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Sunday Pebble Report: Bettis looks good for Tri-City, Casper wins on a walk-off homer, more

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AAA - Colorado Springs: W 9-1 (43-50)
Travis Metcalf doubled and homered, along with three RBIs, to lead the Sky Sox over Portland. In addition to Metcalf, the Sky Sox got two hits apiece out of Cole Garner, Matt Miller, and Chris Frey. Josh Muecke went five innings and allowed a run on seven hits while striking out five. Edgmer Escalona, Taylor Buchholz, and Matt Reynolds combined for four innings of scoreless relief.

AA - Tulsa: W 7-4 (44-45)
Jason Van Kooten went 3-for-3 with a homer (10) to lead the Drillers' offense. Nobody else had more than one hit, but Eric Young Jr. singled, walked, and scored a run. Brandon Durden earned the victory by going six innings and allowed two earned runs on five hits. Matt Daley allowed a solo home run in an inning of relief, but Ching-Lung Lo and Stuart Pomeranz were perfect in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, to preserve the win.

A (Advanced) - Modesto: L 3-1 (11-12 2nd half)
Jonnathan Aristil blew the save (and consequently, lost the game) in the bottom of the eighth inning, when he allowed two runs on a hit and a walk. Dan Houston, who started the game, ended up with a no-decision after allowing just a run on six hits and four walks in five innings. Nobody really did anything of note on offense; Joe Sanders' RBI triple accounted for the Nuts' only run.

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A - Asheville: L 2-1 (42-51)
The Tourists' bullpen squandered what was a nice start by Wes Musick. Musick went just five innings, but struck out seven batters against just two hits and a walk in a scoreless effort. However, Leuris Gomez couldn't hold the lead, and Rhett Ballard allowed the go-ahead run and the virtually non-existent Asheville offense was unable to come back. The Tourists had just two hits - both of which were singles that came off the bat of shortstop Carlos Martinez.

A (Short Season) - Tri-City: W 6-0 (12-16)
Chad Bettis continues to pitch well for the Dust Devils, as he tossed five scoreless innings and allowed just five hits. He didn't walk anybody and struck out four, and now rocks a healthy 1.77 ERA. Dustin Garneau and Jared Simon each had two hits to pace the offense.

Rookie - Casper: W 5-4 (12-14)
The Ghosts won on a two-run walk-off homer courtesy of Corey Dickerson, who was making a pinch-hit appearance. It was his fifth longball of the season. Robert De La Cruz also homered for Casper, while Ryan Casteel had three hits. Coty Woods earned the victory by tossing a scoreless ninth in which he struck out three and walked one.

The DSL Rockies had the weekend off, as the Dominican Summer League played their All-Star Game today.