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Wednesday Pebble Report: Tyler Matzek continues to strike out Sally League batters

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Baxter cycles into Beavers' history | News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Mike Baxter became the first player to hit for the cycle in modern Portland Beavers' history in Tuesday's 13-8 victory at Reno. I note this story because Mike Baxter was a friend back in our elementary school days.

The Springs, W 5-2
Dexter Fowler continues to hit in the Springs, going 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, and two walks. He is OPSing 1.173. Brad Eldred and Cole Garner combined for an 0-for-9 night, the former striking out three times. Omar Quintanilla collected two hits and two RBI. Andrew Johnston picked up his first save after pitching the final 1 2/3 innings and striking out two.

Tulsa and the Texas League had the night off.

Modesto, W 7-4
Thomas Field hit two home runs last night, reaching nine for the season. The first was a solo shot in the third inning, and the second was a two-run blast in the ninth. Jimmy Cesario and Erik Wetzel combined to drive in the other four runs.

Dan Houston allowed three runs in six innings, striking out four and walking four. Kurt Yacko threw two scoreless innings and struck out two.

Asheville, W 11-5
Tyler Matzek took the mound for his fourth start of the season and made it through 4 2/3 innings. He struck out the first two batters in the fifth, but a walk and a single put a runner on third. Chad Rose, who went 2 1/3 innings, came in got a strike out to end the inning. Overall, Matzek surrendered three hits, walked four, struck out seven, and had a 5-2 GO-FO.He has a 1.93 ERA on the season, and has struck out at least five in each of his first four starts.

Joe Sanders and Helder Velazquez each drove in four, the latter doing it on two two-run doubles. Eliezer Mesa hit an RBI triple, and catcher Dallas Tarleton knocked in the other two.