W - Corey (5-5)
HR - Richardson (12)
56-55, 5.0 GB
Bryan Corey was outstanding on Thursday, as he surrendered just two hits in seven scoreless innings, walking one and striking out four.
Catcher Kevin Richardson (.220/.292/.435) had a huge blast, going 2-for-4 with a grand slam. He also had an RBI single, giving him five RBIs on the day.
Brandon Boggs (2/4, 2B), Royce Huffman (1/4, 2B), Justin Smoak (1/4, 2B, BB), Jose Vallejo (2/4, 2B) and Greg Golson (1/5, 2B) all doubled.
L - Ballard (4-6)
21-19, 1.0 GB
The Frisco pitching staff was ripped apart by the powerful Midland offense one again on Thursday.
Starter Mike Ballard allowed eight runs—six earned—on nine hits in five innings of work.
Right fielder Mitch Moreland (.330/.377/.493) was 2-for-4 with his third triple since being promoted to Double-A.
Leadoff man Craig Gentry was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.
Dustin Majewski (2/4, BB), Chad Tracy (2/5) and Chris Gradoville (2/4) all singled twice.
L - Bleier (5-9)
HR - Gomez (20), Greene (16)
17-24, 13.0 GB
Richard Bleier gave up five runs in six innings on Thursday, but just two of the runs were earned. He surrendered six hits while waling two and striking out three.
Jonathan Greene (1/4, HR) and Mauro Gomez (1/4, HR) both hit solo homers.
Right fielder Joey Butler was 2-for-3 with a double and a base on balls.
?Jake Kaase (1/4, 2B) also doubled.
W - Font (7-2)
HR - Hogan (15)
21-18, 3.0 GB
Wilmer Font got some help from Hickory's offense on Thursday, but he pitched well himself. The right-hander scattered seven hits over five innings, holding Greensboro to two runs. He walked two and fanned four.
Catcher Doug Hogan was 2-for-5 with a two-run homer, his 15th of the year.
Erik Morrison (3/5, 2B), Matt West (2/4, 2B) and Cristian Santana (1/4, 2B) all doubled.
Left-hander Yoon-Hee Nam struck out three batters and gave up a solo home run in two innings.
Despite issuing two walks, Corey Ragsdale allowed zero hits and zero runs in one inning.
L - Matlock (0-4)
20-26, 8.0 GB
Starting pitcher Robbie Ross (2.74 ERA/.245 BAA) went four innings, allowing one run on three hits. He struck out five batters and got seven groundouts versus zero flyouts.
Third baseman Tom Mendonca was 1-for-3 with a double and a hit-by-pitch.
Aja Barto singled twice while Jared Prince singled once and walked twice.
Chris Matlock suffered the loss, but he pitched pretty well, giving up two runs in four innings while walking zero and fanning four.
W - De Los Santos (3-2)
SV - Arrendell (4)
HR - Telis (2)
3-7, 4.0 GB
Catcher Tomas Telis (.293/.300/.423) had his best game of the season, going 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, and three runs batted in.
First baseman Michael Ortiz was 2-for-5 with a triple and two runs batted in.
Young starting pitcher Richard Alvarez gave up five runs on five hits in four innings, walking two and striking out five.
Relievers Ovispo De Los Santos (1 IP) and Kelvin Arrendell (1.1 IP) both hurled scoreless relief.
Shortstop Edwin Garcia singled twice and walked three times in six plate appearances.
Centerfielder Santo De Jesus was 1-for-1 with his fifth double.
W - Alvarez (3-3)
13-39, 27.5 GB
Starting pitcher Aaron Thompson allowed ten baserunners in 4.1 innings, but he limited the Blue Jays to just one unearned run.
Reynaldo Alvarez was much of the same, giving up four hits and three walks in 3.2 innings. However, he struck out eight and kept the Jays off the scoreboard.
First baseman Miguel Moreno was 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs batted in.
Luis Villegas (1/3, 2B) doubled while Andres Frias (2/4) and Junior Payano (2/3, BB) both singled twice.
L - Rojas (5-5)
41-12, 10.0 GU
The DSL Rangers2 suffered a very rare beatdown on Thursday.
Starter Jonathan Rojas gave up eight runs—all unearned—in 3.2 innings on Thursday afternoon.
Reliever Jose Jimenez chipped in with two hitless innings, fanning three.
Third baseman Robert Morillo's triple was the Rangers' onlye xtra-base hit of the day.
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