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Tigers prospect Christin Stewart hits 14th homer in SeaWolves doubleheader sweep

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers farm system on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Toledo Mud Hens 2, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 0 (box)

Drew VerHagen struck out eight in seven scoreless innings to pick up his fourth win of the season for the Mud Hens. He only allowed one hit, but walked four in one of his best outings of the season. VerHagen outdueled former Detroit Tigers prospect Luis Cessa, who gave up a pair of runs in eight innings. One of those runs came off the bat of Steven Moya, who hit his seventh home run of the year. Jason Krizan also drove in a run for Toledo.

Moya: 1-3, HR, R, RBI
Krizan: 1-3, 2B, RBI
VerHagen (W): 7.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 8 SO

Coming up next: Anthony Vasquez (1-2, 6.28 ERA) will start for the Mud Hens as they try to nail down a series win against the RailRiders.

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

Myles Jaye allowed three hits and a walk in seven shutout innings to pick up his first win of the season. Harrisburg’s Derek Eitel nearly matched Jaye pitch-for-pitch, but gave up a solo home run to Erie’s Ross Kivett that proved to be the difference in the game. The Erie offense could have done more with their eight total hits, but went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Stewart: 2-3, 2B
Ficociello: 2-3, SO
Castro: 2-3, SB
Jaye (W): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, 4 SO

Erie SeaWolves 5, Harrisburg Senators 3 (F/7) (box)

Christin Stewart homered and drove in three runs to lead SeaWolves to a doubleheader sweep of the Senators. Stewart’s homer was his 14th of the season and his first since May 22. Ross Kivett hit his second home run of the day, and Dominic Ficociello scored twice. A.J. Achter, Ruben Alaniz, Adam Ravenelle, and Sean Donatello combined to hold Harrisburg’s offense to four runs on three hits in seven innings.

Kivett: 2-4, HR, R, RBI, SB
Ficociello: 2-2, 2 R, BB, 2 SB
Stewart: 1-2, HR, R, 3 RBI, SO

Coming up next: Tyler Alexander (2-4, 4.60 ERA) will start for Erie on Sunday hoping to deliver the SeaWolves’ sixth consecutive win.

Bradenton Marauders 5, Lakeland Flying Tigers 2 (box)

Kyle Dowdy allowed four runs in the first two innings of his Saturday start against Bradenton, but clamped down and made it through seven frames for Lakeland. Unfortunately, his offense was unable to catch up, combining for just four hits against Bradenton pitching. Lakeland’s only runs came from solo home runs by Zac Shepherd and Elvis Rubio. Shepherd’s home run was his 10th of the season.

Shepherd: 1-3, HR, R, RBI, 2 SO
Rubio: 1-3, HR, R, RBI, 2 SO
Dowdy (L): 7.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: Matt Hall (3-5, 4.75 ERA) will start for Lakeland on Sunday as they continue their series against the Marauders.

West Michigan Whitecaps 7, Lansing Lugnuts 3 (box)

A six-run second inning opened up a huge lead for the Whitecaps, who won their fourth straight game and improved their record to 38-17. Jacob Robson paced the West Michigan offense with three RBI, and three others had multi-hit games. Spenser Watkins scattered eight hits across five innings to pick up his third win of the season.

Lester: 2-4, 2B, R
Woodrow: 2-5, R, RBI
Gibson: 2-4, R, RBI, SO
Watkins (W): 5.0 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO

Coming up next: Eudis Idrogo (2-2, 2.40 ERA) will take the ball for the Whitecaps in their series finale against the Lugnuts.