DJ Lemahieu made some noise yesterday for Colorado Springs, but it wasn't with his glove. Credit: Andrew B. Fielding-US PRESSWIRE
AAA Colorado Springs - W 5-2 (2-2, t-1st)
The Sky Sox won 5-2 for the second straight day on the strength of a solid start by Rob Scahill, who went five innings and allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five. Five Sky Sox players contributed multi-hit efforts, led by DJ LeMahieu, who had three knocks including a first inning home run. Matt McBride continued his solid start to the season by adding another three hits to his tally. Mike Ekstrom, Dustin Molleken, and Edgmer Escalona combined for four scoreless relief innings.
AA Tulsa - W 9-7 (3-1, 1st)
Fresh off of last night's pitcher's duel, the Drillers participated in a slugfest today in Corpus Christi. Tulsa scored in six of the nine innings in their victory, as each of their first four hitters in the lineup had multiple hits. Michael Mitchell paced the group by racking up three hits (including a homer), four runs scored, and two stolen bases. Josh Rutledge, Kiel Roling, and Nolan Arenado each had a couple of hits as well, with one of Roling's being a homer and with Rutledge and Arenado each picking up a double. Nick Schmidt had a rough outing, allowing six runs in 4.1 innings, but the bullpen picked him up nicely, combining for 4.2 innings of one-run ball.
Click past the jump for the two A-ball recaps.
High-A Modesto - L 8-0 (1-3, 5th, 2.0 GB)
The Nuts got pounded by San Jose for the second time in three nights, as they were held to just four hits and only one extra-base hit - a double off the bat of Cristhian Adames. Christian Bergman took the loss, allowing five runs on four hits and three walks in four innings. Leuris Gomez tossed two innings of perfect relief, and Kraig Sitton was also flawless in his 1.1 innings of work.
Low-A Asheville - L 6-5 (1-3, t-4th, 2.0 GB)
Samuel Mende, Harold Riggins, and Rosell Herrera each had two hits for the Tourists, but they were unable to overcome an early 6-2 deficit. Mende and Riggins went yard, however both homers came with the bases empty. Daniel Winkler allowed six runs in 3.2 innings, but the bullpen collectively did well, tossing 5.1 scoreless innings. Craig Benningson particularly stood out, going 3.1 innings and allowing just one hit while striking out two.