Colorado Springs, W 12-9: While he didn't start for the Rockies last night, Jason Hirsh did take the mound for the Sky Sox . . . with unpleasant results. He allowed eight runs on 11 hits and three walks in seven innings. He surrendered three gopher balls. Mark Redman allowed four hits and an unearned run over the last two innings of the game.
In the bottom of the ninth, Kenny Perez hit a three-run homer to tie the game at nine. Two more batters got on base and Adam Melhuse delivered the second three-run homer of the game to give the Sky Sox the victory.. Mike McCoy and Christian Colonel both had two doubles and an RBI earlier in the game.
Tulsa, L 5-12: Not a good night to be a Tulsa pitcher. Chaz Roe allowed eight runs (four earned) on eight hits over five innings. He struck out five, committed two errors, and threw a wild pitch. Andrew Johnston made his first appearance for Tulsa and allowed a solo homer. Adam Bright and Jarrett Grube also allowed some runs, but it was Edward Valdez who didn't allow a run. The pitchers allowed five homers.
Justin Nelson and Rick Guarno hit back-to-back solo homers in the seventh, with the latter having two RBI and three hits.
Asheville, W 6-4: Sheng-An Kuo saw four runs score in five innings. He allowed seven hits, struck out four, and walked four. Matthew Reynolds went the next three innings and allowed only a hit and a walk.
A Brian Lapin RBI single in the second, a Brian Rike RBI walk in the third, and a Darin Holcomb sac fly and a Kevin Clark two-run single in the fourth gave the Tourists a 5-3 lead. In the eight inning, Mike Mitchell tripled and then scored on a Darin Holcomb single. Everth Cabrera stole his 61st base.
Tri-City, L 6-7 in 11 innings: Brad McAtee went 1+ inning and allowed two runs. He walked three batters in the first, but no damage was done that inning. With a walk and a hit by pitch to start the second, McAtee then gave up a two-run single. He left the game thereafter. Rod Scurry allowed two runs in his three innings of work and David Parker saw two runners cross the plate in one inning. Bobby Paschal and Sean Jarrett allowed two hits over the next four innings before Carlos Luna allowed an RBI single in the top of the 11th.
Charlie Blackmon led the offense with his 4-for-6, two-RBI night. He played a part in the Dust Devils' four-run second inning by driving in the fourth run. Jordan Pacheco scored on a wild pitch, Patrick Rose singled in Leonardo Reyes, and Radames Nazario doubled in Rose to complete the scoring in that inning.
Casper, L 1-8: Omar Duarte allowed four runs in four innings and struck out seven. Brandon Dill struck out five over the next two innings but also surrendered a solo homer. Eric Schaler allowed three runs on four walks and no hits in the eighth. He started the inning with a swinging strike out that turned into a wild pitch, sending the runner to first. Then there was a walk, a HBP, and an RBI double play. He threw another wild pitch and walked the next three batters. On the third walk a second run scored. The third run of the inning scored on a wild pitch. It was a memorable night in the wrong way for Schaler.
Eliezer Mesa drove in Casper's only run in the second on a single.