MiLB Recaps: Brown, Erie Blank Richmond

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: Erie's Brooks Brown was spectacular in shutting out Richmond.

July 3rd Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – COLUMBUS 7, TOLEDO 1
41-42, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 6, RICHMOND 0
32-50, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – CLEARWATER 4, LAKELAND 3
1-7, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - LAKE COUNTY 7, WEST MICHIGAN 0
3-6, 7th in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - TRI-CITY 10, CONNECTICUT 2
9-7, 2nd in Stedler Division

R GCL Tigers - BRAVES 12, TIGERS 3
4-6, t-4th in North Division

R DSL Tigers - ANGELS 6, TIGERS 5
9-19, 5th in SPM

R VSL Tigers - TIGERS 7, PHILLIES 4
15-23, 7th in VSL

The losing streak continues for Toledo as they fell in the first game of a series with the Clippers on Saturday. Ryan Strieby ripped his 9th home run of the season, to give Toledo their only run of the game. Ryan Ketchner was the loser, giving up four runs in 3 1/3 innings as the starter. Scot Drucker followed, giving up two runs of his own, with six strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.

Brooks Brown was the story of the night for Erie on Saturday, spinning a brilliant complete game shutout to move his record over .500, at 6-5. He allowed just four hits in his nine inning effort, yielding just one walk and six strikeouts. Four hits, including two doubles, from Ben Guez fueled the offense. Andy Bouchie chipped in a double, and Shawn Roof knocked two singles.

Francisco Martinez and Brandon Douglas both collected three hits for Lakeland yesterday, with both of Martinez's knocks being doubles. John Murrian also chipped in with a double and a home run to help the offensive cause. Brayan Villarreal tossed just two innings, giving up two runs on two hits. Rob Waite was spectacular in relief with four hitless innings. Jared Gayhart was the loser with two runs allowed in just two innings of late-inning action.

Nathan Newman gave up a five spot in the first as Lake County jumped out to a big lead early, and ran away for the shutout win. Newman lasted four innings, working three scoreless frames after the rocky start. Jordan Pratt made his debut with a scoreless inning of relief, giving up two hits in the process. Chris Sedon and Wade Gaynor were the only 'Caps to pick up hits, with Sedon singling twice.

Two hits each for Matt Perry and Julio Rodriguez didn't turn into many runs for the Tigers as they mustered only two on the day, as Tri-City posted double digits and took the win. Clemente Mendoza was lit up for nine runs in just 1 1/3 innings of work, to fall to 1-2 on the season. Logan Hoch fanned five batters in 3 2/3 innings of one-run relief. Drew Gagnier also chipped in with some good relief, fanning three in three one-hit innings.

As Casey Crosby continues his comeback from elbow problems, he was touched up for seven earned runs (nine total) in just 3 1/3 innings. The recently signed Jeff Barfield gave up three runs in 2 1/3 innings of his debut. Of the teams six singles at the plate, Dixon Machado picked up two of them, as the offense sputtered to just three runs plated.

Raul Leiva and Sandy Acevedo picked up two hits each as the Tigers fell one run short in their bid to come back and steal a win against the Angels. Samuel Ortiz collected the team's only extra-base hit, his fourth double of the year. Edgar De La Rosa allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings to take the loss, but Darlyn Duran picked him up with just one run allowed in 4 1/3 innings of relief.

The Tigers pulled out a marathon win yesterday as they topped the Phillies in 16 innings. In the extended game, Eugenio Suarez, Jose Soledad, Gabriel Tenia, Luis Cortez, and Oscar Gomez all picked up two hits as part of a 12-hit attack. Johan Belisario allowed just two runs in four innings of a solid start, before giving way to the bullpen for 12 innings. Danny Hernandez was the winner with three innings of shutout relief, allowing just two hits and striking out two.

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