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Friday Pebble Report

The Springs, W 12-8: It was home run night for the Sky Sox last night, with four of the seven coming in the second inning. Ian Stewart (13) and Joe Gaetti (7) each hit two homers, while Seth Smith (11), Edwin Bellorin (8), and Clint Barmes (8) each had one. Stewart and Gaetti led the team with five and three RBI each. After giving up four runs in five innings, Bobby Keppel was replaced with Josh Newman. The lefty allowed three runs in his 1 1/3 innings pitched.

Tulsa, L 6-7 in 12 innings: Matt Daley pitched the final 2 1/3 innings of the game fairly well until a Corey Meyer's bunt single scored the winning run. But this game was blown twice, first by Judd Songster, second by Steven Register. After taking a 6-5 lead, Register allowed the run on two singles and a sac bunt. Sean Thompson had a much better outing this time by going five innings and allowing only two runs.

Tomas Duenas drove in four runs for the Drillers, three on his fourth homer of the season. This game was a return to Dickey-Stephens Park.

Mike Coolbaugh is the subject of Etkin's latest Farm Report.

Modesto, W 8-4: Brandon Durden went 7 2/3 innings, allowed al four runs, but struck out seven. He also had a 12-4 GO-FO. Since June 5 when he walked four, Durden has not walked more than two in any of the next nine starts. Jeff Kindel had a three-run homer, and Jose Valdez drove in three also. Four Nuts (Justin Nelson, Becktel, Young, and Valdez) each stole one base, while Chris Nelson stole four bases (second base three times and third once). He has 18 this season.

Asheville, W 4-2, W 9-2: In the first game Aneury Rodriguez went five innings of the seven-inning contest, allowed two runs, and struck out six. Anthony Jackson had a solo home run early in the game and drove in two more on a double later on.

In the second game Anthony Jackson had another homer as part of his 4-for-4 game, and Victor Ferrante had a three-run shot for his 13th of the season. Simon Ferrer also went five innings, allowed only two hits, but also walked four.

Tri-City, L 5-8: Twelve hits for the Dust Devils, but they only had two extra-base hits to show for it. Kevin Clark and Darin Holcomb had the doubles, while Everth Cabrera drove in two runs. Robinson Fabian put fives on the board in innings pitched and runs allowed. Brandon Miller came in for his ninth appearance and allowed a run. He's allowed at least a run in six of those appearances..

Casper: The Pioneer League had the night off.