NW Arkansas Naturals (4-5 in second half, 41-38 overall)
NW Arkansas 2, Corpus Christi 1
WP: Sugar Ray Marimon (1-0)
SV: Ryan Dennick (3)
HR: Julio Rodriguez (one)
Marimon notched his first Double-A win while helping the Naturals avoid a sweep. Marimon tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and four walks. Rodriguez gave Northwest Arkansas a 1-0 lead with a homer in the third, the first this year by a Naturals catcher. Nick Van Stratten added a second run with an RBI single in the fourth. The road trip continues tonight at San Antonio (Padres).
Wilmington Blue Rocks (5-6 in second half, 34-47 overall)
Wilmington 8, Frederick 7
WP: Matt Ridings (2-0)
SV: Sam Runion (3)
HR: Brett Eibner (10), Jose Bonilla (two), Matt Fields (one)
Wilmington held on to win the opener at Frederick. Eibner and Bonilla hit back-to-back solo homers in the second. Matt Fields, recently signed out of the Frontier League, added a solo shot in the fifth. Lane Adams and Cheslor Cuthbert each recorded three hits plus an RBI. Ridings tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings to record the relief win.
Kane County Cougars (6-4 in second half, 40-40 overall)
Kane County 7, Peoria 2
WP: Jason Mitchell (3-4)
HR: Jorge Bonifacio (seven), Dean Espy (two)
The Cougars were victorious as they began a series at Peoria. Mitchell limited the Chiefs to two runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings. Jonathan Dooley followed with three innings of scoreless relief. Bonifacio hit a solo homer in the fourth. Espy capped the scoring with a three-run blast in the ninth.
Idaho Falls Chukars (7-7)
Idaho Falls 9, Ogden 4
WP: Andrew Ferguson (2-0)
HR: Adalberto Mondesi (one)
Idaho Falls jumped out to a 7-1 lead in a home win. Rainier Bello's three-run double capped a four-run first. Mondesi followed with his first professional home run, a three-run blast in the second. Mondesi, who will be 17 on July 27, recorded three hits against his father's first organization.
Burlington Royals (7-6)
Danville 7, Burlington 3
LP: Daniel Stumpf (1-1)
Burlington let a 3-2 lead slip away in the series opener at Danville. Colin Rodgers, KC's third-round pick this June, allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over 3 2/3 innings. Henry Moreno was 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Kenny Diekroeger recorded two hits, extending his hitting streak to six games (.346, 9-for-26).
Surprise Royals (2-7)
The Surprise Royals were off on Sunday. They play the Arizona Angels tonight in Tempe.