Oklahoma City 5, Colorado Springs 3
Rob Scahill turned in a quality start for the Sky Sox, but, like the rest of the team, he witnessed ninth-inning relief pitching go bad. Zach Putnam got singled to death by allowing four singles that led to two runs in the top of the ninth inning.
Scahill allowed three runs on five hits over six inning while striking out 10. This was his second game with at least 10 strikeouts, and he has 59 Ks in 48 innings pitched.
Wil Nieves went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and two RBI. The home run came in the seventh inning and blew Oklahoma City's 3-2 lead.
Springfield, 4, Tulsa 0
Edwar Cabrera pitched six innings and allowed three runs while walking four and surrendering six hits. A couple of singles and a walk led to the first run in the fourth inning. The other runs scored in the sixth inning following a walk, a non-out fielder's choice, a double, and a sacrifice fly.
The offense was rather punchless against Seth Maness, picking up five hits (four singles) and striking out eight times. Nolan Arenado had one of the hits.
Lake Elsinore 9, Modesto 4
Sloppy defense in the fourth inning for the Nuts hurt Christian Bergman's start. Errors by Cristhian Adames and Brett Tanos led to a couple of unearned runs to score in the three-run fourth inning, and a third unearned run came on a Corey Dickerson error in the seventh. Overall, Bergman allowed four runs (one earned) in six innings and struck out seven batters. Isaiah Froneberger was on the mound by the time the inherited runner scored on the Dickerson error in the seventh.
Dickerson, though, did hit a solo homer (9) in the second inning as part of a 2-for-4, two-RBI night. That homer was the only hit of the Nuts' 10 that went for extra bases.
Asheville 7, Greenville 5
Trevor Story went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run (6), and an RBI in the Tourists' victory. The team was 7-of-16 with runners in scoring position as Harold Riggins, Brian Humphries, Ryan Casteel, and Rosell Herrera each drove in at least one run (Humphries and Herrera each had two RBI).
On the pitching side of things, Ben Alsup battled the strike zone and wound up walking six batters. But despite that, he allowed just three runs in six innings and was able to hang in there long enough to pick up his fifth win.