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Wednesday Pebble Report: Parker Frazier, King of the Mound

Colorado Springs, L 2-4 (Completion of 8/10 game)
Eric Young Jr. went 3-for-5 and was caught stealing twice. Esmil Rogers struck out seven over six innings and allowed three runs.

Colorado Springs, L 1-3
Kurt Birkins struck out eight over seven innings and allowed one run on two hits. Unfortunately, Matt Herges allowed two runs in the sixth inning. Matt Miller drove in Eric Young on a triple in the first inning.

Tulsa: The Texas League had the night off.

Modesto, L 2-3
Bruce Billings took the mound for the second time after returning from injury and had trouble finding the strike zone. He walked five, but also struck out four. Ching-Lung Lo struck out five over the next three innings and allowed the two runners he inherited to score.

Jay Cox had a triple to start the sixth inning and scored on Matt Repec's single. Jeff Cunningham had two hits, one for a double, and scored the other Modesto run.

Asheville, W 5-0 (Completion of 8/10 game)
Jordan Pacheco hit his 12th homer of the season in the top of the ninth to finish the scoring. Ryan Peisel had two hits and drove in two runs, while Scott Robinson collected three hits. David Christensen had two hits, one for a double. Check out this amazing catch Christensen had last week.

Alan Deratt started and allowed two hits over four innings. Shane Lindsay walked tow and struck out three in the fifth inning.

Asheville, W 1-0
Parker Frazier twirled a gem last night, pitching seven innings, allowing three hits, and striking out eight. Adam Jorgenson picked up his 22nd save.

Scott Robinson singled in Thomas Field in the top of the eighth (an extra inning in this contest) to score the first and only run of the game,

Tri-City, W 6-0
Five of the six runs for Tri-City came in the final three frames. The first run scored in the fourth inning when Jeremiah Sammy singled in Tim Wheeler (who reached on a double). The run in the seventh inning went up on the board after Kevin Clark stole home. In the eighth inning, two sac flies and a bases-loaded walk accounted for the three runs. Kent Matthes had a single in the ninth for the final run.

Despite five walks, Carlos Luna didn't allow any runs and saw only one batter reach on a hit. Craig Benningson and Paul Bargas combined to allow three hits, and Rhett Ballard pitched a clean inning in the ninth.

Casper, L 2-3
Ricardo Ferrer allowed three runs on nine hits over six innings. He walked and struck out two. Nolan Arenado and Jared Clark drove in the runs.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that there are clubhouse whispers that Chris Balcom-Miller might move up to Tri-City soon.