'Caps Offense Keeps Rolling (5/28 Recaps)

Just one day after crossing the plate ten times, the Whitecaps decided to one up themselves, scoring 11 on Monday - Brennan Boesch led the way with four hits and four RBI. Meanwhile, Kody Kirkland's three run bomb helped lead Erie to victory, and in turn earn Dallas Trahern his 7th win of the season.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – SCRANTON/WB 2, TOLEDO 0
26-25, 3rd in West division
Mike Hessman, Timo Perez and Ramon Santiago recorded hits they will never forget against Roger Clemens in a 2-0 loss against the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees Monday. The Rocket struck out six in his third rehab start for the Yankees. Mud Hens starter Corey Hamman (1-3) also pitched six innings, but earned the loss after allowing six hits and one earned run while the offense remained quiet in front of 11,000 fans. Virgil Vasquez (4-2) will have his chance to be the ace as he will take the mound for the Mud Hens Tuesday against the Yankees.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – ERIE 5, AKRON 4
25-23, 3rd in Southern division
Kody Kirkland hit a three run home run in the fifth inning to power the Erie SeaWolves to a 5-4 victory over the Akron Aeros. Starting pitcher Dallas Trahern earned his league leading seventh victory extending his record to 7-1. Trahern pitched 6 1/3 innings allowing three earned runs and seven hits while walking two and striking out three. Trahern was replaced by Jon Connolly who retired all eight batters he faced. It was Connolly's first save of the season and also his first relief appearance of the season. The SeaWolves took an early lead in the first inning on a RBI single by Jeff Larish who was 1-for-4 in the game. The Aeros were able to come back and take a 2-1 lead before the SeaWolves exploded for four runs in the fifth inning. In addition to Kirkland's three run home run Andres Torres had an RBI single in the fifth that tied the game at two. Torres was 1-for-4 in the game. Kody Kirkland and Erick Almonte each had two hits and both went 2-for-4. The SeaWolves will return home to play the Harrisburg Senators on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. The game will mark the home debut of Andrew Miller who is slated to be the starting pitcher for Erie. The Senators will send Jim Magrane to the mound.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – OFF DAY
22-27, t-4th in West division
The Flying Tigers had Monday off and will travel to Tampa Tuesday to play the Yankees at 7:00 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 11, FT. WAYNE 5
27-21, 2nd in Eastern division

It was another day of double-digit offense for West Michigan as they defeated Fort Wayne 11-5 Monday. A day after posting 10 runs on the Wizards on Sunday, the Whitecaps' bats exploded once again for 19 hits while scoring four runs in the first and five in the second along with single runs in the third and sixth. Also for the second straight day, six Whitecaps' batters had multi-hit games. Brennan Boesch and Scott Sizemore had four hits apiece (Boesch with two doubles and Sizemore with one double) to lead the offensive surge. Boesch finished with four RBI and two runs scored, Sizemore two RBI and three runs scored. Gorkys Hernandez also had three hits, scored two runs and stole his 21st base. Duane Below (5-2, 3.15 ERA) was the benefactor of the offense and picked up the win despite allowing five earned runs on six hits (two of them home runs) and walking three over 5 1/3 innings. West Michigan starts a new series with Lansing Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. at Fifth Third Ballpark.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

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