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Flying Tigers pound out 13 hits to take down Clearwater

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers farm system for Monday, April 8, 2019

Altoona Curve 6, Erie SeaWolves 3 (box)

SeaWolves starter Logan Shore cruised through three innings, but ran into a buzzsaw in the fourth. The Curve plated four against him in the inning, and they added on late to finish the job. Jake Rogers tripled and drove in two runs to pace the Erie attack. Daniel Pinero had two hits including a double. John Schreiber struck out five in two innings of relief work, but allowed a run, as did Trent Szkutnik who took over in the eighth. The SeaWolves mustered a two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth but the Curve’s add-on runs made the comeback too tall a task.

Rogers: 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI, BB
Azocar: 1-4, 2B, RBI, BB, SO
Shore (L, 0-1): 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 5 SO

Coming up next: The series continues as Erie sends lefty Nick Ramirez against the Curve’s James Marvel at 6:05 p.m. ET.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 8, Clearwater Threshers 3 (box)

Starter Dane Myers put together a solid season debut, and the Flygers racked up 13 hits to down the Threshers on Monday. Myers allowed just two hits through four innings, and was cruising, but allowed a pair of runs (one earned) in the fifth as his night ended. He walked two and struck out four along the way. Brock Deatherage and A.J. Simcox powered the offense with two RBI apiece, while the versatile Brady Policelli got a start at third base, and added a double and a walk from the leadoff spot. The Flying Tigers erupted for a five-run third inning and never looked back. Max Green spun two solid innings of relief, while Jason Foley allowed a solo shot in the eighth. Wladimir Pinto wrapped things up with a solid ninth inning in a non-save situation.

Deatherage: 2-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, SB
Burch: 3-4, 2B, 2 R, SO, SB
Myers (W, 1-0): 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: No starters are announced as of yet, but Casey Mize should be set to make his second start of the season on Tuesday night, with first pitch set for 6:30 p.m. ET.

Lansing Lugnuts 1, West Michigan Whitecaps (box)

Defense cost the Whitecaps a tightly contested, well-pitched contest on Monday night. Starter Garrett Hill allowed just two hits and struck out seven in five innings of work. Xavier Javier came on in relief and, after allowing a single to Reggie Pruitt in the sixth, threw away a pickoff attempt. Pruitt took second on the error, and scored the eventual game winning run on a single from Otto Lopez. The offense was stifled by Lugnuts pitching, collecting just three singles and a walk in the losing effort.

Ames: 1-2, BB
Bojarski: 1-3
Hill: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 7 SO

Coming up next: Kacey Murphy takes the ball for the ‘Caps. He will be opposed by Josh Winckowski of the Lugnuts on Tuesday.

Toledo Mud Hens (idle)

The Hens were off Monday. They will send Kyle Funkhouser to the mound at 6:35 p.m. ET for his second start of the season on Tuesday, as the Hens welcome in the Indianapolis Indians.