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Christin Stewart, Ross Kivett lead West Michigan Whitecaps to 4th straight win

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers' farm system on Saturday, August 15, 2015.

Charlotte Knights 9, Toledo Mud Hens 6 (box)

The Mud Hens jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the second inning, but Mud Hens starter Kyle Lobstein's "shutdown inning" was anything but. Lobstein gave up five runs on three hits and two walks, and was replaced by Drew VerHagen before he could get through the third. Toledo's offense did their best to get back into the game, with four doubles among their 10 hits, but the Mud Hens bullpen gave up three late runs to clinch the loss.

Hessman: 4-5, 2 2B, 2 R, SO
Jones: 2-4, 2B, R, RBI, SO
Casilla: 2-3, BB
Holaday: 1-2, 2B, R, 3 RBI
Lobstein (L): 2.1 IP, 3 H, 5 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 4 SO

COMING UP NEXT: Luis Cessa (0-1, 8.74 ERA), who is still in search of his first win at the Triple-A level, will face former Tigers starter Brad Penny (6-6, 3.93 ERA) as the Mud Hens and Knights finish up their three-game series.

Erie SeaWolves 5, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3 (box)

The SeaWolves offense spotted Josh Turley a lead before he even took the mound on Saturday evening, and the 24-year-old lefthander made it stand up, allowing three unearned runs in six innings for his 10th win of the season. Turley held the Fisher Cats to just four hits on the night, and lowered his ERA to 3.50 for the year. The SeaWolves offense was a group effort, with five players collecting multiple hits. Dominic Ficociello had the only three-hit night, and drove in two runs.

Ficociello: 3-4, 2 RBI, SO
Bernard: 2-5, 2B, 2 R
Krizan: 2-4, R, RBI, BB
A. Gonzalez: 2-4, 2B, R, 2 SO
Turley (W): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (0 ER), BB, 3 SO
Mantiply (S): 1.0 IP, H, 0 ER

COMING UP NEXT: Michael Fulmer (8-2, 1.64 ERA) will take his 23 2/3-inning scoreless streak into Northwest Delta Dental Stadium as he faces Austin Bibens-Dirkx (4-6, 4.82 ERA) of the Fisher Cats.

West Michigan Whitecaps 8, Beloit Snappers 5 (box)

Whitecaps starter Jeff Thompson was tagged for five runs (three earned) in his first three innings of work. However, he was able to log six full innings, and ultimately ended up with the win when the Whitecaps offense broke out with five runs in the top of the fifth. Ross Kivett's two-run double gave the Whitecaps the lead, while Christin Stewart hit a two-run homer in the top of the second to open the scoring. Kade Scivicque continued his hot hitting with two singles and two runs scored.

Kivett: 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI, SB
Stewart: 2-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, SO
Scivicque: 2-5, 2 R
Brown: 2-5, R, RBI, SO, SB
Thompson (W): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R (3 ER), BB, 5 SO
G. Smith (S): 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 SO

COMING UP NEXT: Fernando Perez (2-8, 3.95 ERA) will take the mound against Beloit's Joey Wagman (6-2, 3.50 ERA) as the Whitecaps look for a big road sweep before an off day on Monday.

Aberdeen IronBirds 8, Connecticut Tigers 3 (box)

Tigers starter Ryan Castellanos suffered his first loss of the season on Saturday, allowing six runs (five earned) in four innings against Aberdeen. Josh Heddinger allowed two more runs in relief, putting Connecticut in an eight-run hole that they would not be able to climb out of. The Tigers offense had nine hits and six walks, but stranded 10 runners as they went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

Mackenzie: 3-4, RBI, BB
Allen: 2-4, BB, SO
Gibson: 1-4, R, RBI, BB
Castellanos (L): 4.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R (5 ER), 3 SO

COMING UP NEXT: Tyler Alexander (0-2, 0.72 ERA) will make his ninth start of the season today against the IronBirds in a 4:05 p.m. ET start at Dodd Stadium. The Tigers have an off day on Monday before the New York-Penn League All-Star Game on Tuesday.

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The Lakeland Flying Tigers and Daytona Tortugas were postponed due to inclement weather on Saturday evening. Lakeland is slated to begin a compacted five-game series with the Tampa Yankees on Sunday. Endrys Briceno (0-2, 4.70 ERA), who was slated to start Saturday's game, will start on Sunday afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium. No makeup date for the Flygers' most recent rainout has been announced.