Erie SeaWolves 6, Trenton Thunder 1 (box)
The last time the Erie SeaWolves had lost 12 consecutive games, names like Jeff Frazier, Wilkin Ramirez, and Luke French were still on the Detroit Tigers' radar. Erie snapped its longest losing streak since 2008 with a win over Trenton tonight, getting contributions from players up and down the roster. Derek Hankins earned his second win of the season by allowing one run on six hits in five innings, while Joe Mantiply and Edgar De La Rosa pitched two scoreless innings apiece.
Dean Green spearheaded the SeaWolves' offense, collecting four hits in five at-bats. Jeff McVaney homered and scored two runs, while James Robbins had two hits. Wynton Bernard singled and walked, and stole his eighth base of the season. Yankees prospect Aaron Judge had three hits for the Thunder.
Green: 4-5, 2B, R
Robbins: 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB
McVaney: 1-4, HR, 2 R, RBI, BB, SO
Bernard: 1-3, R, BB, SO, SB
Harrell: 1-2, 2B, R, RBI, BB
Hankins (W): 5.0 IP, 6 H, ER, 3 BB, 3 SO
De La Rosa: 2.0 IP, 2 SO
COMING UP NEXT: Erie continues their series with Trenton tomorrow evening. Chad Green (0-3, 9.19 ERA) will start against Yankees top prospect Luis Severino (1-1, 2.25 ERA), the #35 prospect in all of baseball according to Baseball America.
Lakeland Flying Tigers 3, Daytona Tortugas 1 (box)
The Flying Tigers were out-hit 6-5, but a solid effort from four Lakeland pitchers and a patient approach at the plate gave them a 3-1 victory over Daytona. Starter Ryan Longstreth gave up a run on four hits in three innings, while Julio Felix, Brennan Smith, and Confesor Lara combined to allow just two hits over the final six frames. Felix recorded the win, logging three innings while striking out four. Lara picked up his third save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
The Flying Tigers offense only recorded five hits, but had runners on base all night thanks to five walks. Curt Powell had two hits and drove in two runs, while Raph Rhymes had an RBI and a run scored. Ben Verlander was on base three times, and is now hitting .361 on the season.
Powell: 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, SO
Verlander: 1-2, 2 BB
Rhymes: 1-3, R, RBI, BB
Greiner: 0-3, R
Betancourt: 0-3, BB
Longstreth: 3.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 SO
Felix (W): 3.0 IP, H, 4 SO
COMING UP NEXT: The Flying Tigers and Tortugas continue their series at 10:30 a.m. today at Joker Marchant Stadium. Tommy Collier (2-1, 1.96 ERA) will take on Daytona righthander Nick Howard.
Lansing Lugnuts 7, West Michigan Whitecaps 6 (box)
The Whitecaps mounted a late rally, but were unable to beat the Lugnuts in the first game of a three-game series in Lansing. Whitecaps starter Ross Seaton was the victim of two errors, as only three of his six runs allowed were earned. He hurt himself by allowing a pair of home runs, and suffered his first loss of the season. Tyler Ford helped stop the bleeding by allowing just one run in two innings.
Offensively, the Whitecaps had to rely on the bottom of their order for production. Derek Hill and Ross Kivett combined to go 1 for 10 at the top of the lineup, striking out four times. Will Kengor and David Gonzalez were the only West Michigan batters with multi-hit games -- Kengor also walked three times -- while Gonzalez and Joey Pankake drove in two runs apiece. Michael Gerber extended his hit streak to 10 games with a single in the ninth inning.
Kengor: 2-2, 3B, 2 R, 3 BB
Gonzalez: 2-4, 2 RBI
Gerber: 1-3, R, 2 BB
Pankake: 1-5, 2 RBI, 2 SO
Zeile: 1-4, R, 3 SO
Hill: 0-5, 2 SO
Seaton (L): 6.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R (3 ER), 4 SO
COMING UP NEXT: Mid-Michigan Tigers fans will have to get up early to see the Whitecaps play today. They continue their series in Lansing at 10:30 a.m. with righthander Jeff Thompson (0-2, 5.30 ERA) on the mound against Lugnuts righty Chase De Jong (2-1, 2.49 ERA).