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Friday Pebble Report: Modesto Bats Pound High Desert; Tim Wheeler Still Crushing Ball For Tulsa

Modesto, W 19-5
Modesto scored 10 of its 19 runs on four home runs: Kiel Roling's two-run (5) in the first inning, Mike Zuanich's three-run (10) in the fifth, Orlando Sandoval's grand slam (3) in the eighth, and Nolan Arenado's solo (4) in the ninth.

Zuanich went 4-for-6 with three runs scored and also had a double in there. Modesto worked six walks off Stephen Pryor over the seventh and eighth innings, setting up Sandoval's grand slam in the five-run eighth inning.

Parker Frazier allowed two runs in six innings on three hits and three walks. He struck out five. Kurt Yacko threw two innings of relief and gave up no runs on two hits and a walk.

Colorado Springs, L 4-5
The lack of hitting with runners in scoring position struck on Thursday night for the Sky Sox. They went 0-for-6, though they put four runs on the board. Mike Jacobs put two up there with a first inning, two-run homer.

Joey Williamson relieved Andy Graham and allowed a run over 3.2 innings. Eric Stults blew the save when J.D. Closser (oh, J.D.) hit his sixth home run of the season to put the Isotopes up, 5-4.

Tulsa, L 4-8
Tim Wheeler hit two home runs (14) and a one double in his 3-for-4, 4-RBI night. The second homer was a three-run shot in the top of the ninth, which has him tied for the Texas League lead. Wilin Rosario had two passed balls for six on the season.

Cory Riordan allowed six runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings while striking out five. Five of the six runs came in the fifth inning. Casey Weathers walked three and struck out two in one inning of work. The opposing pitcher was Ethan Hollingsworth, who was traded for current Rockies pitcher Clayton Mortensen. He allowed a run in 6.2 innings but also walked four.

Asheville, W 4-1 (11 innings)
Chandler Laurent's solo home run in the seventh inning tied the game at on, but it was Avery Barnes' three-run blast in the top of the 11th that sealed the deal. The offense struck out 14 times.

Erick Stavert pitched one inning and struck out one. Josh Hungerman gave up the only Hagerstown run of the game in the second, but he went four innings and struck out four. Juan Perez picked up his 10th save.