Toledo Mud Hens 7, Durham Bulls 6 (F/10)(box)
Drew VerHagen was hammered by the Bulls, but the Hens fought back and pulled out the victory on Saturday. VerHagen was rocked for a four-run second inning before settling down to get through the fourth with no further issues. The Hens scratched out a run in the second and then got RBI hits from Victor Reyes and Danny Woodrow in the third to pull within one. Jacob Robson provided the tying run on his fourth home run of the season in the fourth. The Hens finally took the lead in the seventh, but Eduardo Jimenez blew the save in the ninth, allowing a run to tie things up and send the game to extras. In the top of the ninth, John Schreiber allowed a run, but the Hens came back to walk it off. A Jacob Robson single tied the game in the bottom of the 10th, and Dawel Lugo drew a bases-loaded walk for the game winner.
Lugo: 4-4, 2B, R, RBI, 2 BB
Robson: 3-5, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, 2 SO
VerHagen: 4.0 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: Ryan Carpenter (2-5, 5.63 ERA) starts for the Hens as they meet the Bulls again at 4:05pm ET.
Erie SeaWolves 6, Harrisburg Senators 5 (box)
Alex Faedo fought his way to a solid outing, and the SeaWolves lineup had enough to outlast the Senators on Saturday. Faedo was inefficient and looked to struggle with his usual bread-and-butter slider a bit, but still only allowed two runs over five innings of work. Jose Azocar had staked Faedo to a 2-0 lead with a two-run shot in the first inning. After the Senators tied it up, the SeaWolves poured on the offense in the fourth and fifth inning, scoring four runs that allowed them to withstand a bullpen implosion from Will Vest.
Alcantara: 2-3, 2B, R, RBI, BB
Schwindel: 3-4, R, SO
Faedo (W, 5-5): 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: The two clubs wrap their four-game series at 1:35pm ET on Sunday with the SeaWolves looking for the series win.
Tom de Blok gave the Flying Tigers a strong outing, but the bullpen fell apart late to lose on Saturday. de Blok was through five scoreless innings when he allowed two runs in the sixth. De Blok came out in the seventh and promptly put two men on and Jason Foley couldn’t keep a run from scoring. Kody Clemens cracked his seventh home run in the bottom of the frame, but unfortunately, Jason Foley was mauled for five runs in the eighth and the Flygers couldn’t claw their way back into the game. Brady Policelli mashed a three-run shot in the eighth to make the score more respectable.
Policelli: 2-4, HR, R, 3 RBI
Rosa: 2-4, R, SO
de Blok (L, 0-6): 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Jesus Rodriguez (2-10, 6.10 ERA) gets the start for Lakeland at 1:00pm ET on Sunday.
West Michigan Whitecaps 7, Lake County Captains 3 (box)
Gio Arriera was knocked around in a short outing, but Parker Meadows homered in the third to spark an offensive eruption that carried the ‘Caps to victory. Arriera was knocked out in the fourth inning after allowing three runs. The bullpen locked it down from there with Chance Kirby throwing 3 1⁄3 perfect innings, and Parker Meadows drilled his fourth home run over the wall in straightaway center field to start the rally. After the ‘Caps pushed across another run in the fourth, they erupted for three in the fifth and two more in the sixth to pull away.
Meadows: 3-3, HR, 3 R, RBI
Brinkman: 2-3, R, BB, SO
W. Perez: 1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI, SO
Arriera: 3.2 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: Hugh Smith (0-3, 4.18 ERA) gets the start on Sunday at 6:00pm ET.
Moments ago, @tigers #8 prospect (via @MLBPipeline) and @wmwhitecaps outfielder Parker Meadows (@parkermeadows3) launched a 415-foot blast to clear the centerfield wall for his fourth home run of the season.@MicColemanator has your call.@RoadtoDetroit pic.twitter.com/zQbYf0ZA3I— Dan Hasty (@ThatDanHasty) June 30, 2019
Connecticut Tigers 3, Hudson Valley Renegades 1 (box)
Chavez Fernander was brilliant on Saturday, and his offense pushed across a few early runs to earn the victory. Fernander went six innings, allowing no runs and just three hits while punching out nine on the day. he struck out five of his first six hitters faced to set the tone early. Kingston Liniak singled and scored on a Corey Joyce groundout in the first inning to get things started offensively. Jordan Verdon singled home Bryant Packard in the third for the eventual game winner.
Packard: 2-4, R
De La Rosa: 1-1, 3B, R, 2 BB
Fernander (W, 2-1): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 9 SO
Coming Up Next: The Tigers will hunt for the sweep at 4:05pm ET on Sunday.