Wil Myers broke a 7-7 tie in the top of the 9th inning with a two-run homerun (his ninth in Triple-A), and Omaha held on for the 9-7 victory over Iowa. That made a winner of the rehabbing Everett Teaford, who blew the save as he allowed one run on four hits over three innings.
Irving Falu moved to the leadoff spot and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. He also played right field.
NW Arkanas collected just two hits, as they lost to Tulsa, 6-0. The loss dropped the Naturals into second place in the Texas League’s North Division. The Naturals had more errors (three) than hits.
Yem Prades picked up the Naturals first hit with one out in the 6th inning.
Wilmington returned home and came out flat, with poor pitching and no offense. Salem took the first game of the series, 8-0. The three Blue Rocks pitchers walked 12 with just one strikeout. The offense collected just three hits.
Following the game, Blue Rocks hitting coach Damon Hollins talked about the loss, the adjustments the team has made with all of the roster changes, and the team’s two All-Stars:
Kane County lost in walk-off fashion to host Peoria, 10-9. Jason Dooley took the loss, despite giving up just that one unearned run over 3.2 innings.
It was all offense early, as the score was tied at 9-9 after five innings. Five Cougars collected multi-hit games, with Jorge Bonifacio having the biggest day. He went 3-for-5 with a homerun and four RBIs.