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Rockies prospects: Ben Paulsen homers again, Ryan Arrowood throws 5 hitless innings

Paulsen is closing in on his first career 20-homer season.

Christian Petersen

Rockies first base prospect Ben Paulsen hit his fourth home run in two days, a solo shot in the fourth inning, in Triple-A Colorado Springs' 9-7 loss to El Paso on Sunday.

Paulsen is closing in on his first 20-homer season as a professional. Counting his home run with the Rockies in Arizona a couple of weeks ago, he's already there. But one more long ball for the Sky Sox will officially put Paulsen in the promised land. The 26-year-old Clemson product finished the game 2-for-5 and is hitting .288/.373/.521 in his second Triple-A campaign.

Cristhian Adames (PuRP No. 16) -- who, like Paulsen, will be another likely September callup -- had three more hits to raise his batting average to .324. Jason Pridie also added three hits, including a double.

Arrowood blanks Springfield

Ryan Arrowood, making his first start of the season, tossed five hitless innings en route to improving to 7-0 in 2014 in Double-A Tulsa's 5-0 win over Springfield.

Arrowood has taken a massive step backward this season in terms of peripherals and overall results, but he was dominant on Sunday, striking out four batters and walking only one. He managed to do so without inducing a single ground-ball out; Arrowood surrendered 10 fly balls and got outs on all of them.

In 13 career starts, the 24-year-old right-hander out of Appalachian State has allowed just 13 earned runs.

Chris O'Dowd led the Drillers with three hits, including a double, and two runs batted in. Taylor Featherston (PuRP No. 26) added a home run as part of a two-hit performance and Brian Humphries also contributed a pair of knocks.

Other games

Modesto 3, High Desert 1: Save for Dean Espy, every player in the Nuts' starting lineup had at least one hit. David Bergin delivered the big blow with a home run in the sixth. Alving Mejias was credited with the win after striking out four batters in 2⅔ innings of one-run ball.

Asheville 6, Delmarva 3: Ryan McMahon (PuRP No. 6) drove in his 100th run of the year and Raimel Tapia (PuRP No. 5) added a pair of RBI for good measure. Emerson Jimenez delivered three hits and Max White had two -- both doubles -- as did Correlle Prime (PuRP No. 23). Antonio Senzatela (PuRP No. 20) was not at his best but still limited damage to the tune of two runs in 5⅓ innings. The Tourists improved to 85-47 with the win.

Salem-Keizer 6, Tri-City 5: Red-hot Shane Hoelscher went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and is now hitting .327 in one of the most pitching-oriented leagues in the minors. He might be worth a look when it's time for the next installment of PuRP rankings. Four other Dust Devils had two hits and Sam Moll (PuRP No. 24) tossed a scoreless inning in relief.

Ogden 7, Grand Junction 6: Randy Reyes doubled twice, Wes Rogers homered and Forrest Wall (PuRP No. 12) had a couple of hits in the Rookie Rockies' loss. Sam Howard, Colorado's third-round pick in 2014, pitched to mixed results. He allowed five runs on six hits, including a couple of homers, but also struck out six batters and induced eight ground-ball outs in five innings.