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Friday Pebble Report: Colorado Springs, Tulsa Split Doubleheaders

Colorado Springs, W 11-5 (Game 1)
Eliezer Alfonso and Chris Nelson paced the offensive attack with seven RBI combined. Alfonzo (2-for-3, 3 R) drove in four runs, including three on a home run in the sixth inning. Nelson (2-for-4) hit a double and drove in three. Willy Taveras knocked a ball out of the park for two runs.

Colorado Springs, L 10-11 (Game 2)
Andy Graham failed to make it out of the second inning, having allowed six runs on seven hits. Sean White and Jesus Colome allowed the other five runs, while Eric Stults (4 K) and Bruce Billings each had scoreless appearances.

Charlie Blackmon hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, his seventh of the season. He fell a triple short of the cycle and drove in four, one RBI coming in the bottom of the ninth on a double. Josh Fields sent a ball over the outfield wall for three runs in the fifth inning. Ty Wigginton drove in the second run of the ninth inning.

Tulsa, L 1-2 (14 innings) (Game 1)
After a Tim Wheeler leadoff home run to start the game in the top of the inning and then a strikeout-throw out to end the bottom of the first saw a run score, goose eggs were put up across the board. That is, until a single, a double and an intentional walk (all given up by Keith Weiser) set up a Luis Jimenez game-ending RBI single for Arkansas.

Juan Nicasio went seven innings, allowed one run on four hits and two walks, and struck out four. Stephen Dodson struck out five over two innings and Daniel Turpen blanked Arkansas in four innings with four strikeouts.

Tulsa, W 4-1 (7 innings) (Game 2)
A Mike Mitchell RBI double and a Lars Davis two-run homer in the fifth propelled the Drillers to victory in the other half of the doubleheader. Josh Sullivan loaded the bases with three walks in the fifth inning and was replaced with two outs. Dustin Molleken ended the situation and picked up the win. Sullivan, though allowed zero runs on three hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Modesto, L 5-6
Parker Frazier ran into early trouble when he allowed a single to the second batter of the game and then saw men on first and second after 2B Joe Sanders made an error fielding the ball. That's when Mitch LeVier sent the ball out of the park for an early 3-2 lead. LeVier would strike for one more run in the third inning, and Max Stassi added two more on a single in that inning. Frazier finished the night with six runs allowed in six innings and five strikeouts.

Mike Zuanich hit his eighth home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first for a short-lived lead. Delta Cleary stole his 11th base of the season

Asheville, L 12-16
The Tourists were down by one run at the end of six innings, 11-12, but two unearned runs off Brad McAtee in the seventh and two earned runs allowed by Taylor Reid in the ninth inning gave Greenville the victory. Starter Albert Campos left after two-thirds were complete in the first inning, allowing five runs on three hits and two walks.

Mark Tracy (who had a missed catch to start the seventh) went 2-for-5 with three runs scored, a double and three RBI. Helder Velazquez hit his fourth homer of the season, a solo shot in the fifth inning. Kyle Parker had a hit and an RBI, but walked twice as well.