Omaha has now taken the first two games of their road series in Round Rock, with a 4-2 victory on Saturday night. Chris Dwyer earned his first Triple-A win, as he allowed two runs on six hits over six innings. Those two runs came via Express solo homeruns. Roman Colon followed with three perfect innings of relief. He struck out five.
NW Arkansas has now lost six in a row to Springfield, as they lost Saturday night 4-1. The Naturals collected six hits, all singles. Their lone run tied that game at 1-1 in the top of the 3rd inning on Rey Navarro‘s two out RBI single.
In the bullpen game, Bryan Paukovits was the second pitcher and threw three scoreless innings.
Wilmington scored one run in the top of the first inning and waited until the late innings to take the game over Salem, 7-4. The Red Sox cut it to 5-4, but Lane Adams hit a two-run homerun in the top of the 9th inning to seal the deal.
Edwin Carl picked up the win with three shutout innings of relief. The Blue Rocks outfielders threw out two base runners at the plate.
Kane County won their first game in Dayton, 9-1. The Cougars scored five runs in the 4th inning (after already leading 3-0) and never looked back.
Kyle Smith picked up his first win with the Cougars, as he allowed one run on three hits and two walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out nine. Michael Giovenco followed with 2.1 scoreless innings of relief. He struck out four.
Bubba Watch: Burlington and Danville were postponed on Saturday. Not sure yet if/when it will be made up.