The Mud Hens broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the seventh, scoring two runs on a trio of hits off starter Chris Volstad. Josh Wilson struck the final blow on the Indians starter, hitting a double to left to give Toledo a 3-2 lead. Dixon Machado had the other RBI for the Mud Hens in the inning on a sacrifice fly in the next at-bat. Shane Greene put together a solid start for Toledo, working five innings while allowing a run on three hits. Rafael Dolis got the win for two innings of work in relief, while Jose Valdez tallied a six-out save.
Hessman: 2-4, 3B, RBI
Krauss: 2-4, R
Wilson: 1-4, 2B, RBI, SO
Greene: 5.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
Dolis (W): 2.0 IP, H, ER
Valdez (S): 2.0 IP, H, 0 ER, SO
COMING UP NEXT: Thad Weber (6-8, 3.91 ERA) will start for Toledo tonight as they finish off their three-game series with Indianapolis.
Erie SeaWolves 4, Portland Sea Dogs 3 (box)
The SeaWolves scored four runs in the fifth inning, overcoming a 3-0 deficit to take the first game of their doubleheader with Portland. Jason Krizan had the big hit for Erie, driving in three runs with an RBI double. JaCoby Jones singled in the next at-bat, and Krizan scored on an errant throw to give Erie the lead. Warwick Saupold gave up three runs in five innings, but Matt Crouse pitched a pair of scoreless innings for the save, his first of the year.
Krizan: 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI, SO
Harrell: 1-3, R
Castro: 1-3, R, SO
Saupold (W): 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, BB
Crouse (S): 2.0 IP, H, 0 ER, BB
Portland Sea Dogs 6, Erie SeaWolves 4 (box)
Austin Kubitza was hit hard, allowing six runs on seven hits in six innings for the SeaWolves. He pitched the entirety of the doubleheader-shortened game for Erie, picking up his 11th loss of the season. Harold Castro led the Erie offense with three hits, while James Robbins drove in a pair of runs.
Castro: 3-3, R
Robbins: 1-3, 2 RBI
Krizan: 1-3, R, BB, SO
Jones: 1-3, R, BB
Kubitza (L): 6.0 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
COMING UP NEXT: The SeaWolves and Sea Dogs finish up their series today starting at 12:00 p.m. ET. Justin Haley (4-13, 5.46 ERA) will start for Portland.
A three-run fourth inning gave the Flying Tigers an early 4-2 lead, but Clearwater exploded for eight runs in the next three innings to run away with Wednesday's series finale. Lakeland's Jairo Labourt took the brunt of the punishment, allowing six runs (four earned) on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. Reliever Julio Felix didn't help, allowing three runs in 1 2/3 innings before departing. Jiwan James had three of Lakeland's 10 hits, including a solo home run in the bottom of the first. Drew Longley also homered for the Flying Tigers.
James: 3-4, HR, 2 R, RBI, SO
Longley: 1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB, 2 SO
Martinez: 2-4, R, RBI
Reaves: 1-4, 2B, R, RBI, SO
Labourt (L): 4.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 3 SO
COMING UP NEXT: Jonathan Maciel (4-8, 5.33 ERA) will start for Lakeland tonight as they kick off a series with the Daytona Tortugas. Nick Routt (5-1, 3.10 ERA) will start for Daytona.
West Michigan Whitecaps 3, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 2 (box)
The Whitecaps scored two runs off Wisconsin's Angel Ventura in the top of the ninth inning to send Wednesday's game into extra innings, then plated a run in the 11th for a much-needed win. Christin Stewart was the hero for West Michigan, singling home Kade Scivicque after the former LSU backstop nearly drove in the game-winning run in the previous at-bat (Michael Gerber was thrown out at the plate). Artie Lewicki had a solid start for West Michigan, allowing a pair of unearned runs in 5 1/3 innings while striking out eight. Joe Jimenez got the win after two solid innings in relief.
Stewart: 1-4, 2B, RBI, BB, SO
Scivicque: 1-4, R, 2 SO
Gerber: 1-5, 2B, 2 SO
Lewicki: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R (0 ER), BB, 8 SO
Jimenez (W): 2.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 3 SO
Moreno (S): 1.0 IP, 0 ER, BB, 3 SO
COMING UP NEXT: Spencer Turnbull (9-3, 3.18 ERA) will go for his 10th win of the season tonight as he takes on Wisconsin's Josh Uhen (1-2, 5.56 ERA) at 8:05 p.m. ET.
Vermont Lake Monsters 1, Connecticut Tigers 0 (box)
Connecticut starter Spenser Watkins allowed a run in five innings while striking out seven, but he was saddled with his third loss of the season thanks to a lifeless performance from the Tigers' offense. They managed just three hits on the night, two of which came off the bat of catcher Will Allen. Trent Szkutnik worked three scoreless innings in relief for the Tigers.
Allen: 2-3, 2B, BB
Watkins: 5.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 3 BB, 7 SO
Szkutnik: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 SO
COMING UP NEXT: Matt Hall (0-0, 2.88 ERA) is still in search of his first professional win. He gets another chance tonight as Connecticut and Vermont continue their three-game series. Angel Duno (0-0, 3.60 ERA) will start for Vermont.