West Michigan 13, Lansing 12 (Blue Jays)
No pitcher had a good afternoon on Sunday; however, Bruce Rondon (RHP) picked up the win after pitching a scoreless 9th inning and striking out 2. The West Michigan SP, Kyle Ryan (LHP) gave up 5 ER on 6 hits in just 3 2/3 IP.
Offensively, Dixon Machado (SS) led the way going 4-5 with a walk and scoring 3 runs.
Lakeland 5, Tampa 2 (Yankees)
Lakeland’s SP, Jared Wesson (LHP) went only 3 innings before being replaced by Shawn Teufel (LHP). Teufel went 4 innings, K’ed 3 and only gave up 2 hits while picking up the win for Lakeland.
Anthony Plagman (1B) went 2-4 with a homer and 2 RBI. William Bergolla (2B) had an especially anemic afternoon, going 0 – 5 in the leadoff spot.
Erie 7, Altoona 10 (Pirates)
Altoona grabbed an early 5-0 lead and did not relent despite an eighth inning rally from Erie. Casey Crosby (LHP) only lasted 2 2/3 innings while allowing 5 ER before getting the hook and taking the loss. The Seal Wolves homered twice in the eighth (Holaday (1RBI), Johnson (2RBI)) for 3 runs making it 7-9 before Altoona added one more in the top half of the 9th and then closed out the Wolves in the bottom half.
Despite mediocre pitching throughout the night, the Sea Wolves had some solid offensive production led by Michael Bertram (1B) who went 4 – 5 on the night.
Toledo 1, Louisville 5 (Reds)
The outcome was never in doubt as Louisville took a 4-0 lead after 4 innings and never looked back. Below (LHP) took the loss for the Mud Hens after allowing 4 ER in 4IP. Garcia and Simons came on in relief and combined to go 4 innings with no ER and 4 K’s.
The Mud Hens had 5 o-fors (Sizemore, Perez, Strieby, Timpner, and Murrian). Argenis Diaz (SS) picked up the lone RBI for the Mud Hens in the 7th, scoring Ryan Strieby on a single.