Apologies on the lateness of this. Started ramping up some stuff for SB Nation this week that will make the entire network even more awesome in the coming weeks.
Round Rock 11, Colorado Springs 6
The Sky Sox and the Express entered the top of the ninth in a 6-6 tie, but Zach Putnam wound up allowing five runs (all unearned). Playing second base, Wilkin Castillo committed a throwing error during the second at-bat of the inning and then a bunch of singles and a double scored the runs.
Eric Junge had relieved Joey Williamson after his two-inning appearance, but he allowed six runs over the 4th-7th innings.
Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBI.
Midland 5, Tulsa 4
Josh Sullivan entered the game for the Drillers in the top of the ninth and started things off by walking the leadoff batter. A sac bunt and a groundout moved the runner over to third base, setting up Matt Rizzotti's go-ahead RBI on a grounder to left field.
Parker Frazier started the game and allowed four runs. Three scored in the second inning, one on a wild pitch. His two walks came in that frame, leading to the other two runs scoring. Michael Marbry allowed just one hit while striking out one in two innings of work.
Catcher Lars Davis hit his sixth home run of the season in the fourth inning. Nolan Arenado went hitless in three at-bats, but he drove in a run on a sacrifice fly.
Asheville 4, Charleston 3 (10 innings)
Hey, a Rockies minor league affiliate that survived the ninth inning and need 10 to win it! 3B Samuel Mende worked a walk to start the bottom of the ninth and scored two batters later when Jordan Ribera doubled to left field. Catcher Ryan Casteel doubled in two runs during the seventh inning. He went 3-for-3 in the game. Trevor Story scored the other run after singling, advancing to second on a throwing error, moving to third on a dropped third strike and then crossing home plate on a passed ball.
Chris Jensen allowed three unearned runs on three hits in six innings. All three runs scored in the second inning -- after Mende committed a fielding error. Still, Jensen walked in one run and allowed two to score on a single. The final out of the inning came on the play after the single as a relay throw from center fielder Brian Humphries to Jensen to Story resulted in an out at third base.
DSL Rockies 3, DSL Reds 2
Eighteen-year-old Helmis Rodriguez allowed just one hit and one unearned run over eight innings, but he did walk four batters. He added five strikeouts and had a 12-2 GO-FO.
Eugene 7, Tri-City 5
The Dust Devils could have used a bit more than that five-spot they put on the board in the sixth inning. Three singles, a double, and a groundout plated those runs. Kyle Von Tungeln had the ground out and walked three times during the game.
Peter Tago walked seven batters in four innings plus one plate battle in the fifth. As you've guessed, that batter in the fifth drew the seventh and final walk. Overall, he allowed three runs, gave up just one hit, and struck out three. Angel Reyes, Brook Hart and Matt Flemer each gave up a hit while Taylor Reid did not in his one-out performance. Eugene had just four hits to Tri-City's nine.
Grand Junction 6, Helena 5
Grand Junction needed one run to tie the game at five in the bottom of the ninth, but the batters decided to end things in regulation. Matt Wessinger led off the inning with a double and scored on Ashley Graeter's single to right fielder Raul Mondesi. Graeter moved over to third on a passed ball and scored the winning run on Julian Yan's single.
Graeter hit his first home run, a two-run shot in the third inning, to make for a 2-for-5, two-run, three-RBI night. David Dahl doubled for his only hit.
Jayson Aquino allowed four runs in six innings, giving up seven hits and walking two batters. Three of the runs scored on a third-inning homer.