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Tigers prospect Dominic Ficociello homers in Mud Hens victory

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers farm system on Monday, July 24, 2017.

Toledo Mud Hens 3, Pawtucket Red Sox 0 (box)

Dominic Ficociello hit a two-run home run to put the Mud Hens up early, and John Hicks drove in a run in the eighth to stretch Toledo’s lead. However, the real story was the Mud Hens pitching staff. Led by starter Josh Turley, they held Pawtucket’s offense to just five hits while striking out seven. Turley picked up the win, and Edward Mujica notched his 10th save of the year. Joe Jimenez struck out two hitters in his scoreless inning, lowering his season-long ERA to 1.57.

Navarro: 3-4, R, 3B
Ficociello: 1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Turley (W): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO

Coming up next: Anthony Vasquez (5-6, 4.44 ERA) will start for Toledo on Tuesday as they continue their series against Pawtucket.

Bowie Baysox 5, Erie SeaWolves 1 (box)

A.J. Ladwig was sharp through five innings, but the Baysox roughed him up for five runs in the sixth to hand him his second loss of the year. Zack Cox gave Erie a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the third inning, but that’s all the offense the SeaWolves would muster on the night. They finished the game with eight hits, but went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Christin Stewart notched two hits, but new prospect Dawel Lugo went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Stewart: 2-4, SO
Quintana: 2-4
Cox: 1-3, RBI, BB, SO
Ladwig (L): 5.2 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, BB, 3 SO

Coming up next: The SeaWolves and Baysox will continue their series at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Dunedin Blue Jays 12, Lakeland Flying Tigers 4 (box)

Starter Kyle Dowdy didn’t make it out of the third inning, allowing six runs (four earned) on three hits and three walks. The Lakeland bullpen wasn’t much better, as Endrys Briceno and Eduardo Jimenez allowed three runs apiece in relief. Offensively, Lakeland managed 12 hits, but only scored four runs after going 3-for-16 (!) with runners in scoring position. Josh Lester filled up the box score with a pair of hits and three RBI, and Will Allen drove in a run.

Lester: 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI, SO
Robson: 2-4, 2 R, SB
Alcantara: 1-3, R, 2 BB
Dowdy (L): 2.1 IP, 3 H, 6 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 2 SO

Coming up next: Lakeland will kick off a series against the Fort Myers Miracle on Tuesday at Joker Marchant Stadium.

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 4, West Michigan Whitecaps 2 (box)

Whitecaps pitchers Anthony Castro and Tom de Blok combined to allow four runs on 11 hits, a rare poor outing from the West Michigan staff. Castro gave up three runs in five innings while striking out five to suffer his third loss of the year. Offensively, West Michigan could not get much going. They managed just four hits, but still scored a pair of runs in the eighth. Derek Hill doubled and walked, but was picked off of first base in the third inning.

Hill: 1-2, 2B, R, BB
Bauml: 1-3, R, BB
Castro (L): 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 5 SO

Coming up next: The Whitecaps are off on Tuesday. They will start a series against the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Wednesday at Fifth Third Ballpark.

Hudson Valley Renegades 5, Connecticut Tigers 3 (box)

Colby Bortles had two hits and drove in a pair of runs, but the Tigers offense wasn’t able to capitalize on enough opportunities in a loss against Hudson Valley. Shortstop Junnell Ledezma also added a pair of hits for Connecticut, who out-hit the Renegades 7-5. Jhonny Mateo took the loss for the Tigers after allowing five runs in 3 23 innings in relief. Starter Dane Myers, Detroit’s sixth round pick out of Rice, did not allow a hit through three innings.

Bortles: 2-4, 2 RBI, SO
Ledezma: 2-3, 2B, R, SO
Escobar: 2-3, R, RBI, BB
Myers: 3.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 SO

Coming up next: Jose Vasquez (1-1, 2.20 ERA) will start for Connecticut on Tuesday as they take on Hudson Valley.