Castellanos Homers In Erie W (6/23 Recaps)

Each morning, check in for the Minor League Recap Blog. Get all of the results from the games, the latest standings and a daily recap of the previous day's action. Featured performance: Nick Castellanos went 2-for-4 with his second Erie homer in a win.

June 23rd Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens
31-45, 3rd in West Division

Team R H E
Norfolk 8 11 2
Toledo 7 6 1

Collin Balester allowed a run in the top of the 10th and picked up the loss. Andrew Oliver gave up two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings in the start, allowing five hits and walking four. Jose Ortega and Chris Bootcheck combined to allow five earned runs in the top of the eighth, but the Mud Hens scored one in bottom of the ninth to send the game to extras. Justin Henry went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and one earned run, while Ben Guez went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

AA Erie Seawolves
36-36, 3rd in Eastern Division

Team R H E
Binghamtom 3 9 0
Erie 5 10 1

Patrick Cooper gave up two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings and moved to 2-0 on the year. James McCann went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI, while Nick Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Bruce Rondon pitched a perfect ninth for the save.

High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
1-1, T-3rd in North Division

Team R H E
Tampa 1 8 2
Lakeland 9 11 0

Tyler Collins went 2-for-5 with a double, triple and three RBIs to lead Lakeland at the plate. Brian Flynn allowed five hits over six scoreless innings. Flynn walked two and struck out five. Daniel Fields went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored.

Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
1-1, T-3rd in Eastern Division

Team R H E
South Bend 4 7 1
West Michigan 2 8 1

Kyle Ryan gave up four earned runs over six innings and picked up the loss. At the plate, Luis Castillo went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs, while Eugenio Suarez, Aaron Westlake and Jason King each had two hits, including a double. But West Michigan went 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left 10 on base.

VSL Tigers
14-21, 3rd

Team R H E
Tigers 7 9 4
Mariners 6 8 2

In the first game of the doubleheader, the Tigers scored three in the top of the eighth, but allowed two in the bottom frame and held on for the win. Anthony Castro allowed four runs (two earned) in 4 1/3 innings in the start. Edgar Pina allowed two runs (one earned) in the eighth but picked up the save. Steven Fuentes went 3-for-5 with a double, two triples and three RBIs.

Team R H E
Tigers 6 10 3
Mariners 10 9 1

In the second game, an eight-run sixth turned a four-run lead into a four-run defeat. Alfred Gutierrez and Junior Camaripano each gave up four earned runs, with Camaripano picking up the loss. Eliezer Castillo went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.

DSL Tigers
6-11, 5th in San Pedro de Macoris

Team R H E
-- 1 4 5
-- 11 9 3

Janry Obispo pitched five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits. Lenny Pena went 1-for-3 with a double and five RBIs, while Manuel Joseph went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored.

GCL Tigers
5-1, 1st in GCL North

Team R H E
Tigers 10 11 3
Blue Jays 9 12 2

Hua-Wei Lo gave up one earned run on three hits over 4 1/3 innings, but Youfrank Lopez picked up the win despite allowing four earned runs over 1 2/3 innings of relief. Harold Castro went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored, while Austin Schotts went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Connecticut Tigers
2-4, 4th in New York-Penn League Stedler

Team R H E
Tri-City 1 6 1
Connecticut 2 3 0

In the first game of the doubleheader, Wes Thigpen reached on a fielder's choice and Danry Vasquez scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Jack Duffey allowed one earned run over 5 2/3 innings. Matt Davenport pitched 1 1/3 scoreless inning of relief and picked up the win. Thigpen went 1-for-3 with an RBI and run scored.

Team R H E
Tri-City 4 6 1
Connecticut 3 4 1

In the second game, it was Tri-City that scored in the seventh for a one-run win. Tim Kelley gave up two earned runs over 3 1/3 innings in the start. Angel Nesbitt allowed the one unearned run in the seventh for the loss. Jared Reaves went 2-for-2 with a run scored, while Juaner Aguasvivas went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

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