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Saturday Pebble Report: Tulsa Sets Attendance Record

Colorado Springs, L 1-5
First baseman Brad Eldred hit his 28th homer of the season to put the Sky Sox on the board last night.

Tulsa, W 9-6
In this potent offensive game, Tulsa's 1B Jeff Kindel and SS Radames Nazario each drove in three runs, and CF Charlie Blackmon, 2B Jason Van Kooten, and C Lars Davis had one RBI each. Every starter had at least one hit.

Cory Riordan saw six runs score over five innings (allowing two in the third, three in the fourth, and one in the fifth). He also threw two wild pitches. Ching-Lung Lo, Adam Jorgenson, and Rex Brothers shutout Midland for the final four innings. Brothers allowed a hit and struck out one for his third save.


Modesto, W 2-1
RIght fielder Brian Rike hit a sac fly to score 1B Ben Paulsen (who reached on a double) in the second inning, and CF Tim Wheeler drove in the other run on a sac fly in the third. Josh Sullivan started and struck out four in five innings. He allowed one run on a homer. Casey Weathers struck out two on the way to his third save.

Asheville, L 4-6
Third baseman Nolan Arenado hit a homer in the secon inning, his ninth of the season. First basmena Jared Clark his his 23rd homer of the season in the fifth inning. Shortstop Joey Wong had two hits, one going for a double. Center fielder Delta Cleary struck out four times in five at-bats.

Jonathan Vargas allowed three runs in the sixth inning before Coty Woods entered the game in that inning. He struck out three over the next 1 2/3 innings. Sheng-An Kup blew the save in the ninth when put two men on by a walk and a single. A three-run homer Elevys Gonzalez ended the game in West Virginia's favor.

Tri-City, L 2-5
Left fielder Nathan Hines drove in two on a single in the fifth and also walked twice in the game. Joshua Slaats started his second game and failed to complete the fifth inning (4 2/3 IP). He allowed four runs on two homers (a solo shot and a three runner) and struck out seven.

Casper, W 9-4
Catcher Will Swanner hit his second homer of the season, a solo shot, and played catcher last night. He had two passed balls. Designated hitter Ryan Casteel went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, two doubles, a homer, and one RBI. Right fielder Robert De La Cruz went 3-for-5 with a run scored, and two doubles. Center fielder Rafael Ortega and SS Jeffrey Squier also had doubles, the latter driving in a run as well.

Alving Mejias went 6 2/3 innings for the win and allowed four runs on nine hits and a walk. Rafael Suarez went two innings and struck out two.