Omaha beat Salt Lake, 6-3.
Yordano Ventura returned and threw the first four innings. He allowed one run on five hits and two walks. He struck out six, but needed 93 pitches to get through four innings. Brian Sanches followed and picked up the win, though he allowed the other two runs. Over 3.2 innings, Sanches allowed six hits while striking out five.
In the 3rd inning, the Storm Chasers sent eight men to the plate. The inning began with three straight walks, though a caught stealing thwarted a bigger inning. Ben Broussard singled in a run and later, a bases loaded Paulo Orlando walk forced in another.
In the 4th inning, the Storm Chasers again sent eight men to the plate, but this time scored three runs. Pedro Ciriaco had the big hit, a two-run double.
NW Arkansas lost to Tulsa in 11 innings, 3-2. They lost the four game series and have now lost seven of their last eight games.
The Naturals came back with two runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to tie the game at 2-2. Angel Franco drove in the first run (one of his two hits) with a single, but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. Brett Eibner followed with an RBI single to to tie the game.
That took Naturals starter Aaron Brooks off the hook, as he allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings. He struck out five. After Jon Keck escaped a run-scoring jam (Eibner threw a runner out at the plate to end the inning), Sam Runion pitched two scoreless innings. Then the Drillers got to Santiago Garrido in his second inning of work.
Wilmington had a rare Sunday off, as they head to Salem for three games beginning on Monday night.
Lexington lost the pitcher’s duel 1-0 to Rome in the series finale. They split the four game series.
The Braves lone run came via a solo homerun leading off the 5th inning. That made a loser of Greg Billo, who allowed three hits and a walk over 5.2 innings. He struck out five.