Brian Bogusevic did the damage for Iowa as the Cubs defeated OKC 5-1. Brett Oberholtzer threw 7IP, 8H/4ER, 7K:1BB - all four runs came on two separate two-run Bogusevic homers. Eric Berger allowed an earned run in 1.1IP, and Jason Stoffel overcame two walks to get the final two outs.
Jose Martinez was 2x4 with an RBI; Andy Simunic drew a wak and was 1x3 with the lone run scored.
Man of the Match:
Corpus (40-25), 3.0 up
Corpus extended their lead in the division to three games (with five to play in the first half) with an 8-5 win at Frisco. Jake Buchanan got touched up for 9H/5ER, 2K:1BB in 4IP (ERA now 1.39); Sergio Escalona (3IP, 4H, 3K) and Pat Urckfitz (2IP, 1H) held Frisco scoreless over the final 5IP.
Rene Garcia was 1x3 with a 3-run HR, 2BB, and 3RBI; Domingo Santana (2B) and Jonathan Meyer (2RBI) had two hits each. George Springer was 1x4 with a walk (and a strikeout) and an outfield assist; Jon Singleton was 0x4 with a walk and 3Ks.
Man of the Match: Rene Garcia
Lancaster (37-29), 2.5 up
Lancaster scored the first ten runs of the game, and beat High Desert 10-3. Aaron West threw 5IP, 0H/0ER, 5K:1BB; Theron Geith gave up 2H/0ER in 2IP; Michael Dimock allowed 3H/3ER on 2HR in 1IP and Cameron Lamb struck out one in the 9th.
Delino DeShields was 3x4; Nolan Fontana was 0x2 but with 3BB; MP Cokinos (2B, 4RBI) and Preston Tucker (3RBI) were each 2x4 with a homerun.
Man of the Match: Aaron West
Quad Cities (35-29), 5.0 GB
Not gonna win too many games allowing eight runs in the 8th inning. Cedar Rapids beats the River Bandits 12-4. Colton Cain allowed 4H/3ER, 4K:2BB; Mike Hauschild allowed 6H/4ER in 3IP; Gera Sanchez gave up two of Hauschild's runs and five of his own with six hits and a walk in 0.1IP; Richard Rodriguez allowed a hit and a walk in 1.2IP.
Jesse Wierzbicki was 2x3 with a two-run homer; Carlos Correa was 0x3 with two walks.
Man of the Match: Jesse Wierzbicki.