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The Sky Sox (20-26, 4 GB) lost their eighth straight game, largely because their offense couldn't muster anything more than Brad Eldred's (2010 FA) sixth-inning two run homer (his tenth) of the year on offense. In doing so, the Sky Sox wasted another quality outing by Alan Johnson (2005 NDFA), who went six innings and gave up only one run. Franklin Morales (2002 Venezuela) also looked good on his rehab assignment with two scoreless innings in relief, striking out two with only one hit allowed. However, it was Juan Rincon (2009 FA) and Matt Reynolds (2005 NDFA) who simply could not hold the lead they was given, allowing two runs in the ninth on two hits and three walks, with Rincon (2-2) ultimately taking the loss.
The Drillers (19-26, 9 GB) won a wild extra-inning affair with three runs in the top of the 14th on a bases-clearing double by Scott Beerer (2003 2nd round), who had been struggling early on in 2010. Tulsa received solid pitching performances all around, including three innings of scoreless, five strikeout relief by Sean Jarrett (2006 20th round), who took the win (3-1) for the Drillers.
In the stadium that makes Coors Field look like Petco Park, the Nuts (25-21, 4 GB) won a slugfest behind the efforts of Ben Paulsen (2009 3rd round), who went 4-4 with his third homer, and company. Kenny Durst (2007 15th round) went 5.1 IP and gave up three runs on nine hits to get the win (5-2) while Rex Brothers (2010 supplemental first round) gave Modesto 1.1 IP of scoreless relief.
A five run sixth inning by the visitors ultimately undermined the Tourists (20-26, 8 GB), whose late rally (four runs in the eighth and ninth) fell just short. Angelys Nina (2007 DR), Jared Clark (2009 12th round), and Joey Wong (2009 UDFA) each had two RBIs for Asheville. Wes Musick (2009 9th round) went five innings and gave up three runs but it was Leuris Gomez (2005 DR) who imploded, giving up five runs in 0.2 IP and taking the loss (1-2).