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Friday Pebble Report: Tulsa Offensive Explosion Highlights Night Of Action

Colorado Springs, L 3-6
Cole Garner returned to the lineup for the first time since June 29 and went 2-for-3 with a run scored, two doubles, and two RBI. Greg Smith allowed two of his three run on homers and left after six innings. Scott Rice allowed three runs on a bunch of singles in the seventh to break the 3-3 tie, though I should note that Edgmer Escalona allowed two inherited runners to score when he cam in to relieve Rice. Taylor Buchholz allowed two hits in the eighth, but otherwise escaped unscathed.

Tulsa, W 17-2
Oh lordy, look at that score! The Drillers sure knew how to drive in the runs last night. The offense capped things off with an eight-run seventh inning. Nine of the 17 runs scored on home runs. Charlie Blackmon (who fell a triple short of the cycle) hit a grand slam in the second inning; Kiel Roling hit a two-run blast in the third; Bronson Sardinha hit a two-run homer in the fourth; and Wilin Rosario (three total RBI) had a solo shot in the seventh.

Matt Repec drove in a run, walked three times, and scored twice. Warren Schaeffer went 3-for-5 with two RBI. Keith Weiser struck out four and allowed two runs in seven innings. Matt Daley pitched a clean ninth inning, throwing four strikes in five pitches.

Asheville, W 6-5
Tyler Massey's RBI ground out in the top of the ninth broke the 5-5 tie and paved the way to Asheville's victory. Massey had two doubles and three total RBI. Nolan Arenado (3) and Jared Clark (14) hit back-to-back homers in the seventh inning.

Tyler Matzek held Greensboro to two runs in six innings on three walks and six hits. He also struck out five. Chad Rose blew the game in the seventh inning by allowing a three-run homer after two singles started the inning.

Tri-City, L 0-3
Erik Stavert turned in a solid five inning of work, limiting Eugene to two runs on three hits and a walk. He struck out six and got saddled with the loss. Chandler Laurent and Jeremiah Sammy both singled for the Dust Devils' two hits.

Casper, W 6-5
David Kandilas singled on a bunt ground ball to score Rafael Ortega in the bottom of the ninth to give Casper the victory. Kandilas went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and two RBI last night.

Two was a favorite number for many batters last night as six batters each had two hits. Corey Dickerson, one of the six, had a double and an RBI. Ortega, who scored the winning run, hit a triple earlier in the game.

Tyler Gagnon held Great Fall to a run in five innings and struck out five. Taylor Reid blew the save by allowing four runs in the seventh inning, but the Ghosts committed three errors that inning (five over the entire game) that made them all unearned.