Omaha walked off against Fresno, 3-2 in 11 innings. After three straight singles started the bottom of the 11th inning, Casey Kotchman was hit by a pitch to force in the game winning run.
Louis Coleman earned the win in relief, as he worked around two walks in the top of the 11th (2IP, 0H, 0R, 3K).
NW Arkansas swept Springfield, 9-1. The Naturals scored eight runs in the first.
Raul Mondesi (who returned from the birth of his child) started the bottom of the first with a single. Later in the inning, he drove in two runs with another single.
Bubba Starling made the first and second out of that inning. In between those two at-bats, the Naturals collected five hits and worked three walks.
Jorge Bonifacio finished off the scoring with a 4th inning home run, his first since August 13th.
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That was more than enough offense for Naturals starterKyle Zimmer
, who allowed two hits and walked one over five scoreless innings. He struck out six. Both hits Zimmer allowed came in the first and he retired 12 in a row before a one out walk in the fifth (which was erased on an inning ending double play).
*In roster news, Logan Davis was put back on the DL to make room for Mondesi.
Wilmington has won three straight for the first time in the second half with a 7-5 win in Myrtle Beach.
Yender Caramo earned the victory, as he entered in the 7th inning with two outs and a runner on third base. Over 2.1 scoreless innings, he allowed a hit, walked one, and struck out two.
Jake Junis took the no decision, as he allowed a run on three hits, three walks, and a hit batter over five innings. He struck out three. The August struggles continue for Matt Alvarez, as he allowed four runs on six hits (including a home run) over 1.2 innings. In the month of August (with Friday night most likely being his last appearance in the month), Alvarez has allowed eight runs on 13 hits and four walks over 9.2 innings.
Lexington walked off to salvage the series finale over Rome, 6-4. It came on the day that the South Atlantic League announced the Legends will host next year’s All-Star Game.
The Legends hit three homers in the game, including the walk off two-run shot by Chase Vallot. Brandon Downes hit a two-run homer in the seventh and Luis Villegas hit a solo shot to tie the game in the eighth.
Jake Newberry earned the victory, as he entered in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded and struck out the two batters he faced.
Corey Ray got the start for the Legends and allowed three runs (one earned) on seven hits over five innings. Emilio Ogando followed and allowed a run on five hits and a walk over 3.1 innings. He struck out four.
Idaho Falls held on to beat Grand Junction, 4-2.
D.J. Burt extended his on-base streak to 45 games with an RBI triple in the fifth (one of his two hits). Joshua Banuelos drove in his league-leading 52 run (2-for-5). Nick Dini went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the fourth.
Bryan Brickhouse got the start for the Chukars and allowed two hits and two walks over three innings. Hunter Haynes earned the victory, as he allowed two runs on six hits over five innings. He struck out five. Brandon Thomas earned his third save, though he worked around a two out, bases loaded jam in the ninth with a pop out.
Burlington lost to Greeneville, 3-1.
Ashe Russell took the loss, as he allowed two solo home runs over five innings (his longest professional start). Russell allowed a homer in the third and fourth.
The Royals collected seven hits, including two by Trey Stover.