Ben Paulsen hit a three-run shot to account for most of the Colorado Springs offense. Both Kent Matthes and Hernan Iribarren doubled as one of two hits. Tim Wheeler also doubled for his only hit of the day. Jose Gonzalez scored twice after replacing Jordan Pacheco at catcher early in the game.
Sean Gallagher picked up his first win for the Sky Sox, going five and two thirds and allowing no earned runs. A pair of errors from Drew Garcia and one from Tim Wheeler allowed two unearned runs to score in the sixth inning. He struck out nine in the game, walked three and allowed just four hits. After struggling in the really long game the other day, both Mitchell Boggs and Mike McClendon rebounded here, pitching the rest of the game cleanly.
Dallas Tarleton (three hits) and Kyle Parker (two) led the Drillers offense in the game, each with a double and a run batted in among their multiple hits. Juan Crousset hit a solo homer for his only hit. This was hist first appearance with the Drillers since the 2012 season.
Tim Gustafson failed to minimize damage from eight hits and two walks over his six innings pitched. He allowed six earned runs. After a good inning from Leuris Gomez, Joe Gardner allowed another four runs on four hits in the eighth.
Trevor Story continued his hot second half with two hits, including a double. He also stole two bases. Tyler Massey got two hits and scored twice, while David Kandilas scored twice on a hit wand a walk. Ryan Casteel doubled for his only hit.
Tyler Anderson was excellent over seven innings, allowing just the one run on five hits and two walks. He struck out three. Nelson Gonzalez and Ryan Buch pitched clean innings of relief.
Chris O'Dowd and Kyle Von Tungeln had excellent games at the top of the lineup. Both players had multiple hits and hit home runs. Von Tungeln knocked in four runs, O'Dowd three. Michael Tauchman and Wilfredo Rodriguez. each had two hits as well, while Wilson Soriano scored twice.
Antonio Senzatela allowed one run on six hits and two walks over five and a third innings while striking out three. Marc Magliaro allowed one more run in relief, while Anthony Bryant and Trent Daniel pitched cleanly. Daniel has extended the scoreless streak to start his pro career to 17 and two-thirds innings.
Miguel Dilone went three-for-three with a double and a home run, though he also made a throwing error. He is hitting .444 over his last ten games. Raimel Tapia and Ryan Garvey also had multi-hit games. Jordan Patterson batted in two runs without a hit.
For the third straight start, Zach Jemiola has struggled. Despite walking none, he allowed a volley of hits in the fourth inning, leading to six earned runs, combined with one allowed earlier in the game for seven total. Manuel Montilla didn't fare well either, allowing four more runs on four hits. Angel Lezama and Carlos Yan each allowed one more run.
Asheville was rained out.