Holm Plates Five in 'Caps Win (5/15 Recaps)
Jeff Holm drove in five runs.
Jeff Holm drove in five runs.
Staff Writer
Posted May 16, 2013
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A day after struggling offensively against Johnny Cueto and the Dayton Dragons, West Michigan had an offensive charge led by cleanup hitter Jeff Holm on its way to topping the Dragons. Toledo struggled in its starting pitching but topped won behind a great offensive push. Erie split a doubleheader while Lakeland relied on its pitching. The VSL Tigers won their first of the season against the Rays.

May 15th Games


AAA Toledo Mud Hens
13-28, 4th in West Division

Team R H E
Scranton/WB 11 14 2
Toledo 12 16 1

Despite starting pitching struggles for Toledo the Mud Hens rallied offensively, breaking an 11-11 tie in the eighth inning to top Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 12-11 on Wednesday. Starting pitcher Shawn Hill earned a no decision in the start, giving up seven earned runs over 11 hits in 2 ? innings of work. Jess Todd earned his first win of the season pitching in relief, shutting out the RailRiders over two innings while striking out three. Bruce Rondon earned his seventh save of the season in the win. Nick Castellanos was one of multiple Toledo hitters to have a big night offensively, going 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs driven in. Danny Dorn drove in three runs and had a home run on the night, while Brandon Douglas also had a home run and three runs driven in.

AA Erie Seawolves
24-13, 1st in Western Division

Team R H E
Reading 1 6 0
Erie 3 5 0

Erie had to rely on strong pitching in its first of a two-game doubleheader against Reading on Wednesday, giving up only one run as the SeaWolves topped the Fightin Phils 3-1. Starting pitcher Warwick Saupold earned his third win of the season after giving up just one earned run on five hits over six innings while striking out four. Justin Souza earned his seventh save of the season in the win. James McCann had a huge night offensively for Erie, going 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Tyler Collins also drove in a run in the win on a sacrifice.

AA Erie SeaWolves
24-14, 1st in Western Division

Team R H E
Reading 7 9 3
Erie 6 8 3

Erie let a 6-3 lead slip away late in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader against Reading, giving up four runs in the sixth inning to fall to the Fightin Phils 7-6 in a seven-inning game. Matt Crouse earned a no decision in the start, giving up two earned runs on four hits over five innings. Will Startup took a blown save and a loss in relief. Daniel Fields had a big game offensively, going 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs driven in in the loss.

High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
15-22, 6th in North Division

Team R H E
Lakeland 5 12 1
Palm Beach 1 5 0

For the second game in a row Lakeland’s starting pitching has had the number of Palm Beach’s offense as the Flying Tigers topped the Cardinals 5-1. Wilsen Palacios earned his second win of the season in the start, shutting out Palm Beach over six innings while giving up three hits and striking out 9. Tyler Hanover had another big night for Lakeland at the plate, going 2-for-5 with a double and two runs driven in in the win.

Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
16-20, 4th in Eastern Division

Team R H E
West Michigan 11 12 2
Dayton 3 6 2

A day after West Michigan struggled to drive in runs against Dayton the ‘Caps put 11 across the plate, topping the Dragons in an 11-3 final. Endrys Briceno earned the no decision in the start, giving up three earned runs on four hits in 3 ? innings. Reliever Josh Turley earned his fourth win of the season. Jeff Holm had a big night at the plate batting cleanup, going 2-for-4 with a home run, a triple and five runs driven in in the win. Mario Martinez had a home run and drove in three runs in the win.

R VSL Tigers
1-2, 5th in Venezuelan Summer League

Team R H E
Tigers 11 11 2
Rays 7 10 2

The Tigers rode a strong offensive performance to their first win of the season, topping the Rays 11-7. Anthony Castro earned his first win of the season in the start, giving up two earned runs on five hits over five innings. Arvicent Perez only tallied one hit on the night but he made his at-bats count, driving in three runs in the win while drawing a walk.

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