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Colorado Springs, L 3-7
Jason Hirsh was knocked around in 2 2/3 innings, allowing three in the first, one in the second, and three in the third. He surrendered six hits and walked four. The bullpen trio of Kurt Birkins, Ben Julianel, and Matt Belisle held Portland scoreless over the last 5 1/3 innings.

Matt Murton collected three hits, and Mike McCoy (at SS and CF) stole his 28th base. Portland's Mike Baxter had a double, a walk, and an RBI.

Tulsa, L 1-7
This was a tightly-played game on both sides. Chaz Roe went 6 1/3 innings, allowed four runs on four hits and two walks, and struck out five. He did have a no-hitter going into the fifth before Cedric Hunter hit a one-out single. Darin Holcomb hit a home run (4) in the eighth. Cole Garner took his eighth stolen base.

Modesto, L 7-8 in 13 innings
The Nuts doubled their run production from the second through fourth innings, but did nothing after. Brian Rike homered in the second inning; Hector Gomez had a two-run double in the third; and then a Matt Repec RBI single and a Jeff Cunningham three-run homer (3) in the fourth inning put the Nuts ahead 7-3.

Cory Riordan allowed seven runs on eight hits (two homers) and two walks. He struck out five. The bullpen trio of Carlos Luna, Matt Reynolds, and Craig Baker did a good job over the next four innings, but come the 13th, Ching-Lung Lo failed keep the game going. He allowed a double and a single before issuing an IBB. A sac fly then won the game.

The defense committed four errors.

Asheville, W 9-3
Parker Frazier turned in a quality outing with three runs scoring in 7 2/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked three. Two of the runs scored on solo home runs.

David Christensen turned in an outstanding performance in the confines of McCormick FIeld. He went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer (13, three-run), and four RBI. Delta Cleary went 4-for-4 with two RBI and a walk. Kiel Roling also had three hits.

Tri-City, W 8-5
It was quite a power show last night for Tri-City, as Mike Zuanich, Bo Bowman, and Jeremiah Sammy hit  home runs. It was Zuanich's seventh, Bowman's second (a three-run shot), and Sammy's first and second. Sammy went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, two homers, and three RBI. Zuanich also collected three hits.

Brad McAtee allowed a run in four innings, Kyle Walker three in 1 2/3 innings, and Charlie Ruiz an unearned run in the ninth. Rhett Ballard allowed no runs in 2 1/3 innings and struck out four.

Casper, L 4-6
Kyle Hancock turned in his best pro outing so far, allowing only two runs in five innings. He walked three and struck out three. Two of the runs came on a homer in the fourth inning. He had a 6-4 GO-FO. Tyler Gagnon let things fall apart in the sixth when he allowed a three-run homer to Keon Broxton.