Jack Cassel, the lone Portland representative, worked two innings, allowing one run on two hits and a hit batsman while striking out three.
San Antonio won 14-3 over Midland (A's)
Brett Bonvechio had a day of perfection at the dish, going 3-for-3 with two walks, two doubles, and five RBIs. The left-handed hitter has nine RBIs over his last two games and has reached base nine times over that span with five hits and four walks. He has been fanned just five times in 35 at bats and has reached base safely in each of his 12 games with a .556 on base percentage. Bonvechio also has collected six multi-hit games in 10 games started.
Peter Ciofrone collected three hits in four at bats while drawing a walk, scoring two runs and plating two more. It is the third time in 10 games he has collected three or more hits and Ciofrone has five RBIs in his last five games. The walk was his first in a span of 13 games – the longest he had gone between walks all year. The outfielder is hitting 74 points higher than his .264 season batting average with runners in scoring position.
Lake Elsinore won 7-3 over Lancaster (Red Sox)
Richie Daigle (4-4) worked seven masterful innings, allowing one run on five hits without walking a batter and striking out four. His lone blemish was a solo homer in the fifth. Daigle, who was taken out of the rotation for a spell before being put back in on July 5, had not earned a win since May 20. It was just the third time in 15 starts he has allowed two runs or less and the first time he has surrendered one run or less.
Colt Morton doubled twice in four at bats and added an RBI, as he is off to a hot start since joining the Storm from Peoria, Arizona. Morton has a double in each of his first three games with the Storm and is 5-for-12 in the early going. The catcher appeared in 12 games for the AZL Padres and had four doubles while hitting .290 with eight RBIs. He has reached base safely in his last 14 games over the two leagues.
Fort Wayne had a scheduled day off
Eugene son 4-3 over Everett (Mariners)
Mitch Canham went 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs in his home debut. He has a hit in each of his first four games but the RBIs were the first he has secured this season. His last RBI came on an infield single in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game before a walk scored the winning run. He has been on 10 times over four games and is 6-for-11 with runners on base.
"We took advantage of (Ryan Moorer's) control problems and were able to get on a couple guys walking," teammate Eric Sogard said. "A nice little bunt and a nice infield base hit put the pressure on him, and I guess he folded."
Chris Perez got the start – his first of the year – and went four innings, allowing two runs on two hits, both runs scoring on a two-run blast, while striking out six. His other six outs all came via groundouts, as only one outfield out was recorded all day. Perez has allowed three runs over his last 11.1 innings while striking out 12. He had not gone more than three innings in any outing before Wednesday.
Cory Luebke piggybacked and worked three innings, allowing an unearned run on two hits. He also added five strikeouts, as the Emerald staff racked up 15 on the day. The left-hander out of Ohio has allowed one earned run over his first nine professional innings while striking out 11. He has held the opposition to a .194 average and has given up just one hit to left-handed hitters. Four of the six hits collected by righties, however, have gone for extra bases.
AZL Padres lost 12-0 to AZL Angels
Drew Cumberland made his debut as a pinch-hitter, grounding out to second base to end the game. The 46th overall pick in the draft out of Pace (FL) High School was named a 2007 Louisville Slugger High School All-American after batting .518 with nine doubles, three home runs, 24 RBI, 35 runs scored and 17 stolen bases. The shortstop was also an all-state selection as a defensive back and running back in football. His brother Shaun is an outfielder in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization.
Euclides Viloria (0-2) dropped his second game, going 2.2 innings and allowing four runs on five hits and five walks while striking out three. It is the second time this year he has given up four runs or more while not making it through the third. He has also walked four or more in two of his four outings and 11 in 12.1 innings for the year. Viloria tossed his third wild pitch in four games and the leadoff hitter of an inning owns a .462 on base percentage.
Dylan Axelrod was pounded for five runs on five hits and a walk in an inning of work. He surrendered more runs, hits, and walks in this one game than he had all year. Axelrod came into the game with one run allowed on four hits without a walk over 4.2 innings to begin his professional career. Four of the five hits he surrendered on Wednesday went for extra bases, including two triples and lefties are 6-for-10 off him in the early going.