MiLB Recaps: Nowlin Goes Yard Twice for Erie

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: Billy Nowlin belted a pair of home runs to help drive the SeaWolves to victory.

August 31st Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 4, LOUISVILLE 1
66-71, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 4, RICHMOND 2
62-74, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – DUNEDIN 4, LAKELAND 3 (10)
31-32, 4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - GREAT LAKES 13, WEST MICHIGAN 7
34-30, 3rd in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - CONNECTICUT 2, ABERDEEN 1 (11)
35-35, 2nd in Stedler Division

30-28, 3rd in North Division

20-45, 5th in SPM

20-46, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens topped Louisville again on Tuesday, as they won 4-1. Thad Weber got his first win with the Hens, giving the club eight strong innings. He allowed just one run on three hits with four strikeouts. Robbie Weinhardt pitched the ninth to earn the save. Michael Bertram and Jeff Frazier each belted a solo home run for the club.

The SeaWolves topped Richmond again on Tuesday, mirroring the score from Monday's game, 4-2. It was Anthony Shawler that got the win this time, giving up two runs in seven innings of work en route to his fifth win of the year. He also struck out six. Jose Ortega and Jay Voss then each pitched a scoreless inning of relief, Ortega getting the hold and Voss the save. Billy Nowlin was the story at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs. Bryan Pounds also had three hits and drove in two runs.

Despite managing 15 hits, the Flying Tigers couldn't generate many runs as they fell to Dunedin 4-3 in ten innings. Mark Sorensen got the start and a no decision, allowing two runs (one earned) in six innings of work, striking out eight. Jared Gayhart got the loss in relief, allowing the winning run in the tenth; it was the only run he allowed in his two innings. Jordan Lennerton ripped three doubles for the club, while Chris Sedon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run.

The Whitecaps fell to Great Lakes on Tuesday, 13-7. However, thanks to a Lansing loss, the magic number still fell by one more and is down to two. In the game, Jared Wesson got roughed up as the starter, yielding eight runs on 12 hits in just 2 2/3 innings of work. Richard Zumaya came on in relief but didn't fare much better, giving up four more runs in 3 1/3 innings. Wade Gaynor and Michael Rockett led the way at the plate. Gaynor went 4-for-5 with a double, two run homer, and three RBI total. Rockett also went 4-for-5, scoring three times and driving in a run.

The CT-Tigers picked up a 2-1 win over Aberdeen as they continue to battle for the division crown, now sitting just 1/2 game back. Clemente Mendoza got the start and was outstanding, tossing eight shutout innings, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out five. After Tyler Clark allowed the tying run, Ramon Lebron came on and would end up picking up the win for being the pitcher on record when Alexander Nunez scored on an Aberdeen fielding error for the walk-off win. In addition, to scoring the game winning run, Nunez had three hits total including a solo home run.

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