Oklahoma City (59-50), 2.0 GB
OKC never trailed in their game against Iowa, but they needed the two-run homer from George Springer to win 4-3. Asher Wojciechowski threw 6IP, 6H/2ER, 2K:0BB; Phil Humber and Jorge De Leon threw scoreless innings and Josh Zeid recorded his 13th save of the season, despite giving up 2H/1ER in the 9th.
Springer was 2x4 with the aforementioned two-run homer, his 10th at OKC and his 29th overall, leaving him one homer short of a 30-30 season. Jimmy Paredes (SB) and Marwin Gonzalez (2B, RBI) added two hits, and Jon Homerton hit his 4th homer for OKC, going 1x3 to raise his average to .196.
Man of the Match: George Springer
Corpus (22-15, tied), 64-43 overall
Corpus put up a three-spot in the 1st inning on their way to a 5-2 win at Midland. Ruben Alaniz allowed just two earned runs, despite giving up six hits, four walks and two wild pitches in 6IP; Carlos Quevedo (2IP, 2H) and Andrew Robinson (1IP) threw scoreless outings.
Rene Garcia (RBI) and Jonathan Meyer (2B, RBI) had two hits each; Jio Mier was 1x2 with two walks. Domingo Santana hit his 17th homer of the season.
Man of the Match: Nobody in particular!
Lancaster (23-15, 2.0 up), 62-46 overall
Crazy game at Rancho Cucamonga. The JetHawks let a 3-0 lead turn into a 5-3 deficit in the 5th, then a 7-4 deficit after six, a 9-7 deficit after seven. They tied it up at 9-9 in the 8th, took a 10-9 lead in the 9th, and lost the game in the bottom of the 9th 11-10. Luis Cruz allowed 7H/5ER, 6K:1BB in 5IP; Tyson Perez (3H, 2BB in 0.1IP) and Kenny Long (2H, 1BB in 1.2IP) allowed two earned runs each; Blair Walters struck out the side in the 8th and Travis Ballew took the BS/L (the "Brandon Lyon") allowing 2H/2ER, 1K:1BB in 0.2IP.
Delino DeShields was 3x4 with a triple, homer and 5RBI while Chris Epps added three hits and an RBI; Joe Sclafani was 2x4 with a double, triple, and 2RBI.
Man of the Match: Delino DeShields
Quad Cities (19-15, 4.5 GB), 57-46 overall
Quad Cities had a 5-0 lead before Beloit ever came to the plate, and won comfortably, 9-1. Joe Bircher threw 7IP, 3H/0ER, 2K:2BB; Mitchell Lambson allowed 4H/1ER, 2K:0BB to close it out.
Teoscar Hernandez (2B, HR, RBI) and Rio Ruiz (2B, 3RBI) had three hits each; Carlos Correa (2B, 2RBI), Dan Gulbransen (2B, BB, RBI) and Terrell Joyce (two 2B, 2RBI) had two hits each.
Man of the Match: Joe Bircher
Tri-City (26-15), 3.0 up
Connecticut got runs in three separate innings and held Tri-City to four hits in a 3-0 win at The Joe. Andrew Thurman took the hard luck loss, allowing 6H/2ER, 4K:1BB in 5IP; Richard Rodriguez gave up 3H/1ER in 1IP and Michael Feliz struck out four in three scoreless innings.
Tony Kemp (2B) and Brett Booth (2B) accounted for all four hits.
Man of the Match: Andrew Thurman
Greeneville (24-12), 2.0 up
And so, a new win streak starts! Greeneville scored the final ten runs of the game in a 10-1 win over Pulaski. Jandel Gustave held Pulaski to 1H/1ER (yeah, but with 4K:6BB) in 5IP; Chris Munnelly got his first pro win with 3IP, 0H/0ER, 2K:1BB; Krishawn Holley allowed 1H/0ER, 1K:0BB in 1IP.
Tanner Mathis (2B, 2RBI), Brett Phillips (BB), Chase McDonald (2B, 2BB, 2RBI), Brian Holberton (HR, 2RBI), Juan Santana (RBI) and Thomas Lindauer (2B, RBI) all had two hits each. Tyler White was 1x3 with a walk and 2RBI.
Man of th eMatch: Chase McDonald
GCL Astros (14-16), 5.5 GB