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Sunday Pebble Report

Colorado Springs, W 3-1: Ubaldo Jimenez had one of his better outings this season as he went five innings, struck out five and allowed one run. He walked three and threw 54 of his 106 pitches for strikes. Josh Newman, Mike DeJean, Matt Herges, and Ryan Speier held the opponent hitless for the rest of the game. Christian Colonel had two more doubles, making that 28 for the season.

Clint Barmes had his third home run, and Jayson Nix and Joe Koshansky had the other RBI.

Tulsa, W 9-2: Rick Guarno and Matt Macri led the way with three RBI and two RBI each. Macri's came off a two-run homer, his eighth, in the third inning. Jonathan Herrera had his second homer.

Zach Parker started in place of the injured Ching-Lung Lo. He went 2 1/3 innings and allowed both runs. Judd Songster struck out five over three innings, and Juan Morillo struck out two in a pefect inning of work.

Modesto, L 4-5: Brandon Hynick allowed four runs (three earned) over six innings for his second loss of the season. He allowed nine hits, but struck out and walked none.

Eric Young Jr. had a triple in the first and scored on a Chris Nelson RBI ground out. Daniel Carte drove in two on a double in the fourth.

Asheville, L 3-4: Daniel Mayora had his eighth homer, a solo shot in the first inning. Mike Paulk followed with his fifth of the season, a two-run homer in the fourth inning.

Andy Graham had a great start spoiled by Craig Baker. Graham went five innings, struck out seven, and allowed two runs on six hits. Craig Baker went the next three innings and allowed a triple to center field in the eighth. That player would score on a sac fly. Will Harris took the loss after allowing Koby Clemens to single and eventually cross home plate.

Tri-City, L 3-6: Everth Cabrera is certainly starting this season off correctly. He had a single, walked twice, and scored a run. Lars Davis and Darin Holcomb each drove in their first RBI of the season.

Bruce Billings made the most of his 2 2/3 innings starts since he allowed no runs and no hits. He walked two and struck out five.

Casper, L 3-5: Austin Rauch hits his first homer of the season in the losing effort. Shane Lowe had three hits and was picked off first. Carlos Martinez committed two errors.

Jeff Fischer made his first start of the season with so-so results. He went 3 2/3 innings and struck out three, but allowed three runs also. Jonathan Molina struck out three in 2 1/3 innings and allowed two runs.

Casper is still the only winless team in the Pioneer League.