Toledo Mud Hens 3, Columbus Clippers 2 (box)
Daniel Norris made some progress toward returning to the Tigers on Monday. Norris threw 64 pitches, and while his control was shaky, giving up four walks, he held the Clippers to no runs on one hit with five strikeouts. Jim Adduci had the big hit in this one. He roped a double to right that drove in a pair of runs to put the Hens up 2-0 in the seventh. He then rode home on a Luis Valdes single. Edward Mujica allowed two runs in the ninth, but hung on for the save.
Adduci: 1-4, R, 2 RBI, 2B, SO
Norris: 3.1 IP, H, 4 BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Artie Lewicki (3-0, 3.06 ERA) takes on the Clippers on Tuesday night.
Richmond Flying Squirrels 11, Erie SeaWolves 1 (box)
The Squirrels’ offense eventually went nuts in this one, blowing the game wide open in the late innings. Spencer Turnbull held them in check early on, striking out nine and giving up three runs through 5 2⁄3 innings of work. Victor Alcantara and Mark Ecker, however, erupted late and surrendered seven runs over the final two innings. Mike Gerber’s solo shot in the first inning was the only scoring the SeaWolves could manage.
Gerber: 2-4, R, RBI, HR
Turnbull (L): 5.2 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, HR, BB, 9 SO
Coming Up Next: Beau Burrows (6-3, 4.38 ERA) will take on the Flying Squirrels on Kids Eat Free night at UPMC Park.
West Michigan Whitecaps 7, Bowling Green Hot Rods 5 (box)
Spenser Watkins struggled against the Hot Rods, but settled down to go five, giving up four runs. Chad Sedio remained red hot at the plate, scoring three runs and crunching a solo shot of his own. The Caps were down 5-2 headed into the top of the ninth, but they would not be denied. Cole Bauml and Danny Pinero got on base with a walk and a single. After a pair of pop-ups, Austin Athmann drilled a two run single, and then Dylan Burdeaux smoked a bases clearing double to make it 6-5. Danny Woodrow singled in Burdeaux, and John Schreiber picked up the save with a pair of strikeouts.
Sedio: 2-3, 3 R, RBI, HR, BB
Burdeaux: 1-4, R, 4 RBI, 2B, SO
Coming Up Next: Tom de Blok (3-1, 3.32 ERA) goes for the Whitecaps on Dime Dog Night at Fifth Third Ballpark.
Vermont Lake Monsters 9, Connecticut Tigers 3 (box)
Carson Lance gave the Tigers four decent innings of work, striking out five. Jhonny Mateo, however, got crushed in relief, surrendering seven runs. The Tigers took some advantage of five walks, with Reynaldo Rivera, Hector Martinez and Teddy Hoffman had the three runs driven in.
Ledezma: 2-4, SO
Lance (L): 4.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: No starter is announced for Tuesday.