The Springs, L 7-11: If you read today's Rockpile you already know that Hirsh didn't survive the inning of this contest. Moving to the offense, Omar Quintanilla hit a three-run homer, his third of the season, and Joe Gaetti hit his fifth for the Sky Sox. Joe Koshansky had two doubles and two RBI.
Tulsa, L 5-6 in 11 innings: Judd Songster coughed up the long ball to Corey Myers in the 11th inning that ended this game in a loss for the Drillers. Samuel Deduno started and allowed three runs (one earned), walked four, and struck out five. He needs to find his consistency again, as he walked a total of one batter over his previous two starts and in the two starts before that he combined to walk 11. Christian Colonel hit his 11th homer for the Drillers. Jonathan Herrera had three more singles, was caught stealing for the 12th time, and his 19th error allowed an unearned run to score.
Modesto, W 11-2: Add another good start to Hynick's season total, as he picked up his 12th win after going eight innings. He allowed both High Desert runs, a two-run homer in the first inning. His 9-12 GO-FO could have been better, but those things happen from time to time. Pedro Strop pitched the ninth and struck out all three batters. Jeff Kindel, Lino Garcia, and Daniel Carte each hit homers yesterday, with Kindel also having two doubles also. Carte came in as a pinch runner in the fifth for Cole Garner, who had two singles at that point. Chris Nelson also added two doubles in the contest, tied at 26 with Carte in that category.
Asheville, L 3-7: In the eighth inning, Mike Paulk stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and unleashed a bases-clearing double. Unfortunately, that was all the scoring for the Tourists last night. Anthony Jackson stole his 28th base during that inning, and Hector Gomez walked that inning also. Andy Graham had the start, allowed six runs in four innings, and walked six. He walked four in his last outing. Andrew Kreidermacher, in his second appearance since returning from an injury, had a a perfect inning of relief.
Tri-City, L 1-7: Lars Davis had a triple and Brandon Mitchell drove in the only Tri-City run. In his second start, Cory Riordan was roughed up for four runs over six innings and struck out three. Brandon Miller allowed six hits in two innings, but allowed only three runs to score.
Casper, W 11-4: Down by two in the top of the ninth, the Baby Rockies had a nine-run frame to pick up the win. In that inning the batters showed some patience at the plate by walking three times (two walks scored runs), and three others were hit (the second and third HBP's scored runs). Wilin Rosario had a two-run double, which was followed by a three-run shot by Austin Rauch. Oh, and all this scoring occurred with two outs. Luis Noboa allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings, but the relief trio of Kenny Durst, Jonathan Molina, and Randall Taylor shutdown Missoula for the next 4 1/3 innings, allowing four hits.