Omaha lost to Round Rock, 6-4 as the Express scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to break the tie.
Danny Duffy had a subpar start, as he allowed four runs on six hits (including a homerun) over 5.1 innings. On the positive side, he did not walk a batter. Donnie Joseph entered with a man on base in the sixth and proceeded to strike out three over the next 1.2 innings.
First baseman Ben Broussard made his KC Royals debut and went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
NW Arkansas lost to Midland, 8-2. The Rockhounds scored all of their runs over the first five innings.
All of those runs were against Jason Adam, who had been pitching well of late. Over five innings, he walked seven and allowed six hits (including another homerun). Sam Runion saved the rest of the Naturals bullpen with three hitless innings of relief.
Wilmington won 8-7 over Potomac in 11 innings. Jack Lopez drove in the go ahead run with a bunt base hit (one of his three hits).
John Lamb was back on the mound for the first time since June 8th and allowed a homerun in his two innings of work. Then Tyler Sample entered and everything blew up. He allowed five runs on just two hits, three walks, and a hit batter. One of those runs did score after he left when Cory Hall entered (with two men on base).
The Blue Rocks collected 13 hits, with five players having multi-hit games.
Lexington beat West Virginia, 4-2. They broke the 2-2 tie in the top of the 8th inning on a Raul Mondesi RBI single and a passed ball.
Miguel Almonte was solid over the first five innings, as he allowed just one earned run (two total) on five hits. He struck out six. Ali Williams followed with two scoreless innings. He allowed just one hit while striking out five. Mark Peterson picked up his tenth save of the season with two scoreless innings.
The Legends collected six hits, two by Mark Threlkeld (he also drove in a run).
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