3 Stars: AZL Dbacks RHP Juan Hernandez 7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K, GS 92, W (3-1)
2 Stars: Jackson RHP Joel Payamps 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, GS 77, W (4-4)
1 Star: Jackson CF Evan Marzilli 3 for 5, 3B, HR (5), RBI, R
0 Stars: Hillsboro RHP Riley Smith 3 1⁄3 IP, 9 H, 8 R (8 ER), 1 BB, 5 K, GS 9, L (3-3)
Pavin Smith: 0 for 4, 3 K
Rubby De La Rosa rehab (Reno): 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 0 K
Reno Aces 12, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 8: The Aces offense came through at the right time, turning a potential 8-6 loss into a 12-8 win. Making a spot start for the promoted Anthony Banda, Tyler Badamo scattering 9 hits over 5 1⁄3 innings, allowing 4 runs in total. Silvino Bracho got out of the 6th, but allowed the tying run to score in the 7th. His pinch hitter was Socrates Brito, who homered off the bench to give the ACes a 6-5 lead. Unfortuately, bad bullpen was the theme again as Rubby De La Rosa allowed 3 runs to score in the 8th. That’s when the Aces offense kicked it into high gear and stole the win.
Jackson Generals 9, Birmingham Barons 3: The Generals wasted no time, building a 2-0 lead before Joel Payamps threw a single pitch. Payamps allowed just 1 hit over 6 shutout innings, striking out 3. By the time he left the game, the lead had jumped up to 6-0. Evan Marzilli fell a double short of the cycle and Kevin Cron hit a triple-double and drove in 2. David Carpenter had a shaky 8th inning, but was bailed out by Joey Krehbiel. The Generals answered with a 3-run inning of their own, the 3rd crooked number inning of the game to put the game out of reach.
Visalia Rawhide 7, Inland Empire 66ers 9: Bo Takahashi turned in a rare clunker start, walking 5 and allowing 7 runs in 3 2⁄3 innings. The Rawhide offense was able to take advantage of an error in the 4th, scoring 5 unearned runs to take a 6-3 lead, but the wheels fell off after that point. Jason Morozowski hit a 3-run homer in that frame, following a solo shot from Mark Karaviotis in the previous frame. The Rawhide bullpen allowed 2 insurance runs to score, which ended up being the difference in the game.
Kane County Cougars 2, Fort Wayne Tin Caps 3: The Cougars offense was unable to solve Mason Thompson as they were unable to put any offense together for the first 7 innings of the game. Unfortunately at that point they were trailing 3-0. They scored 2 runs in the top of the 8th to make the game interesting, but that tack-on run from the previous inning proved to be costly. Sam McWilliams took the loss, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks with 2 strikeouts over 5 innings.
Hillsboro Hops 4, Spokane Indians 11: Things got out of control for Riley Smith as the Indians were able to score 8 runs on 9 hits over 3 2⁄3 innings against him, including a couple home runs. The offense went cold across the lineup with 3 hitters picking up 6 of the 7 hits. When all was said and done, the Hops trailed 11-0 after the 6th inning and were really unable to get into a position to affect this game. A day after drawing 3 walks, Pavin Smith struck out 3 times as part of an 0 for 4 game.
Missoula Osprey 3, Ogden Raptors 4: The Osprey came on the losing end of a close game. Eduardo Diaz was the main catalyst for the offense, reaching base 3 times (single, HBP, and reached on error), stealing 2 bases, and scoring all 3 runs for the Osprey. Franklyn Soriano allowed 3 runs in 5 2⁄3 innings, giving way to the bullpen. Unfortunately the Raptors broke the tie in the 7th inning and the Osprey were unable to answer over the final 2 innings.
AZL Dbacks 3, AZL Padres 0: A 7-inning makeup game for the previous game being postponed, the Dbacks got a perfect game from Juan Hernandez. Hernandez struck out 10 over 7 innings. The Dbacks got some timely hits, taking advantage of 3 walks and 2 errors to score 3 runs in the game.