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Saturday Pebble Report: As the Tri-City Dust Devils Season Begins, Parker Frazier and Casey Weathers Make Triumphant Returns in Dust Devil Victory

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Colorado Springs, L 4-8
Alan Johnson wants a repeat of the fourth inning, because he allowed five runs on three singles and a double that inning. Overall he went 4 2/3 innings and allowed eight runs on 11 hits. Edgmer Escalona pitched two innings and struck out three.

Dexter Fowler went 3-for-5, hit a double, and scored twice. Omar Quintanilla knocked out two doubles. The offense combined for 11 Ks.

Tulsa, L 2-3
Christian Friedrich pitched seven innings and allowed three runs (two earned). He walked two and allowed five hits. Also, he struck out four and had a 11-4 GO-FO. The offense was quiet tonight for the Drillers with only three hits. Charlie Blackmon hit a double for the Drillers' only extra-base hit and stole his fifth base.

Modesto, W 7-3 (7 innings)
Dan Houston had a smooth outing for the first six innings of the game, but that seventh inning proved troublesome. A few singles and a double put three runs on the board for Bakersfield. Kurt Yacko relieved Houston and finished the game by inducing a double play.

Erik Wetzel drove in three and had a double, while Scott Robinson, Mike Mitchell, and Time Wheeler each played one.

Modesto, L 2-4 (7 innings)
Jonnathan Aristil struck out five and allowed one run in four innings. Isaiah Froneberger over the fifth and six innings while striking out three. Tomas Field drove in both runs as part of his 2-for-3 night. One of his two hits went for a double.

Asheville, L 1-12
Wes Musick allowed six runs in 3 2/3 innings, Leuris Gomez followed with two runs allowed in 2 1/3 innings, and Sheng-An Kuo saw four more runs score in his two innings of work. Rhett Ballard was the only Asheville pitcher to not allow a run. Avery Barnes hit a triple and Eliezer Mesa had his 22nd double.


Tri-City, W 6-1
Parker Frazier, who is on the road to recovery from Tommy John surgery, delivered five scoreless innings of one-hit ball. He struck out six and had a 6-3 GO-FO. As the Tri-City Herald points out, after leadoff double Frazier recorded 15 straight outs. Casey Weathers (click name to read story, not link to player profile) struck out four batters because catcher Dustin Garneau had a passed ball on the second strikeout. Three of the four were of the swinging variety.

Carlos Martinez (2005, Dominican Republic) hit his first homer of the season, a two-run blast in the third inning. Chandler Laurent (2009, 21st Round) had two doubles and scored once. Joseph Scott (2009, 42nd Round) went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI.