TOLEDO, OH- Toledo's offense came alive in the first of a four game series against Syracuse with an 11-5 win. The Mud Hens had 18 hits and no errors in their fifth consecutive win. Toledo starting pitcher Kyle Lobstein (3-3) was solid on the mound allowing just four hits and one run in six innings. He also added six strike outs.
Toledo got the scoring started in the fourth inning against Chiefs left-hander Aaron Laffey. With one out, Trevor Crowe doubled, Tyler Collins was hit by a pitch and James McCann reached on an infield single to load the bases. First baseman Jordan Lennerton followed with a bases-clearing double to left-center field, giving the Mud Hens a 3-0 lead. Toledo added more in the fifth on a Crowe RBI double. Tyler Collins followed with a two-run home run to right field.
In the seventh inning, the Mud Hens added to their lead with four extra-base hits. Collins started the inning with a double against Tyler Robertson and the next batter, McCann, doubled him home. Two batters later, right fielder Ben Guez slashed a two-run home run over the left-field fence for a 10-1 advantage. Center fielder Daniel Fields followed with a solo homer two batters later for Toledo's final run.