MiLB Recaps: White Belts Walk-Off for LFT

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: Chris White belted a solo home run in the ninth for a walk-off victory for Lakeland.

July 14th Games

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

AA Erie SeaWolves - ALL STAR BREAK
38-53, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 4, PALM BEACH 3
6-12, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - CLINTON 9, WEST MICHIGAN 4
6-13, 8th in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - STATE COLLEGE 11, CONNECTICUT 1
13-13, 2nd in Stedler Division

11-10, 3rd in North Division

12-25, 5th in SPM

R VSL Tigers - RAYS 4, TIGERS 1
18-29, 7th in VSL

The Flying Tigers jumped out to an early lead only to lose that lead in the middle innings, but reclaimed it in the bottom of the ninth on a Chris White solo home run. Luke Putkonen got the start, giving up two runs in five innings to get a no decision. Jose Ortega picked up the win as the final pitcher for the club, pitching two innings and recording all six outs he got via strikeouts. In addition to White's blast, Jordan Lennerton had two hits and two RBI, and Ben Guez drove in a run.

The Whitecaps dropped a sloppy game to Clinton on Wednesday, losing 9-4. Three Whitecaps errors helped result in four unearned runs crossing the plate, all on Nate Newman's watch, who took the loss as he fell to 0-5. Newman allowed seven runs total, three earned, in 4 1/3 innings of work. Miguel Mejia also allowed two more runs in his 2 2/3 innings of work. Corey Jones had two hits and an RBI for the club, while Jamie Johnson scored and a run and drove in another thanks to taking four walks on the day.

The Connecticut Tigers got hammered on Wednesday, falling to State College 11-1. Brennan Smith took the loss as he was hit hard, giving up six runs on eight hits in 2 1/3 innings. Tyler Clark and Eric Lawson combined to allow five more runs in relief over 5 2/3 innings, though two of Clark's were unearned. Eric Roof drove in P.J. Polk for the club's only run.

The GCL Tigers were shut out 5-0 by the GCL Braves on Wednesday. Kyle Ryan took the loss, giving up all five runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings of work. Fernando Celis was outstanding in relief, allowing just one hit in the 3 1/3 innings he worked, but the offense couldn't provide any run support. Patrick Leyland did have a pair of hits for the club.

Like their GCL brethren, the DSL Tigers were also shut out, losing to the DSL Rangers 7-0. Edgar De La Rosa took the loss, allowing four unearned runs in 5 1/3 innings. From there, the club used five relievers to stem the tide, which they somewhat did, limiting the Rangers to only two more runs, but couldn't generate any offense of their own. Aldo Navia did have a pair of hits for the club in the loss.

The VSL Tigers fell as well, falling to the VSL Rays 4-1. Daniel Hernandez got the start and a no decision, giving up one unearned run in three innings of work. Leonel Vasquez would post the same line (three innings, one unearned run) but was credited with the loss. Jose Soledad provided the only run support, belting a solo home run in the fourth inning.

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