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Thursday Pebble Report

Colorado Springs: Things went well for the Sky Sox for the first six innings when Sun-Woo Kim allowed two runs on six hits. But despite Randy Williams allowing six runs on three hits without recording an out in the seventh innings, the Springs had already scored fourteen runs. The only batters not to record at least two RBI were Chris Iannetta, pinch-hitter Dan Conway and Jeff Salazar. Quntanilla led all batters with 3 RBI.

Tulsa: Neither Jim Miller nor Josh Newman were able to save a Drillers lead. Miller blew the save in the bottom of the ninth when Corpus Christi tied the game with one run, but Josh Newman blew a two-run lead on a three-run lead to lose 7-6 in the tenth. Troy Tulowitzki led off, collected three hits and an RBI. Joe K hit hit his thirtieth homer for 103 RBI and Joe Gaetti had three hits and two RBI.

Modesto: Greg Reynolds did not factor in the decision but in three and two-thirds innings, he allowed three runs on seven hits. He walked two and struck out four. In the 11-4 victory, Jarrett Grube picked up the win and struck out four. Justin Nelson hit two home runs and had five RBI, Corey Wimberly had four hits in five ABs and stole his forty-third base, and Jose Valdez hit his seventh home run.

Asheville: Asheville won both ends of the double header last night. Chris Nelson drove in RBI sixty-eight and Cole Garner numbers sixty-eight and sixty-nine. Garner stole base twenty-nine and Jason Van Kooten number nineteen. David Patton struck out six in two and one-thirds innings after Xavier Cedeno allowed three runs in five and two-thirds innings.

In the second game, Zach Simons made a brief return to starting when he stuck out three in three innings and allowed no runs on one hits. Pedro Strop picked up the win after striking out three in two innings. Four batters had a single RBI and Chris Cook had two.

Tri-City: No games scheduled for the entire league last night, but here's a nice story on Mike McKenry.

Casper: Not a good night for Casper as they lost 12-4. Pedro Perez hit a three run homer, Helder Velzaquez had the other RBI, and Hector Gomez recorded two doubles. Robinson Fabian struck out five in five innings in his third loss. He gave up five runs on seven hits.