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Whitecaps infielder Colt Keith swings his bat during the home opener against Lansing Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at LMCU Ballpark.Whitecaps Season Opener 11
Whitecaps infielder Colt Keith swings his bat during the home opener against Lansing Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at LMCU Ballpark.Whitecaps Season Opener 11 /
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Lakeland Flying Tigers (7-8) – T3rd in Florida State League West

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Detroit Tigers prospect Danuerys De La Cruz looks on during spring training minor-league minicamp on Feb.24, 2022, at TigerTown in Lakeland. /

The Lakeland Flying Tigers received excellent production from a group of infielders on the way to a strong 5-1 week that brought them back to within shouting distance of first place. Garrett Burhenn (5IP, 6H, 2ER, 3BB, 5K) gave Lakeland a solid start, Justice Bigbie hit his first Low-A home run, and the Flying Tigers scratched out a 3-2 win on Tuesday despite managing just three hits. Wednesday’s outing saw the bats come alive in a 9-0 win keyed by a terrific start from Nick Davila (5IP, 5H, 0ER, BB, 3K) and a three-run triple off the bat of Chris Meyers:

They Flygers made it two shutouts in a row with a 3-0 victory on Thursday, in a game that saw another strong performance from Meyers (2-for-2, 2B, 2BB, 2 RBIs), an inning of work from Andrew Chafin, and then dominant performances from Alex Faedo (4IP, H, 2BB, 5) and Carlos Pena (4IP, 0H, 7K). Lakeland used 12 hits, 8 walks, and 7 RBIs from young hitters Carlos Mendoza, Manuel Sequera, and Roberto Campos on Friday to make it four in a row with a 9-2 victory.

The Flying Tigers’ only loss of the week came in a 7-3 affair on Saturday, though it certainly wasn’t the fault of starter Jackson Jobe (2IP, H, 4K) or his friend Izaac Pacheco (2-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBIs). Pacheco had a terrific week overall, going 6-for-18 with three doubles, a home run, six walks, and even a steal of home.

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Lakeland finished the week back in the win column by getting a home run from young outfielder Lazaro Benitez and holding off a late Cardinals rally to best Palm Beach 7-6.

The Flying Tigers take the trip down I-4 this week for a six-game set with the last place Tampa Tarpons.

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