Harrisburg Senators 14, Erie SeaWolves 13 (box)
An absolute slugfest broke out between Erie and Harrisburg on Monday night. The teams were tied at nine apiece just four innings into the game. A.J. Ladwig and A.J. Achter combined to surrender those runs for Erie, and apart from a decent outing from Adam Ravenelle, the only bright spot on the pitching staff was Jairo Labourt. After Erie took the lead in the fifth, Labourt’s two perfect innings with four strikeouts had him in line for a win. Christin Stewart’s three-run shot in the first inning, combined with a monster three home run game from 3B Gabriel Quintana powered the SeaWolves into the top of the ninth with a 13-9 lead. Sean Donatello and Waldis Joaquin couldn’t hold it as Harrisburg roared to victory with a five run frame.
Quintana: 4-5, 4 R, 6 RBI, 3 HR, 2B
Stewart: 2-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR, 2B, BB
Ladwig: 1.2 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 6 H, 2 HR, BB, SO
Joaquin (BS, 1)(L, 1-1): 0.1 IP, 2 ER, HR, BB
Coming Up Next: Myles Jaye (0-4, 5.12 ERA) gets the start on Tuesday night for the SeaWolves.
Palm Beach Cardinals 6, Lakeland Flying Tigers 1 (box)
Spencer Turnbull gave the Flying Tigers three strong innings, but was yanked early in this one. His replacement, Kyle Dowdy, came in with a 1-0 lead courtesy of a Will Allen solo shot, but after two quality innings, Dowdy came apart in the sixth. The offense never got going, and the only point of interest from that point on was Anthony Gose’ first relief appearance. Gose surrendered a run in the top on the ninth on a walk and a double, striking out one. Reports indicated that Gose hit 99 mph on the radar gun with his first pitch of the evening.
Allen: 2-3, R, RBI, HR
Turnbull: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 4 SO
Gose: 1.0 IP, ER, H, BB, SO
Coming Up Next: Matt Hall (3-3, 4.17 ERA) looks to even the score as the three game set with the Cardinals continues from Joker Marchant Stadium.
West Michigan Whitecaps 12, Fort Wayne TinCaps 2 (box)
The Whitecaps kept the Tigers’ farm system from being swept with a beatdown of the TinCaps on Monday. Anthony Pereira and Josh Lester launched three-run shots early in this one, while Cam Gibson added a solo home run in the seventh as part of a three-hit game. Spenser Watkins got the start and continued the Whitecaps outstanding pitching record so far this season. He only punched out four, but Watkins scattered four hits over seven shutout innings.
Gibson: 3-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR, SO
Lester: 1-4, R, 3 RBI, HR, BB, 2 SO
Pereira: 4-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR, SO
Watkins (W, 2-1): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Eudis Idrogo (2-1, 2.49 ERA) looks to keep rolling on Tuesday, as the Whitecaps continue their homestand.