Omaha walked off in their victory over New Orleans, 3-2 in ten innings.
Mandatory Credit: Minda Haas
Brett Hayes was the hero, as he hit a solo home run to tie the game in the eighth and another in the tenth to send everyone home happy.
Storm Chasers starter Chris Dwyer was perfect through 5.2 innings before a bunt single broke up his perfect game. He ended up allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks over 7.1 innings. Michael Mariot picked up the win, with 2.2 scoreless innings (he did allow an inherited runner to score in the eighth).
Omaha is still clinging to a two game lead on Memphis in the American Northern Division in the Pacific Coast League.
NW Arkansas lost to Springfield, 3-2. The Naturals are still a game back of first place in the North Division of the Texas League, but there is now a tie atop the standings (between the Cardinals and Arkansas).
The Naturals scored two runs in the top of the seventh on four hits (they had seven hits, all singles). Lane Adams went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
All three runs scored by the Cardinals came via home runs hit off Naturals starter Santiago Garrido (6IP, 5H, 3R, BB, 3K). Andrew Triggs threw just eight pitches (all for strikes) in his Double-A debut (he struck out two).
Wilmington won in Frederick, 7-4. The two teams are now back in a tie for last place in the Northern Division of the Carolina League, six games back of second place (the wild card spot in the playoffs) with ten games to go.
Daniel Mateo provided the big blow, a two out grand slam in the top of the fifth to give the Blue Rocks the lead they never relinquished.
Angel Baez picked up the win, as he allowed three runs on seven hits and four walks over five innings. Daniel Hernandez followed with three scoreless innings of relief (he allowed just one hit). Cody Fassold allowed a run in the bottom of the ninth and had runners at second and third base, but a strike out ended the game.
Lexington lost to Augusta once again in extra innings, this time by a 6-3 score in 12 innings. The Legends are now 3.5 games back of the GreenJackets for first place in the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League.
The loss negated the solid start from Crawford Simmons, who allowed one run on four hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out five. The Legends bullpen allowed two home runs.