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Friday Pebble Report: Asheville walks-off in 14th for 8-7 win; Trevor Mitsui hits cycle against GJ

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Two Rockies affiliates were postponed Thursday, while the Tourists walked off in especially dramatic fashion.

Asheville first baseman Correlle Prime had a two-run, walkoff double in the 14th to give the Tourists an 8-7 win over Savannah.
Asheville first baseman Correlle Prime had a two-run, walkoff double in the 14th to give the Tourists an 8-7 win over Savannah.
Charlie Drysdale

AAA - Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Memphis Redbirds (PPD)

AA - Arkansas Travelers at Tulsa Drillers (PPD)

High-A - Inland Empire 66ers 10, Modesto Nuts 2

Modesto starter Devin Burke gave up nine runs, four earned, on nine hits in five innings of the Nuts' 10-2 loss to Inland Empire. All five unearned runs came in the second inning when a two-out error by first baseman Dean Espy allowed the inning to continue. After the error, Burke allowed a single, walked a man, threw a wild pitch and coughed up a three-run home run that put the 66ers up 7-0 through two innings.

The Nuts had just five hits on the say, but both extra-base hits for Modesto came in the two-run sixth. Designated hitter David Bergin led off the inning with a solo home run, which was followed by a triple by second baseman Patrick Valaika, who scored a ground out for the Nuts' second and final run of the day.

A - Asheville Tourists 8, Savannah Sand Gnats 7 (14 innings)

First baseman Correlle Prime's second double of the night and 31st two-bagger of the season with two outs in the 14th drove in right fielder Raimel Tapia and third baseman Ryan McMahon to give the Tourists a come-from-behind, walkoff win over Savannah by the score of 8-7. The Sand Gnats had scored a pair of runs on a Matt Oberste home run in the top of the 14th to break a 5-5 tie that had been in place since the sixth.

Asheville jumped out to a 5-1 lead through four innings thanks in part to a second-inning home run from designated hitter Ashley Graeter, but Savannah fought back against Tourists starter Alex Balog in the sixth, getting four runs against Balog and reliever Carlos Estevez to tie the game. Balog gave  up four runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings pitched, walking three and striking out seven.

Short-Season A - Tri-City Dust Devils 2, Hillsboro Hops 1

Right fielder Jordan Parr's steal of home in the bottom of the first was the lone run the Tri-City pitching staff allowed in a 2-1 win over Hillsboro. Dust Devils starter Logan Sawyer allowed just the one run on five hits in five innings of work with five strikeouts and three Tri-City relievers allowed just a hit and a walk in four innings, keeping the Hops at bay.

Left fielder Ryan Garvey had three of the Dust Devils' five hits in the game and drove in both runs with a solo home run in the fifth and an RBI double in the seventh that scored third baseman Josh Fuentes and give Tri-City its one-run margin of victory.

Rookie - Missoula Osprey 12, Grand Junction Rockies 9

The big story in Grand Junction's 12-9 loss came via Osprey first baseman Trevor Mitsui, who hit for the cycle in his team's win. Mitsui tripled in the first against Rockies starter Javier Palacios, homered in the third, doubled in the fourth against Grand Junction reliever James Lomangino and completed his cycle with a single in the eighth against Alec Kenilvort.

On the Grand Junction side, second baseman Forrest Wall was 2-for-5 with a triple and three runs driven in and third baseman Kevin Padlo and left fielder Terry McClure each went 3-for-4, combining for three doubles.

DSL - DSL Rockies 5, DSL Mets1 4

Rockies righty Lorenz Ozuna pitched six innings of scoreless relief, allowing just two hits, to earn a win in the Rockies' 5-4 victory over the mets. Starting pitcher Alejandro Requena allowed all four of the Mets' runs in the third inning, putting the Rockies in a 4-1 hole.

The Rockies got back in the game with a run in the fifth sixth to cut the deficit to 4-3 before taking advantage of three Mets errors to score a pair of runs in the seventh to take a 5-4 lead that Ozuna would preserve for the win.