Schotts Leads Connecticut to Win (7/5 Recaps)
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Austin Schotts drove in three runs.
Austin Schotts drove in three runs.
Staff Writer
Posted Jul 6, 2013
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Toledo struggled offensively in Friday's series opener against Indianapolis, getting doubled up in a loss to the Indians. Erie almost completed the comeback bid against Altoona but fell a run short. West Michigan topped Great Lakes while Connecticut earned a win behind a big night from Austin Schotts. The VSL, GCL and DSL Tigers all earned wins.

July 5th Games


AAA Toledo Mud Hens
35-54, 4th in West Division

Team R H E
Indianapolis 4 11 0
Toledo 2 8 0

Toledo couldn’t get much going at the plate in Friday’s series opener against Indianapolis as the Mud Hens fell to the Indians 4-2. Starting pitcher Shawn Hill fell to 1-12 on the season with the loss, allowing three earned runs on six hits over five innings. Mike Cervenak led the way for the Mud Hens at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Nick Castellanos also drove in a run in the loss.

AA Erie Seawolves
43-42, 2nd in Western Division

Team R H E
Erie 6 7 2
Altoona 7 11 4

Erie put up three runs in the eighth inning but could not complete the comeback bid in Friday’s game against Altoona as the SeaWolves fell to the Curve 7-6. Victor Larez fell to 6-6 on the season with the loss, allowing five earned runs on 10 hits over 3 ? innings. Tyler Collins led the way at the plate for Erie, going 1-for-3 with a double and two runs driven in in the loss.

High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
34-45, 5th in North Division

Team R H E
Lakeland - - -
Tampa - - -

Friday’s game against Tampa was postponed due to rain.

Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
40-46, 5th in Eastern Division

Team R H E
Great Lakes 2 10 0
West Michigan 7 9 1

After West Michigan fell behind by two runs in Friday’s game against Great Lakes the Whitecaps scored seven unanswered runs, topping the Loons 7-2. Starting pitcher Charlie Gillies improved his record to 1-4 with the win, allowing two earned runs on seven hits over five innings. Zach Kirksey had one hit in Friday’s game but made it count, hitting a three-run home run in the win. Danry Vasquez drove in two runs for the ‘Caps out of the leadoff spot.

A Short-Season Connecticut
6-12, 4th in Stedler Division

Team R H E
Vermont 1 5 1
Connecticut 7 7 0

Connecticut relied on great pitching and the best performance from the offense so far this season in Friday’s game against Vermont as the Tigers topped the Lake Monsters 7-1. Kevin Ziomek earned the no decision in a short start, allowing one earned run on two hits over two innings. Logan Elhers earned his first win of the season in relief while Ryan Beck earned his first save of the season. Austin Schotts had a big night at the plate for Conecticut, going 2-for-3 with a triple and three runs driven in in the win.

R DSL Tigers
19-9, 1st in Dominican Summer League San Pedro de Macoris

Team R H E
Brewers 6 7 2
Tigers 15 15 1

The DSL Tigers scored eight runs in the middle innings of Friday’s game against the Brewers on their way to a lopsided 16-5 win. Starting pitcher Jhonny Mateo earned his first win of the season after allowing two earned runs on two hits over five innings. Felix G. Santana had his biggest night of the season at the plate, going 4-for-4 with five runs driven in and falling just a home run short of the cycle.

R GCL Tigers
6-2, 1st in Gulf Coast League

Team R H E
Yankees 4 13 0
Tigers 5 7 1

The GCL Tigers overcame a late one-run deficit in Friday’s game against the Yankees by scoring a run in each of the final two innings, topping the Yankees 5-4. Emanuel Chavez earned a no decision in his start, allowing two earned runs on five hits over four innings. Will LaMarche earned his first win of the season in relief. Javier Betancourt was the hero for the Tigers on Friday, going 3-for-4 with the game-winning walk off solo home run. Samuel Crafort had a two-run homer in the win.

R VSL Tigers
22-22, 3rd in Venezuelan Summer League

Team R H E
Cubs 1 4 1
Tigers 2 5 3

The VSL Tigers were locked into a low-scoring matchup in Friday’s game with the Cubs, breaking a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning to win in a 2-1 final. Starting pitcher Anthony Castro improved his record to 2-1 with the win, allowing one unearned run on three hits over five innings. Alfred Gutierrez earned his third save of the season in the win. Arvicent Perez was the only Tigers hitter to notch an RBI on the night, going 1-for-3 with a run driven in.

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