The Springs, L 6-7: Jayson Nix scored three times and had three hits while Joe Koshansky crept closer to the century mark for RBI as he drove in his 96th and 97th runs last night. Ramon Ramirez and Juan Morillo both allowed three runs in back-to-back innings. Morillo walked two and allowed three hits in the process.
Tulsa, W 6-5 in 11 innings: Mark Redman made his first start for the organization and put fives on the board for innings pitched, hits, and runs allowed. He did strike out seven RockHounds. The offense struck out 14 times, nine by starter Danny Borrell, but found a way to come back late in the game. Aaron Rifkin hit his 14th homer in the eight inning, which was followed by Christian Colonel's 14th homer, a three-run shot, in the bottom of the ninth. That sent the game into extra innings until the 11th inning when Aaron Rifkin singled in Corey Wimberly.
The Drillers might play in Jenks, OK in the future.
Modesto: Off-day for the Cal League.
Asheville: Off-day for the Tourists.
Tri-City, W 3-1: Cory Riordan had his finest outing of the season after he struck out 11 in 6 2/3 innings and allowed one run on three hits. In the Tri-City Herald, Riordan said this about last night's peformance, "Today my stuff was the best it has been all year. I was able to throw three pitches (fastball, curve, slider) consistently for strikes."
Helder Velazquez and Darin Holcomb each had an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to send the Dust Devils to the victory.
Casper, L 0-4: Jeff Fischer put together back-to-back strong outings for the first time since mid-July. He struck out seven in six innings and allowed three runs. It was, however, not enough for a win as the offense didn't show up and he fell to 0-9 on the season. Rarely-used 2007 fourth round pick Isaiah Froneberger saw some action on the mound last night when he struck out one in one inning of work.