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Tigers prospect Mike Gerber shines in Erie SeaWolves loss

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers farm system on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs 6, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (F/7) (box)

After being rained out on Friday, the IronPigs wasted no time getting on the scoreboard in the first half of their Saturday doubleheader. Lehigh Valley scored in the top of the first, then expanded their lead to 5-0 in the third. Dylan Cozens homered for the IronPigs, his fourth of the season. William Cuevas took the loss for Toledo after allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits. The Toledo offense only managed six hits, all singles.

Ryan: 1-2, RBI
Cuevas (L): 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 2 SO

Toledo Mud Hens 2, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 1 (F/10) (box)

Toledo managed a split in Saturday’s doubleheader thanks to an excellent effort from their pitching staff. Buck Farmer set the tone in the nightcap, allowing a run on six hits in six innings. He struck out six, but walked three. Mike Zagurski allowed a hit in the seventh, but the Mud Hens’ final three relievers did not allow a hit. Argenis Diaz plated the winning run in the bottom of the 10th, scoring Jason Krizan on an RBI single.

Loney: 1-3, 2B
Diaz: 2-4, RBI
Farmer: 6.0 IP, 6 H, ER, 3 BB, 6 SO

Coming up next: Warwick Saupold (0-1, 1.08 ERA) will try to clinch his first win of the season and a series win for the Mud Hens over Ricardo Pinto (2-1, 2.28 ERA) and Lehigh Valley on Sunday.

Trenton Thunder 7, Erie SeaWolves 4 (box)

Gabriel Quintana singled home Mike Gerber in the fifth inning, giving the SeaWolves a comfortable 4-0 lead. Unfortunately, that would not last for long. Anthony Vasquez gave up four runs in the bottom half of the inning, tying the game. Reliever Sean Donatello struggled two innings later, allowing three baserunners — and three runs, eventually — without recording an out in the seventh. The Erie offense out-hit Trenton 11-9, but they went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Gerber managed three hits on the day, and Christin Stewart hit his sixth home run of the season.

Gerber: 3-5, 2B, 2 R, SO
Quintana: 2-5, RBI, 2 SO
Stewart: 1-5, HR, R, 2 RBI, 2 SO
Vasquez: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R (3 ER), BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: Myles Jaye (0-1, 1.93 ERA) will take the mound as Erie closes out their road series against Trenton.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 2, Florida Fire Frogs 1 (box)

The Fire Frogs took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but could not manage anything the rest of the way against Lakeland’s pitching staff. Spencer Turnbull took home his second win of the season after limiting Florida to a run on four hits in 6 13 innings. Jose Azocar and Harold Castro drove in runs for the Flying Tigers in the top of the fifth to take a 2-1 lead they would not relinquish.

Castro: 2-5, RBI, SO
Azocar: 1-4, RBI, SO
Turnbull (W): 6.1 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: Kyle Dowdy (1-1, 3.06 ERA) will try to rebound from a rough start against Florida at 5:05 p.m. ET on Sunday.

West Michigan Whitecaps 1, Lake County Captains 0 (box)

Danny Woodrow drove in West Michigan’s lone run of the game, but that was enough against an anemic Lake County offense. Three Whitecaps pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts, including 10 from starter Austin Sodders. West Michigan only managed two hits of their own, and they left just four runners on base for the game.

Woodrow: 1-4, RBI
Pinero: 1-3, R, SO
Sodders (W): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 10 SO
Garcia (S): 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 SO

Coming up next: Gregory Soto (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will start for West Michigan on Sunday. The Whitecaps (14-9) are aiming for their ninth win in 10 games, including three of four against Lake County.