The Mud Hens took a 2-0 lead into the eighth inning, but a rough outing from reliever Bruce Rondon resulted in a tie game that went into extra innings. The Red Sox won in the 12th inning on a walk-off double from Jackie Bradley Jr., handing Drew VerHagen his first loss of the season. The Mud Hens jumped out to their lead in the sixth inning when Jefry Marte drove in two runs with a two-out RBI single. Xavier Avery reached base three times, including a double earlier in the sixth to set up the scoring opportunity.
Avery: 2-5, 2B, R, BB
Marte: 1-4, 2 RBI, BB
Fields: 1-4, R, BB, 2 SO
Hessman, 1-3, 2B, 2 BB
Weber: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
Rondon: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 SO
VerHagen (L): 1.2 IP, 2 H, ER, 3 BB, 2 SO
COMING UP NEXT: The Mud Hens and PawSox continue their weekend series tonight at McCoy Stadium. Derek Hankins (1-1, 6.55 ERA) will start for Toledo against Brian Johnson (6-4, 2.66 ERA).
Richmond Flying Squirrels 4, Erie SeaWolves 3 (box)
Erie took a 3-2 lead in the top of the eighth inning when they manufactured a run after a Richmond error, but the Flying Squirrels roared back with two runs of their own off righty Zach Reininger to take a 4-3 lead. Richmond closer Josh Osich worked a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts for his 16th save of the year. Tommy Collier was solid for Erie, allowing two runs on five hits in five innings of work. The SeaWolves offense was rather stagnant, save for a two-run homer by Dean Green in the sixth inning.
D. Green: 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Powell: 2-3, R, BB, SO
Bernard: 1-4, R, SB
Krizan: 1-3, 2B, BB, SB
Collier: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
Reininger (L): 2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB
COMING UP NEXT: Austin Kubitza (3-5, 5.13 ERA) will look to get back into the win column tonight as the SeaWolves and Flying Squirrels continue their series. Erie faces a stiff test tonight in Richmond righthander Kyle Crick (1-1, 1.88 ERA), a top prospect for the San Francisco Giants.
Peoria Chiefs 2, West Michigan Whitecaps 1 (box)
The Whitecaps got off to a solid start yesterday, scoring a run on two hits in the top of the first inning. That would be all the scoring they would do, however, as they managed just four hits throughout the rest of the game. Peoria starter Jack Flaherty worked 5 1/3 sharp innings, allowing four hits and striking out four. Fernando Perez nearly matched him, but allowed a second run, resulting in his sixth loss of the season. Perez has a 3.74 ERA on the year, but is 0-6.
Kivett: 2-4, R, SO, SB
Gerber: 2-4, 2B
Pankake: 1-3, RBI, BB, SO
Shepherd: 1-4, 2B
Perez (L): 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, SO
COMING UP NEXT: The Whitecaps travel to Burlington, Iowa to face the Bees in a three-game series starting tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET. Jeff Thompson (2-5, 4.66 ERA) will start for West Michigan.
The Lakeland Flying Tigers had a game rained out for the third time this week. They will play a doubleheader today against the Dunedin Blue Jays starting at 5:00 p.m. ET. Matt Crouse (2-1, 1.14 ERA) will start the nightcap for Lakeland, while Murphy Smith (3-3, 3.06 ERA) and Jairo Labourt (2-3, 3.30) will pitch for Dunedin.