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Sunday Pebble Report:

Colorado Springs: W 9-5

Two homeruns and four RBI by Joe Koshansky and a quality start by Jason Hirsh were the keys to this win.

Tulsa: L 3-5

All three of the Drillers runs were scored by solo homerun off Jess Todd, so the game may have had abetter result had they been able to get a few more runners on base. Chaz Roe's start was marred by a terrible fourth inning that saw him give up two doubles, two singles, and HBP and three runs, but otherwise he was pretty sound.

Modesto: L 3-9

Esmil Rogers lasted just four innings, giving up three of San Jose's runs, but the game sort of fell apart when he left as James Burok gave up four more runs and an anemic Nuts offense couldn't keep close. Michael McKenry and Jay Cox both doubled, but they were the only Nuts to record hits.

Asheville: L 7-12

Shane Lindsay made a rehab appearance, getting through two and two thirds innings with one run allowed and two hits and two walks. Sheng An Kuo came on in relief of Lindsay and got blistered for nine runs an inning and two thirds, including four on a fourth inning grand slam. Bo Bowman hit his first Asheville homer, and Brian Lapin homered in his second straight game.

Tri-City: W 7-4

Andy Goff had a .493 OPS at Casper, so you had to wonder why management chose to move him to Tri-City, where hitting will typically be more difficult, but his debut yesterday had to put some of those questions to rest. Goff doubled and homered in four at bats, while Chad Lembeck also knocked one out of the yard at Boise (okay, so they were at the one NWL stadium that would be more suited to the Pioneer League,) Jordan Pacheco drove in four, and Jonnathan Aristil had a quality start in the victory.

Casper: L 9-11

After combining for three runs on Friday, the same two teams broke out the bats for twenty on the day after. Chad Jacobsen had three hits, while six other Ghosts had two apiece and everybody in the lineup had at least one. The only Ghost who failed to reach base at least twice was Shane Lowe, who did get a single in five at bats. Maikol Gonzalez and Wilin Rosario tripled, while Gonzalez, Jacobsen, Tyler Massey and Mike Zuanich all doubled. Marco Duarte and Edwar Cabrera faltered on the mound, however, allowing all eleven runs in their combined six innings.