MiLB Recaps: 'Wolves Avoid Sweep

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: Cale Iorg blasted his seventh home run to leadoff yesterday's game for Erie.

August 5th Games

55-56, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 7, NEW BRITAIN 4
46-65, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – CHARLOTTE 4, LAKELAND 3
17-22, t-4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - EST MICHIGAN 6, GREAT LAKES 0
15-24, 6th in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - CONNECTICUT 3, HUDSON VALLEY 2
26-21, 2nd in Stedler Division

18-22, 5th in North Division

16-36, 5th in SPM

20-44, 7th in VSL

Working from the leadoff spot on Thursday, Cale Iorg helped spark the Erie offense with a home run as the first batter in the game. The bomb was Iorg's seventh of the season, and part of a two-hit night for the shortstop. Billy Nowlin also picked up two hits, one of them a double, while driving in two on the night. Nowlin wasn't alone as a member of the two-RBI club, with Kody Kaiser and Bryan Pounds both doing the same. Brandon Douglas continued to rake since his promotion to Erie, picking up two more hits, and raising his average to a robust .393. Anthony Shawler was the beneficiary of all the run support, as he picked up his third Double-A win with seven solid innings on the hill. Lester Oliveros worked a scoreless ninth for his fifth save, walking two and striking out three.

Lakeland fell victim to a walkoff win by Charlotte last night, as the team fell 4-3 despite pounding out 14 10 hits. Gustavo Nunez and Pat McKenna led the way with two knocks apiece, and Jordan Lennerton pouned his third home run of the year. Luke Putknone was relatively hittable on Thursday, giving up ten hits in just six innings, but he scattered those hits and only allowed two runs. Jared Gayhart was charged with the loss in the ninth, as he gave up to walks and two hits in just one-third of an inning.

Fantastic pitching from Jared Wesson and the bullpen was all West Michigan needed to topple Great Lakes last night. Wesson moved to 4-1 with the 'Caps, firing five innings of shutout ball with five strikeouts. Zach Samuels and Kenny Faulk maintained the shutout with four combined innings of excellent baseball. Jeff Rowland had his best game since being promoted from Connecticut, finishing 3-for-3, while Core Jones drove in three with two singles in the game.

The CT-Tigers took yet another -- their third in a row -- from Hudson Valley with another one run victory yesterday. The win was backboned by another solid outing from the pitching staff, led by five innings of one-run (unearned) ball by Rayni Guichardo. Guichardo struck out four over that five innings, but he also walked five. Tim Mowry gave up a run in three innings of work, but was credited with the win in relief. PJ Polk led the way on offense with three hits, whiel Alexander Nunez smoked a triple and single, and Londell Taylor posted two doubles.

The GCL Tigers only posted four hits in their win over the Phillies yesterday, but the two runs they mustered off of those four hits was more than enough for the win. Wilsen Palacios continued his strong run on the mound, working six shutout innings with seven strikeouts to even his record at three wins and three losses. Alex Burgos worked two scoreless of his own with no walks and four strikeouts, and Bruce Rondon was pefect in the ninth to earn his eleventh save of the summer.

There wasn't much offesne to be found with the DSL Tigers on Thursday, as they managed only three singles in the game. Edgar De La Rosa gave up six runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings, striking out five. Yinio Calderon held the Rangers' offense in check for 2 2/3 innings of relief, allowing just one hit and one walk, with two strikeouts.

Seven different players in the VSL lineup picked up hits yesterday, though only one of those hits went for extra bases; a double by Luis Cortez. Combined, those seven hits and two walks yielded just three runs in defeat. Gino Aguirre went just two-thirds of an inning as he tries to come back from arm trouble, and he yielded one run on two hits and a walk. Jairo Sanchez and Juan Espinoza were the only outstanding performers in the game with a combined 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief.

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