Louisville Bats 11, Toledo Mud Hens 2 (box)
Drew VerHagen was rocked for 10 runs on 10 hits in just four innings against the Bats. Louisville broke the game open with a four-run fourth inning, and added a run off Mike Zagurski in the sixth for the final margin. Offensively, Toledo could not get much going. Bryan Holaday homered off Louisville starter Cody Reed in the fifth for the Mud Hens’ only runs of the game.
Holaday: 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Jones: 1-4, SO
VerHagen (L): 4.0 IP, 10 H, 10 ER, 3 BB, SO
Coming up next: The Mud Hens will kick off a weekend series with the Indianapolis Indians starting with a doubleheader on Friday. Anthony Vasquez (1-0, 4.50 ERA) is scheduled to start Game 1 for the Hens.
Reading Fightin’ Phils 8, Erie SeaWolves 3 (box)
Myles Jaye did not have a good outing, allowing seven runs (six earned) on six hits in just 3 2⁄3 innings. The poor outing was unfortunate, as the SeaWolves had a 3-2 lead after two innings. Kody Eaves provided all of Erie’s offense with a three-run homer in the bottom of the second, but the team managed just six hits on the afternoon. Jaye fell to 0-4 on the season with the loss.
Castro: 2-5, 2B, SB
Eaves: 1-4, HR, R, 3 RBI, SO
Jaye (L): 3.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R (6 ER), 2 BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: Tyler Alexander (2-3, 4.22 ERA) will start for Erie as they take on Alex McRae (3-0, 2.47 ERA) and the Altoona Curve.
Wade Hinkle hit an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to give the Flying Tigers a 2-1 lead, and closer Gerson Moreno shut the door in the ninth for an important win. Hinkle drove in both runs for Lakeland, who struggled against rehabbing New York Mets starters Steven Matz and Seth Lugo. Starter Matt Hall was up to the challenge, tossing six scoreless innings with four strikeouts.
Hinkle: 2-4, 2 RBI, SO
Kivett: 1-3, 2 R, BB, SB
Hall: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: Beau Burrows (4-1, 1.24 ERA) will aim for his fifth win of the season when he takes on Blake Quinn (1-2, 5.08 ERA) and the Clearwater Threshers.
Lake County Captains 4, West Michigan Whitecaps 3 (box)
The Whitecaps jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but late struggles from starter Anthony Castro and a rough outing from reliever Locke St. John cost them a shot at a win. Castro’s start was still impressive, as he held the Captains to two runs in 6 2⁄3 innings with five strikeouts. Danny Woodrow, Blaise Salter, and third baseman Chad Sedio drove in runs for West Michigan.
Woodrow: 2-4, RBI
Salter: 1-3, 2B, RBI, SO
Sedio: 1-3, 3B, R, RBI, BB, 2 SO
Castro: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 5 SO
Coming up next: Austin Sodders (4-0, 0.87 ERA) will look to continue his strong first half against the Captains on Friday.