Toledo Mud Hens 4, Louisville Bats 3 (box)
Beau Burrows return to the Mud Hens went well, and the Hens overcame a Zac Reininger meltdown to win on Thursday. Things started off great. Burrows only punched out two Bats, but he spun five innings of scoreless ball. At the same time, the Hens were building a 3-0 lead on solo shots from Daz Cameron, Dustin Peterson, and Dawel Lugo. Reininger came on in the sixth, and allowed three runs on a pair of homers while striking out three in the frame. The score stayed knotted until the top of the ninth when Dawel Lugo led off with a single up the middle and eventually scored the game winner on a Daniel Pinero RBI double. John Schreiber threw a perfect seventh inning, and Eduardo Jimenez came on for a six-out appearance and earned the win in the process.
Lugo: 3-4, HR, 2 R, RBI, CS
Peterson: 2-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Burrows: 5.0 IP, 3 H, BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: The Hens welcome Durham into town for a weekend set starting Friday at 7:05pm ET.
Erie SeaWolves 3, Harrisburg Senators 2 (box)
There wasn’t much hard contact involved, but the Senators made Matt Manning work hard in this one. The big right-hander only walked two, but did allow two runs on seven hits over his five innings of work. The SeaWolves came back with one in the fifth and two in the sixth as Nolan Blackwood and Drew Carlton kept the Senators off the board the rest of the way.
Eaves: 2-3, 2B, 3B, R, RBI
Paredes: 1-3, 2B, R, BB, SO
Manning: 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Spenser Watkins (2-0, 2.78 ERA) takes on the Senators Wil Crowe(6-5, 3.98 ERA) on Friday night.
Clearwater Threshers 2, Lakeland Flying TIgers 1 (F/11)(box)
Tarik Skubal was outstanding again on Thursday and is certainly angling for a promotion soon. The tall lefty spun seven shutout innings with eight strikeouts before turning things over to Wladimir Pinto, who was likewise excellent for three innings. Unfortunately, Threshers pitching was matching them frame for frame. In the top of the 11th, Max Green got into a little trouble, and was quickly given the hook for Brandyn Sittinger, who quickly allowed a two-run single. Dylan Rosa doubled home Brady Policelli in the bottom half of the inning but the comeback attempt ended there.
Rosa: 2-5, 2B, RBI, SO
Policelli: 1-4, R, BB
Rosoff: 2-4, 2B, CS
Skubal: 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, BB, 8 SO
Coming Up Next: Elvin Rodriguez ( 6-3, 3.61 ERA) welcomes in the Jupiter Hammerheads for a weekend set starting at 6:30pm ET on Friday.
West Michigan Whitecaps 6, Dayton Dragons 3 (box)
The Whitecaps dropped a four-spot on the Dragons right out of the gate and cruised from there despite a late rally from Dayton. Andre Lipcius got the party started with his first professional home run. The Tigers 2019 third round pick mashed a towering two-run shot down the left field line, and the ‘Caps went on to plate two more runs in the inning. Adam Wolf put together a solid outing, throwing six scoreless innings, and his offense added on runs in the fourth and fifth to build a commanding 6-0 lead. Drew Crosby and Yaya Chentouf leaked a few runs in the eighth and ninth inning, but ultimately Chentouf closed out the Dragons.
Lipcius: 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI, SO
Bojarski: 3-4, 2 R
Rivera: 2-3, 2 RBI, BB
Wolf (W, 3-9): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Robbie Welhaf (2-2, 2.61 ERA) takes on the Dragons’ Ricky Salinas (2-3, 4.03 ERA) on Friday night.
First professional Home Run from Tigers third round selection Andre Lipcius! My goodness was that ball crushed! That was a cool note about Stewart at the end too. Hopefully the first of many to come! pic.twitter.com/qE1JhEP6AI— TigersProspectsVideo (@ProspectsVideo) June 27, 2019
Vermont Lake Monsters 4, Connecticut Tigers 3 (box)
The Tigers scratched out an early lead, but the bullpen melted down to lose on Thursday. Xavier Javier threw 4 2⁄3 scoreless innings to get things started. The Tigers had plenty of baserunners, but had to settle for single runs in the fourth and fifth, before reliever Kory Behenna and some questionable defense cost them the lead. Bryant Packard paced the offense with a single, three walks, a stolen base, and a run scored in the contest.
Packard: 1-1, R, 3 BB
Johnson: 2-4, 2B, R, 2 SO
Javier: 4.2 IP, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: The Tigers welcome in the Hudson Valley Renegades on Friday night.