MiLB Recaps: Ciriaco Rolls with Wolves to Win

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: Audy Ciriaco belted a three run homer and drove in four runs total to help Erie to victory.

June 19th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – NORFOLK 10, TOLEDO 3
38-31, 2nd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 8, NEW HAMPSHIRE 2
29-38, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers –BREVARD COUNTY 13, LAKELAND 5
35-32, t-3rd in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - BOWLING GREEN 3, WEST MICHIGAN 2
26-42, 8th in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - CONNECTICUT 7, TRI-CITY 3
1-1, t-1st in Stedler Division


11-14, 6th in VSL

R DSL Tigers - PPD: RAIN
6-11, 5th in SPM

The Mud Hens fell to Norfolk on Saturday, 10-3. L.J. Gagnier took the loss, giving up six runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings of work. Matt Hoffman also struggled in relief, giving up three more runs in 1 2/3 innings. Jeff Larish went 3-for-3 at the plate with a pair of RBI.

The SeaWolves got strong performances all around as they topped New Hampshire 8-2. Andrew Oliver got the win, giving up two runs (one earned) on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings of work. He also struck out six. Luis Marte and Zach Simons combined to close things out. Audy Ciriaco had a big game, with two hits including a three run homer and four RBI total. Newcomer Brad Johnson also added two hits and three RBI.

It was a rough day for the Flying Tigers as they fell to Brevard County 13-5. Luke Putkonen took the brunt of the abuse, giving up seven runs on 11 hits in four-plus innings of work. Miguel Mejia also had a rough go of it in relief, giving up six more runs in 1 2/3 innings of work. Daniel Fields had a pair of RBI for the club, while Alden Carrithers added a hit, an RBI and two runs scored. The team had its opportunities but went just 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position.

The Whitecaps suffered a late inning loss, falling to Bowling Green 3-2. Kenny Faulk allowed the winning run to score in the bottom of the ninth, when with two out, first baseman Tony Plagman committed a fielding error, allowing the winning run to score. Victor Larez got the start, tossing four shutout innings for the club. Plagman did have a solo home run for the club.

The Connecticut Tigers picked up their first win of the young season with a 7-3 win over Tri-City on Saturday. Luis Angel Sanz got the win, tossing five strong innings, allowing just one unearned run on two hits. James Robbins had two hits and drove in two runs for the club, while P.J. Polk added a solo home run.

The VSL Tigers dropped a pair of games to the VSL Phillies on Saturday, falling 3-2 and then 5-2. Phil Nesbitt took the loss in the first game, blowing a 2-1 lead by allowing two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Yonny Mosquera got the start, giving up a run in four innings. Daniel Carranza had two hits including a double. Poor defense helped do the club in for the second game, as Jose Rodriguez took the loss, allowing all five runs unearned as the club committed four errors. Oscar Gomez had two doubles and drove in two runs.

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