Omaha began their series with Colorado Springs with a 10-3 loss. A five-run top of the 5th inning did in the Storm Chasers and chased starter Chris Dwyer from the game (4.2IP, 5H, 7R, 6ER, 4BB, 6K).
A three-run top of the first inning pushed NW Arkansas over Arkansas, 5-1. Christian Colon went 3-for-4 in the win (maybe he’ll be promoted to Triple-A?). Mario Lisson drove in two runs with a two out single in the first.
Sugar Ray Marimon picked up the win, as he allowed one run on four hits and three walks over six innings. Sam Runion picked up his first Double-A save with three scoreless innings of relief. He allowed just one hit and a walk while striking out three.
Wilmington won their finale in Salem, 5-4 in ten innings. One of Luis Piterson‘s three hits drove in the go ahead run in the top of the 10th inning. Nick Rogers, who allowed an inherited run to score in the bottom of the 8th inning to tie the game, put away the Red Sox in the bottom of the 10th inning to pick up the win.
The comeback by the Red Sox late negated the solid start by Andy Ferguson, who allowed just one run on six hits and a walk over 6.2 innings. He struck out seven.
Down 4-1 heading into the bottom of the 9th inning, Kane County came back with four runs to beat Cedar Rapids, 5-4. The winning run scored on a throwing error by the centerfielder.
In that 9th inning, Jack Lopez drove in three with a bases-clearing triple to tie the game with one out.
Kyle Zimmer made his third start for the Cougars. He allowed one run on three hits and two walks over four innings. He struck out six.
Bubba Watch: Bubba Starling went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI in Burlington’s 6-3 win over Pulaski. All but two of the games in the Appalachian League were postponed on Sunday.