NW Arkansas Naturals (19-41 in second half, 56-74 overall)
Tulsa 2, NW Arkansas 1
LP: Ryan Dennick (6-5 with NW Arkansas, 8-6 overall)
Northwest Arkansas dropped the opener at Tulsa on a walk-off double in the ninth. Starter Justin Marks held the Drillers to an unearned run on five hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings. Marks struck out six, including Jason Giambi, who is on a rehab assignment from Colorado. Paulo Orlando's single in the first scored Yem Prades for the lone Naturals run in seven innings against University of Central Missouri product Josh Outman.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (31-30 in second half, 60-71 overall)
Wilmington at Lynchburg - Postponed due to rain
Wilmington's contest at Lynchburg was washed away. A pair of seven-inning games are scheduled for Sunday, beginning at 5:05 p.m CT. Blue Valley Northwest product Jason Adam is slated to start the first game, with Elisaul Pimentel taking the hill in the nightcap. The Blue Rocks extended their second-half division lead to one game, as Frederick lost to Potomac on Saturday.
Kane County Cougars (31-30 in second half, 65-66 overall)
Kane County 4, Burlington 3
WP: Mike Giovenco (5-2 with Kane County, 5-3 overall)
SV: Cody Fassold (1)
Kane County took a 4-3 lead with three in the fifth and held on for an opening win vs. Burlington. Justin Trapp recorded three hits, two RBIs and scored a run. Jack Lopez added two hits, including the go-ahead two-run single. Giovenco tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up the relief win.
Idaho Falls Chukars (14-13 in second half, 31-34 overall)
Missoula 6, Idaho Falls 4
LP: David Middendorf (2-1)
HR: Rainier Bello (7)
Idaho Falls lost a back-and-forth contest vs. the Osprey. Ali Williams (five innings, five hits, three earned runs, three walks, two strikeouts) settled in after allowing a three-run homer in the first. Bello followed Friday's multi-homer effort with a solo shot in the fourth. Nic Cuckovich recorded two triples and two runs for the Chukars.
Burlington Royals (39-24)
Johnson City 5, Burlington 1
LP: Patrick Conroy (5-2)
Burlington finished the home side of the regular season with a rubber-game loss. The Royals allowed four in the first for a second straight night. Terrance Gore recorded two hits, a walk and an RBI. Burlington begins a three-game series at Bristol (White Sox) on Sunday, with the playoffs starting on Wednesday.
Surprise Royals (21-31)
Arizona Rangers 9, Surprise 0
LP: Shane Halley (0-1)
The Royals lost a lopsided game to their complex co-tenants. The Rangers jumped to a 5-0 lead in the first and added four in the seventh. Jerrell Allen, Bobby Fisher-Brown and Pedro Gonzalez recorded singles for Surprise. The clubs will take Sunday off before meeting again on Monday.