Toledo Mud Hens 2, Louisville Bats 0 (box)
The Mud Hens kicked off their road series against the Bats with a solid all-around performance to take game one. Starter William Cuevas was sharp. He gave the Mud Hens six strong innings, punching out six to just three hits as he shut down the Bats’ bats. Daniel Stumpf, Edward Mujica and Arcenio Leon slammed the door with Leon picking up his first save. Louisville starter, Tim Adleman matched Cuevas until the seventh inning, when Mud Hens’ catcher John Hicks cracked a two-run shot that proved the margin in this one.
Cuevas: (W, 1-0) 6.0 IP, 3 H, 6 SO
Leon: (S, 1) 1.0 IP
Hicks: 1-4, R, 2 RBI, HR, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Warwick Saupold (0-0, 3.86 ERA) will take on Sal Romano (0-0, 3.00 ERA) of the Bats, with first pitch set for 6:35 pm ET.
Erie SeaWolves 9, Bowie Baysox 8 (box)
SeaWolves outfielders Christin Stewart and Mike Gerber powered them to victory in another extra inning game Monday night. Stewart continued his red-hot start to the season with a double, a triple and an RBI, while scoring two runs. Gerber smoked a two-run home run for his first of the year, tying the game in the eighth. DH Gabriel Quintana capped off the SeaWolves’ firepower with three hits and a like number of RBI on the night. That trio proved the difference in the tenth inning, as Quintana drove in Gerber for what would prove the game winning run. Starter Matt Crouse didn’t last long in this one, but Mike Zagurski finally snuffed the Bay Sox offense late, allowing Jeff Ferrell to snatch the win.
Stewart: 2-4, 2 R, RBI, 2B, 3B, 2 BB, SO
Gerber: 3-6, 4 R, 2 RBI, HR, SO
Quintana: 3-6, 3 RBI, 2B
Zagurski: 2.2 IP, H, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Veteran right-hander Anthony Vasquez will oppose the Bay Sox’ Matthew Grimes on Tuesday, with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 pm ET.
Starter Matt Hall was knocked out early in this one, and did himself no favors with a pair of throwing errors in his inning and 2⁄3 of work. Things went better for reliever Jairo Labourt, who took over in the second, as he allowed just one unearned run. Unfortunately, Threshers starter Alberto Tirado had no trouble carving up the Flying Tigers’ offense, as he and reliever Luke Leftwich shut them down to collect the win and save, respectively.
Labourt: 3.0 IP, ER, 2 R, 3 H, BB, 3 SO
Kivett: 2-4, 2B, SO
Moreno: 1.0 IP, SO
Coming Up Next: The teams move to Clearwater, with Beau Burrows (0-0, 0.00 ERA), fresh off a solid first outing at High-A ball, starting for the Flying Tigers. Blake Quinn will oppose him, with this one kicking off at 7:00 pm ET.
Dayton Dragons 2, West Michigan Whitecaps 0 (box)
Austin Sodders of the Whitecaps locked up the Dragons’ Andrew Jordan in a pitching duel in this one. The pair combined for 11 scoreless innings, with 10 strikeouts on the night. The bullpens would decide it. Unfortunately the Whitecaps’ offense couldn’t get going at all. Meanwhile, reliever Joe Navilhon couldn’t hold off the Dragons, allowing two runs, one earned, to take the loss.
Sodders: 5.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 6 SO
Navilhon: (L, 0-1) 3.0 IP, ER, 2 R, 3 H, SO
Coming Up Next: The Whitecaps stay in Dayton on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm ET. They’ve yet to announce a starter to oppose the Dragons’ Tony Santillan (0-1, 2.45 ERA).