June 23rd Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens – LOUISVILLE 7, TOLEDO 4
40-33, 2nd in West Division
AA Erie SeaWolves - TRENTON 12, ERIE 7
31-40, 6th in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 7, DAYTONA 4
37-33, 4th in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - ALL STAR BREAK
26-43, 8th in Eastern Division
SS-A Connecticut Tigers - LOWELL 6, CONNECTICUT 1
2-4, t-3rd in Stedler Division
R GCL Tigers - TIGERS 5, YANKEES 2
2-1, t-1st in North Division
R DSL Tigers - POSTPONED
7-13, 5th in SPM
R VSL Tigers - RAYS 9, TIGERS 1
12-16, 7th in VSL
Despite scoring runs in three of the final four innings, Toledo couldn't come back against Louisville; dropping yet another on the road trip. Ryan Strieby did his part with three singles in four at-bats, while collecting two RBI. Wilkin Ramirez also contributed to the offense, blasting his second Triple-A home run, as part of a 2-for-4 day. Ruddy Lugo took the loss, working 5 2/3 innings, allowing nine hits and four runs while striking out three. Josh Rainwater was also touched up, yielding three runs in just 1 1/3 innings of work.
Four home runs off of Erie starter Ramon Garcia, and a seven-run eighth inning were enough to vault Trenton past Erie last night. Jared Gayhart was the big culprit in the eighth, being charged with six earned runs en route to his fourth loss of the year. The trio of Alden Carrithers, Kody Kaiser, and Rawley Bishop combined to go 2-for-11 in their first Double-A game, with Bishop blasting a home run. Andy Dirks was the offensive star for Erie, picking up four hits in five at-bats, including a double and a home run. Audy Ciriaco also doubled and homered in the game, as he tries to pick up the pace after a slump.
Mark Sorensen picked up a quality start for Lakeland as they topped Daytona 7-4. Sorensen moved to 5-7 on the season with six innings of six-hit, three run (two earned) ball with three strikeouts. Miguel Mejia and Erik Crichton combined for three innings of one-run relief. In their first game without the big three that were promoted to Erie, Chris White, Brandon Douglas, and Carmelo Jaime led the offense with two hits each. Bryan Pounds chipped in as the DH with three walks and a run scored as he returns to the Erie lineup.
The CT Tigers dropped their third straight game Wednesday night, as they continued their lengthy season opening road trip. Leadoff hitter Jeff Rowland picked up three of the teams five hits, including a single in the first as he scored the Tigers only run of the game on a sac fly by Matt Mansilla. Clemente Mendoza battled through his second start of the season, allowing just two earned runs (four total) in 5 2/3 innings, despite battling his command all night. Right-hander Robbie Weinhardt worked a scoreless eighth inning as part of his rehab from a shoulder injury.
The GCL Tigers were treated to a spectacular start by right-hander Jeff Ferrell, and a grand slam by outfielder Les Smith, as they took a win away from the Yankees. Smith also doubled in the game, with the grand slam coming as part of a five-run second inning. Ferrell's gem included ten strikeouts and no walks in seven innings, while allowing just two runs on four hits. Yadiel Polanco worked a scoreless eighth, and Bruce Rondon brought his power arsenal back on to lock down the ninth for his second save.
All three Tiger pitchers -- Endrys Briceno, Julio Guilarte, and Leonel Vasquez were touched up for multiple runs in the VSL on Wednesday, as the Tigers fell hard to the Rays, 9-1. Erick Soto and Jesus Alvarado led the offense with two hits and a double, respectively.
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