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Friday Pebble Report: Christian Bergman Throws Gem For Tri-City

Colorado Springs, W 7-3
Mike Jacobs hit his 19th homer, a two-run shot of off John Van Benschoten. Scott Beerer singled and drove in a run, his first at Triple-A. Joe Mather collected three hits (two doubles) and scored twice.

Billy Buckner allowed two runs (one earned) in five innings, walking three and striking out two. Eric Stults surrendered a hit in 1-1/3 innings in his return to the minors.

Tulsa, W 5-1
Brian Rike went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run (8) and four RBI. Mike Zuanich finished the night 3-forr-3 with a solo home run, his first at the Double-A level.

Joey Williamson allowed one hit in four innings of shutout ball to go along with five strikeouts. Dustin Molleken also kept Northwest Arkansas to one hit over four innings.

Modesto, W 5-1
Josh Rutledge's single in the bottom of the seventh extended his hitting streak to 21 games. He reached base on a hit by pitch earlier in the game. Jared Clark doubled, walked twice, and drove in a run.

Alan DeRatt allowed one run on seven hits to pick up the win. Kurt Yacko and Michael Marbry kept Bakersfield off the board for the final two innings.

Asheville, L 1-2 (10 innings)
Peter Tago's lone blip in the runs category came in the third inning. He started the inning off with a walk before allowing a single and a sac bunt to put runners on second and third. A ground out pushed the run across the plate. Tago allowed that one run in six innings, scattering four hits, walking three and striking out four.

Phil Negus allowed his one runs in the seventh inning, a solo shot by Cristhian Adames. Move ahead to the 10th inning, Bruce Kern allowed a leadoff single and saw the runner move to second on a sac bunt. After an intentional walk, Dan Black singled in a run to give Kannapolis the victory.

Tri-City, W 6-0
The Dust Devils came up with a six-spot in the fifth inning. It started with a wild pitch while Jared Simon was at the plate with the bases loaded and reached a high point with Jayson Langfels' two-run triple.

Simon had one hit and three walks in the game while Timothy Smalling came up with three hits. Juan Crousset also had a triple. Christian Bergman threw a complete game shutout on four hits and six strikeouts. He three batters over the minimum.

DSL Rockies, L 1-2
Seventeen-year-old RHP Angel Lezama picked up the loss after allowing two unearned runs in the fourth inning (he had an errant pickoff throw then). He kept the Reds to five hits in seven innings. Shortstop Jose De La Cruz went 2-for-4 with a double.