Colorado Springs 2, Las Vegas 1 (7 innings)
In Game 1 of Monday's double header, Christian Friedrich threw a seven-inning complete game and allowed just one run on four hits. He struck out six. Fifty-nine of his 87 pitches went for strikes while he had a 10-3 GO-FO.
A D.J. LeMahieu ground out in the third inning drove in the Sky Sox' first run. Andrew Brown hit a home run to right field in the bottom of the seventh inning to end the game.
Colorado Springs 3, Las Vegas 2 (7 innings)
The Sky Sox completed the sweep of the double header on Monday with a 3-2 victory over the 51s. Matt McBride and Andrew Brown accounted for the offense: In the second inning, McBride hit a sac fly to drive in Brown, who reached on a triple; in the fourth inning, Brown doubled in a run and McBride followed with an RBI single.
Edgar Gonzalez threw the first four innings of the game, limiting the 51s to two hits while striking out four. Zach Putnam picked up the save with 1.2 scoreless innings.
Tulsa 7, Corpus Christi 1
Ben Paulsen's three-run triple in the bottom of the first sealed the game for the Drillers early on Monday. Josh Rutledge and Michael Mitchell started that inning off with singles before Nolan Arenado joined them with a walk.
Arenado added his own RBI in the fifth inning, going 1-for-3 in the game. He is hitting .390/.479/.610 this season. Angelys Nina hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Mike Zuanich topped things off with an RBI single in the eighth inning.
Joe Gardner battled the strike zone, walking four batters, but he allowed zero run on two hits in 3.1 innings. Cory Riordan pitched 3.2 innings, surrendered one run on a homer and struck out four.
Inland Empire 4, Modesto 3
Tyler Matzek allowed one run on five hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out four. The one run he allowed came in the first inning after a soft grounder, a bunt and, finally, a ground ball single to left field (which came after a fly out and a strike out).
Brett Tanos tripled in two runs during the second inning and Dustin Garneau homered in the fourth inning, but the lead was unable to stand in the bottom of the eighth inning. Nick Schnaitmann left the game in the eighth with two outs and two runners on base. Kraig Sitton allowed the inherited runners to score on a double and then allowed the go-ahead run to score on a single.
Asheville 16, West Virginia 0
Will Swanner had quite the game with a 3-for-4, four-run and seven-RBI night. He hit a grand slam in third inning and followed with a two-run shot in the seventh inning. The two other run came on a double in the fifth inning.
Trevor Story went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, a home run, a double and two RBI. Vianney Mayo started and threw a complete game shutout on three hits. He struck out nine.