Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 4, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (box)
RBI triples from Daz Cameron and Willi Castro gave the Mud Hens a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth, but a pair of minor league veterans delivered for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the later innings to deliver Toledo a loss. Cliff Pennington homered off the newly promoted Trent Szkutnik in the top of the seventh to tie the score at three, and Brad Miller gave the RailRiders the lead with an RBI single in the eighth. The Mud Hens put a runner on in the ninth, but could not capitalize.
Cameron: 1-4, 3B, R, RBI, SO
W. Castro: 1-4, 3B, RBI, SO
Cisnero: 3.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 6 SO
Coming up next: The Mud Hens and RailRiders will finish off their series at 1:05 p.m. ET on Sunday. Ryan Carpenter will start for the Hens.
Bowie Baysox 12, Erie SeaWolves 1 (box)
Alex Faedo was pounded for five runs on 10 hits in 4 1⁄3 innings as the SeaWolves dropped their third in a row against Bowie. Faedo allowed just one home run, a solo shot, but surrendered a bases-clearing triple in the second to give Bowie a 4-1 lead. Things got worse after Faedo departed, as Fernando Perez gave up six runs in the bottom of the sixth, breaking the game open. Erie actually held a 1-0 lead in this one, thanks to a Derek Hill leadoff home run, but could not muster anything else from there. They went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position. Hill had a monster day, with four of Erie’s eight hits.
Hill: 4-4, HR, R, RBI
Sedio: 2-4, 2B
Faedo (L): 4.1 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 3 SO
Coming up next: Anthony Castro will start for the SeaWolves on Sunday as they try to avoid a four-game sweep against the Baysox.
Dunedin Blue Jays 3, Lakeland Flying Tigers 2 (F/11) (box)
Tom de Blok was excellent, holding the Blue Jays to just one unearned run on two hits in six innings of work. He walked just one batter and struck out eight on an efficient 91 pitches. Unfortunately, his offense didn’t do enough to get him a win. The Flygers managed just five hits on the evening, two off the bat of shortstop A.J. Simcox. He scored Brady Policelli with an RBI double in the sixth, while Brock Deatherage scored on a wild pitch in the 10th to even the score at 2. Brandyn Sittinger took the loss after allowing a run in the top of the 11th.
Simcox: 2-5, 2B, RBI, SO
Policelli: 1-4, 2B, R, 2 SO
de Blok: 6.0 IP, 2 H, R (0 ER), BB, 8 SO
Coming up next: The Flygers and Blue Jays will play a doubleheader on Sunday starting at 12:00 p.m. ET.
Great Lakes Loons 7, West Michigan Whitecaps 1 (box)
Carlos Guzman didn’t last long in this one, leaving after just two innings after being looked at by an athletic trainer. His replacement, Drew Crosby, didn’t fare too well; he allowed five runs on seven hits (including three home runs) in three innings of work. The Whitecaps offense couldn’t keep up, as they were limited to just two hits on the night.
McMillan: 1-2, BB
Crosby (L): 3.0 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, SO
Coming up next: The Whitecaps and Loons will finish off their series on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. ET. Garrett Hill will start for the ‘Caps.