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Sunday Pebble Report

Colorado Springs, W 7-1:  Sean Barker led the offensive attack for the Sky Sox last night as he had a triple, a homer, and three RBI. Joe Koshansky (who hit his third double) and Edwin Bellorin both had two RBI. Tom Martin struck out two in one inning of work. Alberto Arias had the start, allowed one run and scattered eight hits in 5 1/3 IP.

Tulsa, W 7-4: Jonathan Herrera paced the team last night as he reached base four times last night, one on a double, and scored twice. He also drove in a run and stole his third base of the season. Frey and Czarniecki, who hit two and three after Herrera, also had RBI. Aaron Rifkin's homer in the fifth gave the Drillers a two-run lead at that point. Judd Songster was activated from the DL last night after Jentry Beckstead was promoted to Colorado Springs. In two innings, he allowed one hit and struck out two. Steven Register picked up his fifth save after recording all three outs by strike out in the ninth.

Modesto, W 7-2, W 2-1: The Nuts took a double-header from Bakersfield yesterday. In the first game the Nuts managed only four hits, but scored seven in large part to five errors by their opponent. Four of those errors came in that 4-run fourth inning. Travis Becktel drove in tow runs and EY Jr. stole his fifth base on the season. Pedro Stop was quite impressive in two innings as he struck out six batters. He also allowed a run on three hits.

In game two, both teams had four hits each. All the team needed was a Dexter Fowler single in the sixth to score two runs in order to win the game. There were no extra-base hits, but EY Jr. stole his sixth base in the night contest. He also was picked off second and caught stealing third in the fourth. Andrew Johnston walked two batters in the seventh, but notched his third save.

The Nuts are now 8-8 on the season.

Asheville, W 4-3: Radames Nazario (three hits) and Victor Ferrante (a double and a triple) both drove in a run when there were two outs. Jay Cox drove in a third run and had his fifth double. Michael Paulk had four hits, but only a double to show for it. Hector Gomez had two hits, but was caught stealing second base. Josh Sullivan struck out eight in six innings, walked three and allowed two runs on four hits. Sean Jarrett recorded his first save after striking out one in the ninth.