MiLB Recaps: Pounds Leads 'Wolves in Win

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: Bryan Pounds belted a home run and drove in three runs total to help lead Erie to victory.

August 20th Games

58-68, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 5, READING 3
57-68, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 5, BREVARD COUNTY 4 (10)
27-26, 4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - FORT WAYNE 7, WEST MICHIGAN 3
27-26, 3rd in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - CONNECTICUT 4, STATEN ISLAND 2
30-30, 2nd in Stedler Division

25-27, 4th in North Division

20-44, 5th in SPM

20-46, 7th in VSL

Despite a great start from L.J. Gagnier, the Mud Hens couldn't generate a single run as they were shut out 1-0 by Indianapolis. Gagnier took the loss, going seven innings, allowing the one run on four hits with a pair of walks and five strikeouts. Josh Rainwater pitched two perfect innings of relief, but the offense couldn't match the run. The offense managed just two hits, a single from Casper Wells and a double from Cale Iorg, and went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

The SeaWolves topped Reading 5-3 on Friday evening, with Thad Weber picking up the win. Weber went 7 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts as he earned his ninth win of the year. Jose Ortega got the final out in the eighth, and Lester Oliveros struck out the side in the ninth for his ninth save. Bryan Pounds was the star at the plate, going 3-for-4 including a home run and driving in three total. Deik Scram also added two hits including a double and a run scored.

The Flying Tigers jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, saw the lead disappear, but then reclaimed it in the tenth inning and held on a for a 5-4 win. Jon Kibler got the start, giving up three runs in five innings of work. Michael Torrealba would yield the tying run in his three innings of relief work. Jared Gayhart would earn the win in relief, securing the win after the Flying Tigers took the lead in the top half of the tenth. Jordan Lennerton was once again the star at the plate, belting a home run in the tenth for the go-ahead and game winning run. Daniel Fields also went 2-for-5 for the day including a triple and drove in two runs.

Trevor Feeney had a rare rough start as the Whitecaps fell to Fort Wayne 7-3. Feeney took the loss to fall to 10-12, giving up six runs on ten hits in 3 1/3 innings of work. A trio of relievers stopped the bleeding, including Richard Zumaya who tossed three shutout innings, but the damage had already been done. Avisail Garcia did belt a two run homer in the losing cause.

The CT-Tigers reclaimed second place in the Stedler with a 4-2 win over Staten Island on Friday night. Clemente Mendoza got the win, scattering eight hits while allowing just one run in six innings of work. Ramon Lebron got the save in the ninth, striking out the side but allowing a run in the process. Matt Perry had a big game, going 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI, and P.J. Polk also added two hits including a double, a run and an RBI.

The GCL Tigers shut out the GCL Yankees on Friday, 4-0. Jade Todd got the start and tossed six shutout innings, striking out five. Scott Green also made an appearance, striking out two in his inning of work. Edgar Corcino had a hit and two RBI for the club at the plate, while Nick Castellanos walked twice and scored a run in his pro debut.

Edgar De La Rosa took the loss as the DSL Tigers fell to the DSL Angels 6-5. Walter Lachapel got the start and tossed five shutout innings, but Gregory Morillo came on and gave up three runs without recording an out, and then De La Rosa gave up three more to earn the loss. Sandy Acevedo drove in a pair of runs, while Raynolds Guzman added three hits for the team.

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