April 26th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - PPD: RAIN
7-12, 3rd in West Division
AA Erie Seawolves - GM1: ERIE 4, READING 0
GM2: ERIE 4, READING 3
9-8, 1st in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – BREVARD COUNTY 12, LAKELAND 3
10-9, 3rd in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - Dayton 7, WEST Michigan 3
7-9, 6th in Eastern division
All it took was one little doubleheader sweep, and the SeaWolves literally jumped from last place to first place. In the first game the club picked up a 4-0 shutout win, behind a two-hitter from L.J. Gagnier. Gagnier went the distance, and in addition to the two hits, he walked one and struck out six. All the run production came via the long ball, as Bryan Holaday put Erie out in front with a three run bomb, and Rawley Bishop added a solo shot later in the game. The second game wasn't quite as easy, but the SeaWolves were able to come from behind with three runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull out the win. Down 3-1 heading into the inning, Jamie Johnson singled home Shawn Roof to get the team within two and put the game-winning run on base. Bishop would be the star this time, belting a two-run, walk-off double for the win. Ramon Garcia got the start and allowed two runs on seven hits in three innings. Lester Oliveros pitched two shutout innings, while Chance Ruffin got the win for pitching a scoreless seventh. Johnson had two hits and two RBI in the game.
The Flying Tigers got hammered on Tuesday evening, falling to Brevard County in their final game before hitting the road 12-3. Jared Wesson got the start and took the loss, taking the brunt of the abuse on the mound. He gave up seven runs in 2 1/3 innings of work before exiting. Dan Gentzler and Jordan Pratt struggled too, with Gentzler allowing two runs in 2 2/3 innings, and Pratt allowing the final three in two innings. Ryan Robowski did toss two scoreless innings, but the game was well out of reach at that point. Avisail Garcia showed signs of awaking from his early season slump, blasting a three run homer for the team's only runs of the day.
The Whitecaps losing skid hit six games on Tuesday as fell to Dayton 7-3. Josue Carreno got the start and took the loss, giving up four runs on six hits in four innings of work. He also walked one and struck out six. Ramon Lebron also gave up a run in two innings of relief, while Richard Zumaya allowed the final two in his one inning. Hernan Perez had two hits including a double and drove in two runs, while Rob Brantly had a hit and drove in the club's other run.
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