MiLB Recaps: 'Caps Top Lugnuts

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: Thanks in part to a four hit day from Corey Jones, the Whitecaps beat Lansing.

August 26th Games

62-70, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - AKRON 12, ERIE 0
59-72, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – GM1: DUNEDIN 3, LAKELAND 2

29-30, 4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 10, LANSING 6
30-29, 3rd in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - CONNECTICUT 7, VERMONT 3
32-33, 3rd in Stedler Division

28-28, 3rd in North Division

20-45, 5th in SPM

20-46, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens dropped their game with Indianapolis on Thursday, losing 2-1. Thad Weber lost in his Toledo debut but had a strong outing, giving up two runs over seven innings of work. He also struck out eight. At the plate, Justin Henry drove in Shawn Roof for the club's only run. Roof and Jeff Frazier each had a triple in the game.

It wasn't a pretty game for the SeaWolves as they were hammered by Akron and fell 12-0. Anthony Shawler took the loss, giving up six runs (five earned) in 5 2/3 innings of work with seven strikeouts. Erik Crichton came on in relief but had a rough outing as well, giving up six more runs in just 2/3 of an inning. Rob Waite recorded the final five outs without allowing a run of his own, but the damage had already been done. The 'Wolves offense meanwhile scattered just four hits, including a double from Bryan Pounds.

The Flying Tigers split their doubleheader with Dunedin on Thursday, falling in game one 3-2 but taking the second game 3-0. Cole Nelson got the start in the first game and exited holding onto a 2-1 lead after allowing a run in five innings, but Bruce Rondon allowed the tying run to score, and Matt Little took the loss for allowing the winning run. Daniel Fields and Chris Sedon each belted solo home runs. Things went better in the second game as Shawn Teufel, Michael Torrealba and Dan Gentzler combined to toss a shutout, with Torrealba getting the win for 2 2/3 innings of work and Gentzler getting the save. Francisco Martinez and Patrick McKenna each had two hits including a double, and combined score all three Flying Tiger runs.

The Whitecaps returned to above .500 with a 10-6 win over Lansing on Thursday. Jared Wesson got the start and a no decision, giving up three runs (two earned) in five innings of work with seven strikeouts. Antonio Cruz got the win in relief, going three innings and allowing one run. Corey Jones led the way at the plate with four hits including a pair of doubles and two runs driven in. Jeff Rowland also added two hits, two runs and two RBI, and Tony Plagman also drove in a pair of runs. Hernan Perez also had three hits and scored three times.

Connecticut picked up its second straight win over Vermont, picking up a 7-3 victory. Clemente Mendoza got the start and the win while turning in a quality start, giving up three runs over six innings of work. Miguel Mejia pitched the final three innings to earn the save. Ryan Enos belted a two run home run for the club, while P.J. Polk added three hits, two runs, two stolen bases and an RBI. Julio Rodriguez also drove in two runs.

The GCL Tigers improved to .500 with a 6-1 win over the GCL Pirates. Jade Todd got the win, allowing a run in six innings of work with seven strikeouts. Like Mejia, Jack Duffey earned his first save by tossing the final three innings for the club. Steven Moya belted a three run homer for the club, while Nick Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Patrick Leyland also chipped in with two hits, a run and an RBI.

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