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Shane Zeile homers, drive in 4 runs in Connecticut Tigers win

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers' farm system on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 10, Toledo Mud Hens 2 (box)

Mud Hens starter Tim Melville (4-9, 5.06 ERA) had a rough night, allowing seven runs in five innings of work. He only gave up four hits, but walked six (!) batters, putting Toledo in a 7-2 hole after the fourth inning. Relievers Angel Nesbitt and Rafael Dolis combined to allow three more runs in the sixth, putting the game out of reach. Tyler Collins had two of Toledo's six hits, including an RBI single in the third.

Collins: 2-4, 2B, RBI
Machado: 1-4, RBI, SO
Fields: 1-4, R, 2 SO
Melville (L): 5.0 IP, 4 H, 7 ER, 6 BB, 3 SO

COMING UP NEXT: The Mud Hens and RailRiders finish off their three-game series today at 1:05 p.m. ET. Thad Weber (6-6, 3.97 ERA) will start for Toledo against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's Kyle Davies (6-6, 4.03 ERA).

Erie SeaWolves 5, Richmond Flying Squirrels 4 (box)

The SeaWolves blew a four-run lead in the middle innings, but Jason Krizan hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to snap a five-game losing streak. Krizan had three hits overall and drove in four of Erie's five runs. James Robbins also added three hits (including a solo home run, while Jeff McVaney scored three times. Starter Tommy Collier was excellent early on, but gave up three runs in his final two innings of work.

Krizan: 3-5, 2 2B, 4 RBI
Robbins: 3-4, HR, R, RBI
Bernard: 2-5, 3B, R, SO
McVaney: 1-3, 2B, 3 R, 2 BB
Collier: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, BB, 5 SO
Robertson (W): 3.0 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 5 SO

COMING UP NEXT: The SeaWolves and Flying Squirrels will square off again today at Jerry Uht Park. Austin Kubitza (5-9, 6.06 ERA) will look to bounce back from a dismal outing for Erie, while Tyler Beede (2-3, 3.95 ERA) takes the mound for Richmond.

South Bend Cubs 3, West Michigan Whitecaps 1 (box)

The Whitecaps jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but saw their bats fall silent for the rest of the night. Starter Jeff Thompson took the loss despite a solid outing, allowing three runs (two earned) in 6 1/3 innings. Christin Stewart was a one-man show offensively, reaching base three times and stealing two bases. The rest of the Whitecaps lineup combined for five hits, and were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Stewart: 2-3, BB, 2 SB
Kivett: 1-3, BB, SO, SB
Brown: 1-4, R, SO
Thompson (L): 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 2 SO

COMING UP NEXT: The Cubs and Whitecaps will finish off their three-game series on Princess Day at Fifth Third Ballpark. No starters have been announced.

Connecticut Tigers 5, Vermont Lake Monsters 4 (box)

The Tigers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning, only to see their advantage evaporate in a three-run sixth inning for the Lake Monsters. With the score tied at four in the ninth, Joey Havrilak hit a one out triple, then scored on a game-winning RBI single from Shane Zeile. Gerson Moreno earned the win for Connecticut, pitching two scoreless innings in relief with four strikeouts. Starter Spenser Watkins was charged with all four earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work. Zeile plated four of the five Connecticut runs on the day, adding a three-run homer in the second to his late-inning heroics.

Zeile: 2-4, HR, R, 4 RBI
Havrilak: 1-2, 3B, 2 R, 2 BB
Allen: 1-3, R, RBI, BB
Watkins: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, BB, 4 SO
Moreno (W): 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 4 SO

COMING UP NEXT: Connecticut and Vermont will finish up a three-game series tomorrow before an off day on Monday. Lefthander Matt Hall (0-0, 3.38 ERA) will start for Connecticut against Vermont righthander Bowdien Derby (1-0, 0.77 ERA).


Mother Nature continued to wreak havoc with the Lakeland Flying Tigers, raining out both halves of their scheduled doubleheader with the Palm Beach Cardinals. The Flying Tigers will travel to Fort Myers today to face the Miracle, weather permitting. Locke St. John (2-9. 4.85 ERA) is listed as Lakeland's starting pitcher.