Louisville Bats 9, Toledo Mud Hens 6 (box)
The teams traded blows throughout this one, but Victor Alcantara and the Hens’ defense fell apart in the eighth to lose it. A.J. Ladwig was knocked around in this one, allowing four runs in four innings of work. The bullpen didn’t do much better. Jacob Robson launched a solo shot, his second in two days for the Hens since his promotion, in the first inning. Kade Scivicque and Ronny Rodriguez had RBI hits in the second and the Hens built an early lead. They mounted a brief comeback after Ladwig let the lead get away, but Victor Alcantara loaded the bases in the eighth, and Zac Houston allowed a grand slam that proved the winning margin.
Robson: 2-4, 3 R, RBI, HR, 2B, BB
Rodriguez: 2-5, R, RBI, 3B
Ladwig: 4.0 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Columbus comes to town on Monday, as Jacob Turner and the Mud Hens take on the Clippers at 7:05pm ET.
Bowie Baysox 12, Erie SeaWolves 10 (box)
Sandy Baez got clobbered right out of the gate on Sunday. Bowie scored 10 runs in the first three innings and tagged Baez for four home runs. However, they barely held on as the SeaWolves’ offense mounted a fantastic late push. Daz Cameron, homered, stole a base and racked up three hits on the game. The offense came from all sides as the SeaWolves crushed four runs. Josh Lester, Cam Gibson and Kody Eaves all went yard in the losing effort.
Cameron: 3-5, R, 2 RBI, HR, SO, SB
Eaves: 2-4, 3 R, 2 RBI, HR, 2B, BB
Baez: (L): 2.1 IP, 8 ER, 8 H, BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: The Baysox and SeaWolves meet up again at 7:05pm ET on Monday.
The Flying Tigers rapped out 19 hits and pounded the Miracle on Sunday. Austin Althmann had four hits, while Danny Pinero had three, including two doubles. Jose Azocar, Dylan Burdeaux and Cole Peterson also chipped in with two hits. Burris Warner took the start—Matt Manning had originally been scheduled—and he went five scoreless innings. Evan Hill gave up three runs, but Brandyn Sittinger snuffed out the Miracle for three innings to earn his first save.
Athmann: 4-5, 3 R, 4 RBI, 2B
Pinero: 3-6, 3 R, RBI, 2 2B, SO
Warner (W): 5.0 IP, 4 H, BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Gregory Soto is scheduled for the start as the Flying Tigers travel to Clearwater on Monday.
Bowling Green Hot Rods 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 3 (box)
Tom de Blok squandered an early lead with seven innings of five run ball in this one. Rey Rivera and Brock Deatherage homered in the losing effort. Deatherage also doubled in the contest, as did Jordan Pearce. Max Green and and Billy Lescher gave the Whitecaps two clean innings of relief to allow a potential comeback but it wasn’t forthcoming.
Deatherage: 2-3, R, 2 RBI, 2B, HR, BB, SO
Rivera: 2-4, R, RBI, HR, SO
de Blok (L): 7.0 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: The Whitecaps welcome in the Lansing Lugnuts on Monday for a two-game series, before returning the favor with a two-game stint in Lansing on Wednesday and Thursday.
Connecticut Tigers 7, Lowell Spinners 3 (box)
Carson Lance had a decent outing, but allowed three runs in 6 2⁄3 innings of work to squander an early lead. Drew Crosby blew the save in relief. However, their teammates had the answer as they erupted for a four-run eighth inning to win this one. Luke Sherley cracked a two run shot, while Ulrich Bojarski and Ryan Karsetter each had RBI hits in the inning. Gresuan Silverio had a pair of sac fly RBI in the game as well.
Bojarski: 1-3, 2 R, RBI, 2B, SO, SB
Martinez: 2-4, 3B, SO
Lance: 6.2 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, BB
Coming Up Next: Tigers recent fifth round selection, lefty Adam Wolf, will take on Eduard Bazardo of the Spinners on Monday evening.