Toledo Mud Hens 5, Norfolk Tides 2 (box)
The Mud Hens were down going into the seventh inning, but ripped off four runs to roar past the Tides on Friday. A two-run single from Omar Infante with the bases loaded was the big blow. Bruce Rondon gave up a solo shot in the eighth, but Edward Mujica locked down the ninth inning for the save. Myles Jaye gave the Hens 5 1⁄3 innings of solid one-run ball, while Blaine Hardy picked up the win from middle relief.
Infante: 1-4, 3 RBI
Candelario: 2-4, 2B, SO
Jaye: 5.1 IP, ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: Buck Farmer (6-4, 3.90 ERA) starts for the Mud Hens on Saturday.
Erie SeaWolves 5, Bowie Baysox 2 (box)
The SeaWolves jumped out to a three run lead in the first inning on a three-run shot from Grayson Greiner. Starter Matt Hall gave up a pair in the bottom half of the frame to allow the Baysox back in it. From there though, the SeaWolves’ pitching stiffened the rest of the way while the offense tacked on a pair of late runs to take down the Baysox. Greiner wasn’t down, book-ending his day with a solo shot in the ninth to round out a big day at the plate.
Greiner: 3-4, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2 HR, BB
Stewart: 1-4, 2B, SO
Hall (W): 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, BB, 8 SO
Coming Up Next: Tyler Alexander (7-7, 4.98 ERA) starts for the SeaWolves on Saturday evening.
Sandy Baez served a bit of notice on Friday. After struggling with some minor issues this spring, the right-hander has finally caught fire for the Flying Tigers. He mowed through the Tortugas on Friday, striking out 11 over 7 2⁄3 innings of work. Baez held his velocity in the high 90’s deep into the late innings in a very impressive outing. The Flying Tigers pushed across solo runs in the second and third inning. A two double day from Will Allen was the standout performance from the offense.
Salter: 2-3, R, BB, SO
Allen: 3-3, R, RBI, 2 2B, BB
Baez (W): 7.2 IP, 4 H, BB, 11 SO
Coming Up Next: Gregory Soto (1-0, 3.09 ERA) has handled the transition to Advanced A-ball well so far. He’ll look to keep it going against the Tortugas on Saturday.
Bowling Green Hot Rods 4, West Michigan Whitecaps 0 (box)
Eudis Idrogo was good enough to win, though he stuck out just one batter, but the offense never got anything going. Idrogo actually blanked the Hot Rods until the seventh inning. He allowed a run on a walk and a pair of singles, and Locke St. John came on in relief with two on. Unfortunately, an error by shortstop Danny Pinero kept the Hot Rods inning alive and they went on to push across a pair of runs.
Woodrow: 1-3, 2B
Idrogo (L): 6.2 IP, 3 R, ER, 7 H, BB, SO
Coming Up Next: No starter has been announced for Saturday night’s game against the Hot Rods.
The Connecticut Tigers were rained out on Friday. They’ll send Ken Figueroa (1-1, 2.31 ERA) to the mound on Saturday.