Saturday Pebble Report:

Colorado Springs: W 6-1

Franklin Morales had one of his better starts of the season for the Sky Sox, pitching two outs into the seventh and giving up just four hits and four walks. Morales struck out five. Recently acquired Mike McCoy had three hits and scored twice.

Tulsa: L 4-5

Corey Wimberly was the only driller with two hits and he also scored one of three eighth inning runs that made this game closer than it actually seemed. While Tomas Santiago took the loss, giving up three runs in five innings, Casey Weathers' performance was more troubling. Weathers gave up a pair of runs on two hits and three walks and retired just two hitters. He threw only 11 strikes out of 28 pitches.

Modesto: L 10-11

Modesto snatched a defeat from the jaws of victory by giving up five runs in the top of the ninth. All five were credited to Andrew Johnston, though only three were considered earned despite a throwing error from the pitcher himself. Jason Van Kooten had a pair of doubles and Victor Ferrante had a two run homer among his two hits and four RBI.

Asheville: W 8-2

Connor Graham came back with another fine start, pitching six innings and allowing just a run on four hits and three walks. Bo Bowman's been making the most of his call-up, hitting safely in all four games with the Tourists thus far, including three more yesterday with three runs scored. He had a triple and two singles, while Darin Holcomb knocked his fortieth double of the season in the win.

Tri-City: W 6-1

Okay, this is the Christian Friedrich we were expecting. Friedrich pitched five and two thirds innings, striking out eight and just giving up two hits and a walk in his fourth start of the season. Meanwhile, Erik Wetzel is taking well to the professional game, with his third multi-hit game out of six thus far as he collected two more yesterday. Charlie Blackmon also had a pair of hits and scored three times (both he and Wetzel were also plunked in addition to their two hits) and Scott Robinson doubled and walked twice in the win.

Casper: W 7-5

Carlos Martinez got on base four out of five times with a single and three walks. Orlando Sandoval had a pair of hits and three RBI and Wilin Rosario hit his tenth double of the season and drove in two in the Ghosts victory yesterday. Matt baugh pitched well enough for the altitude, giving up four runs in seven innings and Kurt Yacko earned his seventh save of the season despite giving up Orem's last run. The win flip-flopped the Ghosts and Owlz in the standings, with Casper now in first by half a game.

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