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Sunday Pebble Report

Colorado Springs, L 5-6 - Four of the Sky Sox's runs came in the third inning. And it all started with a John Koronka walk at the beginning of the inning. Jayson Nix had a double, which was followed by a Cory Sullivan driving in Koronka on a single. Seth Smith then drove in Nix on an single. Edwin Bellorin then doubled in Sully and Smith. Sully scored the other run in the first on a Sean Barker ground out. Smith went 4-for-5.

Koronka allowed four runs in six innings. Alberto Arias blew the save in the seventh after a Nick Stavinoha pop up double to Nix tied the game.

Tulsa, L 5-7 - Tony Blanco added two more RBI to his Tulsa total, having seven now in his short stint with the team. He went 3-for-4 with a double. Duke Sardinha hit his first homer, and Jeff Dragicevich drove in two runs.

Xavier Cedeno failed to complete five inning, leaving after 4 2/3 IP. He allowed four runs on eight hits and four walks. Jarrett Grube allowed the other three.

Modesto, L 3-9 - Mike Paulk went 2-for-2 with an RBI double, a sac fly, and a walk.  Anthony Jackson had a sac fly in the ninth to score Mike McKenry. He started the ninth inning with his sixth double.

Shane Lindsay also failed to complete five innings, allowing three runs on six hits and six walks. He struck out five. Brandon Durden allowed two runs in 1 2/3 IP, and Tommy Baumgardner allowed four runs in two inning.

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Asheville, L 4-8 - Brian Rike led the offense with two hits (both doubles) and an RBI.  Everth Cabrera, Darin Holcomb, Jeff Cunningham, and Beau Seabury also had two hits. Seabury drove in two and Holcomb one. Cabrera stole his 16th base, was caught for the third time, and committed his eighth error.

Bruce Billings was knocked around eight runs (seven earned) in 3 1/3 IP. He allowed one run in the first, four in the third (three by way of one home run), and three in the fourth. The last run scored when Joey Williamson was on the mound. Williamson went 4 2/3 IP and struck out four (1.29 ERA on the season). Andy Groves pitched the last inning ans struck out two.