April 16th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens
3-10, 4th in West Division
Casey Crosby was on the hunt for his first win of the season on Tuesday but the Mud Hens were unable to overcome Indianapolis, falling in a 4-2 final. Crosby earned his third loss of the season, going 5 2/3 innings while surrendering three earned runs on four hits while striking out three and walking four. Toledo outhit Indianapolis 8-7 but were only able to drive two runs across. Nick Castellanos drove in a run on a 1-for-4 night while Bryan Holiday also went 1-for-4 with a run driven in.
AA Erie Seawolves
5-6, 3rd in Eastern Division
Fans experienced extra baseball Tuesday as Erie scored three runs in the top of the tenth to overtake Bowie in a 9-6 final. Justin Souza earned his first win of the season in relief, pitching two innings of shutout baseball without surrendering a hit. Patrick Cooper earned a no decision in the start, giving up four earned runs on eight hits in five innings of work. James McCann drove in one RBI on Tuesday in his 4-for-5 night but it was a key one, as his hit in the tenth inning gave the SeaWolves the lead. Daniel Fields brought power to the lineup, going 3-for-6 with a two-run home run. Ramon Cabrera also drove in two runs out of the designated hitter spot and hit two doubles in the win.
High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
4-8, 5th in North Division
Lakeland found itself in an extra innings duel with Brevard County but surrendered a run on a wild pitch in the fourteenth inning to fall to the Manatees 6-5. Reliever Jeff Ferrell took the loss after his wild pitch allowed the winning run to score. Starting pitcher Drew VerHagen gave up two earned runs on six hits in five innings of work to earn the no decision. Dean Green had a solid night offensively for the Flying Tigers, going 4-for-6 with a run driven in in the loss. Aaron Westlake and Eugenio Suarez also drove in runs in the loss.
Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
5-6, 5th in Eastern Division
West Michigan struggled to get hits in its series opener against Lansing on Tuesday as the Whitecaps fell to the Lugnuts 4-0. Starting pitcher Endrys Briceno earned his first loss of the season, giving up three earned runs on four hits in four innings. Austin Schotts struggled out of the eighth spot, going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, dropping his average to .111 early in the season. Danry Vasquez went 1-for-4 with a double in the loss and was one of three ‘Caps to get a hit.
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