With the tying run on second base, Anthony Seratelli struck out to end the game, as Omaha lost to Reno, 5-3. The Storm Chasers got back in the game in the 9th inning on a Johnny Giavotella two-run single with two outs.
The newest Storm Chaser, Donnie Joseph (who was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds for Jonathan Broxton), was roughed up in his debut. In one inning (the top of the 9th), he allowed two runs on three hits and two walks.
With the game tied at 3-3, NW Arkansas scored two runs in the top of the 9th inning to beat Arkansas, 5-3. Carlo Testa led off the inning by striking out, but reached on the catcher’s throwing error. He came around to score on Rey Navarro‘s RBI double. Alex McClure‘s sac fly gave the Naturals the two-run lead.
Mike Montgomery started for the Naturals and allowed three runs (all in the 3rd inning) on five hits over seven innings. Ethan Hollingsworth (who pitched into the 7th inning on Monday) picked up the victory with two hitless innings of relief.
Both teams scored three runs in the first inning, but Salem prevailed over Wilmington 7-5. Brett Eibner hit a two-run homerun in the first inning and Murray Watts hit his first homerun, which gave the Blue Rocks the lead.
Geulin Beltre had a nice game in the loss: he went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases.
Tyler Sample picked up the blown save and his ninth loss of the season, as he allowed four runs on five hits over two innings.
Daniel Mateo, the Cougars second baseman, committed two errors to push his season total to 30.
Bubba Watch: No at-bats on Friday night for Bubba Starling, as Burlington was postponed in Elizabethton. In the Appalachian League, Princeton and Pulaski played 24 innings (it was one of their two games in the day).