NW Arkansas Naturals (3-3 in second half, 40-36 overall)
North All-Stars 3, South All-Stars 1
WP: Nick Schmidt, Tulsa (1-0)
SV: Coty Woods, Tulsa (1)
HR: Oscar Taveras, Springfield (1)
Pitching dominated in the Texas League All-Star Game at Tulsa. Patrick Keating of the Naturals worked around a walk for a scoreless seventh, preserving a 3-1 lead. Lefty Justin Marks did not pitch in the game. Mario Lisson was 1-for-2 in a reserve role. Yem Prades, Carlo Testa and John Whittleman started, but didn't record a hit.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (3-5 in second half, 32-46 overall)
Wilmington 6, Lynchburg 5
WP: Nick Rogers (2-2)
SV: Sam Runion (2)
Wilmington rallied with four in the eighth inning to capture a series-opening contest against Lynchburg. Whit Merrifield's two-run single capped the comeback. A throwing error on the play led to Merrifield being thrown out at the plate. Merrfield finished 3-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and a run. Kevin David added three hits, an RBI and two runs. Starter Jason Adam allowed five runs on eight hits and no walks over 6 2/3 innings pitched.
Kane County Cougars (4-3 in second half, 38-39 overall)
Kane County 6, Burlington 5
WP: Malcom Culver (2-0)
HR: Murray Watts (9)
Julio Aparicio's two-run single broke a 4-4 tie as Kane County won the series opener vs. Burlington. Watts started the scoring with a three-run homer in the second. 2011 third-rounder Bryan Brickhouse allowed four runs on six hits and three walks over four innings. Cody Fassold followed with three scoreless innings.
Idaho Falls Chukars (6-5)
Orem 5, Idaho Falls 3
LP: Spencer Patton (0-1)
HR: Parker Morin (1)
Idaho Falls lost the first game of a short set at Orem. Utah native and University of Utah product Morin hit his first professional home run in the ninth inning. Coincidentally, KC's 14th-round pick hit the homer off of Mike Morin, a graduate of Shawnee Mission South High. Mike Morin was selected by KC in 2009, but chose to attend North Carolina.
Burlington Royals (6-4)
Burlington 14, Johnson City 2
WP: Yender Caramo (1-0)
HR: Kenny Diekroeger 2 (2,3), Patrick Leonard (6), Henry Moreno (1), Fred Ford (1)
Burlington slugged five homers in a rout of the Cardinals. Diekroeger hit a grand slam in the third and a solo shot in the ninth. Ford added his first pro home run in the ninth. 2011 first-rounder Bubba Starling was 0-for-5 with a walk and a run in his pro debut.
Surprise Royals (1-6)
Arizona Mariners 10, Surprise Royals 1
LP: Dylan Sons (0-1)
HR: Diego Goris (1)
The Surprise Royals lost their fifth straight. Sons held the M's scoreless until the third, when he allowed a three-run homer. Goris recorded a double and a home run for Surprise. Manuel Pina continued his rehab assignment, going 0-for-1 with two walks.