Wednesday Pebble Report: Modesto, Asheville pick up wins; The Springs, Tulsa meet bad weather

Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Only Modesto and Asheville played on Tuesday night, as Colorado Springs and Tulsa were postponed due to weather. The Springs will wait until August to make up these games while Tulsa plays a doubleheader on Wednesday.

Modesto, W 6-5 (13 innings)
Record: 9-10

Nuts first baseman Harold Riggins (3-for-5, 2 RBI) came close to ending this contest after 10 innings when he hit a home run -- his first of the season -- with two outs in the top half of the inning. However, just as Nelson Gonzalez and Scott Oberg couldn't hold a lead in the eighth inning, Kenneth Roberts and his defense let victory temporarily slip away in the bottom of the inning.

Move ahead to the 13th inning, Riggins drew a walk to start the inning, advancing to second base on a wild pitch. After Trevor Story struck out, Juan Crousset joined Riggins in the night's three-hit club with a single, but it was the ensuing throw by the second baseman that allowed Riggins to score the go-ahead run. Geoff Parker finished the game quickly with a ground out, a walk, and a double play in the bottom of the inning.

Asheville, W 4-3
Record: 10-9

Francisco Sosa's two-out, two-run triple to center field in the seventh inning proved to be the game-winning hit, as the Tourists erased a one-run deficit to take a 4-3 lead. Rayan Gonzalez and Raul Fernandez shut down the Lexington Legends for the final two innings of the game to preserve the victory.

Sosa hit a double in the first inning and finished the game 2-for-4. Tom Murphy and Jose Rivera drove the other two runs in on singles in the first and third, respectively. Starting pitcher Jonathan Vargas allowed three runs on nine hits and two walks over six innings. Along with two strikeouts, he had a 10-2 GO-FO.

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