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Pebble Report- Tulo gets first pro hit, Stewart back, Simons fine in debut

Starting at the bottom, Casper won 12-11 in typical Pioneer League fashion, Corey Wimberly and Steven Suarez were the only Wyoming Rockies to get three hits, although Chris Cook had a homerun among his two.

Tri-City won three to nothing behind Zach Simons' strong debut (four IP, two hits, two walks and a strikeout) and the Dust-Devils' offense taking advantage of wild Salem-Keizer pitching (the Dust-Devils only got two hits, but also drew six walks). Daniel Carte was zero for three with two K's in his first pro game.

Asheville lost by the same score, three-zero, and wasted a pretty decent start by Ryan Mattheus. The good news is that Chris Nelson went one for two with two walks against Kannapolis' Ray Liotta, who pretty much beat up on the rest of the Tourists' lineup.

Modesto had the most excitement of the evening, Ian Stewart went three for four with a HR, Chritian Colonel also had three hits, and Tulowitzky just one in five at bats, but it was his first, so we'll take it. Marc Kaiser got hit a little hard for the second outing in a row, but he confined most of the damge to two innings, and Jim Miller struck out the ninth for another save.

Tulsa lost, five to two, although Jeff Salasar got on three out of four times with two walks and a double. Matt Macri didn't play, but I expect we'll see him in a Drillers uniform sometime this weekend.

Colorado Springs got hammered eleven to one as Denny Stark had a difficult time of it. Jud Thigpen collected a couple of more hits for the Sky Sox, including a double.