First, the Tigers signed three draft picks- Bryan Holaday (C, Texas Christian), Alex Burgos (LHP, FL CC) and Corey Jones (2B, Cal State Fullerton). Holaday is a great defensive catcher, Burgos is an interesting left arm and Jones is... meh. Also, in the pipeline are a few prospect profiles- Daniel Schlereth and Robbie Weinhardt. Just waiting for a couple BA Annuals to come in so I can track their histories better.
Billy Buckner went 5.1 innings, giving up 4 runs on 6 hits (2 homers) with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Casey Fien pitched a hitless 9th with a strikeout. Scott Sizemore was 2-4 with a double, a homer and a walk.
Thad Weber had a pretty good start- he went 7.1 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 6 hits (1 homer) with 5 strikeouts. Cale Iorg was 2-5 with a double, Rawley Bishop was 2-4 with a homer and Andy Dirks (again in CF) was 2-3 with a double and a walk.
Luke Putkonen went 6 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits and a walk with 5 strikeouts. Daniel Fields was 1-3 with a homer and a walk (his strikeout numbers are improving a tad, a great sign).
A: South Bend 4, West Michigan 3 (12 innings)
Jared Wesson did okay, going 5 innings and giving up 3 earned runs on 2 hits and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts. Michael Rockett was 3-6 with a double and Wade Gaynor was 1-6 with a double.
SS: Connecticut DNP (off-day)