Sunday Pebble Report

Colorado Springs, W 7-4: 25 hits between the two teams and no one hit a home run, even if it was an away game for the Sky Sox. Sean Barker went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Cory Sullivan hit a triple and walked once in the leadoff spot. The bottom of the lineup (Bellorin, Quintanilla, Kaiser) all had an RBI. On the mound, Kaiser went 5 1/3, scattered seven hits and allowed three runs. Jentry Beckstead notched his first hold with the Sky Sox after he inherited two runners from Kaiser and allowed neither to cross home plate.

Tulsa, W 10-5: While Jonathan Herrera still waits to go deep with a ball, four Drillers hit home runs last night. Miller and Rifkin had back-to-back homers in the ninth, while Jeff Dragicevich hit his first of the season after Christian Colonel walked (after Rifkin's shot). Joe Gaetti slugged one earlier in the evening, the fifth inning, and that would have been enough to give the Drillers the lead had the ninth inning not taken place.

Franklin Morales had another good start. He struck out four in 5 2/3 IP, walked only two and gave up no homers. While he allowed three runs, the third run crossed the plate when Judd Songster allowed a single by Tyler Greene. Steven Register allowed two runs in a non-save situation to end the game.

Modesto, L 3-6: Except for Daniel Carte, every Nuts hitter had a hit last night in the loss. Becktel, Garner and Cook all drove in a run last night, with Cook's being his first of the season. Cuadrado and Garner had triples to start the sixth, but it didn't  help much. Both lineups struck out nine times. EY Jr. stole his 12th base of the season. Things could have gone better for Chaz Roe as he allowed five runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 IP. All five runs came in the second inning, when he issued three of his four walks (he also struck out five). Roe's last three outings have all seen him walk four batters.

Asheville, W 10-5: With the exception of Daniel Mayora garnering a golden sombrero last night, the Tourists did well for themselves. Hector Gomez, while he didn't have a hit, drew two walks last night. He now strikes out six times for every walk he takes. Michael Paulk continued his hot hitting this season as he doubled, hit a two-run triple in the seventh and stole his fifth base so far this season. Michael McKenry and Bret Berglund both homered and drove in three runs.

Andrew Graham was mediocre as he allowed five runs in 6 1/3 IP. He also had 12 fly outs against four ground ones and two strike outs. Did you know that Graham has only started once this season at McCormick Field (last night not being that start)?

Joe Mikulik will manage his 1000th game for the Tourists on Monday and Jason McGill looks at Michael Paulk and his future.

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