June 8th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Gwinnett 10, Toledo 5
27-34, 4th in West Division
The Mud Hens got their ace back on Wednesday, but the ace wasn't quite himself as Toledo lost 10-5 to Gwinnett. Andy Oliver got the start for the team but struggled, giving up seven runs on ten hits in 3 2/3 innings of work. Fu-Te Ni did toss 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, but as soon as Toledo made a late charge by putting up a four run eighth inning, Gwinnett responded with two runs off Brendan Wise to again extend the lead. At the plate, Ryan Strieby belted a solo home run, while Will Rhymes added two hits including a triple and drove in two runs. Max St. Pierre also went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.
AA Erie Seawolves - Erie 7, Altoona 6
28-29, 4th in Western Division
The SeaWolves picked up a tight 7-6 victory over Altoona on Wednesday by building up a slight lead and then holding on via a strong combined outing from the bullpen. Casey Crosby got the start and the win, giving up four runs on five hits in five innings of work, battling his command as he walked five and struck out six. Jared Gayhart gave up a pair of unearned runs in two innings, after which Rob Waite tossed a scoreless inning and Chance Ruffin pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save. Audy Ciriaco went 2-for-4 and belted a three run homer for the club. Brandon Douglas also had two hits including a triple, a run scored and an RBI. Francisco Martinez also drove in a pair of runs.
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Lakeland 4, Daytona 0
31-28, 4th in North Division
The Flying Tigers picked up a 4-0 shutout win over Daytona behind an outstanding effort from Drew Smyly. The left-hander earned his second win of the season as he tossed seven innings of no-hit baseball. Smyly also walked three and struck out seven in his start. Tyler Stohr unfortunately wasn't able to complete the no-hitter as he gave up a single with two outs in the eighth inning, but still pitched two scoreless innings to complete the shutout for the club. At the plate, Jordan Lennerton ripped a pair of doubles and drove in two runs, while Wade Gaynor and Avisail Garcia each added an RBI.
A West Michigan Whitecaps - West Michigan 10, Peoria 9
26-33, 8th in Eastern division
West Michigan came from behind and held on late to take a 10-9 victory against Peoria. Trailing 9-7 heading into the eighth, the Whitecaps tied the score up via a Luis Castillo single and a Hernan Perez sacrifice fly, and then took the lead in the ninth on a Billy Nowlin solo home run. Antonio Cruz then came on in a rare relief appearance to close things out in the ninth, picking up his first save of the year. Ramon Lebron got the win, giving up one run 2 1/3 innings of work. Brennan Smith got the start, allowing five runs in 3 2/3 innings. Nowlin had a monster game at the plate for the club, going 4-for-5 with a pair of home runs, driving in three total and also scoring three times. Rob Brantly also added a two run homer and drove in three runs, while Nick Castellanos added two hits including a double, scored once and drove in one run.
R DSL Tigers - Postponed: Rain
1-4, 4th in DSL SPM Division
The DSL Tigers were again rained out on Wednesday. They'll try and return to action on Thursday against the DSL Angels.
R VSL Tigers - Rays 6, Tigers 5
6-12, 6th in VSL
The VSL Tigers blew a 5-3 lead, allowing a run an inning for the final three innings to fall 6-5 to the VSL Rays. Johan Belisario got the start for the club, allowing three runs on seven hits in five innings of work. Yonny Mosquera took the loss, giving up all three runs in the late innings in his 3 1/3 innings of work. At the plate, Jose Soledad drove in a pair of runs and Jhosua Montero belted a solo home run.
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