Outfielder Christin Stewart reached base three times and scored the lone run in a pitching-dominated Florida State League All-Star Game, earning himself MVP honors. Stewart doubled to lead off the top of the sixth inning for the FSL North All-Stars, then scored on an RBI single by Brevard County’s Dustin Houle. He also walked twice.
Kade Scivicque and Joey Pankake made appearances as late-game substitutions for the North side, but combined to go 0-for-2 with a walk. Tyler Alexander allowed two hits in a scoreless inning, while A.J. Ladwig struck out a batter in his lone frame. Lakeland reliever Adam Ravenelle earned the win after pitching a scoreless inning of his own after the North All-Stars took the lead.
Rochester Red Wings 5, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box)
Starter Matt Crouse limited the Red Wings to three runs (two earned) on four hits in seven innings, but still took the loss thanks to a Mud Hens offense that went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position. Dixon Machado went 2-for-4 with a run scored atop the lineup, but Anthony Gose and JaCoby Jones combined to go 0-for-7 with a walk immediately behind him. Dean Green went 2-for-3 with an RBI in his first Triple-A game this season.
Machado: 2-4, 2B, R, SB
Green: 2-3, RBI
Gose: 0-3, BB, SO
Jones: 0-4, 3 SO
Crouse (L): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 3 SO
Coming up next: Thad Weber (5-5, 3.28 ERA) will try to earn the Mud Hens a series win in their rubber match against Rochester on Sunday.
Erie SeaWolves 5, Bowie Baysox 4 (box)
Relievers Joe Mantiply and Paul Voelker combined to allow a run in the top of the ninth inning, snapping a 3-3 tie, but the SeaWolves tied the score in the bottom of the frame on an RBI single from Casey Frawley. Ismael Salgado, who scored the game-tying run in the ninth, singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th to stretch Erie’s win streak to seven games. Harold Castro and Dominic Ficociello had three hits apiece for Erie in the win.
Castro: 3-6, R, SB
Ficociello: 3-5, 2B, R, RBI, 2 SO
Harrell: 2-5, SO, SB
Jones: 2-4, 2B, BB
Coming up next: Tommy Collier (6-4, 3.76 ERA) starts against Bowie’s John Means (1-2, 3.70 ERA) on Sunday as the SeaWolves go for a three-game sweep of the Baysox.
Lansing Lugnuts 7, West Michigan Whitecaps 6 (box)
The Whitecaps scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning, but were unable to cap their comeback in a barnburner against the Lugnuts. Lansing tagged Whitecaps started Sandy Baez for six runs in the bottom of the first inning, handing him his seventh loss of the season. The bats fell silent for a while afterward, until the Lugnuts scored a much-needed insurance run against reliever Logan Longwith. The Whitecaps finished the game with 12 hits, including three from catcher Arvicent Perez.
Perez: 3-4, R, RBI, SO
Pirtle: 2-4, 2B, R, 2 SO
Maddox: 2-5, 2 SO
Hill: 0-5, RBI, SO
Baez (L): 4.1 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, BB, 3 SO
Coming up next: Matt Hall (8-0, 0.73 ERA) takes his perfect record on the road as the Whitecaps continue their four-game series against Lansing. Jordan Romano (1-0, 1.29 ERA) will start for the Lugnuts.
Connecticut Tigers 9, Tri-City ValleyCats 5 (box)
The Tigers got off to a roaring start (get it?), scoring five runs in the first inning and three more in the second en route to a big win over Tri-City. Connecticut only finished with six hits in the game, but drew nine walks. Tanner Donnels led the way with three hits and two RBI, and Joey Havrilak hit a three-run homer. Tigers starter Alfred Gutierrez only went 4 1/3 innings but struck out six hitters in the winning effort.
Donnels: 3-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI, BB
Havrilak: 1-3, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI, BB
Bauml: 1-2, 2 R, 3 BB
Sthormes: 1-5, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 SO
Fuentes (W): 1.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO
Coming up next: Locke St. John will start for Connecticut as they begin a three-game series with the Vermont Lake Monsters on Sunday.