Colorado Springs, W 5-3: Sal Fasano knocked in three of the five runs, including the go-ahead run on a sac fly in the top of the ninth. Kenny Perez walked four times and Eric Young, Jr. stole his 19th base. Jason Hirsh went 6 1/3 innings, allowed two runs, walked two, and struck out six.
Tulsa, W 4-3: Daniel Carte received a gold star for his performance last night. He hit a three-run homer in the second inning to put the Drillers up 3-0. Come the eighth inning, the game was tied at three, but don't fear! Daniel Carte came to bat. Carte had an RBI single to put the Drillers ahead 4-3.
Jhoulys Chacin allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings. He walked two, struck out five, and had a 10-2 GO-FO. Austin Chambliss (who picked up the win and struck out two) and Tommy Baumgardner (who recorded the save) held Arkansas hitless over the last three innings of the game. Chambliss, we should note, made his Texas League debut in this game, having been promoted to replace Adam Bright (who went on the DL).
The Tulsa World reports that Jeff Kindel missed the game to attend his grandmother's funeral, Cole Garner did not play due to flu-like symptoms, and Chris Nelson left the game in the fifth after a tag to his head.
Modesto, W 9-5: Cory Riordan allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings of work. He walked two and struck out five. Joey Williamson picked up a three-inning save after allowing two runs (one earned) and striking out five.
Brian Rike fell a home run short of the cycle, drove in three runs, and stole a base (4); Radames Nazario collected three hits and an RBI; Jay Cox had a triple; and Jeff Cunningham had two hits and an RBI.
Asheville, L 1-2 in 10 innings: Charleston scored in the eighth, David Christensen tied the game in the ninth on a single, and in the 10th Charleston won the game. Scott Robinson, Jordan Pacheco, Kiel Roling, and Tyler Massey each had two hits. Jimmy Cesario hit his 10th double.
Ethan Hollingsworth threw 6 2/3 innings of shutout baseball, striking five along the way. He scattered seven hits.