NW Arkansas Naturals (2-1 in second half, 39-34 overall)
NW Arkansas 1, Arkansas 0
WP: Chris Dwyer (5-6)
Chris Dwyer pitched 7.0 dominant innings as the Naturals won a pitchers' duel at home. Dwyer fanned seven while yielding just two hits. Yem Prades led off the sixth with a single. He went on to score the game's lone run on a wild pitch. John Whittleman also recorded a single for the Naturals.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (0-1 in second half, 29-42 overall)
Wilmington at Carolina - Postponed due to rain
Wilmington's game at Carolina was postponed due to rain. The clubs are scheduled to play a pair of seven-inning games on Saturday, with the first to begin at 5 p.m. local time. Jason Adam is the probable starter for the first game, with Tyler Sample slated for the nightcap.
Kane County Cougars (0-1 in second half, 34-37 overall)
Clinton 6, Kane County 1
LP: Angel Baez (1-2)
Kane County opened the second half with a loss at Clinton. Starter Angel Baez (4.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO) took the defeat, with Robinson Yambati limiting the LumberKings to a run over 4.0 IP. Jorge Bonifacio drove in the lone Kane County run, giving him 16 RBI over his last eight games.
Idaho Falls Chukars (3-2)
Grand Junction 13, Idaho Falls 4
LP: Fernando Cruz (1-1)
Idaho Falls dropped a second straight to finish with a 3-2 mark on the homestand. Adalberto Mondesi reached base four times (3 walks and a single). He has hit safely in all five games (.400, 8-for-20), recording a .520 on-base percentage. Ethan Chapman, Nic Cuckovich, Elier Hernandez and Parker Morin recorded two hits apiece.
Burlington Royals (3-1)
Burlington 6, Elizabethon 5
WP: Freddy Rodriguez (1-0)
HR: Chris Elder (1), Patrick Leonard (3)
Mark Threlkeld's two-out, two-run single lifted Burlington to a walk-off win in the home opener. Chris Elder and Patrick Leonard hit solo homers for the B-Royals. Freddy Rodriguez earned the win after tossing 2.0 innings of scoreless relief.
Surprise Royals (1-1)
Surprise 19, Arizona Padres 12
WP: Darwin Castillo (1-0)
The Surprise Royals notched their first win of 2012 in a high-scoring contest at Peoria. Every Royals starter recorded at least one hit and one run. Jerrell Allen, Alfredo Patino and Ramon Torres had three RBI apiece. Diego Goris and Alexis Rivera finished with four hits each.