Toledo Mud Hens 7, Louisville Bats 5 (box)
Tim Adleman struck out seven in six innings, and the Mud Hens offense piled on enough runs to withstand a late Bats rally to pick up the win. Adleman allowed three runs on six hits and a walk, picking up his seventh win of the year at all levels. Offensively, the veterans did most of the damage for Toledo. Frank Schwindel scored on a Danny Woodrow single to put Toledo up 2-0 in the second, the hit a two-run homer to make it 4-1 in the third. Schwindel added an RBI single in the fifth, and scored on a Kade Scivicque double later in the inning. Mikie Mahtook capped off the Toledo scoring with a solo home run in the seventh.
Schwindel: 2-5, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI, SO
Mahtook: 2-4, HR, 3 R, RBI, BB, SB
Rodriguez: 2-5, 2B, R, SO
Adleman (W): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, BB, 7 SO
Coming up next: The Mud Hens and Bats will cap off their series at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. Kyle Funkhouser is the likely starter; he was slated to start for Double-A Erie, but was promoted to Triple-A on Saturday.
Erie Seawolves 5, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3 (box)
Matt Manning made quick work of the New Hampshire offense on Saturday, striking out nine over the course of seven innings pitched on a tidy 89 pitches. He had a healthy lead to work with for most of the evening, which helps. The SeaWolves scored four runs in the bottom of the second, three via home runs from Cam Gibson and Josh Lester (the latter was of inside-the-park variety). Chace Numata added an RBI single later in the inning, and Isaac Paredes continued an absolutely scalding stretch with a solo home run in the fifth; Paredes now has logged seven multi-hit games in a row, and already has eight hits in August.
Paredes: 2-4, HR, R, RBI
Gibson: 1-2, HR, R, RBI, BB
Lester: 1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, SO
Manning (W): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB, 9 SO
Coming up next: Lefthander Joey Wentz will make his organizational debut against New Hampshire on Sunday at 1:35 p.m. ET.
Lakeland Flying Tigers 4, Fort Myers Miracle 3 (box)
After struggling to get much going for most of the game, the Flying Tigers stormed back with a three-run eighth inning to steal a 4-3 win away from Fort Myers. Cole Peterson started the rally with a single, and moved up to second when Chad Sedio was hit by a pitch. Kody Clemens plated Peterson with an RBI double to bring the Flygers within one, and Brady Policelli delivered the knockout blow with an RBI single, scoring both Sedio and Clemens. Jake Thompson picked up his second win since re-joining the organization, but allowed a pair of unearned runs in relief.
Peterson: 3-4, R
Policelli: 2-3, 2 RBI, BB, SB
Clemens: 1-3, 2B, R, RBI, BB, SO
Watkins: 6.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 BB, 5 SO
Coming up next: Paul Richan will also make his organizational debut on Sunday as the Flying Tigers close out their series with the Miracle.
Fort Wayne TinCaps 7, West Michigan Whitecaps 4 (box)
Adam Wolf gave up a run on six hits in three innings of work, and Austin Sodders was tagged for five runs (four earned) in 3 2⁄3 innings as the Whitecaps dropped their Saturday series opener against the TinCaps. West Michigan did their best to keep pace — Andre Lipcius put them up 1-0 early with an RBI single in the first, and added a run-scoring double in the sixth — but couldn’t quite cap off the comeback.
Lipcius: 2-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI, BB
Perez: 1-5, 2B, R, SO
Wolf: 3.0 IP, 6 H, ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Sodders (L): 3.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 5 SO
Coming up next: Jesus Rodriguez will start for the Whitecaps as they continue their series against Fort Wayne on Sunday.
Connecticut Tigers 5, Batavia Muckdogs 3 (box)
Jack O’Loughlin threw five solid innings, but was in line for a hard-luck loss until the Tigers plated three runs in the seventh and added insurance runs in the eighth and ninth for good measure. Jose King started the Connecticut scoring with an RBI double, then scored on a sacrifice fly from Kona Quiggle. Hector Martinez hit a run-scoring double of his own to give Connecticut a 3-1 lead, and Quiggle provided the final margin with another RBI hit in the ninth. O’Loughlin allowed just one run on two hits in five innings.
Alfonzo: 3-4, 2 R
Martinez: 2-4, 2B, RBI
Quiggle: 1-3, 2 RBI, SO
O’Loughlin: 5.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 3 SO
Coming up next: The Tigers and Muckdogs will play the rubber match of their series on Sunday at 5:05 p.m. ET.