Avila Leads Hens to Win (6/29 Recaps)

Alex Avila scored two runs and drove in one run.

Toledo had another strong showing of offense in its series opener against Lehigh Valley, putting up 10 runs in the win. erie topped Richmond on a strong outing from Hernan Perez while Lakeland earned a win in extra innings. West Michigan fell at home while Connecticut split a doubleheader. The VSL Tigers won a pitcher's duel at home.

June 29th Games


AAA Toledo Mud Hens
34-50, 4th in West Division

Team R H E
Toledo 10 16 1
Lehigh Valley 6 14 3

Toledo overcame a one-run deficit with five runs in the seventh inning of Saturday's series opener against Lehigh Valley as the Mud Hens topped the IronPigs 10-6. Starting pitcher Ramon Garcia earned a no decision after allowing five earned runs on 12 hits over 4 ? innings. Blaine Hardy earned his first win of the season in relief. Danny Dorn had a flawless night at the plate, going 4-for-4 with three runs driven in while hitting his fifteenth home run of the season. Alex Avila also drove in a run and scored two runs in the win.

AA Erie Seawolves
41-38, 2nd in Western Division

Team R H E
Richmond 2 8 3
Erie 5 5 0

Erie broke a 1-1 tie with four runs in the fifth inning of Saturday's game against Richmond as the SeaWolves topped the Flying Squirrels 5-2. Patrick Cooper earned a no decision in his start, allowing one earned run on five hits over four innings. David Kopp earned his first win of the season in relief, improving his record to 1-2 on the year. Melvin Mercedes earned his first save since being promoted from Lakeland. Hernan Perez once again gave Erie a boost at the plate, going 1-for-4 while driving in two runs in the win.

High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
33-44, 5th in North Division

Team R H E
Brevard County 4 9 0
Lakeland 5 13 0

Lakeland held a 3-3 tie through 9 innings of Saturday's game against Brevard County, scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the eleventh inning as the Flying Tigers topped the Manatees 5-4. Jeff Ferrell earned a no decision in the start, allowing three earned runs on seven hits over 7 ? innings. Jose Valdez earned his first win of the season pitching in relief. Steven Moya led the way out of the gate for the Flying Tigers, hitting a two-run home run in the first inning on a 2-for-5 night at the plate.

Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
38-42, 5th in Eastern Division

Team R H E
Bowling Green 3 7 1
West Michigan 1 7 1

West Michigan gave up two runs in Saturday's series opener against Bowling Green and could not recover as the Whitecaps fell to the Hot Rods 3-1. Starting pitcher Chad Smith fell to 3-4 on the season with the loss, allowing two earned runs on five hits over four innings. David Gonzalez drove in the lone run for the ‘Caps, going 1-for-3 with an RBI.

A Short-Season Connecticut
4-7, 4th in Stedler Division

Team R H E
Connecticut 5 6 1
Tri-City 1 6 0

Connecticut scored five runs in the final three innings of the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against Tri-City as the Tigers topped the ValleyCats 5-1. Starting pitcher Alex Phillips earned his first win of the season after allowing one earned run on five hits over five innings. Brett Harrison gave the Tigers some much-needed offense late, going 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the win.

A Short-Season Connecticut
4-8, 4th in Stedler Division

Team R H E
Connecticut 0 6 1
Tri-City 4 6 1

Connecticut could get little going offensively in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against Tri-City as the Tigers were shut out by the ValleyCats 4-0. Starting pitcher Kevin Ziomek earned a no decision after shutting out Tri-City over two innings. Julio Felix earned his first loss of the season in relief. Dominic Ficociello was the only Connecticut player to record a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 in the loss.

R DSL Tigers
15-7, 1st in Dominican Summer League San Pedro de Macoris

Team R H E
- - - -
- - - -

The DSL Tigers did not play.

R GCL Tigers
3-2, 2nd in Gulf Coast League

Team R H E
Tigers - - -
Phillies - - -

Saturday's game against the Phillies was postponed due to rain.

R VSL Tigers
17-22, 4th in Venezuelan Summer League

Team R H E
Rays 1 4 2
Tigers 2 9 1

The VSL Tigers broke a 1-1 tie by scoring the game-winning run in Saturday's game against the Rays, winning in a 2-1 final. Starting pitcher Anthony Castro earned a no decision after shutting out the Rays over five innings. Johan Belisario improved his record to 5-1 after earning the win in relief. Arvicent Perez drove in both runs for the Tigers on a night in which he also hit a triple.

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