Toledo Mud Hens 8, Columbus Clippers 4 (box)
Christin Stewart didn’t homer in this game (for once), but did go 1-for-4 with a run scored. The Hens totaled 10 hits as a team, with two apiece from Dawel Lugo and Jim Adduci. Adduci scored three times, while Ronny Rodriguez and Jason Krizan chipped in with two RBI each. Starter Chad Bell gave up three runs in two innings, but the rest of the Toledo bullpen combined to hold Columbus to just a single run on four hits in seven innings.
Adduci 2-3, 2 R, BB
Rodriguez: 1-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI, SO
Coming up next: Artie Lewicki (3-2, 5.61 ERA) will take on Cincinnati Reds prospect Robert Stephenson (1-4, 4.40 ERA) as the Mud Hens kick off a season against the Louisville Bats on Friday.
Erie SeaWolves 4, Akron Rubber Ducks 3 (box)
Akron reliever Mitch Brown threw four wild pitches with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, gifting the SeaWolves a go-ahead run that eventually led to an Erie win. The SeaWolves were able to scratch out the win despite getting out-hit 12-8, with 11 hits allowed by lefty starter Tyler Alexander. Will Maddox and Troy Montgomery led the way offensively with two hits each, but six Erie hitters collected hits. Mark Ecker locked things down over the final 2 2⁄3 innings to pick up the win.
Maddox: 2-4, 3B, R, BB, SB
Montgomery: 2-4, SO, SB
Alexander: 6.1 IP, 11 H, 3 R (2 ER), BB
Coming up next: Beau Burrows (3-2, 2.81 ERA) will start against Akron’s Sean Brady (1-2, 3.45 ERA) on Friday evening.
St. Lucie Mets 4, Lakeland Flying Tigers 3 (F/10) (box)
Gregory Soto continued his wild ways, walking five batters while working five decent innings for the Flying Tigers. He gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits. The Flygers came back with runs in the sixth and seventh to tie the score, but reliever Trent Szkutnik coughed up the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th. Daniel Woodrow had three of Lakeland’s seven hits at the top of the lineup, including a double. Chad Sedio and Dylan Burdeaux drove in runs.
Woodrow: 3-4, 2B, SO, SB
Sedio: 2-4, RBI, SO
Soto: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, (2 ER), 5 BB, 2 SO
Perez: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: Alex Faedo (0-2, 2.34 ERA) will start on Friday as the Flygers continue their series against the Mets.
Burlington Bees 8, West Michigan Whitecaps 6 (F/10) (box)
The Whitecaps jumped out to a 5-0 lead, but their pitching staff coughed up five runs in the seventh and eighth to tie the game. The Bees scored three runs in the top of the 10th, and West Michigan’s offense was unable to match their effort in the bottom half of the inning. Reynaldo Rivera led the way with a pair of doubles and two RBI, and first baseman Jordan Pearce added two hits of his own.
Rivera: 2-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 SO
Pearce: 2-5, R, RBI
Bortles: 1-4, 2 RBI
Coming up next: The Bees and Whitecaps will continue their series on Friday at 7:05 p.m. ET.