Toledo Mud Hens 6, Louisville Bats 5 (F/10) (box)
Unlike their parent club, the Mud Hens were able to survive a blown save to pull out a victory in 10 innings on Sunday. Warwick Saupold was knocked around for four runs in five innings, but the Mud Hens’ offense battled back with five runs in the sixth and seventh innings. JaCoby Jones sparked the rally with a single and a stolen base in the sixth. He and James Loney would eventually come around to score. John Hicks came through with the big blow, launching a three-run shot in the seventh to take the lead. Unfortunately, Arcenio Leon blew the save in the ninth, but the Mud Hens fought back in extras. Loney singled in the tenth, and pinch-runner David Lough raced home on 3B Michael Almanzar’s walkoff double.
Jones: 1-5, 2 R, 2 SO
Hicks: 1-5, R 3 RBI, HR, SO
Saupold: 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 4 BB, 3 SO
Stumpf (W, 1-1): 1.0, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Drew VerHagen (2-0, 3.51 ERA) gets the start Monday evening as the Mud Hens travel to take on the Gwinnett Braves.
Trenton Thunder 6, Erie SeaWolves 0 (box)
Myles Jaye was hit hard in this one, while the offense slumbered. Jaye surrendered five earned in just three innings of work, putting the SeaWolves in a deep hole early. Jairo Labourt gave up another run in his two innings, and the offense only managed four singles on the day.
Labourt: 2.0 IP, ER, 2 H, 3 SO
Jaye (L, 0-3): 3.0 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, HR, 2 BB, SO
Erie SeaWolves 5, Trenton Thunder 4 (box)
The SeaWolves got out to an early lead in game two of the doubleheader, but watched it dwindle and were forced to make a late push to pull this one out. Ruben Alaniz navigated a lot of traffic in the eighth and gave up a run as the Thunder took the lead. Still, he limited the damage, and the SeaWolves weren’t done scoring. Christin Stewart launched his eighth homer of the season (and his second of the game) in the bottom half of the frame to tie it up again. In the ninth, shortstop A.J. Simcox came through with a walkoff single to win it.
Stewart: 2-3, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2 HR, BB, SO
McVaney: 3-5, R
Spomer (W, 1-1): 1.2 IP, H, BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: The SeaWolves travel to Harrisburg for three, with Tyler Alexander (1-3, 4.39 ERA) getting the call in game one.
Beau Burrows will not be stopped. The young righthander continued to demand a promotion to Double-A Erie with another electric effort on Sunday. Burrows went seven innings and punched out seven, allowing just an unearned run on five hits. The Flying Tigers bullpen backed him with seven scoreless innings until center fielder Jose Azocar plated David Gonzalez with a sacrifice fly to take a one-run lead in the top of the 14th. Mark Ecker shut down the Cardinals in the bottom half of the frame to secure the save.
Allen: 1-5, R, RBI, HR, BB
Moreno: 2.0 IP, SO
Perez (W, 1-0): 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, SO
Burrows: 7.0 IP, R, 5 H, 7 SO
Coming Up Next: The Flying Tigers move to St. Lucie for three, sending Spenser Watkins (0-0, 4.38 ERA) to the mound in game one.
West Michigan Whitecaps 2, Kane County Cougars 0 (box)
Left-hander Gregory Soto continued to build on his scoreless innings streak, going six shutout innings with eight strikeouts in this one. That’s 28 innings without an earned run to start the season, with 29 strikeouts, if you’re counting. Left fielder Cole Bauml paced the offense with three hits, a run and an RBI. Bryan Garcia picked up his seventh save of the season.
Bauml: 3-4, R, RBI, 2B
Soto (W, 3-0): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 5 BB, 8 SO
Szkutnik (H, 2) 2.0 IP, H, BB, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: The Whitecaps head out to Peoria for three, with Kyle Funkhouser (2-1, 4.43 ERA) getting the start in game one.