July 31st Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - GWINNETT 9, TOLEDO 6
53-55, 4th in West Division
AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 10, BINGHAMTON 9
45-63, 6th in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – ST. LUCIE 4, LAKELAND 1
14-20, 5th in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 2, DAYTON 1
13-21, 6th in Eastern Division
SS-A Connecticut Tigers - GM1: CONNECTICUT 2, TRI-CITY 1
GM2: TRI-CITY 3, CONNECTICUT 1
22-10, 2nd in Stedler Division
R GCL Tigers - TIGERS 2, BLUE JAYS 0
16-20, 5th in North Division
R DSL Tigers - RANGERS 14, TIGERS 1
14-33, 5th in SPM
R VSL Tigers - PHILLIES 5, TIGERS 3
20-42, 7th in VSL
Toledo fell to Gwinnett 9-6. Ryan Ketchner got the start and struggled, while Scot Drucker also struggled in relief and got the loss. Ketchner allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings, while Drucker allowed three runs (one earned) and four hits in 1 1/3 innings to take the loss. Ben Guez ripped a two run homer for the club while Casper Wells added a pair of doubles.
The SeaWolves won another high scoring affair, topping Binghamton 10-9. Brooks Brown earned the win, giving up four runs in six innings of work. He also struck out eight. Lester Oliveros allowed two runs in the ninth but was able to record all the outs necessary to secure the win and get the save. Billy Nowlin and Kody Kaiser led the way at the plate, with Nowlin belting a grand slam and driving in five runs total, and Kaiser adding a three run shot.
The Flying Tigers fell to St. Lucie 4-1. Luke Putkonen took the loss but turned in a quality start, allowing three runs on six hits in six innings of work. Lakeland scattered nine singles but couldn't turn all those hits into multiple runs, going 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position. Matt Mansilla had two hits and an RBI for the team.
The Whitecaps picked up a 2-1 win over Dayton. Jared Wesson turned in an excellent start but still couldn't earn a victory, giving up a run on five hits with six strikeouts in seven innings of work. Matt Little tossed two perfect innings of relief to get the win, thanks to a Corey Jones double that scored Jeff Rowland in the bottom of the ninth for the walk-off victory. Rob Brantly also had two hits and an RBI.
Connecticut split their doubleheader with Tri-City on Saturday, taking the first game 2-1 but falling in the second 3-1. Rayni Guichardo got the win in the first game, giving up a run in six innings of work. Tyler White pitched the final inning to record the save. Brett Anderson and Chao-Ting Tang each drove in a run for the team. Miguel Mejia took the loss in the second game, giving up two runs on two hits in three innings. Connecticut scattered just five hits at the plate, with James Robbins managing a double and driving in the team's only run.
Thanks to some excellent pitching, the GCL Tigers picked up a 2-0 shutout win over the GCL Blue Jays. Steve Crnkovich got the win, going six innings, allowing just three hits and striking out eight. Ramon Lebron then tossed two hitless innings of relief, before Bruce Rondon came on and secured the win while picking up the save. Gabriel Purroy and Luis Castillo each drove in a run.
The DSL Tigers were hammered on Saturday, falling 14-1 to the DSL Rangers. Luis Hidalgo took the loss, allowing six runs in four innings of work. Henry Mejia then allowed a run in two innings, while Gregory Morillo gave up five runs in 2/3 of an inning. Finally, Alvin Acosta allowed two more runs while getting the final four outs. Raynolds Guzman produced the only run via an RBI double.
The VSL Tigers fell to the VSL Phillies 5-3 on Saturday. Gino Aguirre took the loss, allowing two earned runs in just 2/3 of an inning of work. Aguirre was pulled after a walk following two wild pitches. Julio Guilarte did provide some solid relief, allowing one unearned run in 4 1/3 innings. Jose Rodriguez though would allow two more runs that would prove to be the difference margin. Raul Leiva had two doubles and an RBI, while Eugenio Suarez also added two hits and an RBI.
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