NW Arkansas Naturals (12-30 in second half, 49-63 overall)
Arkansas 2, NW Arkansas 1
LP: Jon Keck (2-2)
The Naturals dropped to 1-1 at Arkansas. J.C. Sulbaran made his organizational debut after being acquired in the Jonathan Broxton trade. Sulbaran yielded a run on three hits and three walks over 4.0 innings. Paulo Orlando produced three hits and the lone RBI for Northwest Arkansas.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (19-22 in second half, 48-63 overall)
Salem 6, Wilmington 5 (11 innings)
LP: Antonio Cruz (1-2)
Wilmington fell to 0-2 at Salem with an 11-inning loss. Starter Jason Adam allowed four runs, nine hits and a walk over 5.0 IP+3. Nick Graffeo followed with 2.0 scoreless innings of relief. Orlando Calixte doubled twice and drove in a run. He is batting .281 (43-for-153) since joining the Blue Rocks. Matt Fields drove in a pair, giving him 27 RBI in 39 games.
Kane County Cougars (20-21 in second half, 54-57 overall)
Cedar Rapids 5, Kane County 2
LP: Angel Baez (6-4)
Kane County dropped the opener vs. Cedar Rapids. The Kernels scored in each inning pitched by Angel Baez (4.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO). Michael Antonio was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Julio Aparicio and Danny Mateo each drove in a run for the Cougars.
Idaho Falls Chukars (4-3 in second half, 21-24 overall)
Orem 4, Idaho Falls 0
LP: Zeb Sneed (1-1)
Idaho Falls was blanked on three hits at Orem. Zeb Sneed held the Owlz to two runs on three hits and three walks over 5.0 innings. Nick DelGuidice and Carlos Garcia posted doubles for the Chukars. Elier Hernandez added a single.
Burlington Royals (26-13)
Pulaski 16, Burlington 4
LP: Patrick Conroy (3-1)
HR: Adrian Morales (1), Bubba Starling (7)
Burlington lost a lopsided opener vs. Pulaski. The M's scored five in the first and never trailed. Bubba Starling hit a two-run homer in the sixth, his second long ball in as many games. Humberto Arteaga and Terrance Gore recorded two hits apiece.
Surprise Royals (14-21)
Peoria Padres 23, Surprise 7
LP: Hunter Haynes (1-3)
The Surprise Royals had a tough evening vs. the Friars. Peoria scored eight in the first and led 22-0 through the seventh. The Royals committed seven errors, accounting for 12 unearned runs. Ramon Torres recorded two hits and two RBI, boosting his average to .339 (41-for-121).