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Saturday Pebble Report: Friedrich Wins Opener, Rosario Homers

The minor league affiliates of the Colorado Rockies went 3-1 on the second day of the minor league season.

Colorado Springs 5, Las Vegas 3

The Sky Sox turned up the heat late, scoring two runs in the seventh and eighth to get their first win of the year despite three errors that led to all of Las Vegas' runs. Third baseman Matt Macri had the go-ahead single in the eighth and had 3 RBIs to pace the Sky Sox.

Alan Johnson (yes, that Alan Johnson) gave up two unearned runs in five frames, while Rex Brothers (PuRP 12) got the win in relief, striking out two but giving up an unearned run in his inning to tie the game. Andrew Johnston pitched a scoreless ninth for the save.

Tulsa 5, Corpus Christi 4

PuRPs Tim Wheeler and Wilin Rosario (16 and 2 respectively) hit homeruns to pace the Drillers on offense. Wheeler's was a three-run blast, while Rosario hit a solo shot.

Christian Friedrich (PuRP 3) threw five innings, giving up three hits and two runs (one earned) while striking out four men to get the win. Adam Jorgenson recorded the save with a scoreless ninth.

Modesto 5, Stockton 2

The Nuts jumped out to an early 5-0 lead on Stockton and never looked back. First baseman Mike Zuanich led the charge with a 2-4 night and a double. Nicholas Schnaitmann pitched 5.2 scoreless innings of two hit ball, striking out four, to get the win, with Sheng-An Kuo getting the save.

Hickory 6, Asheville 4

The Rockies' destination affiliate was the only one of the four to lose last night, as Hickory's early 4-1 lead withstood a late charge by the Tourists that included a two-run shot in the ninth by Mark Tracy. Kyle Parker (PuRP 9) was 1-3 with a double and two runs scored. Albert Campos (PuRP 20) who struggled a little bit in his season debut, giving up nine hits and four runs in six innings while striking out four, took the loss.