Lehigh Valley IronPigs 5, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (box)
The Mud Hens fought back, but the IronPigs had an answer every time on Sunday. Jacob Turner put together a decent outing, but leaked four runs, three earned, over five innings of work. An error on Jason Krizan, and a wild pitch from Zac Reininger allowed another run in the sixth inning. Christin Stewart doubled and scored a run, while Dixon Machado crossed the plate twice with a two-hit game.
Machado: 2-4, 2 R, SO
Stewart: 1-3, R, 2B, BB, SO
Turner (L): 5.0 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 6 H, BB, 5 SO
Matt Hall turned in one of best performances of the weekend in the Tigers’ farm system with a gem under the friday night lights. Hall punched out 10 against the IronPigs, throwing six innings of one-run ball. Unfortunately the bullpen couldn’t hold a late lead, and the Hens lost in ten innings. Dawel Lugo racked three hits and three RBI on the night, while Christin Stewart doubled, scored two runs and an added an RBI in the losing effort. Kevin Comer, Hunter Cervenka and the Hens’ defense were the culprits.
The IronPigs crushed a very erratic Kyle Funkhouser on Saturday. Funk walked five and didn’t escape the third inning. Warwick Saupold and Phillipe Aumont weren’t any better in relief. Dixon Machado had a double and two hits, but otherwise the offense was quite in a 7-1 loss.
Coming Up Next: The Hens head to Durham with a travel day on Monday. Artie Lewicki draws the assignment against the Bulls with Tuesday’s first pitch set for 7:05pm ET.
Bowie Baysox 4, Erie SeaWolves 3 (F/7)(Gm2)(box)
Alex Faedo looked to be cruising along after allowing a solo shot in the first inning. Unfortunately he leaked single runs, including another pair of solo shots, in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings and the offense couldn’t muster a comeback. Daz Cameron continued to shine with a double, a walk, a run scored and a stolen base in this one. Sedio and Alcantara added two-hit games in the losing effort. The double-header loss means a split in this four-game set after the SeaWolves won on Thursday and Friday.
Cameron: 1-2, 2 RBI, 2B, BB, SB
Sedio: 2-3, 2 R, 2B, SO
Faedo (L): 6.0 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 6 H, BB, 4 SO, 3 HR
Bowie Baysox 7, Erie SeaWolves 1 (F/7)(Gm 1)(box)
Beau Burrows just didn’t have it in the first game of the double-header. Burrows coughed up five runs and survived just three innings. Sandy Baez followed suit with another rough relief outing, and that was all she wrote. Sergio Alcantara walked twice and scored the SeaWolves only run. Daz Cameron and Isaac Paredes each singled in the losing effort.
Lester: 1-2, RBI, BB, SO
Alcantara: 0-1, R, 2 BB
Burrows (L): 3.0 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 SO
The SeaWolves and Baysox were rained out on Saturday, precipitating the Sunday double-header. On Friday, the SeaWolves did manage to get one good outing by a starting pitcher against the Bowie lineup. It came from Kyle Dowdy, who struck out five in six innings of two-run ball. Isaac Paredes showed out again in his second game with Erie. The recently promoted 19-year-old had a pair of singles and drew two walks as the SeaWolves won 5-3. They’re scared of him already.
Coming Up Next: The SeaWolves are home again Monday to welcome in the Richmond Flying Squirrels at 7:05pm ET.
Lakeland Flying Tigers
The Flygers were off on Sunday after avoiding a sweep in their three-game set with Fort Myers on Saturday. A 4 2⁄3 inning rehab outing for Spencer Turnbull went perfectly, as he allowed just two hits and struck out six. Meanwhile the offense went off for consecutive four-run innings in the fourth and fifth. Cole Peterson and Dylan Burdeaux had big games for the Flying Tigers, while A.J. Simcox smacked a three-run shot in the fifth inning, his first home run of the season.
On Friday, the Miracle erupted for 11 runs in the fourth and fifth innings, clobbering starter Fernando Perez out of the game and treating Wladimir Pinto just as roughly in relief. They went on to win 11-6. Danny Pinero doubled twice, scored two runs and added an RBI to lead the offense, but the margin was out of hand by the time Pinto left the mound.
Coming Up Next: The Flying Tigers are off Monday, and welcome in Dunedin on Tuesday night.
West Michigan Whitecaps 6, Quad Cities River Bandits 4 (box)
Kody Clemens and Jordan Pearce launched two-run home runs in this one as the Whitecaps outslugged the Bandits. Clemens added a single and two walks along the way, while Pearce racked up four RBI. Tom de Blok allowed four runs, three earned, but struck out five in his 5 2⁄3 innings of work. Will Vest picked up his fourth save of the year.
Clemens: 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR, 2 BB
Pearce: 2-4, R, 4 RBI, HR, 2B, SO
de Blok: 5.2 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 8 H, BB, 5 SO
The final game of the Whitecaps series with Kane County was rained out on Friday. They moved to Quad Cities on Saturday, but fell to the Bandits 4-0. Brad Bass allowed all four runs, ultimately working 5 1⁄3 innings with nine hits, two walks and four strikeouts on the day. The offense managed only three hits in the loss.
Coming Up Next: The Whitecaps stay in Quad Cities on Monday at 2:15pm ET. Peter Solomon goes for the Bandits, while the Whitecaps are TBA.
The Tigers won 2-1 over the Aberdeen IronBirds on Friday. The offense scratched out two runs and the pitching staff made it hold up. Lefties Adam Wolf and Tarik Skubal gave the Tigers six excellent innings as they continue to be used in tandem starts. Skubal especially was strong, punching out five, with a walk and four hits allowed. Sam McMillan walked and scored a run, while Gresuan Silverio added a two-hit game and scored a run as well. Unfortunately, Connecticut and Aberdeen were rained out both days this weekend, and will have to figure out a plan to reschedule two games.
Coming Up Next: The Tigers travel to take on the State College Spikes on Tuesday night, kicking off a three-game set.