NW Arkansas Naturals (10-28 in second half, 47-61 overall)
NW Arkansas 7, Tulsa 1
WP: Sugar Ray Marimon (2-3 with NW Arkansas, 6-5 overall)
HR: Manuel Pina (four)
Marimon tossed seven scoreless innings, as Northwest Arkansas won the opener at Tulsa. Marimon scattered three hits and three walks while striking out one. Pina went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer for the Naturals. Kevin Kouzmanoff added three hits and two runs.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (18-19 in second half, 47-60 overall)
Winston-Salem 2, Wilmington 0
LP: Andy Ferguson (1-2 with Wilmington, 3-3 overall)
The Blue Rocks were blanked in the opener at Winston-Salem. Ferguson fanned eight while limiting the Dash to two runs on six hits and two walks over seven innings. Angel Franco led Wilmington with two hits. Murray Watts recorded a double and Matt Fields added a single.
Kane County Cougars (19-18 in second half, 53-54 overall)
Beloit 9, Kane County 4
LP: Kyle Zimmer (0-2 with Kane County, 1-2 overall)
Kane County lost the series opener, as Beloit plated six in the second off of Zimmer (two innings, six hits, six earned runs, three walks, two strikeouts). Jorge Bonifacio posted three hits, two RBIs and a run for the Cougars. Julio Aparicio, Bonifacio and Kevin David recorded two hits apiece.
Idaho Falls Chukars (3-0 in second half, 20-21 overall)
Idaho Falls 7, Ogden 4
WP: Andrew Durden (1-0)
SV: Cory Hall (four)
HR: Diego Goris (three with Idaho Falls, six overall)
Idaho Falls moved to 3-0 in the second half, with an opening win at Ogden. Ethan Chapman recorded two hits, two runs and an RBI, extending his hitting streak to 11 games (.383, 18-for-47). He has scored two runs in each of his last five games and is third in the league with 34 on the season.
Burlington Royals (25-11)
Princeton 1, Burlington 0
LP: Christian Binford (0-1)
Burlington lost a matinee to finish 1-2 vs. Princeton. Binford (five innings, seven hits, one earned run, zero walks, two strikeouts) allowed the game's only run in the fifth. Mark Peterson and Daniel Stumpf followed with two scoreless innings apiece. Jose Rodriguez led the B-Royals with two hits.
Surprise Royals (14-18)
Mesa Cubs 8, Surprise 2
LP: Matt Tenuta (2-2)
Surprise lost at Mesa, as the Cubs broke open a scoreless game with five in the sixth. 19-year old Miguel Almonte held the Cubs scoreless on two hits over 4 2/3 innings. The outing was his first in the United States after five in 2011 with the Dominican Royals. Mauricio Ramos led Surprise with three hits.