NW Arkansas, 10, Tulsa 6
Nolan Arenado (.292/.351/.423) began his night at the plate by grounding into two double plays, but he made up for that with a two-run double in the sixth inning and a sac fly in the eighth. Kent Matthes hit a solo home run (6) and Kiel Roling added two-run bomb (6).
The pitching, obviously, left much to be desired. Joe Gardner allowed five runs on 10 hits in 4.2 innings. Wil Myers hit one of his two home runs off Gardner and the other, a two-run shot against Joey Williamson. Tyler Johnson gave up the other three runs.
Modesto 5, San Jose 3
Tyler Matzek allowed just one run in 4.1 innings on one hit and four walks. He did strike out five Giants. He walked Chris Lofton to start the third inning and saw him steal second base. After a line out and a fly out, Matzek allowed an RBI single.
Meanwhile, Jared Clark drove in the first of his three runs with a sac fly in the first inning. He added the others on a home run (5) in the fifth inning and a double in the sixth. Corey Dickerson added the other two runs on a third-inning home run (6).
Kurt Yacko allowed two runs in the bottom of the ninth, but Adam Jorgenson relieved him and picked up the final two outs of the game for his seventh save.
Asheville 11, Greenville 6
All nine batters for the Tourists had at least one hit in this victory, but it was Delta Cleary who came up just a double short of the cycle. His leadoff triple, his first of the season, in the first inning was followed by a Trevor Story RBI triple. In the second inning, Cleary hit a two-run home run (his first of the season). He later drove in a run on a single and came around to score on a missed catch error at third base after Story flied out to center field.
Story went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, a double, a triple, and an RBI, but he committed a throwing error and a fielding error as well. Harold Riggins hit two doubles and drove in a run.
Daniel Winkler picked up his fourth victory after allowing three runs (one earned) in 5.1 innings. He induced 11 ground outs to two fly outs.
Colorado Springs 5, Memphis 3
Guillermo Moscoso pitched 6.2 innings for his second win with the Sky Sox. It was a solid performance with three runs allowed (one on a home run) and nine strikeouts. Edgmer Escalona picked up his fourth save with a scoreless ninth inning.
Andrew Brown drove in three of the runs on a single and two sac flies. D.J. LeMahieu went 3-for-3 with an RBI.