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Friday Pebble Report

Colorado Springs, W 23-11: No, you're not reading that wrong. It was a slugfest last night between the Sky Sox and the Rainiers. The Sky Sox hit six homers last night, two by Stewart and one each by Koshansky, Gaetti, Smith, Colina and Sullivan. Quintanilla had five hit in seven at-bats and drove in three runs. Only Smith's homer was hit outside of the fifth and six innings when the team scored four run in the fourth and eight in the fifth. The five-run seventh inning included a Seth Smith double, but most of the damage was done on singles.

Ubaldo Jimenez went 3 2/3 innings, allowed two homers and eight runs. He walked three and struck out two along the way. Ramon Ramirez went 1 1/3 innings for the win, allowed no runs and struck out two.

Tulsa, L 3-10: Christian Colonel and Tomas Duenas had two hits each, but neither drove in any runs. Those runs came off a solo homer by Duke Sardinha, a sac fly by Czarniecki and an RBI ground out by Wimberly (who stole his 11th base).

Ryan Mattheus allowed eight runs in four innings and walked five. He pitched into the fifth, but left after walking two and allowing two doubles. Jentry Beckstead came in to relieve Mattheus and served up a homer to Tyler Greene.

Modesto, L 4-1: Brandon Hynick lost his first game of the season and you can read all about it here. It also fills you in on the lack of offense last night by the Nuts.

Asheville, W 12-3: The Asheville bats woke up during the final three innings of the game by driving in 11 runs. Before the three-run seventh, the Tourists were down 3-1. Victor Ferrante led the offense with a three-run homer in the eighth and a grand slam in the ninth. Anthony Jackson drove in two and Gomez, McKenry and Strickland each drove in one. Daniel Mayora collected two hits and swiped his 16th base.

Simon Ferrer had a fine outing as he picked up his fourth win after allowing three runs (one earned) in 6 2/3 innings. He walked none and struck out four. The two unearned runs are a result of a Paulk fielding error in the third inning. Zach Simons pitched the last 2 1/3 innings and recorded his first save of the season.

Joe Mikulik has the most wins as a Tourists manager with his 519th victory last night.

In Jack Etkin's latest farm report, the Asheville section informs us that the Rockies aren't concerned with Paulk's lack of power.