Durham Bulls 3, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box)
Ryan Carpenter and Warwick Saupold combined for eight innings of three-run ball, but the offense had nothing for the Bulls on Wednesday. Mikie Mahtook’s eighth inning solo shot accounted for the Hens scoring. Dixon Machado had two hits, as did Mahtook. With the loss, the Hens fall a half-game behind the Indianapolis Indians, and now tied with the Columbus Clippers for second in the West division.
Mahtook: 2-5, R, RBI, HR, 2 SO
Saupold: 4.2 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Tyler Alexander takes on the Bulls’ Zach Lee on Thursday night.
Erie SeaWolves 5, Richmond Flying Squirrels 1 (Gm 1)(F/7)(box)
A pair of singles by Sergio Alcantara and Daz Cameron, followed by a walk to Josh Lester, loaded the bases for the SeaWolves in the first inning on Wednesday. This brought Isaac Paredes to the dish, and he delivered, mashing a grand slam to left. Alfred Gutierrez didn’t need any more run support, tossing 5 2⁄3 innings of one-run ball. Will Maddox added a solo shot in the fourth inning, while Cameron had himself a two-hit game with a stolen base and a run scored.
Paredes: 1-2, R, 4 RBI, HR, BB
Cameron: 2-3, R, SB
Gutierrez (W): 5.2 IP, ER, 4 H, 2 BB, SO
Richmond Flying Squirrels 7, Erie SeaWolves 5 (Gm 2)(F/7)(box)
The SeaWolves ran out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning, but Kyle Dowdy’s outing fell apart at the end and they split the double-header with the Squirrels. Dowdy blanked Richmond for three innings, but allowed a three-run shot by Luigi Rodriguez in the fourth, and three more runs in the fifth. The SeaWolves came back with two runs in the bottom of the sixth, but ran out of steam from there. Will Maddox posted a three-hit game with a double and three runs scored to pace the offense.
Maddox: 3-3, 3 R, 2B
Eaves: 1-3, 2 R, 2B, BB
Dowdy (L): 4.2 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: The SeaWolves welcome in the Akron RubberDucks for a weekend set starting Thursday night at 7:05pm ET.
Matt Manning again allowed a couple of early runs and then settled in to dominate the rest of the way. Two hits and a walk plated two runs in the second inning. From there, Manning allowed just three hits, ultimately punching out seven Jays with two walks and five hits allowed. The offense chipped their way back and ultimately took the lead on a Austin Athmann RBI double in the sixth. Then they erupted for five runs in the eighth to put this one away.
Burch: 4-5, RBI
Azocar: 1-4, R, 3 RBI
Hill: 2-4, 2 R, 2 SO
Manning (W): 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 7 SO
Coming Up Next: Franklin Perez takes the mound on Thursday as the Flying Tigers travel to Clearwater to tangle with the Threshers.
Lake County Captains 1, West Michigan Whitecaps 0 (box)
Dane Myers tossed a great game on Thursday, but Jean Carlos Meija of the Captains was a bit better. The Captains plated an unearned run in the fifth, but otherwise Myers handled them with ease. He struck out seven in six innings of work, allowing just four hits and two walks. Brady Policelli was in right field in this one, and had a pair of hits and a walk. Kody Clemens added a pair of hits, but the Whitecaps were shut out anyway.
Policelli: 2-3, BB, 3 SB
Clemens: 2-4, 2 SO
Myers (L): 6.0 IP, R, 4 H, 2 BB, 7 SO
Coming Up Next: The Captains and Whitecaps get back at it on Thursday at 7:05pm ET.
Connecticut Tigers 3, State College Spikes 0 (box)
Chance Kirby tossed six innings of shutout ball to lead the Tigers to a win on Wednesday. He punched out six, allowing just a walk and two hits. The Tigers offense was quite as well. Alexis Garcia drove in all three runs with a sac fly in the sixth and a two run double in the eighth. They mustered only three other hits on the day.
Garcia: 1-2, 3 RBI, 2B
Dugas: 1-2, 2 R, BB
Kirby (W): 6.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: The two teams have yet to announce starters for Thursday’s game scheduled for 7:05pm ET.