Toledo Mud Hens 11, Syracuse Chiefs 7 (box)
After going down 3-0 in the top of the second, the Mud Hens exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the inning en route to a comfortable 11-7 win. Corey Jones led the Hens with three hits, while Hessman hit a pair of doubles in Toledo's big inning. Dixon Machado hit a grand slam, his second home run of the year. The Mud Hens only had 10 hits on the night, but drew seven walks against Syracuse pitching. Toledo starter Tim Melville allowed five runs on three hits and five walks in 2 2/3 innings, but still outlasted Chiefs starter Taylor Jordan, who could not get out of the second.
Jones: 3-4, 2 R, RBI
Hessman: 2-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI, BB
>Moya: 1-3, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB
Machado: 1-4, HR, R, 5 RBI, BB, SO
Melville: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R (3 ER), 5 BB, 3 SO
Krol (W): 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 SO
COMING UP NEXT: The Mud Hens head out to Pawtucket to face off against the Red Sox in a four-game series. Buck Farmer (6-1, 2.78 ERA) will start for Toledo against Jess Todd (1-2, 5.40 ERA).
Trenton Thunder 6, Erie SeaWolves 4 (box)
Trenton jumped out to a 5-2 lead after the first two innings and held on to win a close game over the SeaWolves, who dropped to 20-36 after the loss. Warwick Saupold was able to make it through six innings, but he allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits along the way. Josh Prince had two hits for Erie in the leadoff spot, including a home run in the seventh inning. Jason Krizan also had two hits, while Wade Gaynor drove in a pair of runs.
Prince: 2-4, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Gaynor: 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 SO
A. Green: 1-4, 2B, R
Saupold (L): 6.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 3 SO
COMING UP NEXT: Chad Green (2-7, 5.22 ERA) will take the mound for the SeaWolves tonight against Kyle Haynes (0-3, 1.82 ERA) of the Thunder.
Fort Myers Miracle 4, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0 (box)
The Miracle and Flying Tigers were able to get one rain-shortened contest in before Mother Nature washed out a game for the second day in a row. Lakeland was only able to muster four hits in five innings against Fort Myers starter Mat Batts, who won his first game of the season. Both starters went all five innings, with Kevin Ziomek taking his fifth loss of the season after allowing four runs on seven hits. Dominic Ficociello had two of Lakeland's four hits.
Ziomek (L): 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 SO
COMING UP NEXT: Lakeland and Fort Myers will try their hand at a doubleheader again today. Jonathan Maciel (2-5, 6.22 ERA) will start game one for Lakeland against Ryan Eades (4-1, 3.19 ERA). Matt Crouse (2-1, 1.14 ERA) will start the nightcap for the Flying Tigers.
West Michigan Whitecaps 5, Peoria Chiefs 2 (box)
The Whitecaps won a rain-shortened game over the Chiefs, their first of three games against Peoria this week. A.J. Ladwig worked five of the six innings played for West Michigan, allowing two runs on six hits. Ross Kivett and Michael Gerber had three hits apiece to pace the Whitecaps offense, though there were plenty of contributions up and down the lineup. Catcher Shane Zeile added a pair of doubles, while shortstop Garrett Mattlage had a pair of RBI.
Kivett: 3-4, 2B, R
Gerber: 3-4, 2B, R, RBI
Zeile: 2-3, 2 2B, 2 R
Mattlage: 2-3, 2 RBI
Ladwig (W): 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
COMING UP NEXT: Righthander Trent Szkutnik (3-1, 3.88 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Whitecaps today against Peoria lefthander Austin Gomber (4-3, 3.32 ERA).