Oklahoma City (1-1)
OKC took a 5-0 lead after two innings, and then added a 6-run 7th for a 12-3 win over Memphis. Aneury Rodriguez threw 5IP, 7H/3ER, 9K:1BB, with a WP, HBP, and HR. Adalberto Flores allowed three hits, but no runs, in 1.2IP; Jose Valdez inherited two of Flores' runners, but got the final out of the 7th with a K, and Sergio Perez allowed a hit and two walks, but no runs in the final 2IP as Memphis was 0x10 with RISP and left 13 LOBsters (captip to Street for the name).
Justin Ruggiano was 3x4 with a double, walk, and 2RBI. Fernando Martinez hit his first homer in the organization with a three-run shot in the first. Brett Wallace and Angel Sanchez were both 2x4 with a walk. Collin DeLome got the RF start over J.B. Shuck, who was 0x1 with a walk and an RBI.
Man of the Match: Justin Ruggiano.
Corpus Christi (1-1)
NW Arkansas had a 5-0 lead heading into the bottom of the 8th, and the Hooks managed to make things marginally interesting, but dropped it, 5-3. Ross Seaton gave up 7H/4R (2ER), with 1K:0BB in 5IP, allowing three runs via the longball. Arcenio Leon added a 2H/1ER, 1K:1BB line in 2IP, and Jason Stoffel struck out one and allowed no baserunners in 2IP.
Kody Hinze hit his first homer - a 2-run shot - in the 8th to finish 2x4 with 2RBI; Brandon Barnes was 2x4 with a double and a stolen base; and Jordan Kreke got two hits while committing two errors at 3B. Jose Carlos Thompson went to the plate three times, and walked back to the dugout three times, feeling shame after striking out.
Man of the Match: Kody Hinze.
The JetHawks took a 5-4 lead with two runs in the top of the 8th, but turned around and gave up five in the bottom half of the inning, for a 9-5 loss at High Desert. Ruben Alaniz allowed 5H/2R (1ER), 4K:3BB in 4.2IP; Pat Urckfitz gave up 4H/2ER in 1.1IP; Jorge De Leon took the loss and the Ugly, with 3H/5ER, 3K:1BB in 1.2IP; Kirk Clark finished off the last batter.
Ben Heath was 3x4 with a double and 3RBI; George Springer was 2x4 with a run; Rafael Valenzuela and Telvin Nash drew two walks; Jio Mier was 1x4 with a walk and a caught stealing; Dan Adamson got the Golden Sombrero, striking out four times in four ABs.
Man of the Match: Ben Heath.
Greensboro wore Lexington out, scoring five runs in the 3rd for an easy 7-0 win over the Legends in the season opener (Thursday's game was rained out). Mike Foltynewicz allowed 8H/6R (2ER), 4K:1BB in 2.2IP (but threw 25 of his 30 pitches for strikes); Evan Grills threw 3.1IP in relief, and allowed 3H/0ER, 2K:2BB, HBP, WP; Murilo Gouvea gave up 3H/1ER, 3K:0BB, HR (all of his 16 pitches were strikes).
Jordan Scott, Zach Johnson, Matt Duffy, and Roberto Pena provided all your hits; Delino DeShields and Mike Kvasnicka drew walks. Jimmy Howick was 0x3 and committed the error that led to four unearned runs.
Man of the Match: Evan Grills