Omaha finished with a 4-5 mark in a home-and-home series with Iowa. The nine games surrounded last week's PCL All-Star break. Adcock was lit up for nine runs (seven earned) on 10 hits and a walk over 3 1/3 innings. Johnny Giavotella was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Omaha hosts Oklahoma City (Astros) tonight.
NW Arkansas Naturals (5-17 in second half, 42-50 overall)
Springfield 8, NW Arkansas 6
LP: Yordano Ventura (0-1)
HR: John Whittleman (14), Manuel Pina (two)
The Naturals rallied late but could not avoid a sweep at Springfield. Futures Game participant Ventura struggled in his Double-A debut, allowing seven runs on nine hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings. Pina finished a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-4 with a solo homer. Carlo Testa added two hits, two runs and an RBI.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (12-11 in second half, 41-52 overall)
The Blue Rocks were off on Sunday. They open a set in Myrtle Beach (Rangers) tonight.
Kane County Cougars (13-10 in second half, 47-46 overall)
West Michigan 6, Kane County 3
LP: Kyle Smith (0-1)
HR: Danny Mateo (five)
Kane County lost on Sunday, dropping to 3-2 on the homestand and 1-1 against West Michigan. Smith allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings. Mateo scored the first Kane County run on Michael Antonio's single in the opening frame. Mateo added a solo homer in the fifth.
Idaho Falls Chukars (12-15)
Great Falls 8, Idaho Falls 4 (Game 1 -- Seven innings)
LP: Matthew Strahm (0-1)
Great Falls 7, Idaho Falls 2 (Game 2 -- Seven innings)
LP: Clayton Schulz (1-4)
Idaho Falls dropped a pair of seven-inning contests at home. Justin Jirschele, son of Omaha manager Mike Jirschele, recorded three RBIs for Great Falls in Game 1. Jin-Ho Shin recorded two hits, a walk and a run for the Chukars. Carlos Garcia went 4-for-4 with a run scored in Game 2. Idaho Falls recorded 13 hits in the loss.
Burlington Royals (14-8)
Burlington 2, Princeton 0
WP: Daniel Hernandez (2-0)
SV: John Walter (two)
HR: Fred Ford (four), Kenny Diekroeger (six)
Princeton 3, Burlington 1
LP: Jake Junis (0-2)
HR: Fred Ford (five)
The B-Royals split a pair at Princeton. Ford and Diekroeger hit solo homers in Game 1. Hernandez tossed six shutout innings, yielding just two hits and a walk. Ford hit a solo shot in the fourth inning of Game 2.
Surprise Royals (7-12)
Arizona Rangers 10, Surprise 7
LP: Torey Deshazier (0-1)
The Surprise Royals have dropped four in a row after losing a back-and-forth contest against the Rangers. Alexis Rivera went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs, boosting his average to .431 (31-for-72). Mauricio Ramos added three hits and an RBI.