Toledo Mud Hens 9, Louisville Bats 3 (box)
Mud Hens starter Josh Turley rebounded from an early speed bump to strike out six Bats hitters in 5 1/3 innings, while the Toledo offense exploded for nine runs on 11 hits in a big win. The Toledo bullpen combined for 3 2/3 scoreless innings, including two-thirds of an inning from Blaine Hardy. On the other side of the ball, Miguel Gonzalez led the way with a home run and Jordany Valdespin added two doubles. Cameron Maybin hit a double and drove in a run, while Steven Moya had a pair of hits.
Gonzalez: 2-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, SO
Valdespin: 2-5, 2 2B, R, 2 RBI
Moya: 2-5, 2B, R, 2 SO
Maybin: 1-4, 2B, RBI, BB
Diaz: 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Turley (W): 5.1 IP, 3 R (2 ER), BB, 6 SO
Hardy: 0.2 IP, 0 ER, BB, SO
Coming up next: Lucas Harrell will make his 2016 debut at 6:05 p.m. ET tonight as the Mud Hens and Bats continue their series at Louisville Slugger Field.
An early 1-0 lead quickly turned south for Erie, as starter Tommy Collier was unable to get through the fourth inning against Binghamton. Collier allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five. Reliever Gabe Hemmer wasn't much better, walking four and allowing a run in 1 1/3 innings. Offensively, the SeaWolves were unable to capitalize on run scoring opportunities, leaving 10 men on base. Gustavo Nunez led the way with two hits and two RBI.
Nunez: 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI
Harrell: 2-2, R, BB
A. Green: 1-4, 2B, R, RBI
Collier (L): 3.2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO
Mantiply: 1.0 IP, H, 0 ER
Coming up next: The SeaWolves will look to snap their two-game skid tonight as they continue their series with Binghamton. Tyler Pill (0-1, 7.20 ERA) will start for the Mets.
In his second rehab start of the season, lefthander Daniel Norris allowed two runs on seven hits in four innings (with zero walks!). A.J. Ladwig held the Marauders to an unearned run in four innings in relief to get the win. Meanwhile, the big story of the night was the Lakeland offense, which combined for eight runs on 11 hits in the win. The bottom four hitters in the Lakeland lineup combined to go 8-for-16, led by Zach Shepherd's two doubles.
Shepherd: 2-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI, 2 SO
Hinkle: 2-4, 2 R, SO
Greiner: 2-4, R, RBI, SO
Reaves: 2-4, 2 RBI, SO
Norris: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 SO
Ladwig (W): 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (0 ER), 3 SO
Coming up next: Righthander Artie Lewicki (0-1, 4.50 ERA) will make his first start of the season tonight against Bradenton's Austin Coley (0-1, 7.71 ERA) in game two of a four-game series.
West Michigan Whitecaps 5, Dayton Dragons 3 (box)
Fernando Perez struck out nine in six innings while allowing just a single run to earn his first win of the season. Whitecaps pitching combined for 14 strikeouts (with zero walks!) on the evening, including four from reliever Jonathan Maciel. Offensively, Rashad Brown and Brett Pirtle had two hits and an RBI apiece. David Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with two RBI at the bottom of the lineup, and catcher Arvicent Perez reached base three times.
Gonzalez: 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Brown: 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB, SO
Pirtle: 2-5, RBI
Fuentes: 2-3, 3B, R
Perez (W): 6.0 IP, 5 H, ER, 9 SO
Coming up next: Matt Hall (0-0, 2.25 ERA), the Tigers' sixth round pick in the 2015 draft, will start for the Whitecaps tonight against Dayton's Ty Boyles (0-0, 10.50 ERA).
According to John Wagner of the Toledo Blade, Dixon Machado left Friday's game against the Louisville Bats for an undisclosed reason. Neither the Mud Hens nor the Tigers have announced an update at this time. Machado was replaced by Corey Jones, who went 0-for-2.