NW Arkansas Naturals (2-2 in second half, 39-35 overall)
Arkansas 4, NW Arkansas 0
LP: Noel Arguelles (2-7)
The Naturals have been held to three hits over the past two games as they dropped to 1-1 vs. their in-state rivals. Nick Van Stratten's second-inning single was the lone hit for Northwest Arkansas. Arguelles (six innings, four hits, three earned runs, two walks, two strikeouts) held the Travelers scoreless until the fourth.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (0-3 in second half, 29-44 overall)
Carolina 9, Wilmington 8 (Game 1 -- seven innings)
LP: Nick Rogers (1-2)
HR: Lane Adams (1)
Carolina 6, Wilmington 5 (Game 2 -- seven innings)
LP: Tyler Sample (1-8)
HR: Cheslor Cuthbert (4), Adams (2), Brett Eibner (9)
Wilmington dropped a pair of seven-inning games at Carolina. Adams starred in his Wilmington debut, hitting a home run in each game. Jose Bonilla, Orlando Calixte and Kevin David recorded three hits apiece in Game 1. Wilmington's three home runs in Game 2 tied a season high.
Kane County Cougars (1-1 in second half, 35-37 overall)
Kane County 6, Clinton 5 (10 innings)
WP: Rudy Brown (1-0)
Dean Espy singled home Alex Llanos in the 10th, as Kane County moved to 1-1 at Clinton. Bryan Brickhouse allowed four runs on six hits and two walks over four-plus innings in his first appearance at this level. Brickhouse was KC's third-round Draft pick in 2011. Jack Lopez had two hits, two walks, an RBI and three runs.
Idaho Falls Chukars (3-3)
Grand Junction 10, Idaho Falls 6
LP: Clayton Schulz (0-1)
HR: Rainier Bello (1), Carlos Garcia (1), Jin-Ho Shin (1)
A home-and-home series moved to Grand Junction, where the Rockies celebrated with a win in the franchise's inaugural home game. The Chukars hit their first three homers of 2012, accounting for five of the six runs. Shin recorded three hits and two RBIs, finishing a triple shy of the cycle.
Burlington Royals (2-1)
Elizabethton 18, Burlington 2
LP: Julio Morales (0-1)
Burlington was routed at home, as the Twins plated runs in seven different innings. Chris Elder led the Royals with three hits, boosting his average to .444 (8-for-18). Mark Threlkeld added two hits and a run, bringing his average to .333 (6-for-18).
Surprise Royals (1-2)
Arizona Cubs 13, Surprise Royals 2
LP: Hunter Haynes (0-1)
The Surprise Royals lost their home opener. Timothy Saunders, the Cubs' leadoff man, went 6-for-6 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Diego Goris and Lance Harper recorded two hits apiece for Surprise.