Colorado Springs, L 3-6: Brandon Hynick surrendered six runs in five innings and struck out one. Of the nine hits allowed, Hynick served up three homers for four runs. Carlos Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base.
Tulsa, L 1-2: In the top of the ninth, Adam Bright walked two with a sac bunt in between. On the second walk, the runner on second moved to third on a wild pitch. Tommy Baumgardner came in and allowed the go-ahead sac fly. In the bottom of the ninth, Darin Holcomb reached third base, but he was stranded there when Daniel Carte grounded out to end the game.
Mike Paulk went 2-for-4 with two doubles and Darin Holcomb went 2-for-4 with a double. Keith Weiser turned in an outstanding effort of 6 2/3 innings, one run allowed, and six strikeouts.
The Tulsa World reports that Bright's shoulder issues led to what happened in the top of the ninth.
Modesto, W 4-3 in 14 innings: Jeff Cunningham, who entered the game in the 12th inning, played hero last night, hitting his first homer of the season to put the Nuts ahead 4-3 in the top of the 14th. Craig Baker then closed the game out for his eighth save.
Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-6 with a triple and a run scored. Lars Davis had two hits and an RBI. Cory Riordan went five innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks. He also struck out three. Austin Chambliss and and Matthew Reynolds each threw three innings of work. Reynolds struck out five in the process.
Asheville, W 7-6: Down 5-6 entering the bottom of the ninth, the Tourists mounted a comeback to win the game, but it was done in such an interesting way. Pat Venditte came in for Charleston to pitch. Venditte, for those who don't know, is an ambidextrous pitcher. Anyway, Tyler Massey and Ryan Peisel each recorded an out. Carlos Martinez and Scott Robinson each singled to keep the game alive. Then Delta Cleary stepped to the plate, but stood near by at the game's conclusion. A throwing error by the catcher and then the center fielder allowed both runners to score. The Tourists won!
Oh, Delta Cleary did go 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI, and a stolen base (1). Jimmy Cesario collect two hits, one being his first homer, and two RBI. Robinson Fabian went 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and striking out seven. Kurt Yacko threw 1 2/3 innings and struck out three.