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Kody Eaves’ 4 RBI game paces Erie SeaWolves in win

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Sunday, July 17, 2016.

Columbus Clippers 8, Toledo Mud Hens 4 (box)

Steven Moya drilled an RBI triple to deep center field in the first inning to give the Mud Hens the lead, but Columbus’ offense proved too much for Thad Weber and the Toledo pitching staff. The Clippers scored six runs off Weber and eight runs overall, tallying 16 hits on the afternoon. Meanwhile, Toledo could only manage two more runs after a two-run first, and finished with eight hits. Casey McGehee and John Hicks both had multi-hit games, and Dixon Machado reached base three times. Alex Presley went 0-for-5.

McGehee: 2-4, 2B, RBI, SO, SB
Hicks: 2-4, RBI, SO
Moya: 1-4, 3B, RBI
Machado: 1-2, R, 2 BB
Weber (L): 4.1 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO

Coming up next: The Mud Hens will continue their homestand on Monday as they open up a three-game series with the Pawtucket Red Sox at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Erie SeaWolves 8, Akron RubberDucks 5 (box)

Kody Eaves doubled and homered, and drove in four of the SeaWolves’ eight runs to help them take three of four from the RubberDucks. Connor Harrell drove in two runs, and scored two times as well. The SeaWolves offense managed 10 hits and five walks, and combined to go 4-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Meanwhile, starting pitcher David Martinez worked 5 2/3 innings, allowing five unearned runs for the win. He struck out six and did not walk a batter. Paul Voelker struck out the side in the eighth, and Joe Jimenez saved his 10th game of the year with a scoreless ninth.

Krizan: 3-5, 2B, 3B, R, RBI, SO
Bortnick: 3-5, R, RBI
Eaves: 2-4, 2B, HR, R, 4 RBI, SO
Gose: 0-3, 2 BB, SO
Martinez (W): 5.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R (0 ER), 6 SO

Coming up next: The SeaWolves return home to Jerry Uht Park on Monday to open up a three-game series with the Harrisburg Senators. Tyler Mapes (8-6, 3.43 ERA) will start for Harrisburg.

Fort Myers Miracle 4, Lakeland Flying Tigers 1 (box)

Christin Stewart hit an RBI single in the top of the first to give Lakeland a 1-0 lead, but that would be all the offense the Flying Tigers would manage on Sunday. Three of their seven hits came in that first inning, and center fielder Michael Gerber was the only Flyger to reach base more than once. A.J. Ladwig was not particularly sharp either, allowing four runs on 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings. Jairo Labourt worked 2 1/3 innings in relief and struck out three without walking anyone.

Gerber: 3-4, R, SO
Stewart: 1-4, RBI, SO
Ladwig (L): 5.2 IP, 11 H, 4 ER, BB, 2 SO
Labourt: 2.1 IP, H, 0 ER, 3 SO

Coming up next: Matt Hall (1-1, 3.57 ERA) will start for the Flying Tigers as they continue their series against Fort Myers. Miles Nordgren (0-1, 3.86 ERA) will start for the Miracle.

Clinton LumberKings 7, West Michigan Whitecaps 3 (box)

The Whitecaps were able to keep face for a few innings, but a three-run sixth from the LumberKings broke a 3-3 tie and proved to be the difference on Sunday. Cam Gibson doubled and drove in two runs for the Whitecaps, who only managed six hits in all. Brett Pirtle and Jose Azocar each drew a pair of walks as well. On the pitching side, Kyle Dowdy took the loss for West Michigan, allowing six runs (four earned) on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked two.

Perez: 2-4, R
Gibson: 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Hill: 1-5, SO, SB
Dowdy (L): 5.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 6 SO

Coming up next: Sandy Baez (5-7, 3.43 ERA) will start against Clinton’s Kevin Gadea (0-0, 0.00 ERA) on Monday as the Whitecaps look to avoid a three-game sweep.

Connecticut Tigers 10, Vermont Lake Monsters 3 (box)

The Tigers offense was clicking on all cylinders on Sunday, scoring 10 runs on 13 hits in their series opener against Vermont. Connecticut scored two unearned runs off 2016 first round pick A.J. Puk, and tagged Vermont relievers Branden Kelliher and Derek Beasley with four runs apiece. Blaise Salter led the way with three hits, including a two-run homer. Four other Tigers had at least two hits, and every player reached base safely at least once. Emanuel Chavez picked up the win in relief for Connecticut.

Salter: 3-5, HR, 2 R, 2 ER, SO
Savage: 2-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, SB
Swilling: 2-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI, BB
Gonzalez: 2-4, 3 RBI, SO

Coming up next: The Tigers and Lake Monsters continue their series on Monday at Dodd Stadium. Heath Bowers (2-3, 1.97 ERA) will start for Vermont.