Oklahoma City (39-26)
OKC had a 4-0 lead heading into the bottom of the 3rd, and then New Orleans put up a 5-spot to take it back. But the RedHawks scored two runs in each of the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings for a 10-7 win. Paul Clemens improved to 8-4, but with a 6.31 ERA after allowing 7H/5ER, 2K:3BB, WP in 5IP. Jonnathan Aristil allowed 3H/2ER, 2K:0BB; Mickey Storey struck out three in 1.2IP, and Fernando Abad allowed 2H/0ER, 1K:1BB in 1.1IP for his 2nd save.
Jimmy Paredes was 4x5 with 2RBI; Landon Powell was 3x5 with three runs sored; Mike Hessman was 2x4 with a walk and his 18th homer of the season. J.B. Shuck was 2x5 with a double and 2RBI.
Man of the Match: Jimmy Paredes
Not a whole lot was happening between Corpus and San Antonio. It was 0-0 going into the bottom of the 7th inning, but then, with the bases loaded, Drew Locke hit a grand slam to bust it open and start the Hooks down the road to a 6-1 win. Brett Oberholtzer threw 7.2IP, 6H/1ER, 8K:0BB; Kevin Chapman faced two batters, allowing a hit and a walk; Jason Stoffel faced three batters and struck out one; and Erick Abreu finished it off with two outs.
Drew Locke had the big fly of the night; but other than that? Jose Martinez was 2x4 with a double and an RBI; Jonathan Villar had a hit, and Jason Stoffel provided an RBI, as well. So yes, the Hooks scored six runs on five hits and three walks.
Man of the Match: Brett Oberholtzer
Lancaster and Rancho Cucamonga traded two-run innings in the 5th and 6th, but it was Domingo Santana who did work in the top of the 9th. He led off the inning with a single, advanced to 2nd on Rafael Valenzuela's HBP, stole 3rd, and scored on an attempted pickoff that resulted in an error on the pitcher, giving Lancaster the 3-2 win. Tyson Perez threw 6.2IP, allowing just 4H/2ER, 8K:3BB; Pat Urckfitz, Jose Trinidad, and Andrew Robinson got the final seven outs, allowing 1H/0ER, 2K:2BB.
Santana finished the night 2x4, as did Jonathan Meyer. Ben Heath was 2x3 with an RBI, and Enrique Hernandez provided the other RBI with a double. Telvin Nash was 0x4 with 4Ks - in his last 10 games, he's 7x38 with 4HR and 26 strikeouts.
Man of the Match: Tyson Perez
So much runs. West Virginia ultimately defeated Lexington 9-7. Nick Tropeano had a rare rough outing, allowing 8H/6R (5ER), 2K:2BB in 4IP; Gabe Garcia allowed 2H/1ER in 3IP; Carlos Quevedo gave up 3H/2ER in 1IP, and Nate Pettus walked two in 1IP (also throwing a wild pitch and balking).
Zach Johnson was 4x5 with a HR/3RBI, Matt Duffy was 3x5, and Delino DeShields was 2x4 with a walk, 2RBI, and his 39th, 40th, & 41st stolen bases of the season. Jesse Wierzbicki hit his first home of the season, as well.
Man of the Match: Zach Johnson.