Omaha Storm Chasers (68-45)
Omaha 4, Reno 2
WP: Ryan Verdugo (8-3)
SV: Vin Mazzaro (5)
HR: Tony Abreu (9)
Tony Abreu's three-run homer in the fifth lifted Omaha to a fifth straight win. The 1-2-3 combination of Irving Falu, Johnny Giavotella and Abreu recorded six hits, all four RBI and all four runs. Ryan Verdugo held Reno to two runs on four hits and three walks over 6.0 innings. Francisley Bueno followed with 2.0 scoreless innings and Vin Mazzaro notched his third save in as many outings.
NW Arkansas Naturals (11-29 in second half, 48-62 overall)
NW Arkansas 6, Tulsa 3
WP: Michael Mariot (5-3)
SV: Ryan Dennick (4)
HR: Kevin Kouzmanoff (1)
Kevin Kouzmanoff's grand slam in the third inning helped Northwest Arkansas take the rubber game at Tulsa. The homer was the first this year for Kouzmanoff, who has played in a total of 74 games with Omaha and Northwest Arkansas. Michael Mariot scattered two runs on seven hits and a walk over 7.0 innings.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (19-20 in second half, 48-61 overall)
Winston-Salem 6, Wilmington 4
LP: Chase Boruff (1-7)
The Blue Rocks let a 4-3 lead slip away as Winston-Salem plated three in the eighth. Starter Brooks Pounders fanned eight while allowing three runs on five hits and four walks over 5.1 IP. Wilmington's first four batters (Orlando Calixte, Brett Eibner, Matt Fields and Lane Adams) combined for 10 hits, four runs and two RBI. Calixte and Eibner recorded three hits apiece.
Kane County Cougars (20-19 in second half, 54-55 overall)
Kane County 7, Beloit 5
WP: Rudy Brown (2-0)
Kane County withstood a late charge to win at Beloit. Edwin Carl held the Snappers scoreless on three hits and a walk over 4.0 innings+2. Rudy Brown (2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB) earned the win while Andrew Triggs fanned six over 2.0 innings. Tim Ferguson recorded three hits and two RBI. Alex Llanos added two hits, a walk and three runs.
Idaho Falls Chukars (3-2 in second half, 20-23 overall)
Ogden 4, Idaho Falls 1
LP: Spencer Patton (0-6)
Idaho Falls dropped the rubber game as Ogden scored three in the first off of Spencer Patton (5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 6 SO). Travis Lane posted two hits and a run. The Chukars are at Orem (Angels) tonight.
Burlington Royals (26-12)
Burlington 15, Elizabethton 5
WP: Daniel Hernandez (3-0)
HR: Bubba Starling (6), Mark Threlkeld (5), Humberto Arteaga (1)
Burlington recorded 27 hits in a road rout, with all nine batters posting multiple safeties. Mark Threlkeld hit a solo homer and finished 4-for-6 with five RBI. Patrick Leonard and Adrian Morales also had four hits each. Humberto Arteaga added three hits, including his first pro home run.
Surprise Royals (14-19)
Arizona Rangers 2, Surprise 0
LP: Aroni Nina (3-2)
The Surprise Royals were blanked by their complex co-tenants. Aroni Nina struck out 11 of 22 batters. He allowed the two runs on three hits and a walk over 5.1 IP. Mauricio Ramos led the Royals with three hits. He is batting .563 (18-for-32) over his last eight games.
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