*Org goes 2-2 on the night; cumulative 28-11 record
*It all went sideways in Las Vegas as the Grizzlies lose 17-4.
*Pitchers duel in Corpus as errors lead to two unearned runs in a 2-1 Corpus loss.
*J.D. Davis and Brett Phillips both had four hits in an 11-4 Lancaster win.
*Quad Cities pitching held Kane County to four hits in a 2-1 win.
Well that got out of hand. Las Vegas had a 6-2 lead heading into the bottom of the 7th...and then, um, ha ha, scored ten runs in the 7th on their way to a 17-4 beatdown of Fresno. Luis Cruz allowed 8H/6ER, 2K:3BB in 4IP; Gonzalo Sanudo allowed 5H/6ER, 4K:1BB in 2IP; Darin Downs gave up 3H/4ER, 0K:1BB in 1IP; Jordan Jankowski emerged having allowed just 3H/1ER in 1IP.
The Grizzlies only managed four hits, with 14 strikeouts and five walks. Two of those hits were homers by Preston Tucker (BB, 2RBI) and Domingo Santana (2RBI). Nolan Fontana (BB) and Max Stassi had your other singles. Andrew Aplin was 0x2 with two walks. Joe Sclafani's 49-game on-base streak came to an end.
Man of the Match: uhhhhh, Preston Tucker.
Corpus carried a 1-0 lead into the 8th before Springfield took the lead and held on to it to send Corpus to a 2-1 defeat. Chris Devenski allowed 2H/0ER, 3K:1BB in 5IP; Josh Hader gave up 2H/2R (both unearned) and Tyson Perez struck out two and walked two in a scoreless 9th.
The unearned runs were courtesy of three errors by Jio Mier, making his first start of the series, who also had three hits of Corpus' seven hits. Teoscar Hernandez, Colin Moran (RBI), Conrad Gregor, and Leo Heras had your other hits - all singles, as the Hooks go 1x12 w/RISP.
Man of the Match: Chris Devenski
That's three in a row for the JetHawks, who pounded out 19 hits in an 11-4 win at High Desert. Adrian Houser allowed 5H/4ER, but with 8K:2BB in 4IP; Ambiorix De Leon allowed one hit but somehow walked five batters in 2IP; Chris Cotton allowed 4H/0ER, with 7K:0BB in the final 3IP.
J.D. Davis was 4x6 with a double and 2RBI and Brett Phillips was 4x5 with a homer and 3RBI to lead the offense. Danry Vasquez was 3x6 with two doubles; Chase McDonald and Jack Mayfield (2B, 2RBI) had two hits each. A.J. Reed was 1x5 with a walk and 4K and Brian Holberton was 1x4 with a double, walk, and an RBI.
Man of the Match: Brett Phillips
Quad Cities (8-2)
Kane County had a 1-0 lead late in the game, but a run in the 7th and 8th gave Quad Cities a 2-1 win. Joshua James (who is not the same Joshua James that wrote the wonderful song "Magazine," - seriously, you should check it out) threw 5IP, 3H/1ER, 3K:2BB; Keegan Yuhl threw 3IP, 0H/0ER, 4K:0BB; and Jose Montero walked one and allowed a hit in the 9th, but came out with the save.
Jamie Ritchie 2x2 with two walks; Kristian Trompiz hit a game-tying homer in the 7th and Jacob Nottingham put the River Bandits ahead. Ryan Bottger was 1x3 with a double and a walk.
Man of the Match: Keegan Yuhl