Colorado Springs Sky Sox 3, Oklahoma City RedHawks 5
Chad Bettis got the start for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, pitching three innings giving up two hits while striking out five batters. Unfortunately the first man out of the pen, Greg Burke, gave up 5 earned runs on 6 hits in just one inning.
Juan Nicasio did pitch three solid innings out of the bullpen striking out five and giving up only three hits. Neither he nor Brooks Brown gave up any runs to finish the game.
Kyle Parker was the only Sky Sox player to have multiple hits going to 2-4. Ben Paulsen added a double and an RBI. Christian Adames had a hit in four at bats.
Asheville Tourists 5, Lakewood BlueClaws 6
The Asheville tourists lost a baseball game in which they recorded 13 hits. You can't win them all.
Raimel Tapia had three hits in five at bats and scored three runs adding a double to the one Ryan McMahon hit and the two Corelle Prime launched.
Tapia is now hitting .332 on the season.
Prime and Zach Osborne were the other two players with three hits. Jordan Patterson added two and two RBI of his own bringing his average to .289.
Johendi Jiminian pitched 5.2 innings giving up five runs while striking out six and walking three.
Grand Junction Rockies 3, Billings Mustangs 4
There was a lot of swinging and missing in this one. The Grand Junction Rockies managed to strike out the Billings Mustangs total of 17 times including 8 from starter Harrison Musgrave in just four inniings.
On offense, the Rockies got contributions from all but two spots in the lineup. Wes Rogers (triple), Forest Wall, Randy Reyes, Kevin Padlo, and Louise Jean all tallied one hit while Hamlet Marte and Yonathan Daza had two apiece. But the Rockies offense also combined to strike out twelve times of their own.
Kevin Padlo's .293 batting average is the lowest for anyone in the lineup last night, led by Wes Rogers at .375 and Hamlet Marte at .353.
Modesto Nuts 2, Lancaster JetHawks 4
David Dahl recorded his second consecutive multi-hit day from the leadoff spot for Modesto. Dean Espy was the only other player with multiple hits and also the only one with an RBI grabbing two on the day. David Bergen tallied the only other hit --a double constituting the only extra base hit the Nuts could muster.
Ben Alsup got the start and pitched a solid 5.1 innings. surrendering four runs striking out three and walking three.