Reno Aces 1, Albuquerque Isotopes 5: Eric Jokisch pitched an OK ball game, allowing 4 runs (2 earned) on 10 hits over 7 innings, striking out 2 and walking no one. Unfortunately, the offense was unable to get rallies going and were unable to get the big hit to get themselves back in the game.
Jackson Generals 1, Tennessee Smokies 2: The Generals wound up on the wrong end of a low scoring game. Alex Young went 7 innings, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits, striking out 3. The only run of support he got was a 7th inning homer from Kevin Cron, which tied the game at 1. The score would remain tied at 1 until the bottom of the 14th when Mitchell Aker lost the strike zone. Gabe Speier had a decent night out of the bullpen with 4 strikeouts in 3 2⁄3 scoreless.
Visalia Rawhide 4, Modesto Nuts 5: The Rawhide’s dwindling playoff hopes came to an end with a loss and a Stockton victory. Jose Almonte really struggled in this game as he allowed 6 hits and 5 walks over 3 innings, very fortunate to only have allowed 4 runs. At the same time, the Rawhide offense was struggling to get anything going until the Nuts starter left after 6 innings. They were able to tie things up with 1 in the 7th and 3 in the 8th. Unfortunately, Tommy Eveld coughed up the go-ahead run in the bottom half of the inning and the Rawhide lost from there. Yoan Lopez struck out 5 in 2 scoreless innings to set the stage for the comeback bid.
Kane County Cougars 6, Peoria Chiefs 8: The Cougars were unable to overcome a poor start by Emilio Vargas, who allowed 4 runs in 2 innings. It didn’t help that Trevor Simms immediately poured gasoline on the fire, as he allowed 3 unearned runs after two errors, one of his own doing. The Cougars lineup made a late charge, scoring 6 runs to make it a ball game, but eventually ran out of outs. Anfernee Grier cranked out his 4th homer of the year in the loss.
Hillsboro Hops 0, Boise Hawks 5: Not a lot of excitement, as the Hops put up little resistance on the offensive and pitching side of the game. Tyler Vail allowed 5 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Unfortunately, the defense let him down. Perhaps they were saving the effort for the playoffs.
Missoula Osprey 9, Great Falls Voyagers 2: The Osprey scored 7 times in the first inning and cruised from there. There were a lot of strong performances at the plate with Gabriel Maciel, Joel Novas, and Dominic Mirgolio getting 3 hits each. Pitching was solid with 4 innings of 1-run ball by Cole Stapler, followed by 3 hitless innings by James Johnson.