Colorado Springs: Postponed
The Drillers were held to just two hits in seven innings in game one of the doubleheader. Brandon Durden was decent in five innings, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out a pair. However, Andy Graham got roughed up in his inning of work as he surrendered three runs on four hits to the Corpus Christi Hooks.
In game two, the Drillers were only able to manage three hits - two of which were provided by Scott Beerer - but crossed the plate on an error by the opposing third baseman for the only run of the game. Bruce Billings pitched five effective innings, allowing just a couple of hits. The bullpen, in this case consisting of Stuart Pomeranz and Craig Baker, held serve.
The Nuts took advantage of a six run fourth inning on their way to an easy victory over Inland Empire. Tim Wheeler led the way with three knocks, while five others (Jordan Pacheco, Ben Paulsen, Brian Rike, James Cesario, and Scott Robinson) joined the multi-hit party. Dan Houston was solid on the mound, lasting six innings and allowing a run on six hits while punching out four.
All of the runs in this game were scored in the first three innings. The Tourists got theirs in the top of the first, as Jared Clark and Orlando Sandoval drove in runs to give Asheville the early lead. However, West Virginia immediately countered in the following inning as well as in the third. They were able to get to Asheville starter Jonathan Vargas pretty easily, as he gave up five runs in four innings and from the looks of the numbers, had issues with his control.The bullpen kept things in check, though, as they struck out six in four innings and gave the Tourists a chance to win. Unfortunately, the offense was unable to capitalize. The super-amazing Eliezer Mesa was held to one hit in four at-bats. His batting average dropped to a measly .463.