NW Arkansas Naturals (19-45 in second half, 56-78 overall)
Arkansas 4, NW Arkansas 4
LP: Sugar Ray Marimon (3-5 with NW Arkansas, 7-7 overall)
Northwest Arkansas dropped to 0-2 in the series as Arkansas plated three runs in the first. Sugar Ray Marimon worked six innings, allowing four runs on five hits and four walks. Yem Prades recorded two hits, including a two-run double in the fifth. Paulo Orlando added two hits and his team-leading 20th stolen base.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (35-31 in second half, 64-72 overall)
Wilmington 4, Myrtle Beach 3
WP: Brooks Pounders (6-4 with Wilmington, 9-6 overall)
SV: Robinson Yambati (5 with Wilmington, 7 overall)
Brooks Pounders took a no-hitter into the seventh as Wilmington won a third straight vs. Myrtle Beach. Pounders (7 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 IBB, 5 SO) allowed a lone baserunner on a hit by pitch through the sixth. The Pelicans took a 2-0 lead in the seventh. Wilmington scored four in the home half by taking advantage of three Myrtle Beach errors. The Blue Rocks can clinch a playoff spot tonight with a win and a loss by Frederick.
Kane County Cougars (32-33 in second half, 66-69 overall)
Quad Cities 6, Kane County 5
LP: Andrew Triggs (1-1)
The Cougars let a 3-0 lead slip away in the opener at Davenport. Aaron Brooks (6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO) held Quad Cities scoreless until the sixth. Alex Llanos recorded three hits and two runs for Kane County. He is batting .351 over his last 10 games (13-for-37). The Cougars remain three games behind Burlington in the wild card race, with just five contests remaining.
Idaho Falls Chukars (14-16 in second half, 31-37 overall)
Grand Junction 5, Idaho Falls 2
LP: Clayton Schulz (4-7)
HR: Jared Schlehuber (3)
Idaho Falls was swept in a brief 2-game set vs. the Rockies. Clayton Schulz (5 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 4 BB) held Grand Junction scoreless until the fourth. Jared Schlehuber had two hits for the Chukars, including a two-run homer in the seventh. Idaho Falls is at Ogden (Dodgers) tonight.
Burlington Royals (41-25)
Johnson City 2, Burlington 1; Johnson City leads 1-0 in the best-of-three playoff series
LP: Christian Binford (0-1)
The Royals needs two wins at home after dropping their first playoff game at Johnson City. Christian Binford (6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO) held the Cards to a solo homer in the fourth. Humberto Arteaga went 2-for-4 with the lone run for the Royals.
Surprise Royals (23-32, Season Complete)
Surprise 5, Peoria Mariners 3
WP: Hunter Haynes (3-3)
SV: Cruz Guevara (1)
Surprise finished the season with a matinee win over the Mariners. Alexis Rivera doubled twice and drove in three. Jerrell Allen and Alfredo Patino recorded two hits and two runs apiece. Hunter Haynes earned the relief win as he scattered three hits and a walk over three scoreless innings.