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Thursday Pebble Report: Josh Rutledge Extends Hitting Streak

Colorado Springs, W 9-5
Ryan Rohlinger (8), Mike Paulk (5), and Matt Macri (9) each hit a home run in Wednesday night's victory. Rohlinger went 2-for-3 with three runs scored, a triple, a homer, three RBI, and two walks. Paulk picked up three hits.

Edgmer Escalona pitched the last two innings of the game and struck out four.

Tulsa, L 3-6
Third baseman Ben Paulsen went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run (13), and two RBI. Thomas Field hit also came up with a homer, his 14th of the season. Tim Wheeler collected two singles.

Rob Scahill got hooked with all six runs, though only three were earned (Hector Gomez started off the bottom of the second inning with a throwing error). Five runs scored in the second inning. Scahill allowed the damage on 10 hits and four walks in seven innings.

Modesto, L 2-6
Shortstop Josh Rutledge extended his hitting streak to 20 games with an infield single in the first inning. He finished 2-for-3 with both RBI.

Parker Frazier allowed six runs in eight innings, four in the fifth inning. That came on a Brodie Greene grand slam.

Tri-City, W 7-4
Jayson Langfels fell a home run short of the cycle, going 3-for-3 with two RBI and a walk. Timothy Smalling picked up two doubles. Ben Alsup pitched five innings of relief for Chris Jensen, allowing one run and striking out four.

Casper, L 3-10
Starter Daniel Winkler kept Helena to three runs (one earned) for the first four innings of the game, but Alving Mejias let the bottom slip out of the pitching. Mejias allowed a total of seven runs over 1-2/3 innings, including a five-run seventh inning. He got singled to death while also throwing a wild pitch, walking a batter and watching Rosell Herrera commit a throwing error.

Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, while Carl Thomore went 0-for-4 with two whiffs. Will Swanner followed in Thomore's path.