Lobstein Strong in Erie Win (4/27 Recaps)
Kyle Lobstein pitched well in Erie's win.
Kyle Lobstein pitched well in Erie's win.
Staff Writer
Posted Apr 28, 2013
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The SeaWolves needed a strong pitching performance against Altoona on Saturday to remain atop the Eastern Division and Kyle Lobstein was able to deliver, pitching well to lead Erie to a 3-1 win over the Curve. Lakeland relied on the long ball to win on Saturday as Eugenio Suarez and Jeff McVaney both went deep in Lakeland's win. Toledo and West Michigan both fell on Saturday.

April 27th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens
7-17, 4th in West Division

Team R H E
Toledo 1 6 1
Durham 2 5 0

Toledo was able to cut the Norfolk’s lead in half in the fifth inning on Saturday but the Mud Hens fell to the Tides 2-1. Starting pitcher Ramon Garcia earned his first loss of the season in the low scoring affair, giving up one earned run on five hits in four innings of work. An unearned run was also allowed in the game by Garcia. Quintin Berry was the lone Toledo hitter to drive in a run in the loss, going 1-for-4 with an RBI and a walk.

AA Erie Seawolves
12-8, 1st in Eastern Division

Team R H E
Erie 3 7 0
Altoona 1 8 1

Erie continued its reign over the Eastern Division on Saturday, topping Altoona 3-1 and pushing the SeaWolves to a season-high four games over .500. Kyle Lobstein spun a gem in his second win of the season, giving up one earned run on seven hits in eight innings of work while striking out eight. Justin Souza earned his fourth save of the season in the win. Jamie Johnson had a big night for Erie offensively, going 1-for-3 with a two-run triple in the win. James Robbins also drove in a run for Erie on a 2-for-4 night.

High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
8-14, 6th in North Division

Team R H E
Lakeland 5 10 0
Daytona 1 7 1

A pair of homeruns proves key on Saturday as Lakeland relied on the long ball to top Daytona 5-1. Starting pitcher Nick Avila took a no decision in the win, giving up one earned run on three hits in three innings of work. Reliever Charles Gillies earned his first win of the season, surrendering no runs on four hits in three innings of work. Will Clinard earned his first save of the season in the win. Eugenio Suarez led the game off with a solo homerun on a 2-for-4 night offensively while Jeff McVaney added a two-run shot in the third inning. Aaron Westlake also drove in two runs on a 2-for-4 night.

Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
9-11, 5th in Eastern Division

Team R H E
West Michigan 6 13 4
Wisconsin 7 11 0

West Michigan lost a 5-2 lead in the seventh inning against Wisconsin after the Timber Rattlers scored five runs in the bottom of the inning, topping the Whitecaps 7-6. Starting pitcher Jordan John earned a no decision in the loss, giving up one earned run on five hits in 5 1/3 innings on the mound. Reliever Julio Felix tallied his first blown save and first loss of the season, giving up five runs on four hits in 2/3 innings. Of those five runs allowed only one was earned. David Gonzalez had a solid night offensively out of the leadoff spot for West Michigan, going 1-for-3 while driving in two runs and drawing two walks. Jake Stewart hit a solo homerun in the loss.

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