Columbus broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning off Daniel Schlereth, who walked two and gave up two hits in taking the loss. Jeff Frazier hit a home run for the Hens. Ryan Strieby had an RBI. Toledo is 3-4, in last place.
The Seawolves not only scored a couple runs, but they also led in the ninth inning. Unfortunately, they couldn't pick up the first win of their season. They're now 0-7 and seeming a lot like the Eastern League's Astros. Reliever Ryan Ketchner gave up the game-winner in his third inning of work. Catcher Jeff Kunkel hit a home run; SS Cale Iorg had a double.
Third baseman Bryan Pounds had a day he won't forget: 5-for-5 with a double and two RBI. Rawley Bishop, Billy Nowlin and Alden Carrithers each added two hits for Lakeland. SP Mark Sorensen (of Michigan State!) struck out seven and walked two in 5 1/3 innings to get the win. The Flying Tigers are 4-3, in second place.
Third baseman Wade Gaynor made his return to Bowling Green, Ky,. where he attended college, but had just a hit. The rest of the 'Caps lifted him up, however. Second baseman Mike Gosse had three hits, including two doubles. Shortstop Hernan Perez had two hits and a homer. First baseman Elvin Soto hit a home run. WestMich is 3-4.