Omaha beat Round Rock, 7-1.
Clayton Mortensen earned his first win of the season with six shutout innings. He allowed four hits and one walk while striking out six. Spencer Patton earned his 11th save of the season, though he did allow a run on two hits and a walk over three innings. He struck out four.
On offense, the Storm Chasers collected 11 hits, one by every player but Matt Fields (though he drove in two runs via a 2nd inning ground out and a 4th inning sac fly). Christian Colon, Johnny Giavotella, and first baseman Brian Bocock (he’s 5’11) each had two hits in the win. Jesus Flores hit a two out, two-run home run in the 8th inning.
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NW Arkansas had Monday off, as they begin a four-game home series against first place Tulsa. Remember, the Naturals are just 8-20 at home.
Wilmington ended their four game losing streak with a 3-0 victory in their series finale in Frederick. The Blue Rocks are now two games back of first place Potomac, who they play a six game home-and-home series beginning on Tuesday night.
The game was scoreless until the seventh when Hunter Dozier delivered a two out RBI single (one of his two hits). They would tack on two more in the 8th inning. Kenny Diekroeger drove in one run with a single and scored the second run on an error.
For the second straight start, the Blue Rocks did not score to give Glenn Sparkman the win. He allowed three hits and two walks over five scoreless innings. Daniel Stumpf was perfect over the final four innings to earn the win. He struck out four.
Lexington lost to host Greenville, 7-3. The Legends are just one game away from elimination for the South Atlantic League’s Southern Division first half crown.
The Legends collected eight hits and went 4-for-6 with runners in scoring position. However, they grounded into a double play and struck out 11 times. The top two in their order, Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado and Ramon Torres, each went 2-for-4. Samir Duenez also had two hits in the loss. He doubled and drove in a run with two outs.
Matt Tenuta allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out six. Tenuta left with two men on base in favor of Alex Black in the sixth and Black allowed both runners to score. Black went on to allow two runs of his own over the next two innings.