The Hens couldn’t hold a slim early lead in this one. An error on the Indians’ starter, Clay Holmes, allowed Dawel Lugo to scamper home in the third inning. That was the only scoring until the fifth when the Indians strung together a triple and four straight singles to plate three runs off Tyler Alexander, knocking him out of the game in the process. Zac Houston and Kevin Chapman held the score there in relief as the Hens tried to mount a late comeback. Jim Adduci drove in Christin Stewart in the eighth to trim the Indians’ lead to one, but that was as close as they got.
Lugo: 3-4, R, 2B
Stewart: 2-4, R, 2B, SO
Alexander (L): 4.1 IP, 3 ER, 9 H, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: A.J. Ladwig takes on Nick Kingham as the Hens look to split this four-game set with the Indians. First pitch is set for 7:05pm ET.
Hartford Yard Goats 3, Erie SeaWolves 0 (box)
Beau Burrows didn’t have his best stuff on Wednesday, but kept his team in the game through five innings of work. He allowed a two-run shot to the Goats’ Dom Nunez in the fourth, and another run in the fifth. The SeaWolves’ offense just had no answers the night after dropping a 12-0 butt-kicking on the Goats. Such is the way of the baseball. Kenny Wilson had a hit and drew two walks, while Jake Rogers doubled and walked. Those are the highlights.
Rogers: 1-3, BB, 2B, SO
Wilson: 1-2, 2 BB, SB
Burrows (L): 5.0 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, SO
Coming Up Next: The SeaWolves will be idle on Thursday, and travel to Trenton to take on the Thunder in a weekend series. Things get underway Friday night at 7:00pm ET.
Lakeland Flying Tigers 2, Jupiter Hammerheads 2 (susp)
This one was suspended in the seventh inning due to rain and lightning. Spenser Watkings allowed two runs in the first, but settled in to give the Flying Tigers six solid innings. He punched out just two batters, walking one, but limited the Hammerheads to just three hits.
The Flying Tigers got the runs back in the fourth. Troy Montgomery doubled home Danny Pinero, and then Dylan Burdeaux scored on an Anthony Pereira groundout. The two teams will finish this game before the start of play on Thursday.
Coming Up Next: Thursday’s matchup was initially set for 10:30am ET, but will now begin once Wednesday’s suspended game concludes.
Great Lakes Loons 10, West Michigan Whitecaps 5 (box)
Rey Rivera cracked a two-run double in the first inning to give his team an early lead. Starter Jesus Rodriguez was decent on Wednesday, but allowed a three-run rally in the second inning that put the Caps behind the eight-ball. They had the answer. Jose Azocar tripled home Ulrich Bojarski, and then cruised home on a Jordan Pearce single to take a 4-3 lead. Unfortunately, Felix Vittoria had a meltdown in the seventh inning. Two walks issued around a single loaded the bases and Mitchell Hansen of the Loons crunched a grand slam that effectively ended this one.
Rivera: 1-4, 2 RBI, 2B, 2 SO
Bojarski: 2-4, R, RBI, 2B, 3B
Rodriguez: 5.0 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 9 H, 2 BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Brad Bass takes on the Loons at 7:05pm ET on Thursday.