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Wednesday Pebble Report: Tulsa, the Lone Winner

The Springs, L 1-10
Alan Johnson allowed seven runs (three earned) in six innings and struck out five. Johnson drove in the only Sky Sox run of the night on a single in the second. Franklin Morales walked one and struck out three. Chris Nelson, playing short, committed two fielding errors and went 0-for-4.

Tulsa, W 8-1
Brandon Durden hurled a gem last night, allowing a run on five hits and striking out three. Rex Brothers struck out the side to finish the game. Left fielder Anthony Jackson fell a homer short of the cycle and drove in a run. Jason Van Kooten, Scott Beerer, Mike Mitchell, and Radames Nazario each knocked in a run.

Modesto, L 4-8
Juan Nicasio had a rough go of it, allowing seven runs (four earned) in six innings. Nicasio struck out five and allowed two solo homers. Jimmy Cesario went 2-for-5 and hit a homer in the seventh inning.

Asheville, L 8-16
First baseman Helder Velazquez led the offense with three hits and four RBI. Nolan Arenado collected three hits, two for doubles, and scored once. Wes Musick allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings, but did strike out six. Leuris Gomez gave up three in one inning of work; Chad Rose surrendered two in 2 1/3 innings; and Sheng-An Kuo saw six runs cross home plate in a third of an inning, though Dan Perkins allowed two as inherited runs.

Tri-City, L 2-3 (13 innings)
Josh Hungerman struck out eight in five innings and allowed an unearned run. Rocky Testa pitched four scoreless innings and struck out four. Clint Tilford unfortunately gave up a gopher ball to start and end the bottom of the 13th. Chandler Laurent and Jayson Langels each hit solo homers in the contest.

Casper, L 3-4 (10 innings)
Ricardo Ferrer issued five walks in four innings, but allowed only one run. Kyle Hancock pitched three innings, allowed an unearned run, walked two, and struck out three. Rafael Ortega went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.