April 29th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 3, SYRACUSE 2
13-9, 2nd in West Division
AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 4, BOWIE 3
10-10, t-4th in Western Division
A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 4, DAYTONA 3
11-9, t-2nd in North Division
A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 7, LANSING 3
7-14, 7th in Eastern Division
The Mud Hens picked up a walk-off win on Thursday, defeating Syracuse 3-2. Jeff Larish brought in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth, taking a walk with the bases loaded to score Ben Guez. The run earned the win for Jay Sborz, who got the win for pitching the top half of the ninth. Phil Dumatrait got the start, giving up two runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings of work. Scot Drucker chipped in with 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. Jeff Frazier and Deik Scram helped out at the plate, each with two hits and an RBI.
The SeaWolves extended their winning streak to six games with a 4-3 win over Bowie. Andy Oliver picked up the win for the 'Wolves, striking out ten in five innings of work while allowing one run. Brooks Brown and Brendan Wise each allowed a run in relief, but maintained the lead, while Luis Marte came on in the ninth and shut down Bowie to get the save. Wilkin Ramirez reached base four times on Thursday night with two hits and two walks to go along with a run scored and an RBI. Cesar Nicolas also drove in a pair of runs.
Like their senior club brethren, the Flying Tigers picked up a one run victory, topping Daytona 4-3. Charlie Furbush got a no decision as the starter but pitched well, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits in six innings of work. Instead, the win went to Erik Crichton, who tossed two shutout innings of relief. Matt Hoffman pitched the ninth to earn his first save. Rawley Bishop and Gustavo Nunez paved the way for the offense. Bishop had two hits and three RBI, including his third home run of the season, while Nunez went 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
The Whitecaps offense finally awoke on Thursday, putting up seven runs in their win over Lansing, which more than doubled their output in the previous five games combined. Trevor Feeney got the win as the starter, giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits in 7 1/3 innings of work. He also struck out seven. Jordan Lennerton and Michael Rockett each belted two run home runs for the club; Lennerton for the game had three hits and three RBI. Mike Gosse also chipped in with a triple and a pair of runs batted in.
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