Colorado Springs, W 7-6: Eight: the number of walks Bobby Keppel issued last night. He also allowed four runs. Ryan Speier picked up his 21st save while allowing two runs in the ninth inning.
Sean Barker had a three-run homer, his sixth, and Seth Smith had his sixth homer. Ian Stewart drove in his 47th & 48th RBI while Joe Koshansky had his second triple.
Tulsa, L 3-7: Not a pretty start for Franklin Morales. In two-thirds of an inning, Morales allowed two three-run home runs. He struck out one and walked two. His night may have gone longer, but there was a fight over whether or not Stu Cole made a second trip to the mound in the first inning.
Jordan Czarniecki hit his fifth homer, a two-run shot in the fifth inning.
Modesto, W 5-2 in 10 innings: An EY Jr. double gave Modesto the 3-2 lead in the 10th, and a throwing error three batters later allowed two more runs to score. EY Jr. also stole two bases and has 38 for the season. Justin Nelson drove in two runs, and Cole Garner scored twice and had a double.
Alan Johnson struck out four over six innings and allowed both runs on nine hits. Pedro Strop picked up the win, his fifth, after pitching the last two innings.
Asheville, W 16-3: It was another big night for the Tourists. Matt Repec capped the night with eight, yes, eight, RBI. Three came off a homer in the first inning, another three were from a bases loaded double, and the other two crossed the plate on another double. Victor Ferrante (12) and Jay Cox (3) had homers. Mayora drove in two runs and McKenry also had one.
Keith Weiser put in a good performance in seven innings of work. He allowed all three runs, walked none, and struck out two. Casey Weathers probably won't pitch until July 11.
Tri-City, L 1-4: Mauris Loupadiere hit his first homer of the season and that was it for the offense. Drew Coffey, still in the rotation for now, allowed one run in seven innings. He walked three and struck out four.
Casper, W 10-9 in 10 innings: Parker Frazier is young and unrefined, with years of development ahead of him. That being said, he allowed five runs on eight hits in 1 2/3 innings last night. He also hit a batter. Leonel Lopez struck out four in two innings and allowed two runs. Fifth-year senior signee Bobby Paschal struck out three in three innings before Mitch Lively pitched the tenth and became the pitcher of record.
Austin Rauch's homer in the bottom of the 10th sent the Baby Rockies to victory last night. Jeff Cunningham hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, his third. David Christensen and Bo Bowman had three hits each, along with Cunnigham. Derek Kinzler and Warren Schaeffer didn't drive in any runs, the only two not to do so, but they walked three times and two times.