June 4th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 5, ROCHESTER 4
31-24, 2nd in West Division
AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 6, BOWIE 3
26-29, 5th in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 3, BRADENTON 0
31-23, 2nd in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 9, PEORIA 4
22-33, t-7th in Eastern Division
R VSL Tigers - TIGERS 7, PIRATES 4
7-6, t-3rd in VSL
R DSL Tigers - RANGERS 7, TIGERS 1
1-4, 4th in SPM
The Mud Hens picked up a 5-4 win over Rochester, led by a big day at the plate from Ryan Strieby. Strieby had four hits out of the Hens' 14 hit assault to go along with two RBI. Ryan Ketchner got the win, tossing six shutout innings for the club as the starter. Daniel Schlereth went 1 2/3 innings in relief, while Jay Sborz gave up an unearned run in his inning of relief but held on for his 12th save. Jeff Larish also had two hits and two RBI, while Brent Dlugach added a triple and scored twice.
Led by a quality start from Thad Weber, the SeaWolves snapped their losing skid and picked up a 6-3 win over Bowie. Weber earned the win, giving up three runs in seven innings of work. Weber also walked two and struck out five. Zach Simons handled the final two innings to pick up his second save of the season. Andy Dirks had a monster game at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBI, falling a triple short of the cycle. Andy Bouchie also added a two run homer, and Audy Ciriaco had three hits, a run scored, and an RBI.
An excellent start from Adam Wilk and some strong relief pitching helped produce a 3-0 shutout victory for the Flying Tigers over Bradenton. Wilk went six innings allowing just two hits while striking out five. Cory Hamilton tossed two scoreless innings of relief, and Lester Oliveros completed the shutout with a perfect ninth for the save. Kody Kaiser and Francisco Martinez each drove in a run for the club, while Alden Carrithers and Daniel Fields each added a pair of hits.
For the second time in as many nights, the Whitecaps got near double digits in runs as they won 9-4 over Peoria. Giovanni Soto got the start and a no decision, giving up just two runs but failing to make it through the requisite five innings. Soto allowed quite a few baserunners, giving up seven hits and walking three. Victor Larez got the win in relief, allowing one unearned run in 3 1/3 innings. Michael Rockett fell a double shy of the cycle, ripping a home run and a triple to help get him to his four RBI total day. Chris Sedon also ripped a home run, while Avisail Garcia chipped in with three hits and two RBI.
The VSL Tigers got a huge game from Daniel Carranza and another win from Angel Carreno who picked up his third win of the young season en route to a 7-4 win over the VSL Pirates. Jose Tablante got the start and a no decision, giving up a run in 3 1/3 innings. He also struck out six. Carreno gave up three runs (two earned) in 2 2/3 innings of work. Angel Nesbitt pitched a perfect ninth for the save. At the plate, Carranza hammered the ball, blasting a pair of home runs and driving in four total runs. Gabriel Tenia also added two hits, two runs and a solo shot.
Gregorio Solano took the loss as the DSL Tigers fell to the DSL Rangers 7-1. Solano went three innings, allowing two runs. Edgar de la Rosa was then hammered in relief, giving up four more runs in 1 2/3 innings. Ricardo Olivo drove in the club's only run.
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