Toledo Mud Hens 4, Louisville Bats 3 (box)
Toledo jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning and pushed the lead to four after four innings. Starter Thad Weber was knocked out of the game after allowing three runs in the fifth, but the Mud Hens bullpen combined to throw 4 2/3 scoreless innings to preserve the win. Chad Bell picked up his first win of the season after striking out three in 3 1/3 innings. Dixon Machado and Humberto Quintero paced the Toledo offense with three hits apiece.
Machado: 3-4, R, SO, SB
Quintero: 3-3, 2B
Schierholtz: 1-2, R, RBI, 2 BB
Weber: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, BB, SO
Bell (W): 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 SO
Coming up next: Josh Turley (2-2, 4.05 ERA) will take the mound for Toledo on Friday as they kick off a three-game weekend series with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Zach Eflin (3-0, 3.13 ERA) will start for Lehigh Valley.
Bowie Baysox 6, Erie SeaWolves 5 (box)
The SeaWolves were in comeback mode all night long, erasing 2-0 and 5-2 deficits with an offense that generated 12 hits overall. However, their hopes at a win were dashed when reliever Paul Voelker was unable to escape a jam created by lefty Joe Mantiply. A sacrifice fly from Bowie's Glynn Davis drove in the go-ahead run before Voelker retired the side. Dean Green and Alberto Gonzalez each hit a two-run homer for Erie.
Harrell: 3-4, 2B
Gonzalez: 1-5, HR, R, 2 RBI
D. Green: 1-5, HR, R, 2 RBI, SO
Jaye: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO
Coming up next: Erie and Bowie will continue their four-game series on Friday with a 6:35 p.m. ET start at Jerry Uht Park. Tommy Collier (3-2, 5.14 ERA) will start for Erie against Bowie's Jason Garcia (1-4, 5.84 ERA).
Lefthander Jairo Labourt had his worst start of the season, allowing four runs and walking six in 3 1/3 innings, and suffered his first loss of the year. The walks and runs didn't matter much, however, as the Lakeland offense was unable to muster anything against Tampa starter Ian Clarkin. The Yankees' lefthander struck out 10 in seven innings of work, scattering five hits. Lakeland struck out 14 times overall, but Christin Stewart continued to swing a hot bat, reaching base twice.
Scivicque: 2-4, 2B, SO
Stewart: 1-3, 2B, BB, SO
Labourt (L): 3.1 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 6 BB, 4 SO
Kubitza: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, SO
Coming up next: The Flying Tigers travel to Daytona to kick off a four-game series against the Tortugas. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Friday beginning at 5:05 p.m. ET to make up a rainout from May 4. A.J. Ladwig (5-1, 1.54 ERA) is scheduled to start one of the games for Lakeland.
West Michigan Whitecaps 5, Fort Wayne TinCaps 2 (box)
The Whitecaps offense racked up 11 hits and four walks against Fort Wayne pitching, and plated enough runs to come away with their 16th win of the season. Starter Matt Hall was dominant, holding the TinCaps to two hits in five innings of work. Hall also struck out eight, his second-highest total of the season. The Whitecaps offense was a collective effort, with four different players driving in runs. West Michigan also had four players with multi-hit games, including the red-hot Will Maddox, who is hitting .355 on the year.
Maddox: 2-5, RBI, SO, 2 SB
Salgado: 2-4, 2 R, BB, SO
Gonzalez: 2-5, R, SB
Hall (W): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, BB, 8 SO
Moreno (S): 1.0 IP, 0 ER, BB, SO
Coming up next: Beau Burrows (1-2, 3.47 ERA) will look to rebound after a rough start as the Whitecaps and TinCaps continue their series.