Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 1, Toledo Mud Hens 0 (box)
Chad Bell and former Tigers prospect Chad Green went toe-to-toe for six innings, and it wasn’t until Preston Guilmet entered the game in the seventh that the scoreless tie was snapped. Guilmet allowed the lone run of the game, a home run to Tyler Austin, and suffered his first loss of the season. Bell was able to limit the RailRiders to three hits in six innings, but he was out-dueled by Green, who went seven innings and struck out nine. The Mud Hens offense finished with just three hits.
Collins: 2-4, SO
Gose: 0-3, 3 SO
Bell: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, 2 SO
Guilmet (L): 1.0 IP, H, ER, SO
Coming up next: The Mud Hens and RailRiders will conclude their series on Thursday starting at 7:05 p.m. ET. Kyle Haynes (1-2, 4.98 ERA) will start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Erie SeaWolves 2, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1 (box)
Connor Harrell hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth to give the SeaWolves a 2-1 lead, and it may as well have been 10-1 at that point. Joe Jimenez came on for the ninth inning and, to no surprise, he set the side down in order for his fourth save since arriving in Double-A. Harrell and Grayson Greiner combined for four of the SeaWolves’ six hits on the night, with Harrell’s homer being the only extra-base hit. Dominic Ficociello drove in a run.
Harrell: 2-3, HR, 2 R, RBI, BB
Greiner: 2-4, SO
Ficociello: 1-4, RBI, 2 SO
Jaye: 7.0 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 5 SO
Coming up next: The SeaWolves will have the next two days off in an odd break in their schedule. They get back to work on Saturday in a doubleheader against the Hartford Yard Goats.
Clearwater Threshers 11, Lakeland Flying Tigers 4 (box)
The Flying Tigers took an early 2-0 lead thanks to an RBI double from Michael Gerber in the top of the first, but starter Tyler Alexander could not hold the lead. Alexander allowed five runs, four of which were unearned, on eight hits in five innings in the loss. Kade Scivicque also drove in a pair of runs for the Flying Tigers, but relievers Austin Kubitza and Gabe Hemmer bled too many runs for Lakeland to mount a comeback.
Stewart: 2-4, 2 2B, R, BB, 2 SO
Verlander: 2-4, 2 2B, 2 R, BB
Scivicque: 2-5, 2 RBI
Gerber: 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Alexander (L): 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R (1 ER), BB
Coming up next: A.J. Ladwig (8-4, 2.36 ERA) will take the mound for Lakeland as they kick off a three-game series with the Daytona Tortugas. Thursday’s game will be at Henley Field, and the series will shift to Daytona on Friday and Saturday.
Connecticut Tigers 7, Brooklyn Cyclones 5 (box)
The Tigers offense exploded for six runs in the first three innings and held off a late Brooklyn comeback attempt in their home opener at Dodd Stadium. Right fielder Cole Bauml led the way with three hits, while Blaise Salter homered and drove in three runs. Catcher Mario Sanjur chipped in with a double and two RBI as well. Ryan Castellanos earned the win with six strong innings of work, holding the Cyclones to two runs (one earned) on just two hits.
Bauml: 3-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI, SO
Salter: 2-4, HR, R, 3 RBI
Sanjur: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, SO
Havrilak: 2-4, 2 R, SO, SB
Castellanos (W): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: Alfred Gutierrez (0-0, 8.31 ERA) will start for Connecticut as they continue their series with Brooklyn on Thursday.