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Joey Pankake's RBI double seals win for Flying Tigers

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers' farm system on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Erie SeaWolves 5, Altoona Curve (box)

The SeaWolves offense came to life after falling into an early 2-0 hole, scoring five runs across three innings to earn their 12th win of the season. Six of Erie's eight hits went for extra bases, and every hitter in their lineup reached base. Starter Cory Riordan rebounded from his early miscues to throw seven strong innings, striking out four with zero walks. Paul Voelker earned his fourth save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.

McVaney: 1-3, 3B, R, RBI, BB, SO
Ficociello: 1-3, 2B, R, BB, SB
Castro: 1-4, 2B, R, RBI, 2 SO
Riordan (W): 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 4 SO
Voelker (S): 1.0 IP, H, 0 ER, SO

Coming up next: The SeaWolves will head east to face off against the Bowie Baysox in a three-game road series. Myles Jaye (0-3, 5.87 ERA) will start for Erie against Chris Lee (4-0, 2.49 ERA).

Lakeland Flying Tigers 4, Brevard County Manatees 2 (box)

Joey Pankake's two-run double broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning, and the Lakeland bullpen shut the door in the final three innings for their 14th win of the year. Pankake had a pair of doubles on the night, and Lakeland's offense combined for 11 hits. Jared Reaves led the way with a three-hit night, while Kade Scivicque and Wade Hinkle also had multi-hit games. Angel Nesbitt threw a scoreless inning as part of a rehab assignment, and Tyler Alexander earned the win after striking out seven in five innings.

Reaves: 3-5, 2B, R, BB, SO
Pankake: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Scivicque: 2-5, R, RBI
Nesbitt: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, BB, SO
Alexander (W): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (0 ER), BB, 7 SO
Jimenez (S): 1.0 IP, 0 ER, SO

Coming up next: Jairo Labourt (2-0, 1.29 ERA) will look to continue his hot start as the Flying Tigers continue their series with Brevard County. Eric Hanhold (0-3, 2.28 ERA) will start for the Manatees.

West Michigan Whitecaps 5, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3 (box)

Rashad Brown had three hits and scored twice to lead the Whitecaps to a win over Wisconsin at Fifth Third Ballpark. Brown also stole a base, his fifth of the season. Fellow outfielders Derek Hill and Jose Azocar also chipped in, with Hill scoring a run and Azocar driving in two. Jordan Smith earned the win after allowing three runs in five innings, and Gerson Moreno picked up his third save of the season.

Brown: 3-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI, SB
Hill: 1-4, 2B, R, SO
Azocar: 1-4, 2 RBI, SO
Smith (W): 5.0 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, BB, 4 SO
Moreno (S): 1.0 IP, 0 ER, SO

Coming up next: Matt Hall (2-0, 0.83 ERA) will start for the Whitecaps against Wisconsin's Jon Perrin (1-0, 2.70 ERA). Hall has allowed three runs (two earned) in four starts this season.


The Toledo Mud Hens enjoyed an off day on Thursday, their first in over three weeks. They kick off an 11-game homestand on Friday against the Columbus Clippers. Daniel Norris (0-2, 6.92 ERA) will start for Toledo against Columbus' Mike Clevinger (3-0, 2.92 ERA).