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Saturday Pebble Report: Mike Zuanich promoted to Asheville

Colorado Springs, L 3-5
Alan Johnson's been mulling around after a hot start to the year. Last night was a pedestrian outing as he allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings. Ryan Speier was charged with the blown save after allowing an inherited runner to score and walking on a run. Dan Ortmeier went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI.

Tulsa, W 7-5
Andy Graham made a spot start last night, pitching three scoreless innings and striking out four. Xavier Cedeno and Al Alburquerque allowed the five runs over five innings. Edgmer Escalona picked up his third save.

Jeff Kindel, Daniel Mayora, and Darin Holcomb led the offense with three homers (two two-run, one solo).

The Tulsa World has a good recap.

Modesto, W 2-0
Connor Graham had a fine performance last night. He struck out nine in fove innings and allowed no runs on two hits. Ethan Hollingsworth allowed two hits and struck out three in 2 2/3 innings.

All the scoring took place in the second inning when Hector Gomez started the inning with a double. Scott Beerer tripled in Gomez and Jeff Cunningham hit a sac fly to score Beerer. The Modesto Bee has more on Beerer.

The Nuts also stopped some guys 45-game hitting streak.

Asheville, W 6-5 (7 innings)
In the first game of the double header, Isaiah Froneberger started the game and allowed three runs on three hits and three walks. The three runs scored on a home run by Andy D'Alessio in the third. But Kiel Roling and Delta Cleary countered with homers of their own. Roling hit his fifth in the second inning and Cleary had a three-run dinger, his fifth, in the sixth inning. The center fielder also stole his 19th base.

Asheville, L 6-8 (7 innings)
The pitching really fell through big time in this one, allowing seven runs in the seventh inning. A bunch of singles, doubles, and one home run scored the runs charged to Mike Marbry and Kurt Yacko (five to the former, but two inherited by the latter). Kiel Roling hit his sixth homer, a three-run shot, as part of a 4-for-4, four RBI night.

Tri-City, W 10-7
Scott Beerer wasn't the only Dust Devil to receive a promotion. Mike Zuanich moved up to Asheville, though he did not play in either end of the double header.

Bo Bowman went 4-for-4 with two RBI, and Jeremiah Sammy hit his third homer of the season, a two-run shot in the fourth. Kent Matthes also drove in a run. There were six stolen bases, two by Sammy and one each by Joey Wong, Austin Rauch, Kevin Clark, and Orlando Sandoval.

Sheng-An Kuo took a beating last night by allowing seven runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. He did, however, strike out six. Eric Fedrico, Rhett Ballard, and Charlie Ruiz held Everett to one single over the last 4 1/3 innings of the game.

Casper, W 8-6
Nathan Hines hit his fourth homer, a two-run blast in the third inning. Angelys Nina and Jared Clark each hit their first home run of the season. Nina went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, his fourth stolen base, and a walk. Juan Gonzalez allowed six runs in three innings, striking out five in the process. The bullpen did a stupendous job by not allowing a run over the last six innings. Paul Bargas picked up his first win.