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Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Tuesday, June 26, 2019.

Columbus Clippers 4, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box)

The Hens’ bats were cold on Tuesday night and they couldn’t take advantage of a decent outing by the bullpen. Jose Fernandez started things off with two scoreless innings, but Gregory Soto’s outing ended on a sour note after giving up two runs in the fifth. Jordy Mercer doubled in Jacob Robson in the top of the fifth, which gave the Mud Hens a short-lived lead, but otherwise the offense couldn’t take advantage of five free passes issued by Clippers pitching. Ethan DeCaster allowed a solo shot in his inning of relief, and an error on Dustin Peterson at first base set up another run against Zac Reininger in the seventh as the Clippers edged away.

Mercer: 2-3, 2B, RBI
Cameron: 1-3, BB, SB
Soto (L, 0-2): 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: Drew VerHagen takes the mound as the Hens square off against the Louisville Bats at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday night.

Erie SeaWolves 10, Binghamton Rumble Ponies 5 (box)

Tim Adleman pitched well, and the SeaWolves mounted a 15-hit attack on the Rumble Ponies to sail away with a victory on Tuesday night. Adleman allowed a run in the first inning, but settled in to throw seven innings of two-run ball with seven strikeouts. The SeaWolves tied things up on a Kody Eaves RBI double in the second inning.

Then the barrage started. The SeaWolves lashed four straight one-out hits in the third, the last of which was a two RBI double from Frank Schwindel. A wild pitch scored another run, and the SeaWolves went on to post four runs in the inning. They came back for three more in the fourth inning and pulled away from there.

Schwindel: 3-5, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Eaves: 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 SO
Azocar: 2-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI, SO
Adleman (W, 1-0): 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, BB, 7 SO

Coming up next: The two clubs lock up for a doubleheader on Wednesday night at 5:35 p.m. ET.

Clearwater Threshers 5, Lakeland Flying Tigers 3 (box)

The Flygers offense struggled on Tuesday, and Jesus Rodriguez took the loss with a rocky performance. After Clearwater scored in the top of the first, the Flying Tigers evened things up on an RBI single from Brady Policelli in the bottom half of the inning. Rodriguez settled in briefly, but was ultimately rocked for four runs in the fourth inning which proved the difference. Dylan Rosa hit a solo shot in the seventh, and Billy Lescher and Jason Foley turned in good relief appearances to keep Lakeland in the game until the end.

Deatherage: 1-4, 2 R, SO, 2 SB
Rosa: 1-2, HR, R, RBI, SO
Policelli: 1-4, RBI
Rodriguez (L, 2-10): 5.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 3 SO

Coming up next: Garrett Hill (1-2, 3.33 ERA) takes on Andrew Brown (2-4, 7.14 ERA) on Wednesday night.

West Michigan Whitecaps 3, Dayton Dragons 1 (box)

Nick Quintana had a big night at the plate, while Brad Bass gave the Whitecaps a solid start to take down the Dragons. Bass allowed a run in the second inning, but settled in while the Whitecaps tied things up on a Hector Martinez RBI double in the fourth inning. Quintana took it from there, turning on an inside fastball for the first home run of his three-day-old professional career in the sixth inning. That would be all the cushion Bass, Chance Kirby, and Jared Tobey needed to secure the win. Quintana added a little insurance with an RBI single to score Wenceel Perez in the eighth.

Quintana: 3-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Martinez: 1-3, 2B, RBI, 2 SO
Perez: 0-1, R, 2 BB, SO, SB
Kirby (W, 2-3): 3.0 IP, 0 ER, BB, 3 SO

Coming up next: Wilkel Hernandez (5-5, 4.37 ERA) takes on Lyon Richardson (1-4, 4.08 ERA) on Wednesday night in Comstock Park.

Connecticut Tigers 6, Vermont Lake Monsters 3 (box)

Jack O’Loughlin tossed a nice game and the Tigers seized a lead they wouldn’t relinquish on Kona Quiggle’s two-run homer in the fourth inning. Marco Jimenez allowed a pair of runs in relief to tighten the score, but the Tigers pushed across single runs in the eighth and the ninth inning to pull away.

Quiggle: 1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB, 2 SO
Kreidler: 1-4, 2B, 2 R, BB
Holton: 1-3, 2 R, RBI
O’Loughlin (W, 1-1): 5.0 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: Carson Lance (0-1, 5.68) takes on Tyler Baum and the Monsters on Wednesday night.