AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 8, OTTAWA 5
47-32, 1st in West division
Tuesday's win over Ottawa was as easy as one, two, three for Toledo. Each Mud Hen had at least one hit, David Espinosa and Mike Hessman each had two RBI and Jack Hannahan had three runs. Ryan Raburn was the only 'Hen with two hits, and Hannahan recorded four walks, meanwhile Chris Maples had three RBI. Jordan Tata earned his second win of the season which can be partially attributed to an explosive Mud Hens offense which recorded 10 hits and eight runs in the first six innings. The Mud Hens will take their five game winning streak up against Ottawa on Wednesday for a 12 p.m. showdown with Ron Chiavacci taking the mound.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent
AA Erie SeaWolves – ERIE 9, BOWIE 4
42-33, 2nd in Southern division
The Erie SeaWolves pounded out 13 hits en route to a 9-4 victory over the Bowie Baysox. Jeff Larish hit his second home run in as many days and led the 'Wolves going 3-for-4 with a run scored and four RBI. Jackson Melian was perfect at the plate going 3-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and two RBI. Matt Joyce and Mike Hollimon each had a RBI and were 2-for-5 in the game. Hollimon also scored two runs and Joyce scored three. Dallas Trahern improved his record to 10-3 in the victory. Trahern pitched six innings and allowed seven hits and four earned runs. The bullpen held the Baysox in check allowing only one hit in the final three innings. The SeaWolves and Baysox will meet again on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. Jair Jurrjens (2-3, 3.80 ERA) will pitch for Erie against Rosman Garcia (1-3, 5.01 ERA).
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 10, BREVARD CTY. 2
3-2, 3rd in West division
The Flying Tigers defeated the Brevard County Manatees Tuesday night, 10-2. Starting pitcher Burke Badehop pitched six innings and surrendered two runs. He was then relieved by Brendan Wise who pitched two innings of one hit baseball. Freddy Dolsi closed the game, striking one batter out in the ninth. On the offensive side, Cameron Maybin batted 2-for-4 with a home run. Rafael Mendez also managed to hit his first home run of the season. Lakeland will travel to Jupiter for their next series, starting Wednesday night at 7:05 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent
A West Mich. Whitecaps – LANSING 16, W. MICH. 9
5-1, t-1st in Eastern division
It was a rough afternoon for Whitecaps' pitching Tuesday as West Michigan fell to Lansing 16-9. Duane Below (7-3, 4.18 ERA) had his worst outing of the year as he struggled with control, lasting only three innings while giving up nine runs (8 ER) on seven hits and six walks. Five of those walks came in the first inning as Lansing put up six runs, sending 11 batters to the plate. Dan Fyvie relieved Below, allowing only one earned run over two innings, before Phil Napolitan gave up six more earned runs on six hits over three innings, including a five run sixth. The poor pitching wasted an impressive day for the West Michigan offense in which they scored nine runs on 16 hits. Deik Scram had three hits and an RBI while Brennan Boesch and Jeramy Laster each had two hits and two RBI, with Laster also scoring two runs. Louis Ott scored two runs as well along with two hits and an RBI. The series continues Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent
SS-A Oneonta Tigers – ONEONTA 4, VERMONT 2
4-4, 3rd in Stedler division
The O-Tigers moved their record up to .500 for the season with a 4-2 win over Vermont. Sendy Vasquez was impressive on the mound, picking up his first win of the year. His control was improved, as he walked just two over six innings while striking out eight. Noah Krol pitched a perfect ninth for his third save of the year. At the plate, Chris Carlson ripped a double and a solo home run, while Devin Thomas had a two run homer for Oneonta. Oneonta and Vermont wrap up their series on Wednesday at 7:05pm.
R GCL Tigers – TIGERS 10, BRAVES 9
3-4, 4th in North division
There was plenty of offense in this GCL match-up on Tuesday, with the GCL Tigers squeaking out a 10-9 victory. Aaron Fuhrman got a no decision as the starter, giving up four runs over four innings, including seven strikeouts. Wilton Garcia was credited with both a blown save and the win for his work in relief. Brent Clevlen and Haydon Parrott each had a home run for the evening, while Clevlen, Parrott, Luis Arlet and Marc McBratney each had two hits and scored two runs. Carlos Ramirez also had two RBI. The Tigers and Braves square off again on Wednesday at noon.
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