Oklahoma City (70-56), 3.0 up
Oklahoma City snapped a five-game losing streak in an 8-2 win over Tucson. Jake Buchanan did what Jake Buchanan does, throwing 7.2IP, 7H/2ER, 3K:1BB; Wade LeBlanc allowed a hit in 0.1IP, and Jorge De Leon threw a perfect 9th inning.
The top of the lineup was 6x12 - Trevor Crowe was 2x5, Jose Martinez was 2x4 with a double and a walk, and George Springer was 2x3 with a home run, two walks, and 3RBI. It's his 4th HR in his last seven games, and he has 10K:10BB in his last ten games. Jon Singleton was 1x3 with a homer, 2BB and 2RBI. Jimmy Paredes was 1x3 with a triple, walk, and 2RBI.
Man of the Match: George Springer
Corpus (31-22, 2.0 GB), 73-50 overall
Down 4-1 heading into the 8th at NW Arkansas, the Hooks jumped up and scored three in the 8th and two in the 9th (and allowed one in the bottom of the 9th) for a tight 6-5 win. Ross Seaton threw 6IP, 7H/4ER, 6K:2BB; Carlos Quevedo struck out two in 1IP and Jonas Dufek allowed 2H/1ER, 2K:0BB in 2IP - the first run Dufek had allowed in seven appearances for Corpus (sporting a hefty 15K:0BB rate).
Preston Tucker (2B, BB, RBI) and Drew Muren (2B) each had three hits. Ryan McCurdy was 1x2 with 2BB. But the offensive story is Max Stassi - his double in the 8th scored two runs to tie the game, and his double in the 9th scored the two go-ahead runs.
Man of the Match: Max Stassi
Lancaster (33-20, 6.5 up) 72-51 overall
Inland Empire was up 7-0 before Lancaster got on the board in the 6th. 8-2 Inland Empire win. Mike Hauschild allowed 6H/4ER, 6K:2BB in 4.2IP; Tyson Perez gave up 3H/3R (2ER) 2HBP in 1IP; Michael Dimock (0.2IP - 2H/1BB) and Kenny Long (0.1IP) got scoreless outings, and Gera Sanchez allowed 2H/1ER, 2K:0BB in 2.1IP.
Delino DeShields (SB), Nolan Fontana (SB) and Tyler Heineman (2B, 3B, 2RBI) had two hits each.
Man of the Match: Tyler Heineman
Quad Cities (30-21, 3.5 GB), 68-52 overall
Clinton got three straight two-out singles to walk off with a 6-5 win over Quad Cities. Lance McCullers had a rough one, giving up 5H/5ER, 2K:4BB in 4IP; Andrew Walter threw 3IP, 3H/0ER, 2K:1BB and Juan Minaya took the loss with 3H/1ER in 1.2IP.
Bobby Borchering was 2x4 with a 2-run HR and 4RBI total. Tony Kemp was 1x3 with 2BB. The River Bandits were 1x10 w/RISP.
Man of the Match: Bobby Borchering
Tri-City (33-23), 1.5 up
Tri-City scored a run in each of the last three innings for a 3-1 win at Connecticut. Adrian Houser allowed 4H/1ER, 2K:1BB in 5IP; Andrew Thurman allowed 2H/0ER, 3K:2BB in 2.1IP and Gonzalo Sanudo (acquired in the Mike Kvasnicka trade) made his Tri-City debut with 3K in 1.2IP. He now has 34K:3BB in 27.1IP this season.
Tyler White was 3x4, Mike Martinez was 1x2 with a homer, walk, and 2RBI. Chan Moon had the other hit for the ValleyCats.
Man of the Match: How about Mike Martinez?
Greeneville (33-21, 2.5 up)
Greeneville took a 4-0 lead and then gave up four runs to Pulaski in the 6th. In the bottom of the 9th, Pulaski's walk-off run scored with a walk, stolen base, and a throwing error. 5-4 Pulaski. Chris Lee allowed 2H/2ER, 5K:2BB in 5.1IP; Sebastian Kessay allowed 4H/2ER, 2K:0BB (2HR) and Chris Munelly took the loss with 0H/1R (0ER), 4K:2BB in 2.1IP.
Eight Astros recorded eight hits (total, not each) and drew ten walks, but were 2x15 w/RISP. Brian Holberton hit a three-run homer and drew a walk.
Man of the Match: Brian Holberton.
GCL Astros (23-25) 7.0 GB
The GCL Astros beat up on the GCL Yankees2 (yeah, that's their actual name) with 22 hits in a 14-5 win. Jose Montero threw 5IP, 5H/3R (2ER), 2K:2BB; Joe Musgrove allowed 2H/0ER, 3K:0BB in 3IP; Matt Heidenreich allowed 3H/2ER in 1IP.
Jose Solano was 5x5 with four doubles and a home run for 5RBI. Ydarqui Marte was 4x4 with two doubles and 2RBI; Pedro Coa was 3x3 with a double and 2RBI. Jean Batista was 3x5 with a triple and a solo homer.
Man of the Match: Jose Solano