The affiliates were 2-4 on the night.
The Sky Sox (39-40, 7 GB) got 4 runs in the 7th inning, but that was it. Omir Santos had two of the Sky Sox's eight hits, while Brandon Roberts added a triple. On the mound, Brandon Hynick allowed 5 runs on 9 hits in 5.2 IP, striking out 1 to take the loss (1-2).
The Rockies prospects in this game played for the North (in their home stadium to boot), so that's pretty much a win, right? PuRP 1 Nolan Arenado had a double that knocked in the first run of the game, while 3 Tulsa pitchers threw scoreless innings. Dan Houston was the starter with 2 innings, Nick Schmidt got the win, and Coty Woods got the save.
High A: Modesto 6, Bakersfield 4
The Nuts (7-1 2nd half, 41-37 overall) won despite being outhit 10-7. That's because they had the extra base hits (5 out of 7) -- Brett Tanos went 2-4 with a solo shot (3), Mark Tracy added a solo homer (5), while 3 other Nuts added doubles. Going relatively unnoticed compared to Coty Woods' dominance in the bullpen has been Adam Jorgenson, who got his 16th save last night. He's old for the level (26), but he's got a 0.39 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 23.1 IP.
After destroying the competition in the first half to the tune of a 47-23 record, the Tourists have started out 2-6 in the season's second half. Four unheralded Asheville prospects had two hits each (Brian Humphries, Joey Wong, Jared Simon, and Jose Rivera), but the Tourists only got two extra base hits on the night.Short-Season: Yakima 4, Tri-City 2
Shortstop Zach Osborne went 2-3 for the Dust Devils (4-10, 4 GB), but that was half of their offensive output for the game. PuRP 17 Peter Tago continued his struggles with a 4.1 IP outing. He allowed 5 hits and 5 walks, leading to 4 runs -- which actually lowered his ERA to 10.38.
Rookie: Ogden 8, Grand Junction 5
The GJ Rockies (5-6, 3 GB) got multi-hit nights from 2nd round OF Max White as well as SS Cesar Galvez and C Wilfredo Rodriguez. White hit his first professional home-run, a solo shot to lead off the game. First rounder David Dahl added a RBI double.
The DSL Rockies (13-10, 1 GB) got 6 innings of 1 hit ball by Antonio Senzatela, then held on for the win despite committing 4 errors. The 17 year-old Senzatela has a 1.19 ERA and 0.8 WHIP in 22.2 innings for the DSL team. Wilson Soriano had 4 hits, while Miguel Dilone (probably the best position prospect on this team) and Denzel Richardson each added 2.