Omaha scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to break the tie and held on to beat Nashville, 4-1.
Donnie Joseph picked up the two inning save, despite major jams. The Sounds had runners on the corners and one out in the 8th inning, but Joseph escaped. In the ninth, he loaded the bases with walks, but struck out the side to end the game. Danny Duffy took the no decision, pitching five shutout innings. He struck out seven.
NW Arkansas battled back to take a 5-4 lead in the seventh, only to see Springfield come back with two runs of their own in the 8th inning to win 6-5.
Matt Fields hit his 27th homerun in the 7th inning to tie the game (his second hit of the game). Fields drove in three runs (two coming in the first). Lane Adams scored the Naturals fifth run, as he went 2-for-4.
Sugar Ray Marimon allowed four runs on eight hits, but six of those hits came in the Cardinals third and fourth innings. After Jon Keck pitched a scoreless inning of relief, Jason Bergmann allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in his only inning to get the blown save and loss.
It was more of the same in Wilmington on Sunday night, as they lost the first game against Carolina, 1-0. The Mudcats lone run came on a botched rundown play. The Blue Rocks have lost four in a row and 13 of their last 14 games. It does not look like there is an end in sight.
Sam Selman was a bit wild, but he battled through five innings and struck out eight. After Daniel Hernandez was hit in the head by a line drive (he walked off on his own), Kellen Moen threw 2.1 shutout innings.
Following the game, manager Vance Wilson still had not received an update on Hernandez’ condition.
The game was wild late, but Lexington held on for the 9-6 victory.
Christian Binford started and threw six shutout innings. He walked one and struck out 12. His bullpen however allowed three homeruns and six total runs over the game’s final two innings.