MiLB Recaps: LFT Wins in 17 Inning Marathon

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: The Flying Tigers pulled out a 17-inning win, thanks in part to 11 straight innings of no-hit ball.

September 1st Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - LOUISVILLE 8, TOLEOD 3
66-72, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 4, RICHMOND 1
63-74, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 2, DUNEDIN 1 (17)
32-32, 4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - LANSING 3, WEST MICHIGAN 1
34-31, 3rd in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - CONNECTICUT 3, ABERDEEN 2 (10)
36-35, 2nd in Stedler Division

30-28, 3rd in North Division

20-45, 5th in SPM

20-46, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens fell to Louisville 8-3 on Wednesday, ensuring that they'll finish the season below .500. Ryan Ketchner took the loss, giving up five runs in five innings of work. Josh Rainwater also had a rough relief outing, allowing three more runs in 2 1/3 innings. Michael Bertram provided all the run production that Toledo got, belting a three run homer for the Hens.

Brayan Villarreal just can't catch a break when it comes to his own win department, but he still helped lead Erie to a 4-1 win over Richmond. Villarreal allowed one run on four hits with seven strikeouts but took a no decision as he still searches for first Double-A win. Matt Hoffman got the win in relief for tossing 2 2/3 innings of scoreless, hitless relief. At the plate, both Brandon Douglas and John Murrian went 2-for-4 with two RBI.

The Flying Tigers played through a 17 inning pitcher's duel on Wednesday night, with the Flying Tigers finally scoring two runs in the bottom half of the 17th, only after Dunedin finally got on the scoreboard in the top half of the inning. For 16 innings, the two teams were scoreless. Cole Nelson got the start and tossed seven innings of no-hit baseball before exiting with five strikeouts. Bruce Rondon and Matt Little each tossed two innings of no-hit relief as well, meaning the Flying Tigers no-hit Dunedin for the first 11 innings of the game. After Dan Gentzler came in and allowed a run in the 17th, the pressure was on in the bottom half and Lakeland responded. With two outs and two men on, they got back to back RBI singles from Daniel Fields and Juaner Aguasvivas to score the tying and game winning runs. In addition to scoring the game tying run, Gustavo Nunez had two hits and two walks, while Pat McKenna added three hits and a walk.

The Whitecaps weren't able to secure their playoff spot on Wednesday night, as Lansing topped the 'Caps 3-1. Victor Larez got the start and took the loss, giving up three runs over 5 2/3 innings of work. Antonio Cruz pitched the final 2 1/3 innings without allowing a run, but the West Michigan offense couldn't catch up. Corey Jones had two hits including a double and drove in Hernan Perez for the club's only run.

The CT-Tigers picked up another win over Aberdeen on Wednesday as they remain a half game out of first place in the Stedler division. Patrick Lawson got the start and allowed two runs in his five innings of work. Wilsen Palacios tossed four shutout innings, but it would be Tim Mowry who would get the win in relief for tossing a scoreless tenth inning. With the score knotted at two, P.J. Polk singled home Dixon Machado for the game winning run. Polk finished the game going 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI.

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