A six-run third propelled the Storm Chasers to a four-game sweep in their first series at First Tennessee Park. Omaha took a 2-1 lead as Brett Eibner and Moises Sierra drew bases-loaded walks. Both scored on a two-run single by Matt Fields. J.C. Boscan went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs. Casey Coleman earned the win in relief, holding the Sounds to a hit and a walk with three strikeouts over 4.0 scoreless innings.
NW Arkansas Naturals (40-29)
NW Arkansas 3, Arkansas 1
WP: Christian Binford (2-2)
SV: Malcom Culver (6)
The Naturals scored three in the fourth to take game one at Arkansas. Balbino Fuenmayor doubled home the first run and scored the second tally. Kenny Diekroeger added an RBI single, plating Hunter Dozier. Christian Binford held Arkansas to a run, six hits and a walk with four strikeouts over 6.0 innings. Daniel Stumpf pitched 2.0 innings and Malcom Culver posted a 1-2-3 ninth.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (38-32)
Wilmington 6, Frederick 0 (Completion of Saturday's game)
WP: Kevin McCarthy (3-1)
HR: Jack Lopez (2), Robert Pehl (1)
Wilmington 6, Frederick 1 (Sunday's game - Seven Innings)
WP: Ashton Goudeau (2-1)
HR: Jack Lopez (3), Mauricio Ramos (2)
Wilmington wrapped up the first-half with a pair of wins at Frederick. Saturday's game was resumed in the fifth, with the Blue Rocks leading 1-0. Jack Lopez padded the lead immediately with a grand slam. Robert Pehl added a solo shot in the eighth. Frank Schwindel finished 3-for-5, recording two doubles and a run. Kevin McCarthy earned the win after working 3.0 scoreless innings on Saturday. Matt Strahm added six strikeouts over 4.0 scoreless innings after play resumed. Lopez drove in three runs in game two, including a solo homer in the first. Mauricio Ramos added two hits, including a solo blast. Ashton Goudeau (5.0 IP), Andrew Edwards (1.0 IP) and Estarlin Cordero (1.0 IP) combined on a shutout.
Lexington Legends (31-39)
Rome 3, Lexington 0
LP: Nik Stephenson (2-6)
Lexington fell short in a bid for a three-game sweep. Nik Stephenson pitched 6.0 solid innings, allowing two runs, three hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Kyle Zimmer fanned five over 3.0 innings, yielding a solo homer. Ryan O'Hearn was 3-for-4.
Idaho Falls Chukars (1-3)
Idaho Falls 15, Grand Junction 5
WP: Tripp Davis (1-0)
HR: Brawlun Gomez, Luis Valenzuela (1)
All nine batters recorded at least one hit and one run as the Chukars earned their first win of 2015. Josh Banuelos went 4-for-5 with two doubles, four RBI and three runs. Brawlun Gomez hit a solo homer in the second, finishing 2-for-4 plus three RBI. Luis Valenzuela added a two-run home run and three runs. Derek Gordon, brother of Alex, pitched 3.2 innings in his first game with an affiliated club. He fanned four and allowed four runs. Tripp Davis earned the relief win, posting 3.1 scoreless stanzas.
Surprise Royals (1-0)
Surprise 4, Arizona Rangers 0
WP: Gerson Garabito (1-0)
The Surprise Royals opened 2015 with a shutout win. Gerson Garabito posted 5.0 impressive innings, allowing a lone hit and a walk with three K's. The 19-year old pitched for the Dominican Royals in 2013 and 2014. 17-year old shortstop Ricky Aracena tripled in a run for his first professional hit.