Fresno 9, Las Vegas 8
GAME NOTES: Fresno struck early and late to pull out a win in a see-saw 9-8 game against the Las Vegas 51's. Fresno came into the 7th tied at 7, and after Tony Torcato singled to lead off the inning, it appeared that the Griz would leave him on after two strikeouts, but Torcato got to second on a passed ball, and Francisco Santos singled him home. Then in the 8th, Damon Minor singled in Brian Dallimore for what would be the winning run. Julio Pavon picked up the win, despite pitching for just the last out of the 6th inning.
Binghamton 6, Noriwch 5
GAME NOTES: Norwich jumped out to a big lead early, scoring 4 runs in the first inning, but couldn't hold onto it and eventually losing 6-5 to Binghamton. Norwich scored first with a Michael Cervenak RBI single followed by a 3 run homer by Julian Benavidez. But the Navigators could not hold on. Starter Patrick Misch gave up 3 runs in 4 innings, and Billy Sadler gave up 2 more. The final blow came in the 9th, when Joe Bateman walked 4 men (one intentionally) and allowed the winning run without allowing a hit.
Lancaster 8, San Jose 0
GAME NOTES: San Jose was dominated by Jesus Silva, and suffered a shutout loss to Lancaster 8-0. Silva struck out 10 in 7 innings, giving up only 4 hits and 2 walks. San Jose's hitters only managed 2 more hits while striking out 3 more times in the last two innings against the Lancaster bullpen. Both Fred Lewis and Eddy Martinez-Esteve managed 2 hits in 4 at bats, while Nate Schierholtz and Brian Buscher picked up the other 2.
Hagerstown 3, Lake County 2 (12)
GAME NOTES: Timothy Hutting came through late, knocking in Aaron Hornostaj in the 12th inning to propel the Suns to a rare win. Honostaj led off the 12th with a walk, and after Kyle Bone was unable to bunt him over, Jesse Schmidt got Hornostaj to 2nd by being hit by a pitch before Hutting's game winning single. Omar Anez had a great start for the Suns, going 6 innings and giving up only 2 unearned runs. Aaron Sobieraj, Sean Martin and Tim Alvarez put up 6 innings of hitless and scoreless relief, allowing 6 walks combined while striking out 5.
Spokane 14, Salem-Keizer 5
GAME NOTES: Salem-Keizer's pitchers were unable to hold back a deluge of runs by Spokane and lost big, 14-5. Jesus Reina started the game, and gave up 4 runs in 4.1 innings, but the big splash was made by Michael Kunes, who gave up 7 runs in 2.2 innings.
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