Dahl doubles three times in Asheville 10-5 victory
Asheville is an immensely exciting team right now, and top prospect David Dahl is responsible for a good portion of it. The 2012 first round pick doubled three times and drove in four runs for the Tourists, bringing his season line up to .304/.341/.504, and a league leading 32 doubles. In the last ten games his OPS is .938. Dahl is a five tool prospect and a true center fielder, and he's finally hitting his stride. Might a promotion to Tulsa be in the near future?
But he wasn't the only one having a good night for the Tourists. Second baseman Michael Benjamin added a couple doubles and a single. Benjamin doesn't have the prospect pedigree of Dahl (or Ryan McMahon or Raimel Tapia), but he's putting together a stellar season; his batting line sits at .324/.373/.538.
Tapia and McMahon joined in the fun as well, as each contributed a base hit and RBI. Zach Jemiola's start wasn't exactly flawless, as he gave up six hits and four runs in five innings--with two walks and five strikeouts--but the offense picked him up enough to give him the W.
The win brings Asheville to 61-34. The game was against Savannah, the other top team in the league at 60-31. The Tourists must be a lot of fun to watch right now.
Tulsa rides six run ninth inning in comeback win
Before the ninth inning the Tulsa Drillers were losing 4-2 to NW Arkansas. After the inning they were winning 8-4.
The inning was equal parts Drillers hitting and Arkansas screwing up. The Naturals committed two errors and allowed a wild pitch strikeout to reach first base. The Drillers took advantage with four singles and a walk to plate six runs.
Newly acquired Chris Capuano worked 4.2 innings and allowed one run. He struck out seven and walked two; of his 80 pitches, only 48 were strikes, so he must have been struggling a bit to find the strike zone. Ryan Arrowood gave up three runs in relief to put the team in a hole, but that ninth inning erased it in a hurry.
The Tri-City Dust Devils beat the Hillsboro Hops, 4-1. Dillon Thomas and Sean Dwyer both hit solo home runs, while Drew Weeks knocked a triple. The Rockies' 2014 second-round pick, Ryan Castellani, worked three scoreless innings.
The DSL Rockies lost, 7-3, to the DSL Yankees. Jonathan Piron and Daniel Suaro had two hits apiece.