MiLB Recaps: Hens, LFT Claim Doubleheaders

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 and Lakeland each picked up a pair of wins in doubleheaders on Saturday.

July 24th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - GM1: TOLEDO 12, BUFFALO 6

50-51, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - BINGHAMTON 13, ERIE 8
40-61, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – GM1: LAKELAND 6, JUPITER 5

11-17, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - BELOIT 6, WEST MICHIGAN 4
8-20, 8th in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - CONNECTICUT 6, TRI-CITY 5 (13)
18-16, 2nd in Stedler Division

14-16, 4th in North Division

14-26, 5th in SPM

19-37, 7th in VSL

Toledo picked up a pair of wins on Saturday, completing their suspended game from Friday and winning 12-6, plus taking the second game 5-4. Andy Oliver got the start in the first game and picked up a no decision, tossing four shutout innings, allowing just two hits while striking out four. Edgar De La Vara earned the win, giving up two runs in four innings. Ryan Strieby, Casper Wells and Wilkin Ramirez all went yard, with Ramirez and Strieby each driving in three, while Wells drove in two. L.J. Gagnier picked up the win in the second game, giving up three runs in six innings of work. He also struck out five. Jay Sborz pitched the seventh to earn his 16th save. Jeff Frazier had a big game, going 3-for-4 with a two run homer. Max Leon also went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

The SeaWolves pitching staff got roughed up as they fell to Binghamton 13-8. Duane Below was unable to make it out of the first inning as the starter, allowing five runs in 2/3 of an inning. Cory Hamilton came on in relief and didn't perform much better, allowing three more runs while recording just one out. Jose Ortega, Josh Rainwater and Lester Oliveros completed the rest of the game, but only Oliveros was able to make it through without giving up a run. Chris White belted a three run homer for the club, while Deik Scram added two doubles, scored twice and drove in a run.

The Flying Tigers picked up a pair of one run victories on Saturday, topping Jupiter 6-5 and then 4-3. Jon Kibler got the start and a no decision in the first game, giving up three runs in 5 1/3 innings of work. He exited with the lead, but Rob Waite was unable to hold it. The game would go to extra innings, with the game winner coming from a Samir Rijo sacrifce fly that scored Daniel Fields. Jared Gayhart earned the win in relief. Bryan Pounds also had a big game, going 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI. Patrick McKenna also added a solo homer. Jacob Turner got the start in the second game but didn't last too long, giving up three runs in 3 2/3 innings of work, also allowing eight hits. Erik Crichton earned the win in relief. Pounds drove in two runs for the club to help earn the win.

The Whitecaps fell to Beloit on Saturday 6-4. Trevor Feeney got the start and a no decision, allowing two runs over six innings, exiting with the game tied at two. Shawn Teufel allowed two runs in his relief work, but Jordan Pratt would take the loss for allowing two more runs. Wade Gaynor, Tony Plagman, Rob Brantly, and Clay Jones each drove in a run in the loss.

The C-Tigers picked up a 6-5 win over Tri-City in 13 innings, making up their rained out game from Friday. Patrick Cooper got the start, giving up four runs in six innings of work. Connecticut had a one run lead entering the ninth, but Logan Hoch gave up the tying run to force extras. But in the 13th, Ryan Soares singled home Julio Rodriguez for the winning run. Miguel Mejia earned the win, tossing three shutout innings. Ryan Enos and Alexander Nunez also added a pair of RBI for the club.

The GCL Phillies topped the GCL Tigers again on Saturday, winning 3-2. Wilsen Palacios got a no decision as the starter, giving up a pair of runs in six innings of work, including eight strikeouts. Fernando Celis took the loss falling to 0-3 for the year, giving up a run on two hits in one inning of relief. Juaner Aguasvivas had two hits and drove in both of the team's runs.

The DSL Tigers were shutout 2-0 by the DSL Astros on Saturday. Brenny Paulino took the loss, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits in five innings. He also struck out seven. The team meanwhile committed just as many errors (four) as hits managed.

Like their Dominican brethren, the VSL Tigers were also shut out, them by the Phillies, falling 3-0. Angel Carreno took the loss, giving up a run on five hits in five innings of work. Jose Soledad managed a double and two walks in the losing effort.

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