NW Arkansas Naturals (5-18 in second half, 42-51 overall)
Arkansas 11, NW Arkansas 6
LP: Noel Arguelles (2-10)
HR: Manuel Pina (three), Brian Fletcher two (three, four)
The Naturals lost the first of a four-game set against their in-state rivals. Arguelles was charged with seven runs on seven hits and six walks over 4 2/3 innings. Fletcher was 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBIs. Pina hit his second homer in as many nights. He is batting .310 (9-for-29) since joining the Naturals.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (12-12 in second half, 41-53 overall)
Myrtle Beach 2, Wilmington 0
LP: Matt Ridings (2-1)
Wilmington's five-game winning streak was snapped in the opener at Myrtle Beach. Ridings scattered two runs on six hits and no walks over six innings. Matt Fields led Wilmington with two hits, both singles. The Blue Rocks are 18-37 against Southern Division opponents.
Kane County Cougars (14-10 in second half, 48-46 overall)
Kane County 9, West Michigan 5
LP: Aaron Brooks (7-9)
HR: Tim Ferguson (three)
Kane County scored six in the third and three in the fourth in its 9-5 win. All nine position players recorded a hit, with eight scoring on the night. Ferguson evened the score at 1-1 with a home run off the left-field foul pole. He finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Michael Antonio added two hits and two RBIs. Brooks scattered three runs on six hits and two walks over six innings.
Idaho Falls Chukars (12-16)
Great Falls 7, Idaho Falls 4 (11 innings)
LP: Joe Lopez (1-1)
The Chukars are 0-3 in a four-game set against Great Falls after an 11-inning loss. Starter Zeb Sneed (six innings, two hits, two runs, one earned run, two walks, nine strikeouts) took a no-hitter into the sixth. Ysmelin Alcantara finished 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Rainier Bello singled home two runs in the sixth.
Burlington Royals (15-8)
Burlington 10, Princeton 3
WP: Patrick Conroy (3-0)
HR: Patrick Leonard (eight), Fred Ford two (six, seven)
Ford hit a grand slam and a solo blast as Burlington won the rubber game at Princeton. Ford has four home runs over his last three games, as he went deep in both halves of Sunday's doubleheader. Leonard added his league-leading eighth homer.
Surprise Royals (8-12)
Surprise 2, Arizona Rangers 1
WP: Aroni Nina (2-1)
SV: Andrew Durden (two)
HR: Mark Donato (one)
Surprise won a road game against the Rangers. First-round pick Kyle Zimmer allowed just one hit while fanning five over three scoreless innings. Nina struck out nine over four innings. Alexis Rivera posted three hits and an RBI, raising his average to .447 (34-for-76). Donato hit his first professional home run. He was selected in the 26th round of last month's Draft.