Colorado Springs, L 7-10: A four-run second inning and a five-run third inning brought a quick end to the Sky Sox last night. Jorge De Paula allowed all nine runs, but five were unearned. Stewart (15), Barmes (7), and Nix (4) each committed an error over those two innings, and Edwin Bellorin allowed a run to score after a pass ball. De Paula left after the third inning.
Jayson Nix tried his best to help with a comeback in the ninth, but his two-run homer was not enough. All three of his homers have come in June and on the road.
Tulsa, L 2-3: Last night was another solid outing for Samuel Deduno. He went eight innings and allowed only two runs (one earned). He walked only two and struck out five, but Jarrett Grube couldn't keep the game tied in the ninth.
Chris Frey tripled in Corey Wimberly in the sixth, which was followed by a Christian Colonel double that drove Frey in. Frey and Colonel each had two hits, the only hits the Drillers had last night.
Modesto, W 3-2 in 10 innings: Justin Nelson, making his first start for Modesto this season, had an RBI ground out in the first inning after Chris Nelson had a triple. Also in that inning, Neil Wilson drove in Jeff Kindel, who reached on a fielding error. It would be another nine innings before the Nuts scored again. Justin Nelson drove in Chris Nelson, who had doubled in his AB before Justin came up. EY Jr. had three hits and stole his 32nd base.
Chaz Roe had a fine start with eight innings of two-run ball. He struck out five and walked none, but had a GO-FO of 6-13. Pedro Strop went the last two innings for the win.
Asheville, W 10-6: Rox Girl was at this game, unless something changed, so she can give a first-hand view of the game. Mike McKenry drove in three, Mike Paulk and Matt Repec each drove in two, and Jackson, Ferrante, and Cox each had one. Jackson's and Ferrante's were homers.
Esmil Rogers allowed five runs, but only two earned. Daniel Mayora had two errors in the third inning and Esmil Rogers had a wild pitch. Will Harris struck out three over two innings.
Tri-City, L 4-6: Everth Cabera continues to start the season off well as he had three hits and drove in two runs. Kevin Clark hit his first homer.
Marco Duarte had an eh start as he allowed four runs over five innings. Austin Chambliss struck out two in his one inning, while Andy Groves allowed two runs for the loss.
Casper, L 2-8: Jose Campos was also the victim of shoddy defense last night as tree errors were committed while he was on the mound. Jeff Cunningham committed two of them, and Carlos Martinzez had one in the ninth after Campos was gone. Campos allowed eight runs (four earned) on ten hits over four innings and struck out four. Randall Taylor and Leonel Lopez both struck out two in their innings of work.