Saturday Pebble Report: Tulsa's first grand slam propels team to victory

Colorado Springs, L 2-3
Brandon Hynick allowed one run on a solo homer and struck out five over six innings. Ryan Speier gave up a run in the eighth inning to blow the save before Scott Munter saw the winning run cross home in the ninth.

Tulsa, W 8-4 in 12 innings
Darin Holcomb wanted to make things dramatic during extra innings. With two outs in the bottom of the twelfth, he stepped to the plate and launched a game-ending grand slam for the victory. It was the first grand slam by a Driller this season. Ryan Harvey his his 20th homer of the season for two runs in fourth inning, and Brad Corley had a solo shot in the fifth.

Chaz Roe allowed four runs in 5 2/3 inning (3-10 GO-FO), but the bullpen held things down after that. Shane Lindsay struck out two in his 1 1/3 innings of work.

Modesto, L 3-6 in 10 innings
Kenny Durst scattered nine hits over six innings and struck out six. Austin Chambliss allowed two runs, but Sean Jarrett was on the mound when they crossed the plate. Joey Williamson allowed three runs on a three-run homer in the top of the 10th.

Lars Davis knocked out two doubles, and Charlie Blackmon drove in a run and stole his 24th base.

Asheville, W 8-4
A five-run eighth inning sealed the victory for the Tourists last night. David Christensen started the scoring that inning with a three-run homer (15) and Delta Cleary hit a two-run double a little while later. He also stole his 29th base of the season. Mike Zuanich went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and three RBI. Scott Robinson stole his 39th base.

Dan Houston allowed four runs in 7 1/3 innings and struck out three. Stephen Dodson picked up his fourth win of the season by finishing the eighth inning.

Tri-City, L 2-1 in 13 innings
It was a pitcher's duel last night. Dan Perkins allowed a run in the first inning (but none in the next four) and struck out four. Brad McAtee walked four but allowed no runs over the next two innings. Rod Scurry also pitched two innings and struck out two while doing so.

Jeremiah Sammy had three hits, but did not score once. Matt Sanders drove in Kevin Clark (who stole his 17th base) on a double in the second inning. Then in the 13th inning, Ben Paulsen started off the inning with a single. He advanced to second on a wild pitch, to third on a wild pitch, and then scored on a wild pitch. Charlie Ruiz ended the game with the bases loaded and striking out the batter for the third out.

Casper, W 7-3
Kyle Hancock pitched quite well in his first victory. He scattered four hits over five innings, walked two, and struck out four.

Six of the nine batters drove in an RBI, but none came off the bat of Eliezer Mesa, who had three hits (one was a triple). He did, however, score twice. Nolan Arendao, who drove in one, is the subject of this Casper Star-Tribune piece.

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