Collins enjoys big night for SeaWolves

Tigers prospect homers, matches season high with five RBIs

Tyler Collins leads Erie with 16 home runs and 59 RBIs in 92 games. (Ashley Marshall/

By Staff | July 24, 2013 9:44 PM ET

Tyler Collins went 4-for-5 with a solo homer and tied a season high with five RBIs on Wednesday night, but Erie dropped a 10-9 decision to visiting Richmond.

The Tigers' No. 5 prospect is 11-for-16 with three homers and 12 RBIs in his last four games and is tied for fifth in the Eastern League with 16 longballs.

Eugenio Suarez , Detroit's seventh-ranked prospect, was 3-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs and Ramon Cabrera reached base four times for the SeaWolves.

Brett Krill homered and plated four runs and Giants' No. 4 prospect Joe Panik reached base four times and contributed two RBIs for the Flying Squirrels.


Tyler Matzek struck out eight batters over 6 2/3 innings, pitching Tulsa to a 3-0 blanking at Springfield.

It was the third straight win and fourth in five starts for the Rockies' No. 12 prospect, who's 6-1 with a 1.61 ERA in his last nine outings. Matzek (7-6) yielded four hits and four walks and threw 60 of 106 pitches for strikes in lowering his ERA to 3.02.

Tim Smalling and Jaron Shepherd each collected a pair of hits and Kiel Roling plated two runs for the Drillers.


Daniel Renken gave up two hits over six shutout innings in Pensacola's 5-2 win at Mississippi.

The 24-year-old right-hander struck out four batters and walked two in improving to 4-7 in 20 Southern League contests.

Mike Costanzo was 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI, while Travis Mattair went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored for the Blue Wahoos.


Javier Baez homered again, doubled and scored twice, helping Tennessee defeat Huntsville, 6-1.

The Cubs' top prospect has five homers and 10 RBIs in his past 10 games, raising his Double-A average to .219.

Justin Bour and catcher Rafael Lopez hit solo homers and starter Dae-Eun Rhee allowed one run on five hits over five innings for his second win.


Mark Cohoon pitched seven frames to become the franchise's all-time leader in innings pitched (360) as Binghamton beat Reading, 6-3.

Cohoon (5-3) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on five hits and a walk while striking out three. Jeff Walters spun a perfect ninth to tie the single-season team record with his 28th save.

Mets No. 16 prospect Wilfredo Tovar hit his second homer of the season and Rhyne Hughes plated a pair of runs.

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