Dahl doubles three times in Asheville 10-5 victory
Asheville is an immensely exciting team right now, and top prospect David Dahl is responsible for a good portion of it. The 2012 first round pick doubled three times and drove in four runs for the Tourists, bringing his season line up to .304/.341/.504, and a league leading 32 doubles. In the last ten games his OPS is .938. Dahl is a five tool prospect and a true center fielder, and he's finally hitting his stride. Might a promotion to Tulsa be in the near future?
But he wasn't the only one having a good night for the Tourists. Second baseman Michael Benjamin added a couple doubles and a single. Benjamin doesn't have the prospect pedigree of Dahl (or Ryan McMahon or Raimel Tapia), but he's putting together a stellar season; his batting line sits at .324/.373/.538.
Tapia and McMahon joined in the fun as well, as each contributed a base hit and RBI. Zach Jemiola's start wasn't exactly flawless, as he gave up six hits and four runs in five innings--with two walks and five strikeouts--but the offense picked him up enough to give him the W.
The win brings Asheville to 61-34. The game was against Savannah, the other top team in the league at 60-31. The Tourists must be a lot of fun to watch right now.
Tulsa rides six run ninth inning in comeback win
Before the ninth inning the Tulsa Drillers were losing 4-2 to NW Arkansas. After the inning they were winning 8-4.
The inning was equal parts Drillers hitting and Arkansas screwing up. The Naturals committed two errors and allowed a wild pitch strikeout to reach first base. The Drillers took advantage with four singles and a walk to plate six runs.
Trevor Story walked and singled and scored twice. First baseman Will Swanner walked twice.
Newly acquired Chris Capuano worked 4.2 innings and allowed one run. He struck out seven and walked two; of his 80 pitches, only 48 were strikes, so he must have been struggling a bit to find the strike zone. Ryan Arrowood gave up three runs in relief to put the team in a hole, but that ninth inning erased it in a hurry.
The Tri-City Dust Devils beat the Hillsboro Hops, 4-1. Dillon Thomas and Sean Dwyer both hit solo home runs, while Drew Weeks knocked a triple. The Rockies' 2014 second-round pick, Ryan Castellani, worked three scoreless innings.
The DSL Rockies lost, 7-3, to the DSL Yankees. Jonathan Piron and Daniel Suaro had two hits apiece.