MiLB Recaps: Gaynor Leads Charge for 'Caps

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: The Whitecaps put up 11 runs on Monday in part thanks to Wade Gaynor, who drove in four.

July 12th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – ALL STAR BREAK
44-47, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 4, AKRON 2
38-53, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – DUNEDIN 5, LAKELAND 2
5-12, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 11, LAKE COUNTY 6
6-12, 8th in Eastern Division

13-11, 2nd in Stedler Division


11-8, t-1st in North Division

12-23, 4th in SPM

R VSL Tigers - TIGERS 7, REDS 6
17-28, 7th in VSL

The SeaWolves picked up another victory over Akron on Monday as they wrapped up the first half of the season with a 4-2 win. Thad Weber was excellent as the starter, giving up two runs on eight hits over eight innings of work, walking none and striking out three as he picked up his sixth win of the year. Lester Oliveros pitched the ninth for his first save. Rawley Bishop went 3-for-4 and belted a three run homer to provide most of the scoring for the club. Andy Bouchie drove in the team's other run.

Like Sunday, the Flying Tigers were only able to manage two runs, but this time the pitching staff couln't keep Dunedin to only one as Lakeland fell 5-2. The loss was no fault of Jacob Turner though, who was excellent in his five innings of work. Turner gave up just two hits and no runs with a walk and a strikeout. Rob Waite however was roughed up in relief, giving up all five Dunedin runs while recording just one out before exiting. Brian Holaday and Daniel Fields each belted solo home runs for the team.

The Whitecaps picked up an 11-6 win over Lake County on Monday as the offense rolled to victory. Jared Wesson got the win as the starter, giving up a run with eight strikeouts in five innings, but the offense was the story of the night. Wade Gaynor was a big run producer, managing four RBI off a trio of hits. Jamie Johnson played the role of table setter masterfully, reaching base four times with two hits and two walks and scoring three times. Hernan Perez also chipped in with two RBI and three runs scored, and Avisail Garcia had a pair of hits and a pair of RBI.

Connecticut dropped a tight battle with Williamsport, falling 3-2. Rayni Guichardo got the start and a no decision for the C-Tigers, giving up a run in 5 1/3 innings of work. Michael Torrealba though allowed a pair of runs in his inning of relief, losing the lead and in turn taking the loss. P.J. Polk and Alexander Nunez each had an RBI for the club, as the team only was able to muster six hits total.

The GCL Tigers picked up a pair of tight wins over the GCL Phillies on Monday in a doubleheader, and in turn jumped into a first place tie in the division. The first game, a 2-0 Tigers win, saw Jeff Ferrell go the distance with a seven inning complete game shutout, allowing just four hits with three strikeouts. Corey Jones drove in a run while Byron Aird added a double and a run scored. The second game saw some late inning drama, but the club still squeaked out a 2-1 win. Wilsen Palacios got the win, allowing a run on three hits in six innings. The game was handed over to Bruce Rondon, who promptly walked the bases load with a one run lead before getting a line out to end the game - he also struck out a pair in his inning.

The DSL Tigers fell to the DSL Braves 8-4. Albin Acosta got roughed up as the starter, giving up seven runs on six hits in 2 2/3 innings before exiting. Gregory Morillo contributed to that high run total, as he came on in relief of Acosta and walked five batters while recording just one out. At the plate, Sandy Acevedo added a pair of RBI.

The VSL Tigers picked up a win over the VSL Reds on Monday, but not without a late charge from the Reds as the Tigers fought off the challenge and pulled off a 7-6 win. Angel Carreno got the start but lasted just two innings, yielding seven hits and three runs. Endrys Briceno got the win in relief, tossing four shutout innings. Jose Tablante was strong in two innings of relief, but then things fell apart on him in the ninth, and Yonni Mosquera had to come in and record the last out to preserve the win. Gabriel Tenia belted a two run homer for the club.

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