Saturday Pebble Report: Matt Murton mashes the ball

Colorado Springs, W 9-8 in 11 innings

Matt Murton went 3-for-5 with two homers and seven RBI. Both homers were three-run ones, but it was the second one that put the Sky Sox ahead 8-7 entering the bottom of ninth. Unfortunately, Ben Julianel allowed a run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game. But Matt Murton came to the rescue once again by hitting into a sac fly in the top of the 11th. Julianel, who pitched the last 2 2/3 innings of the game, held on to the lead for his first victory.

Brandon Hynick surrendered five runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings. He struck out one.

Tulsa, W 1-0
Danny Sandoval's sac fly in the third was all the Drillers needed to win the game. Chaz Roe (making his first appearance since May 7) allowed three hits in five innings and struck out four. Xavier Cedeno, Austin Chambliss, and Andrew Johnston held Arkansas to three hits over the last four innings. Johnston now has 20 saves on the season.

Tulsa is now in first place.

Modesto, L 2-5
Bruce Billings allowed four of the five runs, three of the four in the sixth inning. He struck out four. Wilin Rosario went 1-for-3 with two RBI.

Asheville, W 5-3
Parker Frazier turned in a quality starting, allowing three runs on five hits in seven innings. He struck out four. Michael Marbry struck out two in the eighth inning before Adam Jorgenson allowed three hits in the ninth. With men on second and third with one out, Jorgenson struck out the last two batter for his 10th save.

Beau Seabury knocked in two runs and Scott Robinson stole his 22nd base.

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