Low-A Asheville: W 5-3
The most exciting offensive unit in the Rockies organization got significant contributions from eight out of nine players in the lineup en route to the Tourists' fourth victory of the year. Ryan McMahon hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to break a 3-3 tie after Correlle Prime hit his own tiebreaking shot an inning earlier.
Zach Jemiola was much better in his second start than he was in his 2014 debut, allowing two runs on four hits and a pair of walks in 5⅔ frames. Carlos Estevez and Dylan Stamey were key at the back-end of the bullpen, shutting down West Virginia in the eighth and ninth innings to preserve the win.
Triple-A Colorado Springs: L 7-1
Christian Friedrich was battered around to the tune of six runs on seven hits in four innings of work. Friedrich struck out five batters but surrendered a pair of homers in the loss.
Offensively, the Sky Sox didn't do much against Round Rock starter Nick Tepesch, who surrendered only a run on five hits in seven innings. Rafael Ynoa led Colorado Springs with two hits. Corey Dickerson went 1-for-4 with three Ks and Kyle Parker was hitless in four plate appearances, though he did draw a walk.
Rob Scahill had a rough inning in relief, allowing two walks and a homer. It seems he was lucky to give up only one run.
High-A Modesto: L 5-2
The Nuts lost their seventh consecutive game to start the season despite three hits, including a double, from Trevor Story, who is hitting a robust .387 in his second stint in the California League.
Starting pitcher Ryan Gibbard was decent in 5⅔ innings, giving up three runs on five hits while striking out four and walking only one. However, each of the Nuts' two relievers who appeared in the game -- Jacob Newberry and Raul Fernandez -- allowed key home runs resulting in Visalia insurance runs.
Will Swanner tripled and scored twice in four at-bats. Nuts players not named Story combined for only four hits.