3 stars: Daniel Palka, Visalia - 3-for-5, two HR (7), three R, three RBI
2 stars: Peter O'Brien, Reno - 2-for-5, HR (9), TPL, two R, four RBI
1 star: Brad Keller, Kane County - 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
0 stars: Jake Barrett,. Reno - 1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, L (1-1)
Triple-A Reno 9, Salt Lake 11. The calls to promote Jake Barrett may be slightly muted going forward, as he faced five batters in the ninth, and retired none of them, as the Bees scored three time to snatch victory. The Aces had already blown a five-run lead, but stormed back with a four-run eighth, finished off with C Peter O'Brien's ninth homer of the year. He also had a two-run triple, but made a throwing error. 1B Danny Dorn had a three-hit night, and is still batting .532, while there were two-hit games for LF Garrett Weber, DH Nick Evans and RF Tom Belza. Starter Gabriel Arias allowed four runs in 4.2 innings on three hits and two walks, but only one was earned.
Double-A Mobile 4, Birmingham 5 (10). The BayBears tied things up with no outs in the ninth, on DH Alex Glenn's second home-run of the season, but a wild pitch by Silvino Bracho and error by SS Sean Jamieson let the Barons score the winning run in the 10th, before Mobile went down in order. Yoan Lopez went three innings, allowing a run on three hits and two walks, with three strikeouts, but Seth Simmons struggled immediately afterward, giving up three runs in the fourth. Keith Hessler retired all six faced, three by K. Glenn had a double as well, and LF Zach Borenstein reached base three times, on a pair of hits and a walk.
High-A Visalia 9 @ Lake Elsinore 3. The Rawhide stormed past Lake Elsinore, the offense powered by a pair of home-runs from RF Daniel Palka, who now has seven on the season. He also singled, both driving in and scoring three in total. 3B Kevin Medrano got three hits two, and DH Stewart Ijames added a pair of doubles and a walk, scoring two runs. That was more than enough for John Omahen, who improved to 4-0 with 6.2 innings of three-run ball (two earned), scattering nine hits and a walk, with six strikeouts. Ryan Doran struck out the side in the ninth for Visalia, albeit around a pair of hits.
A-ball Kane County 1 @ Beloit 2 (10). The teams traded sacrifice flies in the sixth inning, the Cougars taking the lead on one by 1B Marty Herum, but gave it back in similar fashion in the bottom half. That was the only run allowed by starter Brad Keller in his five innings, allowing six hits and a walk, with four strikeouts. Kane County had their chances, but went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position; 3B Cody Regis and Herum both picked up a pair of singles, the former also stealing his fifth base. Cody Geyer took the loss in his second inning of work, uncorking a two-out wild-pitch in the tenth that allowed the Snapper to walk off winners.