MiLB Recaps: Flying Tigers Back on Track

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: Behind a strong outing from Brayan Villarreal, the Flying Tigers got back in the win column.

June 8th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – LEHIGH VALLEY 3, TOLEDO 0
32-27, t-2nd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - PORTLAND 4, ERIE 3
26-31, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 9, FORT MYERS 1
33-25, 2nd in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - CEDAR RAPIDS 6, WEST MICHIGAN 2
23-35, 8th in Eastern Division

R VSL Tigers - CARDINALS 5, TIGERS 2
8-8, t-4th in VSL

R DSL Tigers - GM1: TIGERS 4, ANGELS 3
GM2: TIGERS 2, ANGELS 0

3-6, 4th in SPM

Toledo met its match yet again with Nate Bump on the hill, as the former Hen led a shutout charge and took the win as Toledo fell 3-0. Alfredo Figaro took the loss but pitched well, allowing one run on six hits in 6 2/3 innings of work. Daniel Schlereth gave up a pair of runs in relief though to give Lehigh Valley a cushion, and Toledo's offense couldn't get runs across the plate. The team scattered five singles, went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position, left ten on base, and committed three errors, so needless to say, it was not a highlight day for the Hens.

The SeaWolves came up just short against the Sea Dogs as Erie fell 4-3. Andrew Oliver got the start and a no decision, giving up three runs in five innings of work. Jared Gayhart took the loss in relief, giving up the go-ahead run which would prove to be the game winner. Andy Bouchie had two hits and an RBI for the club, while Andy Dirks and Cesar Nicolas each added an RBI as well.

The Flying Tigers got back to their winning ways with a 9-1 win over Fort Myers on Tuesday. Brayan Villarreal got the win, giving up just one unearned on three hits in seven innings of work. He also struck out five. Kody Kaiser and Francisco Martinez each had solo home runs and drove in two runs total apiece, while Julio Rodriguez and Daniel Fields also each drove in a pair of runs.

The Whitecaps jumped out to an early lead but it was short lived as the 'Caps fell to Cedar Rapids 6-2. Jade Todd took the loss as he's now through a full two months of starting and still searching for his first win of the season. Todd gave up six runs on six hits in 2 2/3 innings of work. Nolan Moody and Nate Newman did combine to shut out Cedar Rapids over the final 5 1/3 innings, but the 'Caps couldn't generate any more runs after the first two innings. Jamie Johnson and Avisail Garcia each drove in a run, while Jordan Lennerton walked three times.

The VSL Tigers fell back to .500 on Tuesday with a 5-2 loss to the VSL Cardinals. Endrys Briceno took the loss, giving up three runs (two earned) in five innings of work, including six strikeouts. Jesus Ustariz did go 2-for-3 with a run scored in the losing effort.

The DSL Tigers picked up a pair of wins over the DSL Angels on Tuesday, winning 4-3 and 2-0, respectively. Edgar de la Rosa got the start and a no decision in the first game, giving up a run in five innings of work. Jose Valdez was credited with both the blown save and the win for allowing a pair of runs, but being the pitcher of record when the club came back and won it. Elwin Delgado and Reynolds Guzman each had a pair of hits for the club. Luis Hidalgo tossed five shutout innings in the second game to earn his first win of the season. Confesor Lara had a hit and an RBI as well.

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