Springfield 5, NW Arkansas 1
LP: Mike Montgomery (0-1)
HR: Carlo Testa
The Naturals lost a second straight at Springfield. Mike Montgomery made his first start since being transferred from Omaha. He held the Cards scoreless through the third, then allowed a two-run homer in the fourth. Springfield added 3 more in the sixth, with Monty yielding five runs on six hits and two walks over six innings. Carlo Testa provided the lone Northwest Arkansas run with a homer in the second.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (12-11 in second half, 41-52 overall)
Wilmington 6, Potomac 3
WP: Elisaul Pimentel (1-1)
HR: Matt Fields (9)
Wilmington finished a four-game sweep with a home win. Elisaul Pimentel fanned seven while limiting the Nats to two runs on four hits and a walk over seven innings. Matt Fields crushed a solo homer in the first, his ninth in his last 13 games. Lane Adams had three singles while Whit Merrifield posted two doubles, an RBI and a run. The Blue Rocks are off on Sunday before opening a set in Myrtle Beach on Monday.
Kane County Cougars (13-9 in second half, 47-45 overall)
Kane County 6, West Michigan 4
WP: Bryan Brickhouse (2-1)
SV: Jason Mitchell (2)
HR: Jorge Bonifacio (8), Justin Trapp (7)
Kane County moved to 3-1 on the homestand with an opening win over West Michigan. Justin Trapp finished 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two RBIs. Jorge Bonifacio added a two-run blast. Bryan Brickhouse pitched six innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on seven hits. He recorded six strikeouts without a walk.
Idaho Falls Chukars (12-13)
Great Falls at Idaho Falls -- Postponed due to rain
Chicago and KC's Pioneer League squads were postponed in Idaho Falls. A doubleheader is scheduled for Sunday, with the first game to begin at 3 p.m. local time.
Burlington Royals (13-7)
Burlington at Princeton -- Postponed due to rain
The Appy League does not seem to be having drought issues this summer. The B-Royals have had four straight road contests postponed, plus Monday's game was suspended in the first inning due to rain. Burlington and Princeton are scheduled to play a doubleheader today, with the first game to begin at 3 p.m. local time.
Surprise Royals (7-11)
AZL D-backs 4, Surprise 2
LP: Hunter Haynes
HR: Ramon Torres (1)
The Surprise Royals have dropped three in a row after a loss in Scottsdale. Starter Leondy Perez fanned four over two perfect innings. Ramon Torres was 2-for-4 with a solo homer. Alexis Rivera added two hits.