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Tigers prospect Christin Stewart homers again in Mud Hens win

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Toledo Mud Hens 8, Louisville Bats 4 (box)

The Mud Hens roared out to an early lead in this one, scoring in each of the first five innings. Jason Krizan, Christin Stewart, and Kenny Wilson homered in consecutive innings to help build an 8-0 lead by the middle of the fifth. No Mud Hens hitter had more than one RBI, but every starter reached base in a full team effort. The pitching was the same way; starter Kevin Comer worked two innings, and Paul Voelker earned the win with two scoreless innings of his own.

Stewart: 2-5, 2B, HR, R, RBI
Rodriguez: 2-5, 2B, R, RBI
Lugo: 1-5, R, RBI, SO
Krizan: 1-4, HR, R, RBI, SO

Coming up next: Drew VerHagen (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will start for the Hens on Sunday against José López (0-3, 5.17 ERA) and the Bats.

Akron Rubber Ducks 4, Erie SeaWolves 3 (box)

The SeaWolves took a 3-2 lead into the ninth inning, but closer John Schreiber coughed up a pair of runs in another blown save, his fourth of the year. He was only charged with one earned run, but the game-winning run scored on his own throwing error. Starter Sandy Baez was effective in holding the Rubber Ducks to two runs on nine hits in 6 13 innings. Jake Robson did the heavy lifting at the plate, collecting four of Erie’s nine hits (and two of their three runs).

Robson: 4-5, 2B, 2 R, SO, 2 SB
Simcox: 2-4, 2B, R
Alcantara: 2-4, 2B, RBI, SO
Baez: 6.1 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO

Coming up next: Spencer Turnbull (1-3, 4.80 ERA) will start for Erie on Sunday against the Rubber Ducks at 2:05 p.m. ET.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 4, St. Lucie Mets 2 (box)

Starter Austin Sodders was lights out in this one. The lefthander worked 7 13 innings of no-hit ball before finally allowing a single to St. Lucie’s Dan Rizzie in the bottom of the eighth. By then, the Flygers were up 4-0 thanks to key hits from the bottom of their lineup. No. 8 and 9 hitters Cole Bauml and Anthony Pereira each drove in runs, while their 6-9 hitters combined for six of Lakeland’s 10 hits. Sodders, meanwhile, walked four batters while keeping the Mets hitless for seven frames. He was lifted after Rizzie’s single, but eventually charged with two runs when reliever Eduardo Jimenez allowed both inherited runners to cross the plate. Joe Navilhon worked a scoreless ninth for the save.

Sedio: 2-5, 3B, R, SO
Shepherd: 2-3, R, BB
Pinero: 2-4, R, RBI
Sodders (W): 7.1 IP, H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: The Flying Tigers are off on Sunday. They will take on the Charlotte Stone Crabs at 6:35 p.m. ET on Monday evening. Anthony Castro (2-2, 3.58 ERA) is scheduled to make the start for Lakeland.

Burlington Bees 6, West Michigan Whitecaps 1 (F/7) (box)

The Bees jumped on Whitecaps starter Brad Bass early, scoring four runs in the first three innings. Bass worked his way through six frames and only allowed five hits, but also gave up four walks. Meanwhile, the Whitecaps offense couldn’t get anything going. They totaled just three hits in the first game of their doubleheader, and all against reliever Austin Krzeminski. Colby Bortles doubled, his first of two on the day.

Bortles, 1-3, 2B, R
Policelli: 1-3, 3B, SO
Bass (L): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R (3 ER), 4 BB, SO

West Michigan Whitecaps 6, Burlington Bees 0 (F/7) (box)

Eudis Idrogo threw a seven-inning shutout with 11 strikeouts and just three hits allowed. He is jonesing for a call-up, with a 0.49 ERA through six starts. Luke Burch led the way offensively with two hits and two RBI. Cole Peterson, Colby Bortles, and Dylan Rosa also drove in runs for West Michigan.

Burch: 2-3, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Bortles: 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB, SO
Idrogo (W): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 11 SO

Coming up next: The Whitecaps are off on Sunday. Garett King (0-1, 3.76 ERA) will take the mound on Monday as the ‘Caps take on Fort Wayne at 7:05 p.m. ET.