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Monday Pebble Report

The Springs, W 6-2: Joe Koshansky hit a three-run homer, his 28th, in the eighth inning to give the Sky Sox a four-run cushion. A Jeff Dragicevich RBI single, a Mike McCoy sac fly, and a Matt Miller RBI single accounted for the other three runs.

Greg Reynolds, making his first start in nearly a month, fared well. He allowed no runs on four hits in 4 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out three. Valerio De Los Santos allowed both runs, but Steven Register and Ryan Speier held Salt Lake to one hit over the last 2 2/3 innings of the game.

Tulsa, L 6-7: The Tulsa offense exploded out of the gate, only to falter almost immediately after. In the first inning, a Tony Blanco RBI double, a Jeff Kindel RBI groundout, a run scored on a wild pitch, and Justin Nelson's 17th homer gave the Drillers a 4-0 lead. Blanco would go on to add two more RBI.

But then Josh Hall, making his first start for the Drillers, took the mound. Using 105 pitches,  he allowed all seven runs over the next 3 1/3 innings (2, 2, 2, and 1). Jarrett Grube kept the game in check over the next 3 2/3 innings, allowing no runs on only two hits.

Modesto, L 1-2: Esmil Rogers turned in a solid six innings last night. He surrendered a run and struck out three. Unfortunately, the Modesto offense didn't show up. The offense managed one run on six hits, two each by Daniel Mayora and Lino Garcia and one each by Victor Ferrante and Jason Van Kooten. Ferrante had the RBI in the first.

Jon George allowed the winning run in the eighth, and Will Harris followed with a clean 1 1/3 innings and three strikeouts.

Asheville, L 8-14: Not a good night to be an Asheville pitcher. Robinson Fabian allowed eight runs in 4 1/3 innings, Sheng-An Kuo allowed seven hits and three runs in 1 2/3 innings, and Joey Williamson allowed three over the last three innings of the game.

Darin Holcomb went 4-for-5 with a double, three RBI, and a double. Bo Bowman and Warren Schaeffer each collected three hits and an RBI. Kevin Clark knocked out two doubles for his two hits. David Christensen struck out three times.

Tri-City, W 3-2 in 11 innings: Johnny Bowden's RBI single in the fourth gave the Dust Devils a 1-0 lead, but they immediately went down 1-2 after the end of the top of the fifth. Patrick Rose's homer in the bottom of the ninth, his third, sent the game into extra innings. In the bottom of the 11th, Charlie Blackmon led off with a fly out, but then the bases became loaded on an Erik Wetzel walk (who stole second after that (his second of the night, fourth this season)), an intentional walk to Patrick Rose, and a Johnny Bowden hit-by-pitch. Leonardo Reyes drove in Wetzel on a sac fly to win the game.

Jonnathan Aristil surrendered both runs in 5 1/3 inningsand struck out five. Hector Luna, Zach McClellan, and David Parker combined to hold Yakima hitless over the next 3 2/3 innings. Brandon Miller picked up the win after pitching the last two innings and allowing a hit.

Casper: Casper just can't get a break. They were scheduled to play two games, the first being the completion of a game suspended on August 14 due to wet grounds. Well, both games failed to take place due to wet grounds. Casper hasn't played since the August 14 game was suspended.