Omaha snapped a five-game skid with an opening win at Round Rock. The Storm Chasers scored four in the first (one earned) off of rehabbing Texas hurler Neftali Feliz. Irving Falu finished 4-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs. Anthony Seratelli recorded three hits, three RBI and two runs. He capped the scoring with a solo homer in the ninth. Nate Adcock (7.0 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO) held Round Rock scoreless until the fifth. Vin Mazzaro allowed a hit and three walks over 2.0 innings of relief.
NW Arkansas Naturals (6-21 in second half, 43-54 overall)
Springfield 6, NW Arkansas 3
LP: Buddy Baumann (3-2)
HR: Alex McClure (1)
The Naturals let a 3-0 lead slip away in a series-opening loss. Northwest Arkansas scored single runs in the second, third and fourth. Alex McClure recorded two hits, including his first Double-A home run in the fourth inning. Jason Kendall went 1-for-2 with a run scored in his first game since 2010. Yordano Ventura (5.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 5 SO) took a no-hitter into the sixth. Springfield scored 4 in the seventh and an insurance run in the eighth.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (13-15 in second half, 42-56 overall)
Wilmington 6, Salem 1
WP: Elisaul Pimentel (2-1 with Wilmington, 4-6 overall)
Elisaul Pimentel held Salem to two hits over 7.0 shutout frames in a road win. Pimentel did not allow a walk and had a no-hit bid through 4.2 innings. Geulin Beltre led the offense, going 3-for-4 with two RBI. Luis Piterson and Whit Merrifield each added two hits, two runs and an RBI.
Kane County Cougars (14-13 in second half, 48-49 overall)
Bowling Green 8, Kane County 5 - Completion of Thursday's game
LP: Jonathan Dooley
Bowling Green 4, Kane County 1 (Seven innings)
LP: Bryan Brickhouse (2-2)
Kane County lost a pair of games at Bowling Green. The Cougars could not hold on to an early lead that they posted in Thursday's suspended game as the Hot Rods scored five in the second inning. Julio Aparicio and Alex Llanos recorded two hits apiece. Llanos added two more hits in the seven-inning contest.
Idaho Falls Chukars (13-18)
Helena 5, Idaho Falls 2
LP: Spencer Patton (0-4)
HR: Rainier Bello (3)
Idaho Falls dropped to 1-1 at Helena. Spencer Patton struck out seven while yielding four runs on six hits and two walks over 5.0 frames. Matthew Strahm recorded four K's over 2.0 scoreless innings of relief. Rainier Bello hit a solo shot in the second. Jared Schlehuber added an RBI single in the ninth.
Burlington Royals (19-8)
Burlington 7, Danville 5
WP: Jossiel Martinez (1-0)
SV: Daniel Stumpf (1)
HR: Fred Ford (8), Mark Threlkeld (3)
Burlington won a fourth straight over the Braves, with this contest at Danville. Fred Ford and Mark Threlkeld each hit a two-run homer. Ford is tied with teammate Patrick Leonard for the league lead. Threlkeld finished a triple shy of the cycle. Kenny Diekroeger posted three singles and two RBI.
Surprise Royals (9-14)
Arizona Mariners 5, Surprise Royals 2
LP: Matt Tenuta (2-2)
Surprise lost to the Mariners in Peoria. Matt Tenuta was charged with two unearned runs on two hits and two walks over 4.1 innings. Chad Johnson recorded two hits, a walk and a run. Christian Colon continued his rehab assignment, going 1-for-4 while playing the entire game at shortstop.