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Saturday Pebble Report: Minor league system hogs runs as big league team loses

Colorado Springs, W 19-0
Too bad the Sky Sox couldn't give some of their runs to the Rockies last night. Their were innings of two runs, four runs, and seven runs. Every starter had at least one hit, and Mark Bellhorn made the most of his with two homers (three RBI). Christian Colonel drove in three and Matt Murton added four more RBI on the season.

Brandon Hynick threw seven strong innings, allowed no runs on five hits, and struck out nine.

Tulsa, W 12-3
The Drillers had two four-run innings last night on their way to this victory. Dayton Buller drove in three runs on a sac fly and a two-run homer, and Mike Paulk went 4-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored. Ryan Harvey banged out an RBI triple.

Brandon Durden went six innings, allowing three runs on nine hits. Jon George and Adam Bright held things down on their end to finish the game.

Modesto, L 5-6
Whoa, boy! Christian Friedrich dominated the Ports last night. He threw five innings of two-hit ball and struck out 11. Chris Malone . . . didn't. He allowed three runs in the sixth inning. And then Austin Chambliss and Sean Jarrett combined to allow three more runs. Having a five run lead entering the bottom of the sixth, the Nuts wound up losing.

Hector Gomez went 3-for-3 with a single, double, and triple. Matt Repec hit a two-run homer.

Asheville, L 1-8
Good news: Parker Frazier struck out five. Bad news: He allowed six runs on 12 hits in 5 2/3 innings. Good news: Of the 12 non-strikeouts, nine were ground outs. The offense had six hits, but there isn't anything worth noting.

Tri-City, W 8-5
Rex Brothers made his professional debut last night after Daniel Perkins allowed four runs in eight innings. Brothers struck out two in one inning and pick up the win.

Ben Paulsen, Bo Bowman, and Kevin Clark led the offensive charge last night. Paulsen had three hits and two RBI, Bowman hit a two-run homer (6), and Kevin Clark had two hits (one for a two-run homer) and four RBI. Tim Wheeler stole two bases to reach six on the season.

Casper, L 3-5
Clint Tilford had a night he'd like to forget: 2 IP, 2 H, 4 R/ER, 5 BB. He allowed all five walks and all four runs in the second inning. Edwar Cabrera held things down for the next three innings, allowing only a run and striking out four. Steve Junker and Jonathan Vargas held Ogden scoreless over the last eight innings.

Jared Clark hit a solo home run, his third of the season.