NW Arkansas Naturals (2-3 in second half, 39-36 overall)
Arkansas 2, NW Arkansas 0
LP: Ethan Hollingsworth (0-3)
The Naturals were blanked for a second straight day as Arkansas plated a pair in the ninth to win 2-0. Alex McClure recorded two of the four Northwest Arkansas hits. He is batting .308 (4-for-13) since being promoted from Wilmington. Starter Michael Mariot held the Travelers scoreless on eight hits and a walk over six innings.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (0-4 in second half, 29-45 overall)
Potomac 7, Wilmington 1
LP: Chase Boruff (1-4)
Wilmington has lost seven in a row and 15 of 16 after opening with a defeat at Potomac. Chase Boruff made his second career start, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks over 2 1/3 IP. Edwin Carl yielded two runs over the next 4 1/3 innings. Jose Bonilla, Brett Eibner and Angel Franco recorded hits for the Blue Rocks.
Kane County Cougars (2-1 in second half, 36-37 overall)
Kane County 4, Clinton 3
WP: Jason Mitchell (2-4)
HR: Julio Aparicio (1)
Julio Aparicio's solo shot in the ninth lifted Kane County to a road win. Aparicio drove home three of the four runs. Kyle Smith fired six innings of no-hit baseball in his second pro start and first with the Cougars. Smith, KC's fourth-round pick in 2011, fanned six while yielding a walk. He struck out 11 in his pro debut on Tuesday with Idaho Falls. Smith's impressive week earned him two awards. He was named Pitcher of the Week for both the Pioneer League and the Midwest League on Monday.
Idaho Falls Chukars (4-3)
Idaho Falls 6, Grand Junction 4
WP: David Middendorf (1-0)
HR: Jin-Ho Shin (2), Nick DelGuidice (1)
The Chukars have hit five home runs over two games at the league's newest venue. Jin-Ho Shin put Idaho Falls on top with a homer in the eighth, his second in as many days. Nick DelGuidice finished a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-4 with four runs scored.
Burlington Royals (4-2)
Burlington 5, Elizabethton 2
WP: Mark Peterson (1-0)
SV: John Walter (1)
HR: Patrick Leonard (4)
Burlington bounced back from Saturday's lopsided loss to take the series. Patrick Conroy allowed a pair of solo homers over four innings pitched. Mark Peterson worked two innings for the relief win. Patrick Leonard hit his league-leading fourth home run in the seventh.
Surprise Royals (1-3)
Arizona Mariners 8, Surprise Royals 7
LP: Jose Brazoban (0-1)
HR: Alexis Rivera (1)
The Surprise Royals scored two in the ninth before falling short at Peoria. Diego Goris recorded three hits and two RBI while raising his average to .526 (10-for-19). Matt Tenuta limited the M's to one hit over three scoreless innings in relief.