The Diamond Jaxx were held to three hits --- all singles --- in a shutout on Thursday night. Adam Moore had two hits and Brent Johnson had the other one. Doug Fister only allowed one earned run in six innings to keep West Tenn in the game, but Nelson Payano blew up in the eighth inning and the game got out of hand.
Rancho Cucamonga 10, High Desert 1
Hank Conger continued his domination of the Mavs, hitting two more home runs off HD starter Alfredo Venegas, including a grand slam in the fifth inning. Conger now has five home runs in the last two days off Mav starters. Joe Simokaitis blasted his fourth homer in six games for the only Maverick run.
South Bend 8, Wisconsin 5
The Rattlers fell behind early and never could get back in the game as the Silver Hawks took game two of a series in Grand Chute. Edilio Colina was 2-for-4 with a double, triple, and two RBI to lead the Rattlers. Denny Almonte and Juan Diaz also had two hits each. Juan Ramirez started for the first time in more than two weeks and was slated to throw just one inning. He made it through only two outs, though, allowing two hits, two runs, and a walk. Ryan Moorer threw three scoreless innings in relief. He has a 0.87 ERA in July.
Everett 9, Salem-Keizer 3
The AquaSox had 16 hits for the second-straight night. For more on this game, see today's At The Park report.
Pulaski 4, Elizabethton 3
The P-Mariners gave up three early runs, but Dwight Britton's three-run homer in the fifth inning gave them a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Kalian Sams got the M's on the board earlier in the inning with a solo shot, his eighth of the season. Juan Fuentes was 2-for-4, raising his average to .455 on the season. Brooks Mohr settled down after a rough first inning and picked up the win. Three relievers combined to give up one hit in four innings. Blake Nation earned his fourth save.
AZL Royals 10, AZL Mariners 9
A ninth-inning rally by the M's fell just short on Thursday afternoon in Peoria as the Royals held on for a win. Aided by two errors and two wild pitchers, the Mariners scored four times in the bottom of the ninth to pull within one, but couldn't push the tying run across. Joel Mendez and Robert Rodriguez each had three hits for the M's.