Colorado Springs, W 5-4 (2-0): In 4 1/3 innings, Josh Fogg didn't do terribly, but he didn't do that great, either. He allowed three runs on eight hits. Scott Munter picked up with win after pitching the next 2 2/3 innings flawlessly. Steven Register picked up the save.
The Sky Sox did the majority of their damage in the first inning. Mike McCoy, 3-for-3 with two doubles, led the game off with a double and eventually scored on a play that saw Jonathan Herrera lay down a sac bunt and make it safely to second after a throwing error by the catcher. Herrera touched home on a Matt Murton RBI ground out, and Christian Colonel drove in Carlos Gonzalez, who reached on a walk, to finish the scoring that inning. Gonzalez came back in the fifth with his own RBI, a ground out that scored McCoy. Edwin Bellorin drove in Kenny Perez in the sixth.
Tulsa, W 4-2 (1-1): One, the number of home runs Anthony Jackson hit in 2008 with the Modesto Nuts. Two, the number of home runs Anthony Jackson hit last night in Tulsa's win. Jackson began the game with a first-pitch leadoff solo homer and then came back in the fifth with a two-run shot. Cole Garner drove in his first RBI of the season in the sixth with a single to score Jeff Kindel. Chris Nelson struck out twice, had a hit, and stole a base.
The pitching was outstanding last night. Samuel Deduno picked up the win after pitching six scoreless innings. He limited Corpus Christi to three hits, struck out six batters, and had a 9-3 GO-FO. Shane Lindsay pitched two scoreless innings and struck out two. Well, the pitching was outstanding until the ninth. Andrew Johnston pitched the ninth and allowed two runs. He also hit two batters.
Modesto, W 7-5, W 6-5 (2-0): In the first game, Connor Graham picked up his first win of the 2009 season by pitching five innings of four-hit, one-run ball. He walked two, struck out four, and had a 8-3 GO-FO. Austin Chambliss ran into some problems in the seventh, allowing four runs that inning. Edgmer Escalona relieved him with two men on and recorded two outs. Craig Baker allowed a a two-run single (runs charged to Chambliss) and threw a wild pitch, but then struck out the next batter to pick up his first save.
Matt Repec,1B, and Jason Van Kooten, 2B, both repeating Modesto, lead the offense with two RBI each. Charlie Blackmon had a single, an RBI, and scored twice. One of those runs scored by Blackmon came on a Brian Rike RBI ground out. Rike went 0-for-3 with a walk and strikeout.
In the second game, the pitching struggled a bit. Kenny Durst started and allowed three runs in three innings. He did strike out five but also walked three. Joey Williamson pitched the next three innings and allowed two runs on three hits. He struck out three. Four of the five runs came in the fourth inning when Williamson relieved Durst. Matthew Reynolds struck out one on his way to his first save.
The Nuts had a four-run second inning, which included a Radames Nazario RBI single, a Mike Mitchell RBI single, and a two run single by Charlie Blackmon. Mitchell, who wound up driving in three runs, and Blackmon each stole their first base of the season.
Brian VanderBeek reports that the crowd for the double header was disappointing due to what must be bad weather out in California.
Asheville (1-0): The game was postoponed due to rain.