Colorado Rockies second base prospect Forrest Wall hit a pair of home runs in the Low-A Asheville Tourists' 7-3 win over Kannapolis on Tuesday.
Wall hit a three-run shot in the bottom of the first inning off of Kannapolis starter Luis Martinez as part of a four-run frame. The No. 9 PuRP followed that with a solo homer in the fifth. Wall, who doesn't turn 20 until April, entered Wednesday with a .275/.350/.500 batting line in his first year of full-season ball.
Wes Rogers, who went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and his 27th stolen base of the season, also helped Asheville starter Sam Howard's cause. Howard fired one of the organization's three quality starts on Tuesday, limiting Kannapolis to four hits and walk while allowing just one earned run.
Tourists reliever James Lomangino picked up the typical nine-out save, striking out four batters while allowing a hit and two walks in three scoreless frames.
Triple-A Albuquerque: W 10-7
Tim Smalling and Roger Bernadina each hit a three-run homer to lift the Isotopes' offense. PuRPs Kyle Parker (No. 11) and Cristhian Adames (No. 15) had two hits apiece, as did Pacific Coast League destroyer Matt McBride, who is hitting .323/.369/.552.
Jairo Diaz (PuRP No. 28) worked two scoreless innings and Tommy Kahnle struck out a batter and walked one in an otherwise flawless ninth to earn the save.
Double-A New Britain 4: W 4-3
The Rock Cats snapped a three-game skid thanks to a go-ahead single from Mike Tauchman (honorable mention PuRP) in the top of the 11th inning. Will Swanner and Jayson Langfels had two hits apiece. Langfels also walked twice, as did PuRPs Trevor Story (No. 8), Tom Murphy (No. 12) and Pat Valaika (No. 22).
Nelson Gonzalez picked up the win by striking out both batters he faced in the bottom of the 10th. Austin House pitched a scoreless 11th, striking out a batter while allowing two hits, to earn his 14th save.
High-A Modesto: L 2-0
The Nuts had just four singles and drew only one walk behind starter Johendi Jiminian (PuRP No. 29), who allowed a run on four hits and three walks in six innings. Correlle Prime (PuRP No. 21) led Modesto's offense with two hits and was the only Nuts hitter not to strike out.