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Colorado Springs, W 11-4
Chris Nelson did the big damage on Thursday when he hit two three-run home runs (9) in his 4-for-5 night with three runs scored and six RBI. RF Mike Paulk doubled twice and drove in two. Esmil Rogers made another rehab start for the Sky Sox and allowed three runs on 10 hits in six innings.

Tulsa, W 8-4 (11 innings)
Tulsa drove in four runs in the top of the 11th to pick up the win on Thursday. Brian Rike and Lars Davis walked and singled, respectively, before Tim Wheeler also took a base on four balls. Thomas Field came to the plate with the bases loaded and grounded a double to left field, plating two. Ben Paulsen followed with a single to put Wheeler and Field across home plate.

Rike hit his sixth home run, a solo shot, in the second inning, and Bronson Sardinha came up with a two-run shot, his sixth as well, in the sixth inning. Paulsen went 3-for-5 with three RBI. Wheeler doubled and struck out three times.

Christian Friedrich kept Springfield to just two runs through 5.2 innings, walking two and striking out four. Daniel Turpen blew the save when a double and a couple of singles put two runs on the board.

Modesto, W 4-2
The Nuts used a three-run eighth inning to take this victory. 1B Jared Clark came up with two-run triple while Beau Seabury put down a sac bunt that scored Clark. The other run scored in the first inning. Nolan Arenado walked and moved to third on a single. Arenado scored when Kiel Roling walked and catcher Ryan Lipkin came up with a throwing error.

Parker Frazier allowed two runs in seven innings, had a 10-6 GO-FO, and struck out five. Michael Marbry picked up his fifth save with a 1-2-3- ninth inning.

Asheville, W 8-4
Nick Schnaitmann, back in Asheville, kept Kannapolis off the board for the six innings he was in the game. He held them to just three hits and induced 10 ground outs. DH Avery Barnes went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run (4) and three total RBI. SS Joey Wong finished his night 2-for-4 with a double, a solo homer (3) and two total RBI.

Tri-City, L 4-5
Jayson Langfels hit a three-run homer (2) in the seventh inning to keep the Dust Devils in this game, but it was Leonardo Reyes who tied the game in the top of the ninth with his first homer of the season. Unfortunately, Rhett Ballard hit two batters and committed a throwing error on a pickoff, setting up the game-winning single by Trever Adams.

Reyes did have the best night at the plate, going 4-for-4 with two RBI. Tyler Gagnon started for the Dust Devils and allowed one run on two hits and two walks in six innings.

Casper, L 3-12
Carl Thomore (2nd round, 2011) picked up an RBI when he grounded out in the second inning. Harold Riggins followed in the next frame with a base-loaded walk. Northern Colorado product Jarod Berggren hit into a ground out that scored Thomore (who reached on an HBP) in the sixth inning