Toledo Mud Hens 5, Louisville Bats 2 (box)
Jacob Turner tossed a solid game, holding the Bats scoreless until the fifth inning when they tied things up with two runs. Turner ultimately went six, and the Hens put together a three-run eighth inning to win on Saturday. A Dawel Lugo sacrifice fly scored Kozma with the game winner. Jacob Robson had a pair of hits, while Mike Gerber kicked off the scoring with a solo shot, his 10th of the season, in the second inning. The bullpen pitched well, with Zac Reininger picking up his fifth save.
Robson: 2-5, R, CS
Rodriguez: 1-4, 3B, RBI, SO
Turner: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: The Hens and Bats meet at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. Kyle Dowdy will take on Keury Mella in the last game before the break.
Erie SeaWolves 10, Binghamton Rumble Ponies 0 (box)
Matt Hall was incredible again on Saturday. He punched the ticket of 10 Ponies, scattering four hits and a walk. Hall hasn’t allowed a run since June 5, a span of 31 1⁄3 innings. The bullpen was perfect, and there was plenty of run support as well. The SeaWolves loaded the bases in the first and hits by Josh Lester and Jake Rogers gave them a 4-0 lead. Chad Sedio brought home Rogers with a sacrifice fly before the inning ended. In the ninth they took advantage of Binghamton’s Stephen Nogosek, who walked the bases loaded before a Daz Cameron knock scored two and set off a four-run inning.
Rogers: 2-5, 2 2B, R, RBI
Cameron: 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, CS
Hall (W): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, BB, 10 SO
Coming up next: Justin Dunn will go for the Rumble Ponies on Sunday afternoon, while Erie’s starter is still TBA.
Alfred Gutierrez pitched very well in a duel with the Tarpons’ Nick Nelson on Saturday. He struck out eight, and tossed six scoreless innings until allowing a two-run home run in the seventh. Unfortunately a Kade Scivicque solo home run in the bottom of the ninth was all the offense could muster. Wladimir Pinto and Eduardo Jimenez did a good job out of the bullpen.
Scivicque: 1-3, HR, R, RBI, BB
Gutierrez (L): 6.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, 8 SO
Coming up next: The Tarpons and Flying Tigers will meet up again at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. No starters are announced.
Lake County Captains 3, West Michigan Whitecaps 0 (box)
Tom de Blok pitched a decent game on Saturday, but the offense struggled to get anything done. Brady Policelli had two of the Whitecaps’ four hits. Joey Morgan and Anthony Pereira had the others. There was little else to report.
Policelli: 2-4, 2B, SO
De Blok (L): 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: The Whitecaps wrap up their weekend set with the Captains at 1:30 p.m. ET. Juan Hillman pitches for Lake County, while the ‘Caps haven’t announced a starter.
Connecticut Tigers 6, Vermont Lake Monsters 3 (box)
Dayton Dugas opened the scoring with a solo shot in the second inning, and the Tigers just kept building their lead. Gresuan Silverio had three hits, including a pair of doubles. Adam Wolf held the Monsters to two runs in five innings of work with five strikeouts. After the Monsters scored in the middle innings to get back in the game, recent draft pick Tarik Skubal came on to snuff their hopes emphatically, throwing three perfect innings with six strikeouts to earn the save.
Silverio: 3-5, 2 2B, R, 2 RBI, SO
King: 2-5, RBI, SO
Wolf (W): 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 5 SO
Coming up next: The Tigers stay in Vermont for a 5:05 p.m. ET matchup. It will be the Tigers’ eighth straight day of baseball. They will stay in Vermont on Monday as well before getting a travel day off on Tuesday.