Toledo Mud Hens 8, Louisville Bats 1 (box)
Newly signed pitcher Donn Roach held the Bats to a run on four hits over seven strong innings to pick up his second win in three outings with the Mud Hens. Roach struck out seven and walked two. Meanwhile, the Mud Hens offense exploded for 18 hits, including five from catcher Miguel Gonzalez. Incredibly, Gonzalez did not drive in a run, and only scored once. The bulk of the run-producing came from the top of the lineup; Pedro Ciriaco, who pinch-ran for Jose Iglesias in the fifth, drove in three runs, and Jeff McVaney also had three RBI. Iglesias went 2-for-3.
Gonzalez: 5-5, 2 2B, R
McVaney: 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI
Ciriaco: 2-2, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Roach (W): 7.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 7 SO
Coming up next: Warwick Saupold (5-2, 2.74 ERA) starts for Toledo on Wednesday as they go for a three-game sweep of the Bats.
Erie SeaWolves 5, Richmond Flying Squirrels 2 (box)
Richmond’s Hunter Cole hit a solo home run in the top of the first to give the Flying Squirrels a 1-0 lead, and the score stayed that way for another five innings. The SeaWolves finally got on the board in the sixth when Christin Stewart drew a bases loaded walk to tie the game at 1. That wouldn’t be all, though. Three consecutive singles following Stewart’s walk brought in three more runs to give Erie a 4-1 lead. Michael Gerber padded the lead with a solo homer in the seventh, and Paul Voelker recorded the last two outs for his 11th save of the year.
Greiner: 3-4, R, SO
Harrell: 2-4, R
Gerber: 1-3, HR, R, RBI, BB
Stewart: 0-1, R, RBI, 3 BB, SO
Turley (W): 6.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 8 SO
Coming up next: Thad Weber (0-1, 20.25 ERA) will make his second start for the SeaWolves on Wednesday against Richmond’s Andrew Suarez (6-7, 4.31 ERA). Erie are going for a three-game sweep over the Flying Squirrels.
Daytona Tortugas 3, Lakeland Flying Tigers 2 (box)
The Flying Tigers and Tortugas resumed a game that had been suspended in the first inning back on July 23, and Daytona were able to squeak across a run in the bottom of the ninth to vulture a narrow 3-2 win. There were a few oddities to this game, such as Christin Stewart finally being credited with a homer he hit when this game first started; he now plays in Erie, but officially has 24 Florida State League homers on his ledger this season. A.J. Simcox homered in the version of this game played on August 22, his first of the year. That was it for Lakeland, though; they finished with three hits.
Simcox: 1-4, HR, R, RBI
Ladwig: 7.1 IP, 7 H, ER, 6 SO
Daytona Tortugas 2, Lakeland Flying Tigers 1 (F/7) (box)
Wade Hinkle hit an RBI triple in the top of the first to give the Flying Tigers a 1-0 lead, but their offense otherwise fell silent in another loss to Daytona. Garrett Mattlage had two of Lakeland’s six hits, and they left eight men on base as a team. Calvin Drummond made the start for the Flying Tigers and allowed two runs in four innings. He was relieved by Jairo Labourt, who continued his strong work in relief with two scoreless innings.
Hinkle: 1-2, 3B, RBI, BB
Bortnick: 1-4, R, 2 SO
Drummond (L): 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: Spencer Turnbull (0-0, 3.00 ERA) will start for Lakeland as they continue their series with Daytona on Wednesday.
West Michigan Whitecaps 6, South Bend Cubs 5 (box)
The Cubs took a 5-0 lead early in this game, scoring all five of their runs off West Michigan starter Sandy Baez. The Whitecaps stormed back with four runs in the sixth and two in the seventh to take the lead, and their bullpen shut the door for a big win over the playoff-bound Cubs. Will Allen and Jose Azocar had four hits apiece for West Michigan, who had 14 hits in all. They also drew six walks as a team, but only had two extra base hits. Mark Ecker retired all five batters he faced for his third save with the Whitecaps.
Azocar: 4-4, R, RBI, BB
Allen: 4-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI, BB
Maddox: 2-4, R, BB, SO, SB
Baez: 5.2 IP, 11 H, 5 ER, BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: Fernando Perez (3-7, 5.28 ERA) will start for West Michigan as they continue their series with South Bend on Wednesday. Adbert Alzolay (9-4, 4.32 ERA) will start for the Cubs.
Hudson Valley Renegades 6, Connecticut Tigers 2 (box)
Connecticut took a 1-0 lead in the first on a Blaise Salter RBI double, but would not score again until the eighth inning, when the Renegades were ahead by four runs. Salter and Daniel Woodrow combined for four of the Tigers’ seven hits, and Salter had both RBI. Starter Kyle Funkhouser did not have his best outing, allowing three runs on four hits in 2 1⁄3 innings. He walked three and struck out two, and was saddled with his second loss of the season.
Salter: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Woodrow: 2-4, 2B, R, SB
Funkhouser (L): 2.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: Ryan Castellanos (7-4, 4.80 ERA) is scheduled to start for Connecticut on Wednesday against Hudson Valley.