Omaha lost to Iowa, 5-4 in 11 innings. With two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning, Alfredo Amezaga delivered an RBI single for the walk off victory. Tommy Hottovy took the loss in his third inning of relief.
After watching Iowa take the lead in the bottom of the 8th inning, Johnny Giavotella tied the game back up with a solo homerun in the top of the 9th inning.
The late scoring for the Cubs negated the solid spot start by Roman Colon. He allowed one run on two hits over five innings.
Chris Getz and Lorenzo Cain continued their rehab with the Storm Chasers. Getz led off and went 0-for-5 while playing nine innings at second base. Cain went 2-for-5 while playing nine innings in centerfield.
NW Arkansas lost to Corpus Christi, 3-0. The Naturals only had one hit prior to the 9th inning (a one out Yem Prades single in the 6th inning) against Hooks starter Ross Seaton. They finished with three hits total (from the top three in the order).
Bryan Paukovits tossed 3.1 scoreless innings of relief and struck out seven.
Manny Pina continued his rehab assignment and caught all nine innings (he went 0-for-3).
Wilmington defeated Lynchburg 6-5 in ten innings on getaway day. Lane Adams hit his second homerun of the game in the top of the 10th inning. That was the Blue Rocks fourth solo homerun of the game.
The Blue Rocks collected 12 hits and five hitters had multi-hit games.
Sam Runion picked up the win with two scoreless innings of relief.
Kane County lost their home series to Quad Cities with a 6-1 loss. The Cougars now head back out on the road for a short three-game series in Wisconsin.
The Cougars collected just six hits, but only went 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position. The lack of offense made a loser of Kellen Moen, who allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits over six innings. He struck out five.
Bubba Watch: Bubba Starling went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a run scored in Burlington’s 5-2 win over Bristol. The story of the game was the start by 2012 draft pick Colin Rodgers, who tossed six hitless inning. He struck out three and the only baserunner came via a hit batter in the second inning.
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