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Wednesday Pebble Report: Drillers Pitch Shutout, Sky Sox Welcome Armageddon

AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox

Sky Sox 11, Bees 23

I don't even know what to say about a night like last night for the Sky Sox. 5 players on the Salt Lake roster had 4 hits, another 2 had 3 hits, 2 had 2, and only CF Alexi Amarista had only one hit. The the Sky Sox, Scott Beerer put up 4 hits, Ryan Spilborghs and Jorge Cantu had 3 apiece, Willy Taveras, Jesus Merchan, and Ryan Rohlinger had 3, Matt Pagnozzi and Joe Mather had 1, and poor Mike Paulk went hitless, dropping his season BA to .343.

Nobody on the Sky Sox pitched worth a damn. Joey Williamson went an out into the 4th, allowed 9 hits, 3 walks, and 8 runs - all earned. Andy Graham cleaned up the 4th by only allowing one more run. Keith Weiser went 2 innings and allowed 3 runs. Andrew Johnston went all of 1 inning and allowed 7 runs on 7 hits, again, all earned. Just when we thought it was all over, Blake Johnson came in to finished the 2 innings remaining, and allowed another 4 runs. It's sad to think that Eric Junge, Bees' starter, gave up 13 hits and 7 runs over 5IP and got the "win". I think I might've been able to pitch better than that.


AA Tulsa Drillers

Drillers 5, Travelers 0

Always the contrarians, the Drillers enjoyed a Josh Sullivan 5-inning outing of 1 hit ball. Adam Jorgensen and Dustin Molleken pitched 2 innings of 1-hit ball apiece, both striking out 2 and walking none.

Tim Wheeler led the Drillers' charge, going 3-for-4 with a double, yet still missing that elusive 30th home run. Bronson Sardinha and Tommy Field both posted multi-hit days, and only Matt McBride and Erik Wetzel went hitless.


A+ Modesto Nuts

Nuts 2, Storm 1

Alan DeRatt pitched 6 innings of 1-hit, 1-run (unearned) ball, and Leuris Gomez took the final 3 innings of relief in 1-hit shutout fashion. The game was actually tied going into the 9th, when Jose Gonzalez walked to start things off. David Christensen squared to bunt, and then a fielding error by Nathan Freiman and a throwing error by Jeremy McBryde allowed the Nuts to win in walkoff fashion. 3-hit day for Angelys Nina, who had the team's only RBI.

A Asheville Tourists


Tourists 5, Legends 13
Peter Tago continues to struggle at the advanced level, walking 3 with no strikeouts and allowing 9 runs on 8 hits in just over a single inning pitched. Juan Gonzalez and Josh Hungerman attempted to stem the bleeding, allowing another 4 runs (3ER) over the final 7 innings, but the Tourist bats could not overcome such a huge deficit.

Avery Barnes, Chandler Laurent, and Mark Tracy all notched 2 hits, making up the majority of the Tourists' 9-hit day.



A- Tri City Dust Devils


Dust Devils 2, Indians 1
Chris Jensen went just shy 5 innings, allowing 2 hits, 4 walks, and only 1 run. Craig Benningson pitched a perfect 3 innings of relief (plus finishing the 5th for Jensen), and Kenneth Roberts allowed a single hit in his scoreless 9th.

Brian Humphries, Tyler Massey, and Taylor Featherston all had 2-hit days, Massey driving in one of the Dust Devils' 2 runs. Overall, the Devils had 8 hits - all singles.



Rk Casper Ghosts


Ghosts 6, Voyagers 7
7 hits and 3 baserunners provided the 6 runs for the Ghosts. Trevor Story walked and Rosell Herrera notched a single, and overall the team was 2-for-12 with RISP. Raul Fernandez continues to struggle, allowing 5 runs (4ER) in just under 5 innings, but he did strike out 5 while not allowing a walk. The Ghosts were enjoying a 6-5 lead, but Russell Brewer allowed 2 runs on 2 hits in his 4 outs of work, and summarily was hit with the Blown Save and the Loss (0-5 on the year).