The Storm Chasers were swept at home in a four-game series. Starter Jake Odorizzi was solved for seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits and a walk over 5.0 innings. Tony Abreu was 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run. Clint Robinson, Adam Moore and Johnny Giavotella hit two-run homers. Moore's was his first with Omaha as he hit three for Tacoma.
NW Arkansas Naturals (6-20 in second half, 43-53 overall)
NW Arkansas 5, Arkansas 4
WP: Mike Montgomery (1-1 with NW Arkansas, 4-7 overall)
SV: Juan Gutierrez (1)
HR: John Whittleman (15), Brian Fletcher (6 with NW Arkansas, 11 overall)
Northwest Arkansas won the series finale to stop a seven-game skid. John Whittleman hit a two-run blast in the first and Brian Fletcher belted a three-run homer in the fifth. Mike Montgomery (6.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 SO) notched the win. Juan Gutierrez tossed a 1-2-3 ninth with two K's. The former D-backs closer missed most of 2011 with right shoulder inflammation.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (12-15 in second half, 41-56 overall)
Myrtle Beach 2, Wilmington 1
LP: Jason Adam (2-10)
Wilmington lost a pitchers' duel, resulting in a four-game sweep by Myrtle Beach. The Blue Rocks were held hitless with two walks through the first 7.1 innings by righty Kyle Hendricks. Murray Watts broke up the no-hit bid with a double that scored Brett Eibner. Wilmington's Jason Adam was also impressive as he limited Myrtle Beach to two runs on two hits and a walk in 7.0 innings. Santiago Chirino hit a two-run homer off of Adam in the fifth.
Kane County Cougars (14-11 in second half, 48-47 overall)
Kane County 2, Bowling Green 0 - suspended due to rain
Kane County plated two runs in the second before showers stopped play at Bowling Green. The game is scheduled to resume tonight at 5:00 p.m. local time, with a seven-inning game to follow.
Idaho Falls Chukars (13-17)
Idaho Falls 4, Helena 3
WP: Sam Selman (3-0)
SV: Kevin Allen (2)
HR: Nic Cuckovich (2), Jin-Ho Shin (3)
Idaho Falls opened a seven-game road trip with a win. Second-round pick Sam Selman fanned 10 while holding the Brewers to a run on two hits and two walks over 6.0 IP. Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-4 with an RBI for Idaho Falls while Raul Mondesi, Jr. hit a solo homer for Helena.
Burlington Royals (18-8)
Burlington 4, Danville 3
WP: Yender Caramo (2-0)
SV: John Walter (4)
HR: Bubba Starling (3)
Burlington moved to 3-0 in the series with a fourth straight win. Bubba Starling started the scoring with a solo homer in the first while Humberto Arteaga added two RBI. Starling is batting .283 (17-for-60) with a .427 on-base percentage. Yender Caramo yielded three hits, two walks and a run over 5.0 IP.
Surprise Royals (9-13)
Surprise Royals 10, Arizona Brewers 6
WP: Hunter Haynes (1-2)
Surprise scored in six different innings in a road win. Christian Colon had a big night, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and 3 runs. The 2010 first-round pick is rehabbing an injured toe. Hunter Haynes (4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO) earned his first pro victory.