April 28th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens – SYRACUSE 5, TOLEDO 3
12-9, 2nd in West Division
AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 9, BOWIE 7
9-10, 5th in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 5, DAYTONA 3
10-9, 3rd in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - LANSING 2, WEST MICHIGAN 1
6-14, 7th in Eastern Division
The Mud Hens dropped their match with Syracuse on Wednesday evening, falling 5-3. Ryan Ketchner took a no decision as the starter, giving up three runs (two earned) in five innings. Josh Rainwater took the loss for giving up two runs in his two innings of relief. Casper Wells supplied all of the offense for the Hens, belting a three run home run in the first inning to give Toledo the early lead. But the team managed just five hits for the whole game, and couldn't help pick up the pitching staff on this night.
Despite starting the year off with such a tough losing streak, the SeaWolves moved to within one game of .500 with a 9-7 win over Bowie on Wednesday. Andy Dirks and Wilkin Ramirez helped power the offense, each belting a two run homer, while Josh Burrus drove in three runs for the 'Wolves. Erie maintained a six run lead after their half of the fifth, but had to hold on late after a push from Bowie. Thad Weber picked up the win, his first of the year, giving up three runs in five innings. Jared Gayhart picked up the save for tossing the final three innings to secure the win.
Like Tuesday night, the Flying Tigers gave up three runs to Daytona, but unlike Tuesday, Lakeland put up five runs this time around to pick up the win. Adam Wilk got the start and a no decision, allowing three runs (two earned) in six innings. Anthony Shawler tossed three perfect innings of relief to earn the win. Alden Carrithers and Rawley Bishop each had two hits and scored two runs, while Kody Kaiser added a solo home run. Bryan Pounds also had two hits and drove in two runs for the Flying Tigers.
The Whitecaps offense struggled once again on Wednesday as they fell to Lansing 2-1. Ramon Lebron was very wild, walking five in just 2 2/3 innings of work. However, he only allowed two runs as he didn't give up a single hit. Cory Hamilton, who recently joined the club, tossed 3 1/3 innings of shutout relief. Jordan Lennerton had two hits for the team, including a double, while Billy Alvino scored the team's only run. Jamie Johnson also had a hit and a walk from the top of the order.
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