AAA: Omaha 10, Nashville 6
W: Thad Markray (3-1, 3.76)
HR: Craig Brazell (15), Justin Huber (8), Matt Tupman (1)
|DH Billy Butler||1||3||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||.280|
|1B Craig Brazell||4||2||3||0||0||1||2||0||0||.308|
|LF Justin Huber||4||2||2||1||0||1||6||0||1||.268|
|C Matt Tupman||4||1||2||0||0||1||1||0||1||.321|
The O-Royals burst out offensively on Sunday afternoon, scoring 10 runs en route to a 10-6 win over Nashville. The offense was led by Justin Huber, who went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and six RBIs. Craig Brazell and Matt Tupman each contributed home runs of their own, Tupman's being his first of the year. Neal Musser pitched two more scoreless innings to keep his ERA at a perfect 0.00.
AA: Wichita 4, Tulsa 3
W: Leo Nunez (1-0, 0.82), S: Carlos Rosa (1)
HR: Chris Lubanski (8)
|LF Chris Lubanski||4||1||2||0||0||1||2||0||1||.291|
|RF Jake Blalock||3||0||1||1||0||0||2||0||0||.183|
|Leo Nunez (W, 1-0)||5.0||2||0||0||0||2||0||0.82|
|Carlos Rosa (S, 1)||4.0||6||3||3||2||1||0||4.95|
Wichita won a close won with Tulsa on Sunday, 4-3. Leo Nunez got the start and went five innings, allowing only two hits while striking out two. Carlos Rosa came in for the remaining four innings and got the save despite giving up three runs. The Wranglers offense was led by Chris Lubanski, who belted a two-run bomb in the bottom of the first inning, his eighth of the year. The bats were supported by Jake Blalock, who plated two runs of his own with a double in the bottom of the fourth.
High A: Winston-Salem 6, Wilmington 4
L: Rayner Oliveros (1-1, 1.86)
HR: Mario Lisson (5)
|CF Brett Bigler||3||2||1||0||1||0||0||1||1||.238|
|3B Mario Lisson||3||2||1||0||0||1||1||0||1||.299|
|Rayner Oliveros(L, 1-1)||1.0||3||3||1||1||0||0||1.86|
Jason Godin took the mound for the third time for Wilmington, and he finally came through with a solid start. Godin allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings, although a mixed effort from the bullpen and the defense cost him the win in the eighth inning. Indeed, Rayner Oliveros blew the save and got the loss, but he was not helped by his defense, which made two critical errors in the inning. Mario Lisson hit his fifth home run of the year, a solo shot, in the top of the eighth. Southpaw Rowdy Hardy is in line for the start on Monday when they hit the road to face the Frederick Keys.
Low A: Beloit 7, Burlington 5
L: Josh Cribb (1-5, 6.55)
HR: Michael Thompson (12)
|CF Derrick Robinson||5||1||2||2||0||0||0||0||2||.266|
|LF Joseph Dickerson||5||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||.254|
|3B Kurt Mertins||5||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.272|
Burlington fell to the Beloit Snappers 7-5 on Sunday as Beloit finished off the four-game sweep of Burlington. Tyler Chambliss got his first start of the year, and was roughed up for four runs in four innings. Even after the tough outing, Chambliss' ERA is still excellent at 2.41 on the season. Five Burlington hitters enjoyed two-hit games, including Derrick Robinson, who doubled twice. RHP Ed Cegarra (0-0, 16.20) will make his first start for the Bees as they return home on Monday.