MiLB Recaps: Erie Homers Way to Victory

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: Erie got three home runs to cruise to victory, including a three run shot from Billy Nowlin.

July 29th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - PAWTUCKET 7, TOLEDO 0
53-53, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 8, BINGHAMTON 2
43-63, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – BRADENTON 18, LAKELAND 5
13-19, 5th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 3, LAKE COUNTY 1
11-21, 7th in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - STATEN ISLAND 6, CONNECTICUT 3
20-18, 2nd in Stedler Division

15-19, 5th in North Division

14-29, 5th in SPM


20-40, 7th in VSL

Toledo fell to Pawtucket on Thursday, 7-0. L.J. Gagnier turned in a strong outing but still took the loss, giving up three runs over seven innings of work. But Scot Drucker allowed all three batters he faced to reach, and Edgar De La Vara allowed them to score, plus one of his own as Pawtucket cushioned its lead. Toledo meanwhile scattered just six hits and went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position as the roster was further decimated by more call-ups.

The SeaWolves topped Binghamton on Thursday 8-2. Duane Below got the start and a no decision, giving up two runs over 5 2/3 innings of work. He also struck out seven. Cory Hamilton got the win in relief, striking out all four outs he recorded. The long ball ruled the day as Billy Nowlin belted his first home run as a member of the SeaWolves, driving in three total. Rawley Bishop also added a two run blast, and Kody Kaiser chipped in with a solo shot.

It was a rough go of things in Lakeland as after taking an early lead, Bradenton jumped all over the Flying Tigers and cruised to an 18-5 win. Jon Kibler got a no decision as the starter, giving up five runs in 5 1/3 innings. Michael Torrealba took the loss for allowing two more runs in an inning of work, while Wilfredo Ramirez and Erik Crichton combined to allow 11 more runs, though three were unearned. Bryan Holaday went 3-for-5 with Brent Wyatt adding a hit and scoring twice.

Instead of a shootout, it was a pitcher's duel with West Michigan once again coming out on top, 3-1. Patrick Cooper got the start and a no decision, allowing a run in five innings of work. Shawn Teufel got the win in relief for tossing two scoreless innings to close the game out. Michael Rockett went 3-for-6 with a run scored, while Wade Gaynor added two hits and an RBI.

The C-Tigers fell to Staten Island 6-3 on Thursday. Clemente Mendoza took the loss, giving up six runs (five earned) on eight hits in six innings of work. Josh Ashenbrenner added a hit, a run and an RBI for the club.

The GCL Tigers fell to the GCL Yankees for the second straight day, this time falling 6-3. Jeff Ferrell took the loss, giving up three runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings. Juaner Aguasvivas drove in a pair of runs for the club in the loss.

The VSL Tigers dropped a pair of games to the VSL Mariners on Thursday, falling 3-2 and then 1-0. Jose Mendoza took the loss in the first game, allowing three runs (two earned) in five innings. Gabriel Tenia and Jose Soledad each had two hits and an RBI for the club. Endrys Briceno took the loss in the second game, giving up the lone run of the contest in five innings of work. The offense scattered five hits but went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

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