Omaha recorded win number 60 on the year with a second consecutive victory at Round Rock. Chris Dwyer (6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO) scattered a pair of solo homers while notching his first Triple-A win. Tony Abreu and Adam Moore posted three hits apiece for Omaha. Johnny Giavotella, Wil Myers and Max Ramirez each drove in a run.
NW Arkansas Naturals (6-22 in second half, 43-55 overall)
Springfield 4, NW Arkansas 1
LP: Ryan Dennick (5-4)
The Naturals fell to 0-2 in a four-game series at Springfield. Ryan Dennick allowed three runs on four hits and a walk over 4.0 innings. Bryan Paukovits followed with 3.0 scoreless innings, holding the Cards to two hits and a walk. Rey Navarro drove home Paulo Orlando for the lone Northwest Arkansas run.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (14-15 in second half, 43-56 overall)
Wilmington 7, Salem 4
WP: Edwin Carl (2-2)
SV: Sam Runion (6)
HR: Lane Adams (6)
Wilmington will go for a sweep on Sunday after a second straight win at Salem. Orlando Calixte went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored. Juan Graterol finished 4-for-4 with an RBI and a run. Starter Matt Ridings limited Salem to two runs on six hits over 4.0 innings. Edwin Carl tossed 3.0 scoreless stanzas for the relief win.
Kane County Cougars (15-13 in second half, 49-49 overall)
Kane County 9, Dayton 1
WP: Kyle Smith (1-1)
HR: Tim Ferguson (4), Danny Mateo 2 (6, 7)
Kane County cruised to an opening win at Dayton. Tim Ferguson and Danny Mateo hit back-to-back solo homers in the third. Mateo followed with a three-run blast in the fourth. Kyle Smith (5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO) earned his first win with the Cougars. He has 50 K's in 33.2 IP with Idaho Falls and Kane County.
Idaho Falls Chukars (14-18)
Idaho Falls 6, Helena 3
WP: Clayton Schulz (2-4)
SV: Fernando Cruz (2)
HR: Jin-Ho Shin (4)
Idaho Falls moved to 2-1 in a four-game set. Clayton Schulz (5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO) settled in after allowing a pair of runs in the first. Carlos Garcia finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored. Jin-Ho Shin drove home two, including a solo shot in the seventh.
Burlington Royals (19-8)
Danville at Burlington - Postponed due to rain
Burlington's finale vs. Danville was postponed due to rain. The Royals look to extend a five-game winning streak tonight vs. Greeneville (Astros).
Surprise Royals (10-14)
Surprise Royals 5, Arizona Padres 0
WP: Kyle Zimmer (1-0)
Surprise waited out a 40-minute delay, then won a 5.0 inning, rain-shortened contest. 2012 first-round pick Kyle Zimmer tossed a complete game shutout for his first professional win. Zimmer fanned five, walked none and scattered two hits. He used a double play and a pickoff to face the minimum.