Omaha beat New Orleans, 5-1. The Storm Chasers received a great start from Nate Adcock. He allowed just one run on six hits and two walks over seven innings. Roman Colon followed with two perfect innings of relief.
The top two in the Storm Chasers order (Irving Falu and Mitch Maier) went a combined 4-for-7 with three runs scored and an RBI. Derrick Robinson broke out of his 0-for-21 skid with a double in the 4th inning.
NW Arkansas lost to Tulsa, 2-1 in walk-off fashion. Both teams scored a run in the first inning and no one scored until the bottom of the 9th inning.
That negated the solid start from Justin Marks, who allowed an unearned run on five hits and two walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out six.
Jason Giambi continued his rehab assignment for the Drillers and went 0-for-1 with a walk and strikeout (Marks struck him out).
Wilmington was rained out in Lynchburg and the two teams will finish their series on Sunday night with a doubleheader. Even without playing, the Blue Rocks picked up a 1/2 game on Frederick, who lost a rain-shortened game in Potomac. However the red-hot P-Nats are now just two games back of first place (they have won five in a row).
Down 3-1, Kane County scored three runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to beat Burlington, 4-3. Justin Trapp and Jack Lopez (the Cougars 1-2 hitters) drove in all four runs and went a combined 5-for-8.
With well over 11,000 in attendance, reliever Michael Giovenco picked up the win. He allowed just one hit and three walks over 3.1 innings. He struck out three.
Bubba Watch: Bubba Starling went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in Burlington’s loss. He also committed his fourth error of the season (it was fielding).
*2012 second round draft pick Sam Selman of Idaho Falls was named the Pioneer League’s Pitcher of the Year. He leads the league with a 2.08 ERA and 80 strikeouts.