Oklahoma City (13-7)
Corpus Christi (10-9)
Midland got four runs in the top of the 1st off Brett Oberholtzer, and cruised to a 9-3 win over Corpus. Brutal outing for Oberholtzer, who threw 5.1IP, 11H/7ER, 5K:0BB, including four 1st inning doubled. Jonnathan Aristil allowed 4H/2ER, 4K:0BB in 3.2IP.
T.J. Steele was the only player to get 3+ ABs and not get a hit. Kody Hinze was 2x4 with a homer, and Chris Wallace was 1x4 with a 2-run shot. Jake Goebbert and Jon Singleton (Jon "Homerton" as we'd like to call him) were each 1x3 with a walk. The big story was the running. Jonathan Villar stole two bases, and Austin Wates increased his stolen base total to five SBs on the season with three stolen bases.
Man of the Match: Austin Wates.
Lancaster got out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the 7th, when Rancho Cucamonga got two runs to bring it to a one-run game, and then Lancaster poured on five in the bottom half of the inning for an 8-2 win. Wes Musick improved to 2-1, with 7H/2ER, 5K:2BB while a bullpen of Jose Trinidad (0.2IP), Pat Urckfitz (1IP), and Andrew Robinson (1IP) held the Quakes hitless and walkless over the final 2.2IP.
Jonathan Meyer was 2x4 with a double and 2RBI; Domingo Santana was 2x3 with a double and a walk (improving his Avg to .189). Jiovanni Mier was 1x3 with 2BB and an RBI. George Springer got a single, RBI, and stolen base. And Telvin Nash hit his 9th homer of the season - even more encouraging is that five of his nine homers have come on the road.
Man of the Match: Wes Musick.
Charleston scored the first nine runs of the game, and while Lexington got four runs in the bottom of the 8th, it wasn't enough as the Legends fell 9-4. Kyle Hallock lasted 4IP, with 9H/6R (4ER), 1K:2BB; Evan Grills allowed 4H/1ER, 2K:0BB in 3IP, and Tanner Bushue made his second straight relief appearance and allowed deuces: 2IP, 2H/2ER, 2K:0BB, 2HR to lower his ERA to 16.55 on the season.
Delino DeShields was 2x4 with a double and a walk (now with a .370 OBP - and remember, he's not yet 20), Alex Todd was 1x4 with 3RBI. The first five batters (DeShields-Gominsky-Scott-Johnson-Duffy) each drew a walk, but the Legends had 12Ks; three of them came from Mike Kvasnicka, who was 0x4, and is now hitting .091 with 10K in his last 23ABs.
Man of the Match: Uhhh, DeShields?