July 18th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - SCRANTON/WB 3, TOLEDO 2
45-50, 4th in West Division
AA Erie SeaWolves - AKRON 11, ERIE 2
38-57, 6th in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – FORT MYERS 1, LAKELAND 0
7-15, 6th in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - KANE COUNTY 4, WEST MICHIGAN 3
7-16, 8th in Eastern Division
SS-A Connecticut Tigers - HUDSON VALLEY 9, CONNECTICUT 5
15-15, 2nd in Stedler Division
R GCL Tigers - OFF DAY
12-12, 3rd in North Division
R DSL Tigers - OFF DAY
12-25, 5th in SPM
R VSL Tigers - OFF DAY
18-32, 7th in VSL
Toledo saw a late lead evaporate in the eighth inning as Toledo fell to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3-2. L.J. Gagnier got the start and took the loss, allowing all three runs on six hits in 7 1/3 innings of work. Gagnier entered the eighth inning with a 2-1 lead after Brent Dlugach sacrificed home Jeff Larish to give the Hens the edge. But Gagnier hit a batter, then allowed a double followed by a triple to score two runs and lose the lead. Fu-Te Ni came on in relief and recorded the final two outs and prevented another run from scoring, but Toledo couldn't get the run back in the ninth and the Hens fell. Larish finished the game going 4-for-4 with three doubles while Jeff Frazier also added three hits.
The SeaWolves were hammered by Akron 11-2 as they were swept in their first weekend back in action. Thad Weber took the loss, giving up four runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings of work. Josh Rainwater, Luis Marte and Lester Oliveros all came on in relief hoping to close the floodgates, but all three allowed at least one additional run. Erie got both of its runs in the second inning, with Rawley Bishop scoring on a Michael Bertram double, and Bertram scoring on a Justin Henry single.
The Flying Tigers dropped a pitcher's duel on Sunday, falling to Fort Myers 1-0. Jon Kibler was excellent despite taking the loss, giving up a run on six hits in seven innings of work. That lone run though would prove to be the difference as the Lakeland offense managed eight hits but went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Bryan Holaday had two hits including a double for the club, while Francisco Martinez and Brandon Douglas also each added two hits.
A ninth inning comeback attempt came up just short as the Whitecaps fell to Kane County 4-3. Trevor Feeney took the loss despite turning in a quality start, giving up three runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings of work. The 'Caps cut their two run deficit in half in the ninth via a Clay Jones solo home run, and then Robert Brantly walked to get the tying run on base, but Jamie Johnson grounded out to end the threat and the game. Wade Gaynor chipped in with a double and a triple along with an RBI, and Avisail Garcia also added two hits and an RBI.
The Connecticut Tigers fell back to .500 with a 9-5 loss to Hudson Valley. Josue Carreno got the start and took the loss, giving up six runs (four earned) in 2 2/3 innings of work. At the plate, Chris Sedon ripped a two run homer, while Matt Perry also drove in a pair of runs, and P.J. Polk added two hits and scored twice.
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