Wright Leads LFT to First Win (4/6 Recaps)

It took a few days, but Lakeland pulled out its first win of the season thanks to a seven run eighth inning, which was led by Chad Wright, who led the inning off with a walk and drove in two runs his second time around.

April 6th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens
0-3, 4th in West Division

Team R H E
Toledo 4 6 0
Louisville 6 10 3

Toledo was unable to salvage a win in its opening series against Louisville, as the Mud Hens were swept following Saturday night's 6-4 loss. Pitcher Casey Crosby surrendered six earned runs in three innings of work on his way to earning the loss. Catcher Brad Davis drove in two runs for Toledo in a 1-for-4 performance.

AA Erie Seawolves
1-2, 4th in Eastern Division

Team R H E
Altoona 6 11 0
Erie 3 8 3

Despite an impressive outing from shortstop Hernan Perez, Erie lost its second in a row, falling to Altoona in a 6-3 final. Perez went 3-for-5 on the night while notching his first home run of the season with two RBI. Despite only giving up one run in 4 2/3 innings of work, pitcher Derek Hankins took his first loss of the season. Center fielder Daniel Fields also drove in a run for Erie.

High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
1-2, 4th in North Division

Team R H E
Lakeland 8 10 0
Tampa 3 11 1

A seven-run eighth inning gave Lakeland the boost it needed to earn its first win of the season, topping Tampa in an 8-3 final on Saturday. The Flying Tigers were led by center fielder Chad Wright who drove in two runs on a 3-for-4 night at the plate - he also led off the big eighth inning with a walk and scored. Lakeland starting pitcher Wilsen Palacios surrendered two earned runs in four innings of work but did not get the decision. Reliever Alex Burgos earned the win, going three innings while giving up one run.

Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
2-1, 2nd in Eastern Division

Team R H E
Dayton 8 10 1
West Michigan 3 7 4

Errors proved to be costly for West Michigan on Saturday as the Whitecaps lost their first game of the season, falling to Dayton in an 8-3 final. The ‘Caps tallied four errors in the game, giving starting pitcher Hudson Randall the loss despite Randall not giving up a single earned run. Three runs were scored while Randall was on the mound as the starter gave up five hits in 4.1 innings pitched. Third baseman Matt Perry notched his first homerun of the season, going 1-for-4 with an RBI on the solo shot.

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