The Sky Sox made some history in their game against the Nashville Sounds Thursday, for the first time in the team's 27-year history they took a game to extra innings at Security Service Field with the score at 0-0.
That was thanks in large part to starting pitcher Christian Bergman (No. 26 PuRP), who held the Sounds to just two singles and a walk in eight shutout innings, striking out seven. Nashville starter Brad Mills was up to the task of matching Bergman, however, as he allowed four hits in seven shutout innings of his own, striking out three and not walking a man.
After getting five more scoreless innings from the bullpen trio of Rob Scahill, Wilton Lopez and Dan Houston, the Sky Sox walked off against Sounds reliever Jeremy Jeffress thanks to Kyle Parker's (No. 5 PuRP) ground-rule double in the bottom of the 13th that scored Jason Pridie, who had doubled with Parker in the on-deck circle.
AA - Tulsa Drillers at Arkansas Travelers (Postponed)
The Drillers and Travelers were postponed in Little Rock because of rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader today.
High-A - San Jose Giants 4, Modesto Nuts 1
Despite the best efforts of Modesto starting pitcher Matt Flemer, the Nuts dropped a contest to the San Jose Giants, 4-1. Flemer allowed only two runs, both earned, on a pair of hits in six innings, walking three and striking out five.
The two runs proved to be enough for San Jose, as Giants starter Joe Biagini allowed just one run on five hits in six innings, walking four and striking out seven. San Jose relievers Mason McVay and Tyler Rogers combined to throw three scoreless innings to preserve the win for the Giants.
The Nuts' lone run came in the sixth when Biagini loaded the bases with a pair of singles and a walk and then uncorked a wild pitch, allowing Sean Dwyer to score and cut the Modesto deficit to 2-1.
Not even Ryan McMahon's (No. 7 PuRP) league-leading 10th home run of the season could prevent Asheville from a 5-3 loss against the Legends in Lexington.
McMahon's long ball was of the solo variety and came with one out in the top of the third with the game tied at two, giving the Tourists their only lead of the game at 3-2. The Legends, however, answered back with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning against Asheville starter Konner Wade to tie the game at three.
Wade pitched six innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits with a pair of walks and five strikeouts.
Lexington took the lead for good against Wade in the sixth when right fielder Elier Hernandez hit a solo home run, his third of the season, to give the Legends a 4-3 lead. It was the second home run allowed by Wade in the game. Lexington added an insurance run in the seventh against Tourists reliever Trent Blank to ensure the 5-3 win.