MiLB Recaps: Hens Win on Sizemore's Walk-off
Sizemore raised his average above .400
Sizemore raised his average above .400
Executive Editor
Posted Apr 26, 2011
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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 day's action. Featured performance: Scott Sizemore ripped a bases clearing, walk-off double to pull out a 6-5 win for Toledo.

April 25th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Toledo 6, Louisville 5
7-12, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie Seawolves - PPD: RAIN
7-8, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 4, BREVARD COUNTY 3
10-8, 3rd in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - Dayton 3, WEST Michigan 1
7-8, 6th in Eastern division

Via the bat of Scott Sizemore, the Mud Hens picked up a walk-off 6-5 victory over Louisville on Monday evening. Trailing 5-3 entering the bottom of the ninth, Toledo was able to load the bases via a single, a walk and an error. With two outs, Sizemore stepped to the plate and ripped a line drive to left field that scored all three runners for the win. Robbie Weinhardt got the win in relief, tossing a scoreless ninth. Brendan Wise also had a strong relief outing, not allowing a hit or a run in 2 1/3 innings. Thad Weber got the start, allowing all five Louisville runs in 5 2/3 innings. Sizemore finished the day 3-for-5 as he brought his average up over .400. Scott Thorman chipped in with two hits and an RBI, Andy Dirks added a hit and scored twice, and Cale Iorg went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.

It was missing the big game-winning hit, but much like Toledo, the Flying Tigers got a walk-off win after entering the bottom of the ninth trailing by a run. Thanks to three straight singles, the third being from Daniel Fields to score Ryan Soares, the game was tied up and the winning run was on third. And then, with Wade Gaynor batting, a wild pitch was thrown and Brent Wyatt scored the game winner. Nate Newman got the win, allowing just one hit in his two innings of work, while Cole Nelson got a no decision as the starter, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits in five innings. He also walked four and struck out two. Julio Rodriguez had a strong day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double and driving in two runs.

West Michigan's losing streak reached five games on Monday as they lost to Dayton 3-1. Antonio Cruz took the loss but turned in a quality start, giving up three runs on four hits in six innings of work. He also walked one and struck out five. Patrick Cooper pitched the final two innings and didn't allow a hit while striking out two, but the Whitecaps offense couldn't mount a comeback like Lakeland and Toledo. Dixon Machado and Rob Brantly each had two hits, with Brantly scoring the club's only run.

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