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Friday Pebble Report

Colorado Springs: Carlos Rivera had a 5-for-5 night and 3 RBI in the 10-5 victory of the Giants' Triple A affiliate. Miguel Ojeda launched his 2nd homerun of the season for 2 RBI and also walked twice. Sean Barker contributed 1 RBI, while Josh Wilson chipped in 2. Jason Smith walked 3 times and scored 4 runs. Justin Hampson picked up the win after Sun-Woo Kim managed to pitch 4 innings and gave up 3 R on 6 H.

Tulsa: Despite a 15-10 loss, Seth Smith had a huge game last night, as he went 3-for-6 wtih 1 double (19) and notched 4 RBI (31). Joe Gaetti hit a 2-run homer, his 9th of the season. Ian Stewart had a double on one of his two ABs and recorded two more RBI for a season total of 38. Judd Thigpen and Doug Bernier also had 1 RBI each. Steven Register started and went 6 innings. He allowed 5 R on 6 H and K'ed 5. Jason Burch was the only pitcher not to allow a runner cross home plate. Josh Newman picked up the loss after allowing 3 runs. Jim Miller allowed 3 more in 1/3 of an inning.

Modesto: In the 4-1 loss, the Nuts could only muster 3 hits. One came by way of Michael Davies, the other by Jose Valdez. Though on a brighter note the team combined for 10 walks. 2 each by Herrera, Dragicevich, Miller and Nelson. Chris Frey and Valdez (who had the lone RBI) had 1 walk each. Samuel Deduno went 7 innings, surrendered all 3 R, but also K'ed 9.

Asheville: Chaz Roe won his second game of the season despite being a tad wild last night. He went 6 innings, allowed 2 R on 6 H and K'ed 5. He also walked 4. As we remember from his Casper performance last year, he also put up lines like that a few times. Andrew Johnston picked up his 6th save in the 5-2 victory. Eric Young stole 2 more bases for a season total of 54, picked up a hit and walked twice. Cole Garner also stole his 14th and 15th bases of the season. Daniel Carte hit his 7th homerun inthe second inning.

Tri-City: The Dust Devils won 10-1 last night and are now only in a two-way tie for 1st place. Josh Banda had 3 RBI, while Victor Ferrante and Brett Strickland had 2 each. Gabriel Suarez also had 1. Anthony Jackson had 2 walks as the lead-off hitter. Everett's Doug Fister probably had the best pitching night as he K'ed 9 in 5 innings of work, but he didn't factor into the decision. Andrew Kreidermacher for Tri-City went 6 2/3, allowed 1 R (0 ER) on 5 H. He also K'ed 4. Devin Collis made his pro debut and allowed 2 hits in 1 1/3 innings.

Casper: The Rockies remain the only winless team in the PL after losing 11-5 last night. Kevin Clark and David Christensen both had 2 hits, and Christensen also had an RBI (5). Steven Suarez had 3 hits and 2 RBI. Hector DH'ed and had an RBI (4). D'Rays cast off Henry Guzman gave up 5 runs and picked up the loss. Starter Riquy de los Santos went 5 innings, allowed 3 R on 4 H and K'ed 3.

College: An article on how Jay Cox has helped the Tar Heels advance to the Championship series of the CWS.