out to an early 4-0 lead, but couldn't hang on as Bradenton would comeback and eventually win the seesaw battle, 6-5. Erik Crichton took the loss for allowing the go-ahead walk-off run in the ninth. Brayan Villarreal got the start and a no decision, giving up four runs in 3 1/3 innings as he battled his control, allowing four walks to go with six hits. Daniel Fields helped lead the scoring, ripping a three run blast for Lakeland. Billy Nowlin also added a pair of hits and scored a run, and Kody Kaiser added a hit, a run and an RBI.

The Whitecaps picked up a win in impressive fashion, topping Burlington 9-2 as the club was firing on all cylinders. Trevor Feeney was outstanding on the mound, giving up a run on seven hits in eight innings of work to earn his sixth win of the season. The club actually managed just six hits, but they were incredibly patient at the plate, working 11 walks to generate plenty of baserunners. Jimmy Gulliver led the way, going 2-for-2, scoring three times, ripping a three run homer, and driving in four runs total. Michael Rockett also scored three times, while Hernan Perez added a pair of RBI.

The VSL Tigers fell back to .500 with a 6-1 defeat to the VSL Mariners. Leonel Vasquez got the start and took the loss, giving up two runs (one earned) in four innings of work. Julio Guilarte really struggled though in relief, allowing four more runs to cross the plate in his second inning of work in which he didn't record an out before exiting. Eugenio Suarez had a pair of hits and drove in the club's only run. Wilfredo Hoyer also had a double and scored.

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