*Org goes 3-2 on the day; cumulative 45-24 record
*Tommy Shirley dominated while Domingo Santana hit two jacks and Preston Tucker hit his minors-leading 7th homer in a Fresno win.
*Carlos Correa hit another home run and Lance McCullers struck out nine batters in 4IP in a Corpus win.
*Lancaster got seven hits and drew nine walks, but couldn't capitalize in a 10-3 loss.
*Quad Cities split a double-header with Burlington, winning Game 2 on a 12th inning sac fly walk-off.
The Grizzlies opened up the game with three in the first, and added six in the bottom of the 5th to take a 9-0 lead, cruising to a 9-2 win over Reno. Tommy Shirley got the start, throwing 5IP, 2H/0ER, 7K:1BB, with 60 of his 85 pitches going for strikes. Tyson Perez allowed 2H/2ER, 2K:0BB in 2IP; Darin Downs allowed two hits in a scoreless 8th, and Kevin Chapman threw a perfect 9th.
Domingo Santana was 3x4 with a double and two homers - opening it up with a three-run homer in the first - and 4RBI total. Preston Tucker was 1x4 with a three-run homer in the 5th, his minors-leading 7th homer of the season. L.J. Hoes was 2x2 with a double, walk, and an RBI and is hitting .418/.458/.618.
Man of the Match: Domingo Santana
Corpus never trailed in this one at Frisco, scoring five of the first six runs of the game on their way to a 5-2 win. The pitching lines is like a page out of Baseball Penthouse letters: Mike Hauschild threw 5IP, 6H/1ER, 4K:0BB; Lance McCullers came in and threw 4IP, 4H/1R (0ER), 9K:0BB. So wait wait wait wait wait. This season - at Age 21 - Lance McCullers has thrown 14IP, allowing 10H/0ER, with 21K:6BB for a 0.00 ERA/1.14 WHIP, and 13.5 K/9.
Carlos Correa was 3x5 with a double and a three-run homer, his fourth of the season. Roberto Pena was 2x4 with a double and an RBI; Conrad Gregor was 1x3 with a triple and a walk. Tony Kemp was 0x3 with two walks.
Man of the Match: Lance McCullers
After trading zeros for the first three innings Modesto plated three in the 4th, which was answered by two in the bottom half of the inning by Lancaster, but Modesto got four more in the 5th, and skated to a 10-3 win over Lancaster. Zach Morton threw 4IP, 4H/3R (1ER), 1K:1BB; Ambiorix De Leon gave up 2H/4ER, 0K:2BB in 1IP; Michael Feliz threw 3.2IP, 3H/3R (2ER), 1K:2BB, and Frederick Tiburcio got the last out of the game.
The JetHawks had chances between the seven hits and nine (!) walks, but went 2x14 w/RISP and left 13 on base. Jack Mayfield was 2x4 with 2RBI; Brian Holberton was 1x2 with a double and an RBI. James Ramsay was 1x2 with a double and three walks; A.J. Reed was 0x2 with three walks, and J.D. Davis was 0x2 with two walks.
Man of the Match: Uhhh, how about James Ramsay?
Quad Cities (13-5)
Game 1: Burlington jumped on Quad Cities for two runs in the first, and the River Bandits just couldn't make it up in a 4-2 loss. Chris Lee threw 4IP, 6H/3ER, 3K:3BB; Eric Peterson allowed 2H/1ER, 3K:3BB in 2.1IP, and Albert Minnis extended his scoreless outings streak to six, and hasn't allowed a run yet in 2015. Nick Tanielu was 2x3 with an RBI; Mott Hyde was 1x2 with a walk; Jacob Nottingham had your other RBI.
Game 2: Extra-innings! Quad Cities and Burlington went back and forth for the first five innings of the game, with Quad Cities tying it up at 6-6 in the 7th - which, since it was a double-header thanks to a rainout on Friday, would have been the last inning of the game. Kevin Comer had a rare rough outing, allowing 11H/6ER, 2K:0BB in 5.2IP; Keegan Yuhl threw 2.1IP, 1H/0ER, 2K:4BB; Ryan Thompson gave up 2H/0ER, 0K:1BB in 3IP and Jose Montero walked two in a scoreless 12th.
Bobby Boyd was 3x6 with a double and a stolen base; Nick Tanielu (RBI), Alfredo Gonzalez (3B, BB, RBI), Bryan Muniz (2B, 2RBI), and Jorge Martinez (2BB, SB, RBI) had two hits each.
Man of the Match: Alfredo Gonzalez, who tripled in the 12th to score the game-winning run on Thomas Lindauer's sac fly.