June 17th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens – NORWICH 6, TOLEDO 3
37-30, 2nd in West Division
AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 5, PORTLAND 1
28-37, 6th in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – GM1: BREVARD COUNTY 5, LAKELAND 2
GM2: LAKELAND 1, BREVARD COUNTY 0
35-30, 3rd in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 1, LAKE COUNTY 0 (11)
25-41, 8th in Eastern Division
R VSL Tigers - PPD: RAIN
11-11, t-4th in VSL
R DSL Tigers - TIGERS 8, RANGERS 7
6-10, t-4th in SPM
The Mud Hens maintained a 3-1 lead over Norfolk for much of the game, but a five run outburst in the eighth gave Norfolk the lead for good, as Toledo fell 6-3. Ryan Ketchner had an excellent start, giving up one unearned run in 6 1/3 innings of work. He also walked one and struck out five. But Daniel Schlereth was hit hard in relief and victimized by a costly error, as he allowed all five runs, three of them earned. Schlereth received the blown save and the loss. Jeff Larish supplied all of the runs with a three run homer. Brent Dlugach and Jeff Frazier each had two hits and a run apiece.
Brooks Brown went the distance as Erie picked up its second straight win and its first series win in weeks, topping Portland 5-1. Brown scattered just five hits in his nine innings of work, allowing one run with a walk and five strikeouts. At the plate, Deik Scram belted a solo home run, while Justin Henry drove in a pair of runs for the club.
The Flying Tigers split a doubleheader with Brevard County on Thursday, falling in the first game 5-2 but picking up a 1-0 win in the second. Mark Sorensen took the loss in the first game, giving up all five runs on nine hits in seven innings of work. Billy Nowlin and Brent Wyatt each drove in a run. The bullpen stepped up in the second game though, as Wilfredo Ramirez and Jose Ortega each tossed three shutout innings with Ortega getting the win, while Tyler Conn pitched the seventh for the save. Nowlin again supplied the only run, belting a solo shot in the fourth inning.
For the second straight night, the Whitecaps picked up a 1-0 win over Lake County, only this time around it took 11 innings. Ramon Lebron rebounded nicely as the starter, tossing five shutout innings. Richard Zumaya and Nate Newman combined for five more shutout innings, while Kenny Faulk pitched one inning and would earn the win, thanks to Jimmy Gulliver. Despite managing ten hits for the game, the club couldn't muster a run until Gulliver came to the plate in the 11th, and doubled home Avisail Garcia for the walk-off winner.
The DSL Tigers picked up an 8-7 win over the DSL Red Sox on Thursday. The club got off to a rough start with Darlyn Duran on the mound, as he gave up five runs on three hits in 2 1/3 innings of work. Edgar De La Rosa came on in relief and was the pitcher of record when the DSL Tigers posted a four run fifth followed by a two run sixth to reclaim the lead. Jose Valdez recorded the final four outs of the game to earn the win. Francisco Contreras had a big game at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI. Samuel Ortiz also added a pair of doubles and drove in two runs.
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