Crosby Throws Gem in Hens Win (4/21 Recaps)
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Casey Crosby pitched well in his first win.
Casey Crosby pitched well in his first win.
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Posted Apr 22, 2013
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Casey Crosby picked a great day to earn his first win of the season, giving Toledo a much-needed win in topping Columbus 3-0. Erie gave up a late lead to Trenton while Lakeland overcame a late deficit against Clearwater to win. West Michigan lost in the ninth inning against South Bend.

April 21st Games


AAA Toledo Mud Hens
6-12, 4th in West Division

Team R H E
Toledo 3 6 0
Columbus 0 5 0

Starting pitcher Casey Crosby made his first win of the season a huge one on Sunday, spinning a gem as Toledo topped Columbus 3-0. Crosby gave up no earned runs on four hits in seven innings while striking out six, improving his record to 1-3. Bruce Rondon earned his third save of the season in the win. Quintin Berry only notched one hit in a 1-for-4 performance but made it count, smacking a solo home run in the sixth inning. Brad Davis and Argenis Diaz also drove in runs in the win.

AA Erie Seawolves
8-8, 3rd in Eastern Division

Team R H E
Trenton 10 13 2
Erie 6 9 1

Erie carried a 6-5 lead over Trenton going into the eighth inning on Sunday but gave up six runs in the final two innings as the SeaWolves fell to the Thunder 10-6. Starter Patrick Cooper took a no decision in the loss, giving up four earned runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. Reliever David Kopp took his second loss of the season as well as his second blown save of the year, going 1/3 inning while giving up two earned runs on three hits. Tyler Collins had a big game for the SeaWolves offensively, going 2-for-5 while driving in two runs in the loss.

High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
5-12, 6th in North Division

Team R H E
Clearwater 4 8 2
Lakeland 7 12 2

Lakeland overcame a 4-0 deficit in the seventh inning by scoring seven runs in the final two innings to top Clearwater 7-4 on Sunday. Drew VerHagen took a no decision in his start, going 4 2/3 innings and giving up three earned runs on five hits. Reliever Nick Avila earned his first win of the season, giving up no runs on three hits in 2 2/3 innings. Melvin Mercedes earned his third save of the season in the win. Aaron Westlake was the driving force for the Flying Tigers offensively, going 3-for-5 while driving in three runs in the win.

Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
6-8, 5th in Eastern Division

Team R H E
South Bend 6 13 2
West Michigan 5 11 2

West Michigan carried a 4-4 tie to the ninth inning against South Bend but gave up two runs to the Silver Hawks in the top of the ninth, falling to South Bend 6-5 on Sunday. Jordan John took a no decision in the start, giving up three earned runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings. Josh Turley earned his first loss of the season after giving up the two earned runs in the top of the ninth inning. David Gonzalez had a big game for West Michigan in the leadoff spot, going 2-for-5 with two runs batted in in the loss.

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