Toledo Mud Hens 3, Columbus Clippers 2 (box)
Steven Moya and Chad Huffman hit back-to-back solo home runs in the third inning to give the Mud Hens a 3-0 lead, and their pitching staff, led by starter Thad Weber, did the rest. Weber gave up a pair of runs in 6 2/3 innings, but also struck out six. After Logan Kensing got the final out of the seventh, Bobby Parnell and Bruce Rondon each worked scoreless innings to preserve the win. Moya's home run was his eighth of the season.
Bernard: 2-3, 2B, SB
Moya: 1-4, HR, R, RBI, 3 SO
Huffman: 1-3, HR, R, RBI, BB, SB
Weber (W): 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 6 SO
Rondon (S): 1.0 IP, 0 ER, BB, 3 SO
Coming up next: Josh Turley (2-2, 3.22 ERA) starts today against Columbus' T.J. House (2-1, 7.20 ERA) as the Mud Hens and Clippers finish off their three-game series.
Rondon 17 pitches (12 strikes/6 swings). FB command good at 98-99 mph; effective breaking ball as well. (3 of 3) #Tigers— JWagnerBlade (@jwagnerblade) May 8, 2016
Bowie Baysox 2, Erie SeaWolves 1 (box)
Righthander Myles Jaye turned in his best outing in nearly a month, but it still wasn't enough to pick up his first win of the season. Jaye held the Baysox to two runs on seven hits and three walks in six innings. Meanwhile, the Erie offense sputtered, collecting six hits in the shortened seven-inning affair. Jeff McVaney had the lone extra base hit, a double in the fourth that led to the SeaWolves' only run.
McVaney: 1-3, 2B, R
D. Green: 1-3, RBI
Jaye (L): 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO
Bowie Baysox 5, Erie SeaWolves 1 (box)
Jason Krizan homered in the top of the first inning to give the SeaWolves an early lead, but three runs off spot starter Confesor Lara in the bottom of the first were too much for Erie to overcome. The SeaWolves struggled again to get anything going, collecting just four hits in the nightcap. Reliever Santiago Garrido was a bright spot with five strikeouts in three shutout innings.
Krizan: 2-3, HR, R, RBI, SO
Eaves: 1-2, 3B
Lara (L): 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, BB
Garrido: 3.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 5 SO
Coming up next: Tommy Collier (2-2, 5.32 ERA) will face off against Bowie's Jason Garcia (1-3, 6.86 ERA) in the series finale between the SeaWolves and the Baysox.
After two shutout innings from rehabbing reliever Angel Nesbitt, A.J. Ladwig held the Manatees to one run on four hits in five relief innings to cap off the Flying Tigers' road sweep. Ladwig struck out five, and the Flying Tigers staff racked up 11 strikeouts in total. Joey Pankake provided the offense, hitting a two-run homer in the top of the second. Kade Scivicque and Michael Gerber had multi-hit games for Lakeland.
Gerber: 2-4, 2B, SO
Scivicque: 2-4, R, 2 SO
Pankake: 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Nesbitt: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, BB, 2 SO
Ladwig (W): 5.0 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 5 SO
Jimenez: 1.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 2 SO
Coming up next: The Flying Tigers will enjoy an off day on Sunday. They get back into action on Monday against the Tampa Yankees. Jeff Thompson (1-0, 0.52 ERA) will start for Lakeland against Tampa's Josh Rogers (0-0, 1.29 ERA).
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 10, West Michigan Whitecaps 2 (box)
Top prospect Beau Burrows struggled, allowing four runs on nine hits in four innings. He struck out four with zero walks, but still suffered his second loss of the season. The Whitecaps offense struggled, scoring a pair of runs on five hits. Rashad Brown and David Gonzalez both drove in runs, while Cam Gibson added a triple. The Whitecaps bullpen, which allowed six runs on nine hits in five innings, was too leaky for the offense to mount a comeback.
Maddox: 2-4, SO
Gibson: 1-3, 3B, R, SO
Gonzalez: 1-3, 2B, RBI
Burrows (L): 4.0 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 4 SO
Coming up next: The Whitecaps have Sunday off, and head on the road to face the Lake County Captains on Monday. Eudis Idrogo (1-2, 5.49 ERA) will start for West Michigan.