Loading…
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Tuesday, 7/1/2014 - Updated: 1 month ago

Hessman sets homer record in Hens’ win

Toledo first baseman sets International League mark, Hens win 9-1

BLADE STAFF

INDIANAPOLIS — Toledo’s Mike Hessman set the International League home run record in the Mud Hens’ 9-1 victory over the host Indianapolis Indians on Monday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Hessman connected for his 259th career IL homer in the third inning off of starter Jake Brigham (2-5, 4.05 ERA). Hessman surpassed Buffalo’s Oliver Carnegie, who played from 1931-45.

This season, Hessman has broke the Toledo records for all-time RBIs (406), and the modern-era Toledo records for hits (524), doubles (113) and runs (358). His 155 home runs in a Toledo uniform are also a Mud Hens record.

Ezequiel Carrera (4th) and Hernan Perez (4th) also homered for Toledo, which had 17 hits in the game.

Carrera's home run was a lead-off shot, the first for Toledo since Avisail Garcia's on July 27 last year against Buffalo.

Toledo starter Kyle Lobstein (6-7, 3.51) pitched six solid innings, giving up one run on five hits while striking out three and walking three. Melvin Mercedes, Corey Knebel, and Kevin Whelan each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories