Powerful outings from Keider Montero and Reese Olson helped West Michigan and Erie win

Toledo Clay Chicken 5, Saint Paul Saints 2 (can)

Bryan Garcia got his start on this project, and the project continues to progress surprisingly well in the starting role for the former college close-up. Garcia threw six runs of the two-ball with six strokes in this one.

After the teams traded in the first half, they took the lead when Andre Lipsius doubled at Zach Short in the third. The Saints had a race back in fifth, but the hens finally took the lead in sixth. Dazz Cameron hit the third hit to lead the second half, and Jimmy Westbrook doubled his house by two runs to take the lead for good. In eighth, Cameron came out with one, and Lebesius and Brendon Davis played back-to-back, scoring two more goals to reach the final score.

Lipsius: 2-3, R, 2 RBI, 2B, BB

Sanchez: 2-4, t

Garcia (W, 3-3): 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, BB, 6 SO

next one: It’s 7:05 PM EST by 5 PM EST Friday night. The hens did not announce the start. RHP Jordan Balazovic (0-6, 8.55 ERA) will go to Saints.

Erie Sea Wolves 9, Altona Curve 2 (can)

Bowie Baysox won Thursday as well, so it was imperative that the SeaWolves get it done and they did so with focus. The two clubs are still tied to the top of the Southwest Division in the Eastern League in the second half with nine games remaining in the regular season.

Reiss Olson threw five rounds of the two-running ball, both of which were the result of a throwing foul. He hit a six, allowing five hits and walked twice all the way.

The SeaWolves bet Olson with a two-stage lead at the bottom of third as they loaded the bases, and Andrew Navigato’s fly-sacrifice scored by recently acquired Luis Garcia. Parker Meadows followed it with one song, the score was 2-0. Unfortunately, Quincy Newport and Dean Myers either hit her or they could have blown that conquest right there.

Having tied it up with the curve at the top of the fourth, the SeaWolves came back straight with five on the bottom half. Gage Workman drove with a double pair, and Daniel Cabrera and Luis Garcia walked to load the bases. This time they cashed in their chips as catcher Michael de la Cruz came up with a single. Bryant Packard scored another run, followed by Andrew Navigato with the RBI song. After changing the width of the curve, Meadows walked and Niporte punched Navigato at home to make it 7-2 Erie. The RBI singles from Packard and Meadows in eighth added a pair of runs, but Bullpen didn’t need help with this.

Promoter: 2-4, 2 RBI, BB

Newport: 2-5, RBI, 2 SO

Olson (W, 8-6): 5.0 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 6 SO

next one: SeaWolves has not announced the start of the Friday game at 6:05pm EST. RHP Quinn Priester (3-3, 2.37 ERA) starts for the curve.

West Michigan Whitecaps 7, Great Lakes Loons 6 (can)

The White Caps came into this match desperately needing a win over their last four games, and they accomplished it despite the Loons’ furious rebound.

It all started with another strong start from Keider Montero. His throwing foul cost the Whitecaps a run, with Loons scoring first in the second half. Montero still spun five rounds without hitting while allowing one unearned run. He walked four that day, and hit five. He still leaves after five with whitecaps in good shape.

The Whitecaps offense started at number three when Judge Bigbie got to one song that River Ryan couldn’t turn out. After that play, Esney Chacon brazenly dropped one song, and recorded one Jake Holton Bigbie. Jace Jung hit, but Josh Crouch came through one field into center to score for Chacon, leading the ‘Caps’ 2-1.

The Loons went to their bulls at the bottom of the fourth, but they immediately trailed Danny Serretti in a four-pitch straight. Ben Malgeri followed a triple RBI smoking to the center of the field. Austin Murr hoisted a fly ball to the right, Malgiri put a mark and scored from third. 4-1 whitecaps. Things almost went south on the sixth as Trevin Michael took charge from Montero and allowed four runs. 5-4 Loons.

However, the hats’ right-back fought with three in the lower half of the game. Isaac Pacheco made a walk and scored a Ceretti double. Judge Bigby tore a line that led the twice running Homer to the left, and that proved the difference. However, the circumstances on that Homer were rather strange as you’ll see in the clip below from the Tigers Minor League Report. The Loons had another run in the seventh inning, but Chavez Fernandre and Jack Anderson closed in the eighth and ninth to put that away.

Crouch: 3-4, RBI

Bigby: 2-4, 2R, 2RBI, HR, SO

Serretti: 1-3, 2 R, RBI, 2B, BB

Malgiri: 2-3, R, RBI, 3B, BB

Montero: 5.0 IP, R, 0 ER, 0 H, 4 BB, 5 SO

next one: RHP Dylan Smith (7-6, 4.31 ERA) starts at Whitecaps Friday night at 6:35 PM ET, while RHP Robbie Peto (6-0, 3.79 ERA) goes to Loons. Fort Wayne defeated Lake County on Thursday, so the deficit is back in just one game with three games.

Jupiter Hammerhead 7, Lakeland Flying Tiger 3 (can)

The two clubs traded blows early on, but Hammerhead’s side broke the seventh inning by four runs to win on Thursday.

Marco Jimenez had a massive three-stroke outing. He hit six, but also allowed three runs. After the Hammerheads scored twice in the first, Lakeland returned with two of their goals in the second. Adinso Reyes led a picnic, and José de la Cruz and Manuel Garcia followed on their own. A sack fly from Christian Santana scored De la Cruz’s goal, and the whole match was tied up.

In the third inning, Roberto Campos hit a foul, and Andrew Jenkins picked him for third. Dom Johnson’s fly scored Campos goals, but they couldn’t add more there. Jupiter tied it back 3-3 in the lower half of the game, and things held up until the seventh when Jupiter scored four goals and went on to win.

De la Cruz: 1-3, R, BB, SW

Reyes: 0-2, R, 2 BB, 2 SO

Jimenez: 3.0 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, BB, 6 SO

next one: The first pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. EDT Friday night at Jupiter.