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Pebble Report Saturday

Colorado Springs: Lost to Tacoma, 10-2. Jeff Baker and Omar Quintanilla have gone a combined one for fifteen over two games. Ryan Spillborghs collected two singles. Pitching, Jon Asahina and starter Jose Acevedo took all of the punishment, giving up ten runs in six innings between them. Randy Williams and Eduardo Sierra looked good in junk-work long after the game had already been decided.

Tulsa: The Drillers won their second consecutive game with a walk-off homerun, as Jordan Czarniecki hit his third of the very young season in dramatic fashion. Ian Stewart continued his hot start with two more doubles. Joe Gaetti, Troy Tulowitzky and Matt Macri(his first hit of the season) all collected doubles as well in the nine to seven win. Manuel Corpas picked up the "W" the cheap way: after blowing a save opportunity and allowing Wichita to come back, he had to be bailed by Czar's heroics in the bottom of the ninth.

Modesto: The Nuts' second game against the Stockton Ports was postponed by rain.

Asheville: The Tourists won their second in a row to start the season thanks to a strong pitching performance by starter Xavier Cedeno and a trio of relievers(David Patton, Byron Binda and Brett Strickland). The staff combined to allow only five Sand Gnat baserunners, all by Cedeno and none after he hit a batter to lead off the fifth. The lone run in the game came in the bottom of the fourth when Travis Becktel earned first by HBP and Jason Van Kooten and Michael Paulk followed with a pair of singles. Becktel then scored on a GIDP by Chris Cook and the inning ended a batter later. Other scoring opportuntities were similarly let to pass. Chris Nelson has yet to have a hit this season, but then again, the same can be said for over half the team on the whole. Meanwhile, at the other end, Van Kooten and Paulk have nine hits between them.