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Tigers’ Thad Weber throws 4-hit shutout in Mud Hens win

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Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

Toledo Mud Hens 10, Columbus Clippers 0 (box)

Thad Weber threw a four-hit shutout, throwing just 97 pitches in a big win over Columbus. Weber struck out four and walked one, and only allowed two runners in scoring position all game. The Mud Hens made Weber’s life comfortable with a nine-run fourth inning, most of which came against Columbus reliever Toru Murata. The Mud Hens tallied 15 hits in all, including three-hit nights from Jeff McVaney and Jordany Valdespin. Tyler Collins hit a two-run homer.

McVaney: 3-5, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 SO
Valdespin: 3-4, R, SO, SB
Machado: 2-5, R, RBI
Collins: 1-5, HR, R, 2 RBI, 2 SO
Weber (W): 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: The Mud Hens and Clippers finish up their series in a 7:05 p.m. ET start on Wednesday. Toledo then travels on to Indianapolis for a short two-game series starting on Thursday.

Harrisburg Senators 1, Erie SeaWolves 0 (F/7) (box)

Tommy Collier limited the Senators to one hit, but they were able to scratch out a run and beat the SeaWolves. Collier pitched a six-inning complete game, but shouldered his sixth loss of the season despite an impressive performance. The SeaWolves offense managed five hits, but they were clustered among three players: Wynton Bernard, Dominic Ficociello, and Corey Jones.

Bernard: 2-3
Ficociello: 2-3
Collier (L): 6.0 IP, H, ER, BB, 4 SO

Harrisburg Senators 10, Erie SeaWolves 3 (F/7) (box)

Starter Calvin Drummond limited the Senators to two unearned runs in two innings of work, but the SeaWolves bullpen let the floodgates open. Santiago Garrido allowed five runs in 1 1/3 innings, and Adam Ravenelle and Lendy Castillo both allowed runs as well. The SeaWolves offense picked up a bit more, with Corey Jones hitting a two-run homer. Tyler Bortnick had two hits (including a triple) in the loss.

Bortnick: 2-3, 3B
Bernard: 1-4, RBI, SO, SB
Jones: 1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Krizan: 1-2, R, 2 BB

Coming up next: Josh Turley (2-6, 5.09 ERA) will get the start as the SeaWolves take on Michael Brady (1-2, 3.72 ERA) and the Harrisburg Senators.

Clearwater Threshers 6, Lakeland Flying Tigers 1 (box)

The Flying Tigers broke a scoreless tie with a run in the top of the sixth inning, but Lakeland starter Matt Hall was unable to get through the bottom of the frame unscathed. Reliever Confesor Lara entered into a bases loaded jam, but escaped the trouble after walking in a single run. Then, in the bottom of the seventh, reliever Jairo Labourt walked three of the four batters he faced (he hit the other one), and was charged with four earned runs when Endrys Briceno could not clear the damage. A.J. Simcox led the way for the Lakeland offense, tallying three hits and scoring their lone run.

Simcox: 3-5, 3B, R, SO
Gerber: 1-4, RBI
Verlander: 2-4
Hall: 5.1 IP, H, ER, 3 BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: Jeff Thompson (5-3, 3.21 ERA) will start for the Flying Tigers as they return home for the rubber match in their three-game series against Clearwater.

West Michigan Whitecaps 15, Great Lakes Loons 10 (box)

The Loons jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the second inning, but West Michigan answered with nine (!) runs in the bottom of the frame. The game was similarly bonkers the rest of the way, with Great Lakes storming back to take a 10-9 lead before the Whitecaps scored six unanswered runs to come away with the win. Beau Burrows was tattooed in this one, allowing eight runs on eight hits and three walks. Yordy Cabrera finished the night with three scoreless innings for the win. Arvicent Perez was the offensive MVP with five hits and three RBI.

Perez: 5-5, 3B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Laffita: 3-5, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI
Allen: 3-4, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI, BB
Pirtle: 2-3, 2B, 3 R, RBI, 2 BB
Burrows: 2.0 IP, 8 H, 8 R (7 ER), 3 BB, 2 SO

Coming up next: The Whitecaps will face off against Great Lakes’ Victor Gonzalez (3-5, 3.04 ERA) as the two teams continue their four-game set.

Connecticut Tigers 6, Williamsport Crosscutters 4 (box)

The Tigers won their second in a row over Williamsport thanks to five unanswered runs in the late innings. Starter Gregory Soto put them in an early hole, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks in 3 1/3 innings. Reliever Taylor Hicks allowed another run for good measure, but John Schreiber, Zac Houston, and Eduardo Jimenez closed the door for Connecticut. Meanwhile, the offense scratched together six runs on six hits despite going 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position. Cesar Gonzalez had four of the Tigers’ five RBI.

Gonzalez: 1-3, 3B, R, 4 RBI, BB
Pereira: 1-4, 2B, R, SO
Bauml: 1-4, RBI
Soto: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: Austin Sodders (0-1, 3.38 ERA) will start for Connecticut as they continue their series against Williamsport. Felix Paulino (0-2, 8.53 ERA) will start for the Crosscutters.