Omaha came back to beat Oklahoma City, 3-2.
In his longest start of the season, Everett Teaford picked up the win. He allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out three. Louis Coleman shut down OKC with three scoreless innings of relief for his fifth save of the season.
*In a possible “paper move”, Omaha sent Brian Sanches to NW Arkansas to make room for Naturals closer Zach Jackson. The Naturals are currently off for the All-Star break (which they are hosting). Sanches just started in last night’s doubleheader.
Tyler Sample was the beneficiary of all the run support, though he was shaky early. He allowed two runs in the bottom of the first on three hits and a walk. Sample struggled with his command (five walks), but made it through five innings. It was another rough outing for new Blue Rocks reliever Cory Hall. He allowed a grand slam to the Carolina League’s leading homerun hitter (Robby Hefflinger) that cut the lead to 11-6.
The Blue Rocks offense picked him up by scoring two runs each over the game’s final two innings. Every hitter had at least one hit, as they totaled 19. Dennis Raben went 4-for-7 with two doubles and three RBIs. Daniel Mateo, Parker Morin, and Alex McClure each collected three hits.
Lexington came back with single runs in the eighth and ninth innings to beat Hickory, 3-2. Alex Hudak‘s RBI single gave the Legends their first and only lead of the game.
Leonel Santiago made his first start (and appearance) since 2011 and was solid. He allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out five. Clayton Schulz followed with two hitless innings of relief. He struck out four. John Walter made his first appearance with the Legends and picked up the win. He struck out two in his one inning of work.