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Toledo Mud Hens split doubleheader with Louisville Bats

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers' farm system on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

Toledo Mud Hens 3, Louisville Bats 1 (box)

The Mud Hens exploded for three runs on four hits in the fifth inning, and a stellar effort from Mike Belfiore helped them win their second in a row over Louisville. Belfiore nearly went the distance in the seven-inning game, working 6 1/3 scoreless frames with just one run allowed on six hits. Guido Knudson got the final two outs in the seventh for his fourth save.

Machado: 2-3, 2 RBI, SO
Jones: 1-2, R, RBI
Moya: 1-3
Belfiore (W): 6.1 IP, 6 H, ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

Louisville Bats 2, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box)

Louisville's offense broke out for 11 hits in the nightcap of Sunday's doubleheader, but only scored two runs due to a 3-for-11 effort with runners in scoring position. That was enough for the win, though, as Toledo's offense only managed five hits against four different pitchers. Kyle Ryan took his sixth loss with the Mud Hens this year, allowing both runs on nine hits in five innings.

Robinson: 1-3, RBI, BB
Wilson: 1-3, R
Ryan (L): 5.0 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO

COMING UP NEXT: The Mud Hens will look to take three of four from Louisville in today's series finale. Tim Melville (3-7, 4.96 ERA) will start for Toledo.

Harrisburg Senators 5, Erie SeaWolves 3 (box)

Erie scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning, but their comeback attempt fell just short. Harrisburg scored in the second, third, and fourth innings to build up their lead, then added two runs in the sixth. Erie righty Chad Green took his 12th loss of the season, allowing four runs (two earned) on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Gonzalez: 2-4, 2 2B, RBI
Thomas: 1-3, R, RBI
Harrell: 1-3, R, SO
Green (L): 5.1 IP, 9 H, 4 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 5 SO

COMING UP NEXT: Tommy Collier (2-0, 2.41 ERA) will start for Erie against Dakota Bacus (5-1, 2.95 ERA) in game three of a four-game set between the SeaWolves and Senators.

St. Lucie Mets 3, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0 (box)

Mets starter Miller Diaz dominated the Flying Tigers lineup for eight innings, holding them to just three hits while striking out seven. Grayson Greiner had two of the four Flying Tigers hits on the day, both doubles. Brennan Smith was solid in the losing effort, allowing two runs on five hits in seven innings, striking out 10.

Greiner: 2-3, 2 2B
James: 1-4, 2 SO
Rhymes: 1-4
Smith (W): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 10 SO

COMING UP NEXT: Kevin Ziomek (5-6, 4.04 ERA) will look to build on a solid start his last time out, when he worked seven strong innings against Clearwater. He will face the Mets in the third game of a four-game series between the two teams.

West Michigan Whitecaps 3, Bowling Green Hot Rods 2 (box)

West Michigan starter A.J. Ladwig made a slim lead hold up for most of the evening, holding the Hot Rods to two runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings. Ladwig left in the seventh after Bowling Green cut their deficit in half, but reliever Gage Smith was able to strand the tying run on second base. Arvicent Perez led the Whitecaps attack with three hits.

Perez: 3-3
Gerber: 2-4, RBI
Brown: 2-4, 2B, R, SO
Ladwig (W): 6.1 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 2 SO
Smith (S): 2.2 IP, 0 ER

COMING UP NEXT: The Whitecaps and Hot Rods will play their third of a four-game series today at 1:00 p.m. ET. Jeff Thompson (3-7, 4.93 ERA) will start for West Michigan against Chris Pike (7-2, 3.36 ERA).

Williamsport Crosscutters 10, Connecticut Tigers 3 (box)

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead on a Christin Stewart sacrifice fly in the top of the first, but from then on it was all Williamsport. The Crosscutters scored in the third, fourth, fifth, seventh, and eighth innings, cruising to an easy win. Sandy Baez took the loss for Connecticut, allowing six runs on 10 hits in four innings. Kade Scivicque was a bright spot for the Tigers' offense, reaching base four times.

Scivicque: 2-2, R, 2 BB
Havrilak: 1-4, 2B, R, BB, SO
Stewart: 1-2, RBI, BB
Baez (L): 4.0 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, BB, 3 SO

COMING UP NEXT: The Tigers and Crosscutters will continue their three-game series tonight at 5:05 p.m. ET. Trey Teakell (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will start for the Tigers against Luke Leftwich (0-0, 3.18 ERA).