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Wednesday Pebble Report: There Still Are Tie Games In Baseball

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Colorado Springs, L 6-8
Up 6-2 in the bottom of the ninth, the Sky Sox had all kinds of fail. The inning started off all right with a strikeout by Chaz Roe, but then an Eider Torres throwing error put a man on base. Roe and then Nick Boerbrodt were singled to death, which put Damian Moss in the game with a 6-3 lead. A two-run double and then a three-run homer won the game for Reno.

Roe went 8 1/3 innings, allowed four runs, and struck out two. Eider Torres had four hits in five at-bats, three doubles, scored twice, and drove in a run. Dexter Fowler hit a double and drove in a run.

Tulsa, L 4-5 (13 innings)
Cory Riordan surrendered four runs on 11 hits in seven innings. All four runs scored on home runs, a three-run and a solo shot. Chris Malone and Scott Rice held NW Arkansas scoreless for the next five innings. Stuart Pomeranz came in for the 13th innings and allowed three singles to score the game-winning run.

Catcher Lars Davis went 3-for-6 and scored once. Charlie Blackmon hit a double, walked, and scored twice.

Modesto and the Cal League were off yesterday.

SAL All-Star Game, 5-5
Yeah, a tie. Eliezer Mesa went 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and two RBI. Angelys Nina went 0-for-2. Joe Sanders had a single. Alan DeRatt pitched the third inning and picked up the the blown save when he allowed two runs. Sheng-An Kuo was the 10th and final pitcher for the SAL South team, walking one.

Tri-City, W 6-5
Erik Stavert (7th Round, 2009, Go Ducks!) gave up a gopher ball for two runs in the first inning and then settled down. He finished with 4 2/3 innings, three runs (two earned), and three strikeouts. Clint Tilford allowed two more runs on a homer, but also struck out four in 2 2/3 innings. Both home runs allowed were hit by Padres' second round selection Jedd Gyorko.

Dustin Garneau hit a two-run triple to put the Dust Devils on board, and followed that in the bottom of the seventh with an RBI single. Jared Simon went 3-for-3 and drove in two. Carlos Martinez account for the other run on a single in the seventh.

Casper, L 7-9
Alving Mejias (Venezuela, 2008) made his stateside debut, but wants a mulligan. He had a nasty second and third innings, allowing six of his seven runs then. In the second inning, he allowed a grand slam, which was followed in the third with a two-run blast. He picked off a batter at second.

Juan Crousset and Blake McDade led the offense with five total hits and four RBI. Rafael Ortega hit a triple and scored once. Corey Dickerson had three hits, stole a base, scored thrice, and walked twice.