The Storm Chasers played a third straight one-run game, losing the opener vs. Oklahoma City. Aaron Brooks had a solid start in defeat, striking out nine while holding the league's top team to two runs over 6.0 innings. Scott Alexander followed with 3.0 scoreless stanzas, allowing one hit. Lane Adams doubled home Cheslor Cuthbert in the eighth for Omaha's lone run. Casey Kotchman posted three hits, including a double.
NW Arkansas Naturals (17-11)
Springfield 5, NW Arkansas 0
LP: Jonathan Dziedzic (1-2)
The Naturals have lost two in a row after an 11-game winning streak. Jonathan Dziedzic struck out five while allowing five runs (four earned) over 5.0 innings. Ali Williams (2.0 IP) and Sam Selman (1.0 IP) recorded scoreless outings. Balbino Fuenmayor and Terrance Gore had two hits apiece. Fuenmayor upped his average to .343 (35-for-102). He's hitting .400 (18-for-45) over his last 10 games. Gore is batting .340 (16-for-47) after starting the year 0-for-12.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (14-13)
Lynchburg 6, Wilmington 0
LP: Jake Junis (1-3)
Wilmington opened a seven-game homestand with a shutout loss to Lynchburg. Jake Junis yielded six runs, eight hits and a walk with seven strikeouts through 5.2 innings. He had allowed just one run over his previous two starts. The righty has 32 strikeouts to four walks on the year. Three-time All-Star Rafael Furcal went 2-for-4 in his first game for Wilmington. Luigi Rodriguez was the hitting star for Lynchburg, going 3-for-4 with two homers and five RBI.
Lexington Legends (12-16) Lexington 5, Charleston 3
WP: Torey Deshazier (3-1)
SV: Kevin McCarthy (2)
HR: Carlos Garcia (1)
Lexington won the rubber game vs. Charleston. Torey Deshazier (5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO) moved to 3-1, with Pedro Fernandez fanning six over 3.0 scoreless innings. Elier Hernandez recorded three hits, two RBI, a run and a stolen base.