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Tigers prospect Kyle Dowdy strikes out 9 in Lakeland Flying Tigers victory

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Toledo Mud Hens 6, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 4 (box)

Warwick Saupold was able to limit the damage on Sunday, scattering five hits and three walks over six innings. He gave up three earned runs and picked up the win. Bruce Rondon allowed a solo shot in his 1 13 innings of relief work, while Arcenio Leon picked up his sixth save. The Mud Hens’ offense was balanced in its attack, with six different hitters picking up an RBI.

Krizan: 2-4, R, RBI, 3B
Loney: 0-1, R, RBI, 2 BB
Saupold (W, 1-0): 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 SO
Rondon (H, 2): 1.1 IP, ER, 2 H, HR, SO

Coming Up Next: The Mud Hens will have Monday off, resuming on Tuesday with a three game road series with the Indianapolis Indians.

Trenton Thunder 4, Erie SeaWolves 0 (box)

The SeaWolves offense couldn’t get anything going on Sunday. Mike Gerber and Christin Stewart each managed a pair of hits, but the team was shut out anyway. Myles Jaye was knocked around in five innings of work, surrendering all four of the Thunder runs.

Stewart: 2-4, SO
Gerber: 2-4, 2B
Jaye (L, 0-2): 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 9 H, BB, 3 SO

Coming Up Next: The SeaWolves continue their East Coast swing, taking on the Bowie Baysox for three before returning home Thursday night. Tyler Alexander (1-2, 4.58 ERA) takes the ball in game one.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 7, Florida Fire Frogs 0 (box)

Kyle Dowdy was dominant on Sunday, punching out nine Frogs and scattering three hits across seven shutout innings. Jairo Labourt was stellar in relief as well, racking up three strikeouts to one hit in two innings of work. Zac Shepherd continued to roll, cracking a two-run shot in the eighth for his fifth long ball of the season. The offense rolled with 14 hits and four walks combined.

Shepherd: 2-5, R, 3 RBI, HR, 2 SO
Azocar: 2-5, R, RBI, 2B, SO
Hinkle: 3-3, 2 R, RBI, 2 2B, 2 BB
Dowdy (W, 2-1): 7.0 IP, 3 H, BB 9 SO

Coming Up Next: Matt Hall (1-2, 6.59 ERA) will welcome the Charlotte Stone Crabs into Joker Marchant Stadium for four games starting on Monday night.

West Michigan Whitecaps 5, Lake County Captains 1 (box)

Lefthander Gregory Soto has raised some eyebrows out in West Michigan thus far, and he maintained his spotless ERA despite issuing five walks on Sunday. He is striking out a batter per inning, but as walks have been his main issue through rookie ball, a five walk night isn’t encouraging. Locke St. John was excellent in relief, racking up four strikeouts in 2 23 innings. Meanwhile, the Whitecaps offense gave their pitching staff all they would need with a four-run first inning centered around Jacob Robson’s RBI double and some faulty defense from the Captains. Only one of the Whitecaps’ runs were charged to starter Shane Bieber.

Woodrow: 3-5, R
Pereira: 2-4, RBI, 2B
Soto (W, 2-0): 5.0 IP, R, 4 H, 5 BB, 4 SO

Coming Up Next: The Whitecaps have an off day on Monday, allowing everyone to brace themselves for the return of the Funk. Kyle Funkhouser (2-0, 4.08 ERA) will welcome in the Clinton LumberKings on Tuesday night for a three-game set.