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Saturday Pebble Report

Colorado Springs, L 2-3: Carlos Gonzalez hit a solo homer (1), and Eric Young Jr. collected two hits and a stolen base. Jason Hirsh went 5 2/3 innings allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits and a walk. Randy Flores struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning.

Tulsa, W 9-0: Cole Garner had quite the game last night. He hit two homers, a solo shot and a two-run blast, in his 4-for-5, 3 RBI night. Chris Nelson also hit his first two homers of the season, both solo shots. Oh, and Daniel Mayora also added a homer. Mike Paulk had a two-run double in the first, as well.

The pitching was also on last night. Keith Weiser threw six shutout innings and struck out six. Xavier Cedeno and Adam Bright each had score less innings before and after Shane Lindsay pitched. Lindsay didn't allow any runs and struck out three, but he did walk two.

Modesto, L 4-7: Cory Riordan got knocked around in 4 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and three walks. He struck out five. Randall Taylor allowed two runs on the following 2 1/3 innings before Edgmer Escalona finished Modesto's pitching effort. He walked one and struck out one. Maikol Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with three RBI, and Jason Van Kooten had three singles.

Asheville, L 6-16: I wish Michael Bianucci played for Asheville last night. He went 6-for-6 with a double, two homers (two-run and grand slam), and seven RBI. The first homer was hit off of Parker Frazier, who allowed five runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings. Aaron Weatherford allowed the grand slam, pitching two innings, allowing five hits and two walks. He did strike out three. Tyler Trice allowed three runs in two-thirds of an inning. He also allowed both of the runners he inherited from Frazier to score. Kurt Yacko allowed three runs in the ninth.

Asheville countered Hickory's 21 hits with 14 of their own. Scott Robinson (3-for-4, 2 R), Patrick Rose (2-for-4, 4 R), and Jimmy Cesario (3-for-4) led the hit parade at the top of the order, but the middle of the order, Pacheco and Massey, each drove in two.

Oh, and Hickory committed six errors.