Toledo Mud Hens 3, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 0 (box)
Artie Lewicki had the RailRiders in the palm of his hand on Wednesday. However, he was pulled from the game after 4 2⁄3 innings after 58 pitches. He punched out four and walked one, while allowing just one hit. Victor Alcantara and Zac Houston had his back. The pair tossed a combined four innings of two-hit ball with seven punchouts. Houston was great in particular, dusting Yankees’ catcher Gary Sanchez on three pitches in the ninth and picking up his fourth save since joining Toledo. Leonys Martin and Dixon Machado each doubled and Machado also walked twice to lead the way to an early lead in this one, and the pitching staff had it from there.
Machado: 1-2, RBI, 2B, 2 BB
Robson: 1-4, R, 2 SO
Lewicki: 4.2 IP, H, BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Having salvaged one of three against the RailRiders, the Hens return home to welcome in the Lehigh Valley IronPigs for a four-game set.
Richmond Flying Squirrels 7, Erie SeaWolves 3 (Gm 1)(F/7) (box)
Erie got on the board first, but the Squirrels hammered Liarvis Breto for six runs in 4 1⁄3 innings of work. Jake Rogers launched a solo shot, his 10th, while Daz Cameron tripled and scored a run to lead the offense. Sandy Baez allowed a run in relief.
Cameron: 1-3, R, 3B, SO
Rogers: 1-3, R, 2 RBI, HR, 2 SO
Breto (L): 4.1 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 2 SO
Erie SeaWolves 4, Richmond Flying Squirrels 3 (Gm 2)(F/7)(box)
A.J. Ladwig put together a solid outing in the second game of the double-header. He went 5 1⁄3 innings, allowing two runs on a hit and three walks, with five strikeouts. A.J. Simcox tripled and scored a run, while leadoff man Danny Woodrow had three hits for the game. John Schreiber struck out a pair to earn his 12th save.
Woodrow: 3-4, RBI
Simcox: `1-2, R, RBI, 3B, BB
Ladwig (W): 5.1 IP, 2 ER, H, 3 BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: The SeaWolves head to Bowie, Maryland to take on the Baysox for three. Alfred Gutierrez will take on Reid Love on Thursday night.
This was close early on, but Gregory Soto blew up in a four-inning relief appearance and the Flying Tigers couldn’t muster a rally. Ryan Carpenter got the start, and wasn’t much better in his three innings. He allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits, a walk and one strikeout. The Flying Tigers built an early lead, with Luke Burch posting a three hit game with a double and three runs scored. Troy Montgomery went 4-for-4, and Dylan Burdeaux and Danny Pinero each had big games as the Flying Tigers pounded out 14 hits in a losing effort.
Montgomery: 4-4, R, RBI, BB
Burch: 3-4, 3 R, RBI, 2B, BB, SO
Soto (L): 4.0 IP, 5 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Matt Manning is currently scheduled to pitch on Thursday night, as the Flying Tigers travel to Fort Myers. Griffin Jax will pitch for the Miracle.
West Michigan Whitecaps 8, Kane County Cougars 5 (F/11)(box)
The two clubs took a 3-3 tie into extra innings, scored a run apiece in the 10th, and then the Whitecaps erupted for four runs in the top of the 11th to win it. Dylan Rosa got the scoring started with a three-run blast in the second inning. Elvin Rodriguez made that lead hold up through 5 2⁄3 innings, allowing two runs. Clate Schmidt lost the lead in the seventh. A Jordan Pearce RBI double started the scoring in the 10th inning. In the 11th, it was Brock Deatherage clearing the bases with a three-RBI double. Pearce again came through, plating Deatherage with a single to wrap the scoring.
Deatherage: 2-6, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2B, SO, SB
Rosa: 2-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR, 2 SO
Rodriguez: 5.2 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Brad Bass will take on Jeff Bain of the Cougars as the two teams meet up for another night game on Thursday.
Connecticut Tigers 9, Hudson Valley Renegades 5 (box)
Eric De La Rosa led the way with three hits, including two doubles, but it was an all out assault by the Tigers on the Renegades in this one. They scored single runs in the first and second, and then blew up with a six-run third inning that locked this one up. Jeremiah Burks had a huge game, with two RBI, a triple, a double, and two runs scored. The Tigers racked up 16 hits and three walks in the contest. Carlos Guzman and Jack O’Loughlin were both hit up in this one, but Guzman did punch out five in 3 2⁄3 innings. The bullpen shut things down in the late innings.
De La Rosa: 3-4, R, RBI, 2 2B, BB, SO
Burks: 2-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 3B, 2B, 2 SO
Guzman: 3.2 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Carson Lance will take on the Renegades as the road series continues on Thursday evening.