MiLB Recaps: Wilk Shines in AA Debut

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: Adam Wilk made his Double-A debut and shined, earning a win for Erie with eight shutout innings.

August 25th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 5, COLUMBUS 4 (12)
62-69, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 3, ALTOONA 1
59-71, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 2, DUNEDIN 0
28-29, 4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - LANSING 7, WEST MICHIGAN 6
29-29, 3rd in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - CONNECTICUT 6, VERMONT 5
31-33, 3rd in Stedler Division

R GCL Tigers - TIGERS 2, PIRATES 1 (10)
27-28, 3rd in North Division

20-45, 5th in SPM

20-46, 7th in VSL

Just like the big league club, the Mud Hens game on Wednesday went 12 innings, but in this case Toledo came out on top, beating Columbus 5-4. L.J. Gagnier got the start, giving up four runs (two earned) in 5 1/3 innings. Four Toledo relievers combined to go 6 2/3 innings, allowing no runs and just four hits. Casey Fien got the win in relief, thanks to Scott Sizemore's game winning single that scored Justin Henry. Sizemore had two hits and two walks for the club. Robinson Diaz also had a big game, going 3-for-5 and falling a home run shy of the cycle. Shawn Roof also drove in a pair of runs.

Adam Wilk had a sparkling double-A debut for the SeaWolves as Erie topped Altoona 3-1. Adam Wilk got the win, tossing eight innings of one-hit baseball, not allowing a run. He also struck out three. Lester Oliveros allowed a run while picking up the save, losing the shutout bid but securing the victory. Billy Nowlin had two hits and scored twice, while Alden Carrithers and Andy Bouchie each drove in a run.

The Flying Tigers were finally able to get a game in, topping Dunedin 2-0. Mark Sorensen got the win, tossing six shutout innings for the club, while Jared Gayhart pitched the seventh to earn the save in a shortened game (expected to be a doubleheader but the second game was postponed). Daniel Fields and Bryan Holaday provided the runs, each belting a solo home run for the club.

The Whitecaps dropped a close battle with Lansing, falling 7-6, despite a late rally attempt that came up just short. Hernan Perez and Jamie Johnson led off the bottom of the ninth with back-to-back doubles to score one run and put the tying run in scoring position, but the next three 'Caps all struck out to end the threat and the game. Trevor Feeney took the loss, giving up six runs but just two earned in seven innings of work. Wade Gaynor had two hits including a double and an RBI for the club. Rob Brantly also added two singles and an RBI.

The CT-Tigers also had a one run game, but they came out on top, beating Vermont 6-5. Brennan Smith got his first win with Connecticut, tossing five shutout innings, scattering just two hits. The bullpen didn't make it easy, with each of three relievers allowing at least one run, but they restricted the damage enough to hold for a win, with Tim Mowry earning his first save. Ryan Enos had two hits including a double for the club, while scoring a run and driving in two. Alexander Nunez also added a hit and two RBI.

The GCL Tigers picked up a 2-1 victory over the GCL Pirates in ten innings on Wednesday. Wilsen Palacios got the start, giving up one unearned on three hits with eight strikeouts in six innings of work. Scott Green also pitched a scoreless inning of relief, while Fernando Celis tossed two scoreless innings and earned the win. Alex Burgos earned his first save. Juaner Aguasvivas ripped a pair of doubles and drove in a run, while Nick Castellanos added three hits including a double and scored twice.

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