Schotts Key in 'Caps Win (4/20 Recaps)

The offense wasn't pretty for West Michigan in the second game of a doubleheader against South Bend on Saturday but the team was able to do just enough to win as an excellent display of base running by Austin Schotts gave West Michigan a 1-0 win. The 'Caps fell in their earlier game against South Bend. Toledo couldn't get past Columbus' pitching, Erie fell to Trenton and Lakeland lost a late lead.

April 20th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens
5-12, 4th in West Division

Team R H E
Toledo 0 2 1
Columbus 1 6 0

Toledo struggled to get hits on Saturday against Columbus, putting only two in the hit column on the way to a 1-0 loss against the Clippers. Starting pitcher Pat Misch saw his record drop to 0-3 despite giving up just one earned run on six hits in seven innings on the mound. John Lindsey tallied both of the hits for the Mud Hens in a 2-for-3 night, while Jordan Lennerton drew two walks in the loss.

AA Erie Seawolves
8-7, 3rd in Eastern Division

Team R H E
Trenton 3 11 1
Erie 1 8 0

Jamie Johnson put Erie in a tie with Trenton in the third inning but the SeaWolves saw the tie broken in the fourth, eventually falling to the Thunder 3-1. Starter Kyle Lobstein pitched well in the loss, going six innings while giving up two earned runs on eight hits in earning his second loss of the season. Johnson had a solid night for Erie offensively, going 2-for-5 with an RBI and a double in the loss.

High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
4-12, 6th in North Division

Team R H E
Dunedin 5 9 1
Lakeland 4 13 0

Lakeland saw a 4-3 lead after six innings turn into a 5-4 deficit after seven innings, with the Flying Tigers losing to Dunedin by the aforementioned score. Starter Jeff Farrell earned a no decision in three innings of work, allowing one earned run on three hits. Will Clinard took his second loss of the season and a blown save in his relief outing, giving up two earned runs on three hits in three innings on the mound. Jose Valverde walked a batter but did not give up a hit in an inning of work. Brandon Loy had a solid night for Lakeland offensively, going 1-for-4 while driving in two runs on a double in the loss. Eugenio Suarez also drove in a run.

Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
6-7, 5th in Eastern Division

Team R H E
South Bend 0 6 2
West Michigan 1 2 0

After seeing nearly an entire week of baseball postponed due to rain, West Michigan was able to play two on Saturday, splitting a doubleheader with South Bend. Starter Montreal Robinson took the loss in game one, going 5 2/3 while giving up two earned runs on seven hits as the ‘Caps fell 3-2. Jared Reeves played well offensively out of the leadoff spot, going 1-for-4 while driving in West Michigan's only two runs of the game. Austin Schotts went 0-1 but drew two walks in the loss. The second game was much more of a pitcher's duel as West Michigan needed only one run to top the Silver Hawks 1-0. Starting pitcher Hudson Randall earned his first win of the season, giving up no earned runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings. Jose Valdez earned his third save of the season in the win. Schotts didn't get a hit in the second game but reached on a walk in the third then stole second base and reached third on the throwing error. He was driven in by David Gonzalez on a force out that would end up being the winning run.

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