'Caps Get First Win (4/10 Recaps)

Boesch led the way for the 'Caps

Brennan Boesch ripped an RBI triple in the first, then scored on a throwing error to give the 'Caps two runs, which would be enough on Tuesday evening to get their first win of the year. Plus, a scare in Erie for a former top prospect.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – INDY 5, TOLEDO 1
2-4, 4th in West division
If hits were runs, the Mud Hens may have had a flying chance against Indianapolis at Victory Field Tuesday night. Instead the Mud Hens only converted six hits into one run, while the Indians (2-2) turned their six hits into five runs-earning them a 5-1 victory. A bright spot for the struggling Mud Hens offense was a seventh inning Michael Hessman home run. Second baseman John Hannahan's eighth inning double was the only other extra base hit for the Mud Hens. The loss was credited to Zach Miner (0-1, 7.27 E.R.A) after the righty gave up four hits and six walks which led to five earned runs in four and two thirds innings pitched. Right-handed pitcher Virgil Vasquez (0-1, 9.82 E.RA.) will start the third and final game of the series for the Mud Hens at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Victory Field.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves –BINGHAMTON 4, ERIE 2
1-1, 4th in Southern division
The Erie SeaWolves dropped a 4-2 decision to the Binghamton Mets in eleven innings. The SeaWolves managed just six hits and never had a runner in scoring position after the fourth inning. Designated Hitter Jackson Melian reached base four times going 2-for-3 with a walk and a Hit By Pitch. Kody Kirkland went 2-for-5 in his return to the lineup but also had two errors including a costly throwing error in the top of the eleventh that led to the eventual winning run. The SeaWolves did receive good pitching from starter Jair Jurrjens who pitched four innings and allowed four hits and no runs. Jurrjens also struck out four batters. Andrew Kown replaced Jurrjens and struck out five despite allowing four hits and one run. Kyle Sleeth also pitched well striking out two batters and walking one before being hit with a line drive that knocked him out of the game. Kevin Ardoin replaced Sleeth and allowed one hit and two unearned runs for the loss. The SeaWolves return to action tomorrow night at 6:35 p.m. for the conclusion of the series with the Mets. The scheduled starters are Eulogio De La Cruz for the SeaWolves and Marcus Carvajal for Binghamton.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – vs. FT. MYERS: PPD RAIN
2-2, t-2nd in West division
Tuesday night's game in Lakeland was rained out and will be played as part of a double header on Wednesday. The first game begins at 5 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 2, LANSING 1
1-3, 5th in Eastern division

A first inning RBI triple by Brennan Boesch combined with a throwing error that allowed Boesch to score was all the Whitecaps needed Tuesday to get their first win of the year, 2-1, over Lansing at Fifth Third Ballpark. Starter Jonah Nickerson had three strikeouts and gave up two hits and two walks in four innings as he pitched on a 70 pitch limit. Josh Rainwater picked up the victory with three innings of no-hit ball. The series shifts to Lansing Wednesday with a 6:05 p.m. start time at Oldsmobile Park.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

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