MiLB Recaps: Douglas Helps Snap Erie Skid

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: Brandon Douglas helped snap Erie's four game losing skid with a big game at the plate.

August 29th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - LOUISVILLE 8, TOLEDO 0
64-71, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 7, AKRON 4
60-74, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – DAYTONA 6, LAKELAND 1
31-31, 4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 8, GREAT LAKES 1
33-29, 3rd in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - CONNECTICUT 6, BROOKLYN 3
34-34, 2nd in Stedler Division

30-28, 3rd in North Division

20-45, 5th in SPM

20-46, 7th in VSL

It was a rough go of it on Sunday for the Mud Hens as Louisville got them back from Saturday's defeat, handing Toledo an 8-0 loss. Andrew Oliver got the start and had a good showing but still took the loss, giving up two runs (one earned) in six innings of work, with three walks and five strikeouts. However, Ramon Garcia and Scot Drucker each allowed three runs in relief to put the game away. Scott Sizemore, Robinson Diaz and Chris White each had a double in the loss, but the club combined to go 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

The SeaWolves snapped their four game losing skid on Sunday with a 7-4 win over Akron. Duane Below picked up the win, giving up four runs in 5 1/3 innings of work. Brandon Douglas led the way at the plate, ripping a pair of doubles and driving in two runs. Billy Nowlin also added two doubles and an RBI, while Brent Wyatt had a hit, two runs and two RBI. Lester Oliveros pitched the ninth for his 12th save.

Lakeland dropped their Sunday evening contest with Daytona, falling 6-1. Jeff Barfield got the start and took the loss, giving up three runs in four innings of work. Michael Torrealba came on in relief but struggled, giving up three more runs in his two innings. At the plate, Jordan Lennerton drove in the team's only run, while Gabriel Purroy added three hits including a double for the Flying Tigers.

The Whitecaps moved ever closer to securing their playoff berth with an 8-1 win over Great Lakes on Sunday afternoon. Patrick Cooper got the start and earned the win, giving up a run on three hits in 6 1/3 innings of work. Zach Samuels and Nate Newman handled the final 2 1/3 innings to wrap up the win. Hernan Perez and Alexis Espinoza both went yard after the 'Caps had built a small lead, with Perez ripping a solo shot and Espinoza adding a three run blast. Wade Gaynor also added two doubles and drove in two runs.

The Connecticut Tigers showed Sunday that they won't be conceding the division after one bad game, coming back for a 6-3 win over Brooklyn. Josue Carreno got the win for the club, giving up three runs on three hits in five innings of work, also striking out five. Miguel Mejia earned another save for the club, his second this week, and strangely enough, his second not because of closing out a tough game, but for reaching the requisite three-plus final innings pitched. In this case, he went four, allowing just one hit while striking out six. Josh Ashenbrenner had two hits including a double and three RBI for the team. Matt Perry also added two hits including a double and an RBI.

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