The Storm Chasers dropped a 4-3 decision at Nashville, though Miguel Almonte had a terrific AAA debut...the 22-year old righthander worked 5.0 innings allowing just a run on a hit with one walk and eight strikeouts...Chris Dwyer allowed a pair of runs, including an unearned tally to absorb the loss...Balbino Fuenmayor was 2-for-4 with a triple and Rey Fuentes hit a game-tying homer in the ninth.
NW Arkansas Naturals (46-44)
Springfield 2, Northwest Arkansas 4
WP: Christian Binford (3-4)
SV: Kyle Zimmer (2)
The Naturals were 4-2 winners at Springfield...Christian Binford, who worked 6.0 innings allowing just a run on 6 hits with a walk and 6 K's...Kyle Zimmer earned his second save, but allowed his first run in 9.0 AA innings...Lane Adams was 4-for-4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI and Bubba Starling had two hits for second straight night.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (49-42)
Frederick 1, Wilmington 3
WP: Jake Junis (4-6)
SV: Ashton Goudeau (1)
Wilmington snapped a 2-game dry spell with a 3-1 win at home over Frederick...Jake Junis was outstanding allowing just a run on 4 hits with a walk and 5 K's to gain the win...Logan Moon was 1-for-3 with a double and RBI and Santiago Nessy was 1-for-3 with a double and run scored.
Lexington Legends (41-48)
Lexington 6, West Virginia 10
LP: Pedro Fernandez (5-1)
HR: Corey Toups (5), Brandon Downes (7), Mike Hill (3)
The Legends clubbed three home runs but they weren't enough in a 10-6 loss in the series opener at West Virginia...Colin Rodgers was solved for 7 runs on 8 hits out of the pen to take the loss...Corey Toups was 3-for-5 with a home run, while Brandon Downes and Mike Hill each had 2 hits, including home runs.
Idaho Falls Chukars (10-19)
Idaho Falls 13, Missoula 4
WP: Alberto Rodriguez (2-0)
HR: Ryan Dale (1)
The Chukers erupted for 13 runs with Amalani Fukofuka leading the way with 3 hits, featuring a double, 2 runs and 2 RBI...Derek Gordon was the starter, working 4.2 innings allowing a run on 7 hits with 2 walks and 7 K's...Alberto Rodriguez tossed 2.1 innings of scoreless relief for the win.
Burlington Royals (12-12)
Pulaski 7, Burlington 3
LP: Enmanuel Camacho (1-1)
HR: Brandon Thomasson (3), Ben Johnson (1)
The B-Royals dropped a 7-3 contest at Pulaski, as Enmanuel Camacho was tagged for 5 runs on 7 hits in just 3.0 innings...Brandon Thomasson was 2-for-4 with a double and his third home run.
Surprise Royals (16-5)
Suprise 4, AZL Rangers 2 (14 Innings)
WP: Kyle Kubat (3-0)
SV: Gabriel Cramer (1)
HR: Rudy Martin (1), Jonathon McCray (3)
It took 14 innings, but the AZ Royals outlasted the Rangers, 4-2, to up their league best mark to 16-5...Rudy Martin was 4-for-6 to lead the attack...Kyle Kubat worked 4.0 shutout innings to gain the win.