Toledo Mud Hens 8, Buffalo Bisons 5 (box)
Bruce Rondon threw a 10-pitch eighth inning to retire the side in order, hitting 98 miles per hour on the stadium radar gun. The Mud Hens offense followed that up with an eight-run frame, handing the 24-year-old righthander his first win of the season. The Hens were unable to get anything together prior to that point, collecting just four hits in the first seven innings. They had four doubles alone in the eighth, with six different players driving in runs. Mud Hens starter Tim Melville allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings, striking out three with one walk.
Marte: 2-4, 3B, SO
Avery: 1-4, 2B, R, RBI, BB, 2 SO
Jones: 2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Gonzalez: 1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI, BB
Lennerton: 1-3, 2B, R, RBI, BB, SO
Melville: 6.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, BB, 3 SO
Rondon (W): 1.0 IP, 0 ER
COMING UP NEXT: The Mud Hens head down to Louisville today to face the Bats in a mid-afternoon matchup. Thad Weber (3-3, 5.08 ERA) will look to repeat his spectacular outing five days ago, when he threw eight shutout innings. Louisville will look to undefeated righthander Jon Moscot (6-0, 2.06 ERA).
Trenton Thunder 4, Erie SeaWolves 0 (box)
New York Yankees prospect Eric Jagielo tormented the SeaWolves pitching staff on Sunday, hitting a two-run homer and an RBI double to lead the Thunder to a 4-0 win. Jagielo's home run came off Erie starter Ryan Robowski, who worked three innings while allowing two runs. Warwick Saupold, normally a starter, worked six innings in relief for the SeaWolves, allowing two runs while striking out seven. The Erie offense only managed three hits all game, though they did draw five walks.
Harrell: 2-4, 3B, SO
Bernard: 1-4, 2B
Krizan: 0-1, 2 BB
Robowski (L): 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 SO
Saupold: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 SO
COMING UP NEXT: The SeaWolves and Thunder will finish up their four-game series this afternoon at Jerry Uht Park. Chad Green (2-5, 4.81 ERA) will toe the rubber for Erie against Trenton righthander Eric Ruth (1-0, 2.01 ERA).
Lakeland starter Jonathan Maciel was on the wrong side of a pitcher's duel on Sunday, taking the loss despite a solid effort. Maciel held the Marauders to two runs on five hits in six innings, and reliever Slade Smith threw three scoreless innings for Lakeland. The Flying Tigers out-hit Bradenton, but went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left six runners on base. Francisco Martinez had the lone Lakeland RBI, but they were unable to capitalize on a big scoring chance in the seventh inning to tie the game.
Rhymes: 2-3, BB
Verlander: 1-4, 2B
Martinez: 1-4, RBI
Ficociello: 1-4, R
Betancourt: 0-2, 2 SAC
Maciel (L): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, SO
Smith: 3.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 3 BB, SO
COMING UP NEXT: The Flying Tigers are off today, but will be back in action on Tuesday against the St. Lucie Mets.
West Michigan Whitecaps 5, Dayton Dragons 0 (box)
Whitecaps starter Jeff Thompson dominated an overmatched Dragons lineup, allowing just three hits in six shutout innings while striking out nine batters. Thompson got plenty of support from his offense, including a four-run fourth inning to put the team up 5-0. The win was just Thompson's second of the year, but his second scoreless outing in a row. Joey Pankake helped pace a balanced attack, collecting two hits and an RBI. Zach Shepherd scored two with an RBI double in the fourth. Derek Hill also got in on the act, doubling and scoring a run.
Pankake: 2-4, R, RBI, 2 SO
Hill: 1-4, 2B, R, SO
Shepherd: 1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI, BB
Schotts: 1-4, RBI
Gerber: 1-3, 2B, BB, SO
Thompson (W): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 SO
Hemmer (S): 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, BB, 2 SO
COMING UP NEXT: Spencer Turnbull (3-1, 3.21 ERA) will take the mound for West Michigan this afternoon as they finish up their series with the Dragons. Righthander Tejay Antone (3-3, 1.96 ERA) will start for Dayton. The Whitecaps will head out on a seven-game road trip tomorrow to close out the month.