The Sky Sox were clobbered for the second day in a row and have now been outscored, 28-4, over their past two contests. Aaron Cook was blasted for six runs on five hits and a pair of walks in 2.2 innings. Rob Scahill didn't fare much better in relief, giving up four runs on six hits in an inning and a third.
Isaiah Froneberger blew the save and took the loss by allowing two runs on three walks and a hit -- a walk-off single off the bat of Corpus Christi's Michael Burgess. Tyler Matzek struggled with control in four innings of work, allowing two runs on three hits and five walks. He struck out five.
Both Kyle Parker and Kent Matthes hit solo home runs, while Delta Cleary went 2-for-4 to raise his average to .167.
The Nuts scored three times in the top of the second and held on for the win as a result of a solid effort from starting pitcher Tyler Gagnon, who lasted 6.2 innings and allowed two runs on four hits and struck out three. He didn't walk a batter. William Rankin, Kenneth Roberts and Scott Oberg combined for 2.1 innings of scoreless relief to preserve the victory.
Like Modesto, the Tourists scored all of their runs in one inning. Derek Jones hit a three-run blast in the top of the third to put Asheville on top momentarily. Jones, who replaced David Dahl on the Tourists' roster, also doubled and singled as part of a 3-for-4 night.
Shane Broyles was decent in 6.1 innings, striking out three and walking one while allowing seven hits. However, he surrendered four runs as a result of two big flies and wound up taking the loss.