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Wednesday Pebble Report: Samuel Deduno does mostly good things

Colorado Springs, L 3-4
Matt Wilhite was unable to hold things down in the bottom of the ninth, allowing a Joe Borchard walk-off three-run homer. Adam Eaton turned in a good start after pitching 5 2.3 innings, allowing only a run, and striking out four. Matt Belisle struck out four in two innings.

Chris Frey hit a sac fly and Sal Fasano had an RBI single in the second. Matt Miller singled in a run in the seventh.

Tulsa, W 3-2
The offense came from the back of the lineup as the first four batters combined for no hits in 14 AB's. Well, Anthony Jackson did drive in a run despite not recording a hit. Ryan Harvey drove in the other two runs on a two-out double in the fourth, and Michael McKenry collected three hits and threw out two runners.

Samuel Deduno picked up his 10th win of the season, though he walked five. Other than those five walks, he performed quite well: 6 IP, 1 R/ER, 8 K. Edgmer Escalona struck out five in two innings of work before Andrew Johnston recorded his 26th save.

Modesto, L 1-5
Hector Gomez hit fifth homer of the season in the ninth inning to score the only run for the Nuts. Kenny Durst pitched solidly for 7 1/3 innings. having allowed only two runs (one earned). Chris Malone, on the other hand, allowed three runs in the bottom of the eighth (and the Durst's second run).

Asheville was postponed due to rain. Double header today.

Tri-City, W 3-1
Rex Brothers picked up his second win after pitching two innings of relief and striking out four. Josh Hungerman started and allowed a solo homer in 4 2/3 innings. Charlie Ruiz struck out two on the way to his ninth save.

Ben Paulsen went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a triple, and an RBI. Kent Matthes and Joe Sanders drove in the other runs. Tim Wheeler had two singles.

Casper, L 5-8
Chris Balcom-Miller continues his strong performance in the Pioneer League, pitching six innings, allowing no runs on three hits, and striking out five. His GO-FO was 9-4. Edwar Cabrera struck out two in the seventh before giving way to the collapse of the bullpen in the eighth. Alejandro Barraza and Leuris Gomez allowed eight runs in the eighth on five hits and two errors.

Avery Barnes went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI (Casper Star-Tribune story on him); Jared Clark had two hits and an RBI; Chandler Laurent struck out four times; and Angelys Nina collected two singles and an RBI.