Toledo Mud Hens 7, Louisville Bats 3 (box)
The Bats took an early 2-0 lead, but the Mud Hens bullpen held strong while their offense pulled away late. Ruben Alaniz made the start for Toledo in a bullpen game, and Zac Reininger picked up the win after working 1 1⁄3 scoreless innings later on. Blaine Hardy was the final of seven Toledo pitchers, and he picked up his first save of the year. Offensively, the Hens were led by Tyler Collins and Bryan Holaday. They had two hits apiece and combined for three RBI, including Holaday’s home run in the eighth. New Detroit Tigers prospect Jeimer Candelario continued his hot start with two hits, including a double.
Candelario: 2-4, 2B, R, SB
Collins: 2-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, SB
Holaday: 2-4, HR, R, RBI
Eaves: 2-4, 3B, 3 R, SO
Coming up next: Josh Turley (1-0, 0.82 ERA) will start for the Mud Hens on Friday as they take on the Columbus Clippers.
Altoona Curve 10, Erie SeaWolves 5 (box)
A.J. Ladwig was shelled, allowing eight runs (six earned) on eight hits in 1 2⁄3 innings. He and Victor Alcantara combined to give up all 10 runs that Altoona scored in the first four innings. While the next three Erie pitchers were able to stop the bleeding, the Erie offense couldn’t keep pace. They scored five runs on 11 hits, three of which came from Dawel Lugo. The new Tigers prospect doubled, scored a run, and stole a base. Steven Moya also chipped in with two hits and an RBI.
Lugo: 3-5, 2B, R, SB
Moya: 2-4, 2B, R, RBI, BB, SO
Quintana: 2-5, 2 RBI, 2 SO
Ladwig (L): 1.2 IP, 8 H, 8 R (6 ER), BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: Matt Crouse (6-4, 4.27 ERA) will start for the SeaWolves against Craig Schlitter (0-3, 12.38 ERA) and the Hartford Yard Goats.
Lakeland Flying Tigers 5, Daytona Tortugas 2 (box)
Austin Sodders gave up a pair of runs in the first inning, but clamped down from there, working eight strong innings in a win over Daytona. He bested former Tigers prospect Jonathan Crawford, who was tagged for four runs (three earned) in four innings. Will Allen led the Flying Tigers offense with a pair of RBI, while Blaise Salter and Josh Lester added a pair of hits apiece. A three-run third inning was all Sodders would need, as he held the Tortugas to just three hits while striking out four.
Salter: 2-4, RBI, SO
Lester: 2-4, 2B, R, RBI, SO
Alcantara: 1-3, 2 R, BB, SB
Sodders (W): 8.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: Kyle Dowdy (7-8, 2.83 ERA) will take the mound for Lakeland on Friday as they continue their series against Daytona.
West Michigan Whitecaps 9, Fort Wayne TinCaps 7 (box)
Tom de Blok gave up six runs in a seven-run third inning for Fort Wayne, but the Whitecaps were able to erase a five-run deficit and win their 73rd game of the year. de Blok de parted after 2 2⁄3 innings, but the Whitecaps bullpen, led by Trent Szkutnik, shut the door from there. Anthony Pereira and Dylan Burdeaux homered for the Whitecaps, and combined to drive in five of their nine runs. New prospect Isaac Paredes also had a pair of hits and two RBI.
Paredes: 2-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Bauml: 2-5, 2 R, 2 SO
Pereira: 1-5, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, SO
Burdeaux: 1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, SO
Coming up next: The Whitecaps will continue their series against Fort Wayne on Friday. Anthony Castro (8-3, 2.36 ERA) will start for West Michigan.
Vermont Lake Monsters 6, Connecticut Tigers 2 (box)
Seventh round pick Brad Bass tossed three scoreless innings, but Carson Lance and Max Green combined to allow six runs in relief for the Tigers. Lance took the loss, his second of the year, but Green was tagged with four earned runs in 1 2⁄3 innings. Offensively, Colby Bortles led the way with a pair of doubles. Luke Burch also had a pair of hits, and Garrett McCain drove in a run.
Bortles: 2-4, 2 2B, R, BB, SO
Burch: 2-4, 2B, BB, SO
Morgan: 1-3, 2B, R, BB
Bass: 3.0 IP, H, 0 ER, BB
Coming up next: Sixth round pick Dane Myers (0-1, 2.29 ERA) will start for the Tigers on Friday against Vermont.