NW Arkansas 6, Tulsa 5 (10 innings)
Corey Dickerson launched his second double-A home run when he deposited a ball over the center field wall in the fourth inning. Nolan Arenado and Ben Paulsen were on base to score the runs after hitting a single and a ground-rule double, respectively. Paulsen homered (7) in the seventh inning.
Joe Gardner allowed three runs on nine hits and struck out six in six innings. He served up two solo shots. Cory Riordan lost the game in the 10th after Carlo Testa doubled and then scored on a Julio Rodriguez single.
Ogden 13, Grand Junction 7
Former outfielder-turned-pitcher Brian Rike pitched two innings for the Rockies in the first game of the season. He struck out two and allowed one unearned run. He gave up a leadoff triple in the eighth inning and later saw shortstop Cesar Galvez commit a throwing error on an Alex Santana-hit ball.
Patrick Johnson, a 25th rounder from 2011, struck out three in one inning of work and served up a solo home run. The other pitchers left much to be desired: Starter Josh Mueller allowed seven runs (five earned) on nine hits in 4.1 innings. One of those hits was a three-run home run in the third inning.
The Rockies committed four errors, Carl Thomore, Ben Waldrip, and Julian Yan accounting for the other three. Designated hitter Miguel De Leon went 2-for-4 with a double, a three-run home run and four total RBI. Third baseman Jason Stolz came through with two doubles. Center fielder Ryan Garvey singled and walked twice.
Everett 7, Tri-City 2
Charlie Blackmon hit a solo home run! Peter Tago gave up six runs on five hits and two walks in 3.2 innings¡ He struck out three, threw two wild pitches and hit a batter. He did, however, have a 7-0 GO-FO.
Josh Hungerman struck out five and was charged with one run. However, Eric Federico gave up that run when he relieved Hungerman and threw a wild pitch.
DSL Orioles 19, DSL Rockies 7
No Rockies pitcher escaped unscathed from the mound on Monday. Starter Angel Lezama allowed the first eight runs while Hector Guerrero surrendered the last six. Center fielder Wilson Soriano picked up three hits (one for a double) and drove in two runs. Third baseman Luis Jean walked four times.
The Rockies committed four of the seven errors in this game.