Colorado Springs, W 9-0 - Seth Smith and Omar Quintanilla had their first homers of the season in this rout of Nashville last night. Smith, who had four RBI, hit a three-run homer in the first, and Quintanilla, who had three RBI, had a two-run shot in the sixth. Cory Sullivan and Joe Koshansky drove in the other two runs.
John Koronka held Nashville to three hits over seven innings. Matt Daley allowed the only other hit before Steven Register struck out two batters in the ninth.
Tulsa, L 5-6 - The Drillers scored four runs in the first inning off a Dexter Fowler RBI double, a Daniel Carte RBI single, and a Jeff Dragicevich two-run home run. In the fourth, Daniel Carte doubled in Chris Nelson to tie the game at five. Unfortunately that was all the scoring for the Drillers last night. To open the fifth inning, Springfield's Luke Gossett hit a homer to left field to gain the lead.
Xavier Cedeno pitched for five innings, allowed six runs on nine hits and four walks, and struck out four. Jarrett Grube, Adam Bright, and Jon George combined to allow three baserunners over the next four innings, but did not give up any hits.
With Eric Young Jr. out with a broken bone in his wrist, Corey Wimberly now plays second. Find out the call up to Tulsa in the Modesto section.
Modesto, W 11-7 - Mike McKenry and Mike Paulk hit their second home runs of the season (three-run variety) and had four RBI each. Tony Blanco hit a mammoth home run to cap a short run with the Nuts. He will play for Tulsa as a result of EY Jr.'s injury. In the seventh, Cole Garner had an RBI double and Matt Repec singled in Garner. Garner also stole two bases last night.
Shane Lindsay threw four innings of four-run, six-hit ball. He walked three and struck out seven. Brandon Durden picked up the win after pitching the fifth and sixth innings. He allowed a run. Andy Graham surrendered two more runs and collected only one out before leaving the game. Will Harris struck out three in 1 2/3 IP. Tommy Baumgardner walked and struck out one in the ninth inning.
Asheville W 6-3 - Helder Velazquez's bat beat Augusta last night as he hit a grand slam in the seventh inning and had an RBI single earlier the game. Brian Rike drove in the other run and walked twice. Everth Cabrera had two hits and stole his 14th base. Mike Mitchell went 3-for-5 with a double, and Darin Holcomb's two hits went for doubles.
Bruce Billings went seven innings, allowed two runs on six hits and two walks, and struck out struck out seven. Randall Taylor picked up his sixth save.