MiLB Recaps: Hens Powered Up in Win

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: Toledo posted 11 runs on Saturday, with Scott Sizemore and Ben Guez leading the way.

July 17th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 11, SCRANTON/WB 7
45-49, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - AKRON 6, ERIE 5
38-56, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 6, PALM BEACH 2
7-14, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - KANE COUNTY 7, WEST MICHIGAN 3
7-15, t-7th in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - HUDSON VALLEY 10, CONNECTICUT 2
15-14, 2nd in Stedler Division

R GCL Tigers - YANKEES 3, TIGERS 2 (11)
12-12, 3rd in North Division

R DSL Tigers - OFF DAY
12-25, 5th in SPM

R VSL Tigers - PPD: RAIN
18-32, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens jumped out to an early lead against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and didn't let up as they won 11-7. Scott Sizemore led off the game with a home run and would finish 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI. Casper Wells and Jeff Frazier added home runs, while Ben Guez finished a single shy of the cycle. Ryan Ketchner got the start, giving up six runs in 4 1/3 innings, with Brendan Wise earning the win in relief, tossing 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball.

A seventh inning surge from Akron overcame Erie's two run lead and resulted in a 6-5 loss for the 'Wolves. Charlie Furbush got the start, giving up five runs on ten hits in six innings of work. But it was Zach Simons who would take the loss for allowing the go-ahead run in the seventh. Cesar Nicolas had a big game, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored, including a two run homer. Andy Dirks and Cale Iorg also each added two hits.

The Flying Tigers picked up a 6-2 win over Palm Beach on Saturday. Adam Wilk was strong yet again as the starter, giving up a run in six innings of work with no walks and six strikeouts. Daniel Fields had a pair of hits and drove in three runs, while Francisco Martinez added a solo home run. Billy Nowlin also reached base four times, all walks.

Giovanni Soto made his return to the mound but struggled a bit in the Whitecaps 7-3 loss. Soto gave up four runs (three earned) in 3 1/3 innings of work before exiting. Jordan Pratt came on in relief and walked as many as outs he recorded (four) before handing the ball over to Richard Zumaya, who gave up three more runs. Wade Gaynor and Hernan Perez each drove in a run for the club.

The C-Tigers were sloppy and in turn hammered as they fell to Hudson Valley 10-2 on Saturday. Rayni Guichardo took the loss, allowing five runs (three earned) in two innings of work before handing things over to the bullpen. Three relievers combined to give up five more runs, though three of the five were again unearned as part of Connecticut's four error day. Eric Roof had two hits and an RBI, while Julio Rodriguez added a double a run and and RBI for the team.

The GCL Tigers fell to the GCL Yankees 3-2 in 11 innings on Saturday. Jeff Ferrell got the start for the club, allowing a run on five hits in six innings. Fernando Celis would take the loss but was victimized by his own throwing error on a poor pickoff attempt that moved the go-ahead run into scoring position. Dixon Machado had two hits including a double for the club, while Kyle Peter added a hit and a run scored.

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