MiLB Recaps: Tigers Win 1st Game in CT

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 days action. Featured performance: Brett Anderson and Josue Carreno helped lead the CT Tigers to the win in their first home game in Norwich.

June 26th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – INDIANAPOLIS 6, TOLEDO 4
41-35, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - RICHMOND 6, ERIE 3
31-43, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – BREVARD COUNTY 4, LAKELAND 3
1-2, t-4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - LAKE COUNTY 5, WEST MICHIGAN 0
0-2, t-6th in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - CONNECTICUT 7, VERMONT 1
5-4, 2nd in Stedler Division

R GCL Tigers - BLUE JAYS 6, TIGERS 2
2-4, t-5th in North Division

R DSL Tigers - ASTROS 7, TIGERS 3
7-15, 5th in SPM

R VSL Tigers - GAME 1: TIGERS 4, PHILLIES 3; GAME 2: PHILLIES 4, TIGERS 2
13-18, 7th in VSL

Even with two runs in the top of the first and two hits each from five different players, Toledo couldn't hold on to beat Indy on Saturday. Jeff Larish led the offensive attack with a homer and a single, while Wilkin Ramirez doubled, singled, and stole a base. 'Hens starter Alfrdo Figaro gave up all six Indy runs in four-plus innings of work, dropping him to 6-5 on the year. Ryan Perry tossed a scoreless inning despite walking two in the first outing of his rehab assignment, and Jay Sborz worked a scoreless frame after his debacle in Detroit.

Erie's Saturday offense consisted of individual hits from six different players, all singles. The top six guys in the lineup accounted for the hits, with Shawn Roof, Andy Bouchie, and Ben Guez the only starters left out of the singles parade. Charlie Furbush's first Double-A start was solid, going seven innings, allowing three runs on eight bhits and two walks while striking out four. Solid wouldn't be a word used to describe the Erie debut of Lester Oliveros, as he yielded three runs on three hits in his lone inning of work, taking the loss.

In his return from the DL with a minor rib injury, Brayan Villarreal invoked memories of his torrid start to the season, firing five shutout innings with just two hits allowed and seven strikeouts. Rob Waite allowed the tying runs late in the game, before Erik Crichton took the loss in extra innings. Billy Nowlin stayed hot with two base hits, along with a pair each for Gustavo Nunez, Brandon Douglas, and Francisco Martinez.

In an attempt to mirror the Erie offense, the Whitecaps picked up only six singles in the game, en route to being shutout by Lake County. Alexis Espinoza and Chris Sedon led the way with two knocks apiece. Trevor Feeney was saddled with the loss in spite of allowing just one run in six inning on the hill.

In there home opener and first game ever in Norwich, Connecticut came out with guns blazing. Josue Carreno was outstanding in five innings of work, to pick up his first win. He struck out seven while allowing just two hits and three walks. Josh Ashenbrenner led the offense with a three-for-three performance, while James Robbins and Jeff Rowland each had two hits. Brett Anderson was the leading run producer, with two RBI in the game.

Kyle Ryan was again solid in the GCL, as he allowed just one run in four innings for his second strong start since signing. Dan Gentzler and Antonio Cruz weren't as fortunate, as the gave up a combined four runs in three innings of relief. Juaner Aguasvivas doubled again, giving him four on the young season, while Alexander Moreno stroked a double of his own, along with a single. Byron Aird made his first appearance in the states, going 0-for-2 with a walk and a sacrifice bunt.

Two triples and five singles from the DSL offense weren't enough to overcome some rough pitching. None of the trio of Benny Paulino, Jorge Medina, or Gregorio Solano could keep runs offf the board, as Medina was hooked with the loss. Sandy Acevedo and Javier Romero picked up the offense's triples, but nobody collected more than one hit in the game.

Game one of the VSL double header saw the Tigers top the Phillies 4-3. Erick Soto's two hits and a Luis Cortez double fueled the offense to the win. Juan Espinoza pitch 6 1/3 innings of solid ball, and Julio Guilarte came on for the final two outs of the seven inning game; picking up the win in the process.

Yonny Mosquera took the loss in game two, as he got through just one inning, giving up three runs in the process. Angel Carreno came on in relief and kept the team in the game with four shutout innings. Jesus Ustariz doubled and singled, scoring one of the team's runs, and Erick Soto smacked his second double of the day.

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