Rich Dorman threw 7 2/3 innings of two-hit ball as the Rainiers edged Portland 1-0 in a contest that featured only five total hits. Dorman allowed singles in the third and eighth innings in a game that lasted an even two hours. Jared Wells picked up his 13th save of the season for Tacoma. Prentice Redman, playing for the first time in five days, homered with two out in the sixth inning for the only run of the afternoon.
Huntsville 7, West Tenn 3
The Stars earned a split of a six-game series with a victory on Sunday over the Diamond Jaxx. Brent Johnson broke out of a 4-for-30 slump for the Jaxx, going 4-for-5 to lead an otherwise dormant offense. Luis Valbuena was 2-for-2 with two RBI. Ryan Ketchner took the loss for the Jaxx, giving up six runs (five earned) in five innings.
High Desert is off until Thursday for the All-Star break. With Kyle Parker on the DL for the Mavs, Aaron Cotter was named to the California League team for the California-Carolina All-Star Game on Tuesday night in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Wisconsin 4, Burlington 3 (10)
Recap by Chris Mehring:
Alex Liddi singled in the winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning to give the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers a 4-3 win over the Burlington Bees Sunday afternoon on Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium. The win ended Burlington's seven game winning streak over the Rattlers.
For the first time in the last seven games against Burlington, the Rattlers scored before the Bees. A sacrifice fly by Juan Diaz drove in Israel Nunez from third base for a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third.
Timber Rattler starting pitcher Juan Ramirez maintained a one-run lead until the ninth. He retired the first two batters in the top of the ninth. Then, Burlington sent Clint Robinson to the plate as a pinch hitter. On a 3-2 pitch, Robinson swung and tipped the ball back into the mitt of Israel Nunez, but the Rattler catcher could not hang on for the final out of the game. Robinson crushed the next pitch to right for a game-tying home run.
Everett 2, Boise 1
Bennett Billingsley's double in the bottom of the fifth inning drove in the go-ahead run as the AquaSox beat Boise 2-1 in their home opener on Sunday night. Brett Lorin was spectacular for the Frogs, striking out 13 in six innings to earn the win. Lorin allowed just three hits, and a second-inning home run to Boise's Ryan Flaherty provided the only run he surrendered. Brandon Fromm quickly tied the game in the bottom of the second for Everett with an RBI double.
Elizabethton 10, Pulaski 2
The Twins put up a six spot in the fourth inning to break open a 3-1 game and they cruised to a 10-2 victory on Sunday in Pulaski. The game was called due to rain in the bottom of the ninth inning. Fabian Williamson took the loss in his second start of the season, allowing six earned runs in 3 1/3 innings. None of the Mariners had more than one hit, and both runs were driven in on sacrifice flies. The Mariners head out on the road for a three-game series at Burlington starting tomorrow.
Tacoma (W 1-0)
Prentice Redman: 1-3, R, HR (4), RBI; Shawn Garrett: 1-3, 2B; Rich Dorman: W (1-0), 7.2 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 8 K; Jared Wells: SV (13), IP, BB, K
West Tenn (L 3-7)
Wisconsin (W 4-3)
Everett (W 2-1)
Bennett Billingsley: 1-3, 2B, RBI; Brandon Fromm: 1-2, R, 2B, RBI, BB; Travis Howell: 1-2, R, BB; Brett Lorin: W (1-0), 6 IP, 3 H, ER, 0 BB, 13 K; Matthew Renfree: 2 IP, 2 K; Javier Martinez: SV (2), IP, BB
Pulaski (L 2-10)
Jacob Shaffer: 1-4, R, 3B; Kalian Sams: 1-3, 2B; Mario Martinez: 1-2, RBI; Fabian Williamson: L (0-1), 3.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, BB, 2 K, 3 HR; Tommy Johannesen-Ellis: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, K; Jose Rios: 3 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 4 K
VSL Mariners (W 2-0)
DSL Mariners (W 3-2)
AZL Mariners (L 2-5)