Toledo Mud Hens 3, Columbus Clippers 0 (box)
Josh Turley nearly went the distance on Wednesday. The lefty knuckleballer threw eight shutout innings, allowing just two hits and three walks. Victor Alcantara struck out a pair in the ninth to pick up his first save. Christin Stewart once again powered the offense, cracking a three run shot in the eighth inning to break a scoreless deadlock and provide the margin of victory.
Stewart: 1-4, HR, R, 3 RBI, SO
Castro: 2-3, 2 SO
Turley (W): 8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: Chad Bell will take on the Clippers’ Ryan Merritt on Thursday evening at 6:35 p.m. ET.
Harrisburg Senators 12, Erie SeaWolves 5 (box)
Kyle Funkhouser’s rocky start continued on Wednesday. He lasted just four innings, surrendering four runs. Matt Hall and Jeff Thompson got clobbered in relief as five different relievers allowed runs in this one, ensuring the offense never had a shot to come back. Josh Lester hit a solo shot and drew a pair of walks in this one.
Lester: 1-3, HR, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB, SO
Funkhouser: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO
Coming up next: Tyler Alexander takes on Cameron Mingo as the SeaWolves travel to Akron for a four-game set against the RubberDucks.
Lakeland Flying Tigers 6, Clearwater Threshers 5 (box)
The Flygers got out to a hot start in this one. Daz Cameron launched a solo shot in the first inning, and then the offense came back in the second and dropped five on the Threshers. Chad Sedio had three hits, while Anthony Pereira chipped in with a two-hit game. Tom de Blok went 5 1⁄3 innings, allowing one earned run. Reliever Drew Carlton nearly blew the whole thing late, allowing three runs in the ninth before he was able to close it out.
Cameron: 3-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Sedio: 3-4, R, RBI
de Blok (W): 5.1 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: Gregory Soto battles Harol Gonzalez and the St. Lucie Mets at 6:35 p.m. ET on Thursday.
West Michigan Whitecaps 8, Clinton LumberKings 5 (box)
Matt Manning put together a more efficient outing on Wednesday and gave the Whitecaps six scoreless innings to work with. Manning punched out eight to just one walk, throwing 50 of 80 pitches for strikes. Designated hitter Ignacio Valdez drove in four runs, while second baseman Alexis Garcia drove in three of his own. Oswaldo Castillo struggled badly in relief, but Wladimir Pinto was able to lock down a five-out save.
Valdez: 2-4, 2B, 2 R, 4 RBI, SO
Garcia: 2-4, 2B, R, 3 RBI
Manning (W): 6.0 IP, 4 H, BB, 8 SO
Coming up next: No starters are announced for Thursday as the Whitecaps welcome in the Burlington Bees.