Wednesday Pebble Report: Ethan Hollingsworth, Chris Balcom-Miller enjoy nights on mound; Casper contest fails on defense

Colorado Springs, L 5-7
The Sky Sox started the game with three runs in the first on a Chris Nelson RBI single and a Mike Paulk two-run single. Cole Garner went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Paul Phillips had three hits and an RBI.

Chaz Roe took the loss as he allowed five runs in six innings. Two of the five runs scored on two solo homers. Andrew Johnston allowed two more runs, one each in the seventh and the eighth.

Tulsa had the night off.

Modesto, W 5-4
Ethan Hollingsworth allowed two runs in seven innings and struck out seven. Casey Weathers pitched the eighth inning, allowed a run on two hits and a walk, and struck out two. Kurt Yacko struck out the side in the ninth. Brian Rike went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

Asheville, W 4-1
The Tourists scored a run in each of the first three innings: a Jared Clark homer (22) in the first, a Helder Velazquez RBI single in the second, and a Carlos Martinez sac fly in the third. Tyler Massey added a sac fly in the sixth. Martinez and Nolan Arenado each had a double in the game.

Chris Balcom-Miller allowed a run in six innings on three hits and two walks. He struck out seven and committed a fielding error.

Tri-City, L 2-9
Joshua Mueller gave up five runs in 4 2/3 innings, and one scored as an inherited runner to Tyler Trice. Trice didn't fare much better as he allowed four more runs. All four runs came on two two-run homers. Kraig Sitton pitched the last three innings of the game and struck out five. Leonardo Reyes went 3-for-4 with an RBI

Casper, W 11-10 (11 innings)
These two teams combined for 14 pitchers on the mound, and no Casper pitcher went three innings. Every Casper pitcher allowed a run except for Taylor Reid, the last pitcher for Casper. Both defenses committed five errors each.

Rafael Ortega went 3-for-6 with three runs scored, a solo homer, and two total RBI. Brett Tanos, Corey Dickerson, Jordan Ballard, Juan Crousset, and Robert De La Cruz all added at least one RBI. Yafistel Roja drove in the go-ahead run on a single to center in the top of the 11th inning.

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