Flying Tigers Outlast Threshers in 11

By on May 23, 2017

Lakeland Flying Tigers starter Kyle Funkhouser (BELOW) went 7 2/3 innings on Sunday but wasn’t involved in the decision.  Funkhouser allowed two runs on three hits while walking none and striking out 10.  The Flying Tigers got their first two runs on solo homers by Ben Verlander and Luis Valdes before scoring an unearned run in the bottom of the 10th.

EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO

Ben Verlander Solo Home Run in 8th (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Lakeland Manager Andrew Graham (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Luis Valdes Game Tieing Solo Homer in 9th (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

A good outing for Clearwater Threshers starter Jose Travas went 7 2/3 innings allowing one run on three hits while walking two and striking out 11. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Clearwater
(24-20)
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 2
Lakeland
(21-23)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 10 0
Clearwater Threshers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Zachary Coppola LF 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .336
Mark Laird CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Herlis Rodriguez 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .299
Damek Tomscha 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .300
Deivi Grullon C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272
Jose Pujols RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .196
Jan Hernandez DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200
Drew Stankiewicz 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .298
Grenny Cumana SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .247
Totals 38 2 7 0 0 1 2 0 12 .263
BATTING
HR: Stankiewicz (3, 3rd inning off Funkhouser, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Pujols 2; Coppola 2; Stankiewicz 5; Cumana.
RBI: Stankiewicz (12); Cumana (11).
2-out RBI: Cumana.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, H.
SAC: Hernandez, J.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.BASERUNNING
CS: Cumana (5, 2nd base by Reininger/Perez, A).

FIELDING
E: Tomscha (6, throw); Coppola (1, fielding).
DP: (Cumana-Stankiewicz-Rodriguez, H).

Lakeland Flying Tigers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Ross Kivett RF 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .273
Dustin Frailey LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .313
Luis Valdes SS 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .308
Wade Hinkle 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .313
Zac Shepherd 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .226
Jose Azocar CF 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .230
Ben Verlander DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 .245
Arvicent Perez C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
David Gonzalez 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185
Totals 40 3 10 1 0 2 2 3 13 .246
BATTING
2B: Azocar (3, Singer).
HR: Verlander, B (1, 8th inning off Taveras, 0 on, 0 out); Valdes (1, 9th inning off Singer, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Frailey; Azocar 3; Hinkle; Valdes 5; Verlander, B 5; Kivett 2.
RBI: Verlander, B (12); Valdes (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Shepherd; Perez, A 2; Hinkle.
GIDP: Gonzalez, D.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 9.
Clearwater Threshers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Jose Taveras 7.2 4 1 1 2 11 1 2.36
Ranfi Casimiro (H, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.44
Jeff Singer (BS, 1) 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 1 2.08
Luke Leftwich (L, 0-2) 1.1 4 1 0 0 1 0 4.18
Totals 10.1 10 3 2 3 13 2 3.15
Lakeland Flying Tigers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kyle Funkhouser 7.2 3 2 2 0 10 1 2.35
Zac Reininger 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.70
Gerson Moreno 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.87
Bryan Garcia (W, 2-0) 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Totals 11.0 7 2 2 0 12 1 3.55
Game Scores: Taveras 76; Funkhouser 78.
Groundouts-flyouts: Taveras 5-6; Casimiro 1-0; Singer 0-1; Leftwich 2-0; Funkhouser 7-3; Reininger 1-0; Moreno, G 0-2; Garcia, B 1-1.
Batters faced: Taveras 28; Casimiro 1; Singer 6; Leftwich 8; Funkhouser 26; Reininger 4; Moreno, G 4; Garcia, B 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Casimiro 1-0; Reininger 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Mike Carroll. 1B: Matt Carlyon.
Weather: 91 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, R to L.
First pitch: 1:01 PM.
T: 2:52.
Att: 1,110.
Venue: Joker Marchant Stadium.
May 21, 2017
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