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Tigers prospect Kyle Funkhouser struggles as the West Michigan Whitecaps fall in Dayton

Scores, news, and notes from around the Tigers farm system for Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Toledo Mud Hens 4, Louisville Bats 2 (box)

Buck Farmer was solid on Wednesday night, giving the Mud Hens six innings of two run ball. He had to grind for it, however, allowing nine hits. He was able to keep the ball on the ground for the most part, avoiding major damage. Dustin Molleken got the win, as he, Daniel Stumpf, and Arcenio Leon shut down the Bats’ bats the rest of the way. The offense was only able to scratch out four singles of their own, but paired those with five walks to push across enough runs to put this one on ice. Leon earned his second save of the young season.

Farmer: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 9 H, HR, 2 SO
Molleken (W, 1-0): 1.2 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 SO

Coming Up Next: The Mud Hens have their home opener, kicking off a series against the Indianapolis Indians on Thursday night. Chad Bell (0-0, 1.59 ERA) takes on the Indians’ Tyler Eppler with first pitch scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET.

Bowie Baysox 8, Erie SeaWolves 6 (box)

The SeaWolves melted down defensively in this one, committing five errors. Starter Myles Jaye was tapped for five unearned runs as a result. A.J. Achter and Jeff Ferrell couldn’t stop the bleeding in relief, and let this one get away from them. Outfielder Mike Gerber had a rough night, striking out four times, though the bats were otherwise solid. Second baseman Logan Watkins homered for the SeaWolves, as a balanced attack produced six runs in a game where that should have been enough.

Jaye (L, 0-1): 3.2 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 3 SO
Watkins: 1-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR, 2 BB
Stewart: 1-3, R, RBI, 2 BB, SO

Coming Up Next: The SeaWolves travel to Binghamton to take on the Rumble Ponies on Thursday night in the first of a three game road set. Yes, the Rumble Ponies. Tyler Alexander (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will make his second start of the season, taking on the Irish born P.J. Conlon (1-0, 3.60 ERA).

Clearwater Threshers 4, Lakeland Flying Tigers 1 (box)

A.J. Ladwig was knocked around a bit for the Flying Tigers in this one, but still managed to give his team five innings and just two earned runs allowed. His opposition, Seranthony Dominguez, was going to be hard to stop anyway. Dominguez struck out 10 hitters on the night to shut down the Flying Tigers’ offense. Outfielder Ross Kivett was their only bright spot, cracking a double and chipping in a stolen base.

Coming Up Next: Spencer Turnbull (0-0, 3.60 ERA) takes the ball for the second time this season as the Flying Tigers are on the road against the Charlotte Stone Crabs. The Crabs will send Jose Mujica (0-0, 6.75 ERA) to the mound with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 pm ET.

Dayton Dragons 10, West Michigan Whitecaps 8 (box)

Fresh off a dominant first outing for the Whitecaps, things took an ugly turn for Kyle Funkhouser. He allowed seven earned runs, included a pair of homers, in just two innings of work. The Whitecaps offense battled hard in this one. First baseman Blaise Salter’s two-run shot was the biggest blow. Outfielders Cam Gibson and Jacob Robson each had two hits, and the Whitecaps fought their way back into the lead, before a late bullpen eruption from Bryan Garcia let the save, and the game, slip away.

Funkhouser: 2.0 IP, 7 ER, 6 H, 2 HR, BB, 2 SO
Garcia (BS, 1): (L, 0-1) 1.0 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, BB, 2 SO
Houston (H, 1): 2.0 IP, 3 SO

Coming Up Next: Eudio Idrogo (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will take on Dylan Cease (0-1, 2.25 ERA) of the South Bend Cubs on Thursday. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. ET from Fifth Third Ballpark.