Omaha beat Albuquerque, 8-7. After the Isotopes scored four runs in the top of the 4th inning to tie the game, Omaha scored a run in the bottom of the 5th inning and held on.
Louis Coleman picked up the save, as he allowed just one hit over 3.1 innings of relief. He struck out six and threw 29 of his 39 pitches for strikes.
NW Arkansas was pounded 13-7 by Corpus Christi. Naturals starter Noel Arguelles lasted just 1.2 innings and allowed six runs (five earned).
The Naturals did collect 11 hits, with four players having multi-hit games. The newest members, Brian Fletcher and Alex McClure each had two hits. Fletcher picked up his first Double-A RBI. Michael Liberto made his Double-A debut and went 1-for-1 with two runs scored in replacing Rey Navarro (who was 2-for-2) in the 8th inning.
Wilmington lost a heartbreaker, 1-0 to Lynchburg. The game was scoreless until the top of the 9th inning when Nick Rogers allowed two straight singles and a sac fly to drive in the game’s only run.
The loss ruined the solid start by Yordano Ventura, who struck out ten over 5.2 innings. He allowed just three hits.
Kane County lost the series finale to Burlington, 5-0. The Cougars collected just four hits, with Jack Lopez picking up two of them. He also stole two bases.
Bubba Watch: Bubba Starling went 1-for-2 with his first two professional RBIs in Burlington’s 6-4 loss. He also committed his first error in centerfield.
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