Toledo Mud Hens 15, Gwinnett Stripers 4 (box)
It was a high-scoring weekend down in Georgia, where the winning team scored at least eight runs in all three games. The Mud Hens shook off a 16-3 beating on Saturday to avoid the sweep in impressive fashion. Mikie Mahtook led the way with a pair of home runs and four runs drive in, while Harold Castro added three RBI of his own. Victor Reyes, Josh Lester, and Willi Castro also drove in a pair of runs apiece. On the pitching side, Ryan Carpenter worked seven scoreless innings while allowing just four hits and a walk.
Mahtook: 3-3, 2B, 2 HR, 4 R, 4 RBI, 2 BB
H. Castro: 2-5, 2B, R, 3 RBI, BB
W. Castro: 1-5, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, SO, SB
Carpenter (W): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, BB, 5 SO
Coming up next: The Mud Hens head home for a three-game series with the Louisville Bats. They have not announced a starter for Monday’s game, which begins at 6:35 p.m. ET.
Trenton Thunder 4, Erie SeaWolves 2 (box)
Logan Shore was roughed up early, as Trenton took a 3-0 lead after the second inning and never looked back in an easy 4-2 win. Shore gave up four runs on seven hits in five innings to take his second loss of the season. Offensively, the SeaWolves didn’t put up much of a fight. They collected just five hits on the day, with only one going for extra bases. Chad Sedio and Sergio Alcantara drove in a run apiece in the top of the seventh to cut the lead in half, but they didn’t get any closer after that.
Sedio: 1-3, 3B, R, RBI, BB
Alcantara: 1-2, RBI, 2 BB, SO, SB
Shore (L): 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: Casey Mize will make his Double-A debut on Monday as the SeaWolves travel to Altoona to take on the Curve. Opposing him is former Tigers draftee Cam Vieaux.
Charlotte Stone Crabs 5, Lakeland Flying Tigers 4 (box)
This was an ugly game for the Lakeland defense; they committed four errors on the afternoon, giving away a winnable game at Publix Field. Lakeland held a 3-1 lead after seven innings thanks in part to a Kody Clemens home run, his first of the year. Righthander Chance Kirby was also sharp, tossing five scoreless innings on just 75 pitches. Things fell apart after that, though. The Stone Crabs cut the lead to one on an unearned run in the eighth, and scored three runs off reliever Jason Foley in the ninth to take a 5-3 lead. A Reynaldo Rivera solo shot pulled the Flygers within one, but they weren’t able to cap off the comeback.
Clemens: 1-2, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Policelli: 2-3, 2B, R, BB, SB
Deatherage: 1-4, 2 SO, 2 SB
Coming up next: The Flygers are off on Monday, and will kick off a three-game series against the Florida Fire Frogs on Tuesday.
West Michigan Whitecaps 5, Lake County Captains 0 (box)
Garrett Hill was the star of the show on Sunday, as he struck out seven while allowing just three hits in six scoreless innings. Hill picked up his first win of the season, but only after the Whitecaps offense finally woke up in the bottom of the sixth. Reece Hampton, Jordan Pearce, Wenceel Perez, and Avery Tuck led a balance attack with an RBI apiece. Perez also doubled and stole a base. Sandel De La Cruz worked three innings in relief for the save.
Perez: 2-3, 2B, R, RBI, BB, SO, SB
Hampton: 2-4, 3B, R, RBI, BB, 2 SO
Ames: 2-4, R, SO
Hill (W): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 7 SO
Coming up next: The Whitecaps are also off on Monday. Gio Arriera will take the mound for the ‘Caps when they are back in action on Tuesday evening.