NW Arkansas Naturals (16-32 in second half, 53-65 overall)
Frisco 10, NW Arkansas 3
LP: Sugar Ray Marimon (3-4 with NW Arkansas, 7-6 overall)
Northwest Arkansas dropped the opener of a home series against Frisco. After no club scored thru two innings, Frisco recorded at least one tally in each of the remaining seven innings against three Naturals hurlers. Sugar Ray Marimon allowed four runs in 5.0 innings to suffer the loss. The Nats collected 11 hits, but just one extra-base hit, a double by Kevin Kouzmanoff. Yem Prades and Rey Navarro each had a pair of safeties, with Navarro driving in two.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (23-24 in second half, 52-65 overall)
Wilmington 2, Salem 1
WP: Andy Ferguson (2-2 with Wilmington, 4-3 overall)
SV: Robinson Yambati (2 with Wilmington, 4 overall)
Wilmington won in a pitchers' duel over Salem. Andy Ferguson allowed one run in 7.0 innings with six K's for the win and Robinson Yambati struck out three in 2.0 innings for the save, his second at Wilmington. Cheslor Cuthbert went 3-for-4 for the Blue Rocks with an RBI double and Lane Adams collected two hits, including a double and an RBI.
Kane County Cougars (25-23 in second half, 59-59 overall)
Kane County 4, Clinton 3
WP: Bryan Brickhouse (3-3)
SV: Andrew Triggs (1)
HR: Justin Trapp (9)
Kane County scored three runs in the sixth on a triple and four singles to take a 4-3 lead and held on for the series-opening win. Leadoff man Justin Trapp was a double shy of the cycle. Bryan Brickhouse allowed one earned run on three hits thru 7.0 innings for the win.
Idaho Falls Chukars (8-6 in second half, 25-27 overall)
Idaho Falls 6, Orem 4
WP: Alex Mills (1-3)
SV: Kevin Allen (4)
Idaho Falls took their second in a row over Orem. Alec Mills did not allow an earned run in 6.0 innings for the win. Diego Goris, who began the year hitting .425 with Surprise, went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI. Adalberto Mondesi, Parker Morin and Nick DelGuidice also collected two hits each for the Greybirds.
Burlington Royals (32-16)
Burlington 7, Bluefield 2
WP: Christian Binford (2-1)
HR: Bubba Starling (8)
Burlington won in Bluefield as Christian Binford struck out seven in 7.0 solid innings for the win. 2011 first-rounder Bubba Starling launched his eighth pro home run and Humberto Arteaga, Patrick Leonard, Mark Threlkeld and Alex Hudak each added two hits for the B-Royals.
Surprise Royals (15-25)
The Surprise Royals were off on Saturday. They will return to action today to host the Arizona Cubs.