September 4th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 6, COLUMBUS 4
68-73, 4th in West Division
AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 5, AKRON 4 (10)
65-75, 6th in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 3, DAYTONA 1
34-33, 4th in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 8, FORT WAYNE 3
35-33, 3rd in Eastern Division
SS-A Connecticut Tigers - ABERDEEN 3, CONNECTICUT 1
38-36, 2nd in Stedler Division
R GCL Tigers - END OF SEASON
30-28, 3rd in North Division
R DSL Tigers - END OF SEASON
20-45, 5th in SPM
R VSL Tigers - END OF SEASON
20-46, 7th in VSL
The Mud Hens picked up a 6-4 win over Columbus on Saturday night. Drew Gagnier got the win, giving up a run in six innings of work with seven strikeouts. Enrique Gonzalez tossed a scoreless inning of relief, while Zach Simons allowed three runs, which allowed Casey Fien to earn the save for pitching the ninth. Andy Dirks went 3-for-4 at the plate with a solo home run and two runs scored, while Michael Bertram also had three hits and Ben Guez drove in a pair of runs.
The SeaWolves squeaked out a 5-4 win over Akron on Saturday night. Adam Wilk had yet another strong start, but would take a no decision as Cory Hamilton got the win in relief. Wilk gave up two runs over 7 2/3 innings, scattering seven hits while striking out three. Hamilton went 2 1/3 innings to get the win despite allowing two runs when the 'Wolves got the lead for good in the tenth with three runs of their own. John Murrian led off the inning with a solo home run, and then after a Matt Mansilla homer, Brent Wyatt belted a two run walk-off shot to win it for Erie.
Josh Barfield tossed six shutout innings as Lakeland topped Daytona 3-1. Barfield scattered just three hits while striking out a pair before handing things over to the bullpen. Matt Little allowed the lone run given up in relief, but Bruce Rondon came on and got the final four outs for the save. Lakeland scattered just three hits but they were still able to get three runs across the plate with Luis Castillo and Samir Rijo each managing a hit and scoring a run.
The Whitecaps are now one win away from clinching their playoff spot after an 8-3 win over Fort Wayne. Trevor Feeney gave the club a solid start and the offense came alive against Fort Wayne. Feeney earned his 12th win, allowing three runs over five innings of work. Nate Newman then tossed three innings of scoreless relief before allowing Antonio Cruz to close it out. Wade Gaynor and Alexis Espinoza each belted solo home runs, with Espinoza driving in three runs total. Jamie Johnson didn't manage a hit but did drive in a pair of runs for the team as well.
Connecticut fell back a half game out of first place with a 3-1 loss to Aberdeen. Brennan Smith took the loss, giving up two runs in 4 2/3 innings. Jeff Ferrell allowed just one run over the final 3 1/3 innings, but the CT-Tigers offense remained quiet. They scattered just five hits, none for extra bases. P.J. Polk had two hits, while Julio Rodriguez had a hit and scored the team's only run.
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