Omaha 8, Albuquerque 7
WP: Blaine Hardy (3-1)
HR: Max Ramirez (10)
After a flurry of early runs, Omaha finished the scoring with a go-ahead run in the fifth, and the bullpen combo of Blaine Hardy (2 2/3 innings) and Louis Coleman (3 1/3 innings) made it stand. Rehabbing second baseman Chris Getz went 2-for-4 with two RBIs while Tony Abreu added three hits. Wil Myers, Clint Robinson and Cody Clark also added two hits for the Storm Chasers, who moved to 21 games over .500.
NW Arkansas Naturals (3-5 in second half, 40-38 overall)
Corpus Christi 13, NW Arkansas 7
LP: Noel Arguelles (2-8)
Corpus Christi has taken the first two games of the series, scoring 13 runs Saturday night. Northwest Arkansas starter Arguelles was only able to make it through 1 2/3 innings, allowing six runs (five earned) and walking three. Brian Fletcher and Eric Duncan led the offensive attack for the Naturals, each posting a pair of hits and driving in two. Shortstop Alex McClure also had a pair of hits and is batting .375 since his promotion from Wilmington.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (4-6 in second half, 33-47 overall)
Lynchburg 1, Wilmington 0
LP: Nick Rogers (2-3)
Wilmington was shut out on just four singles, spoiling the sensational work of starter Yordano Ventura. The 21-year-old, who is headed to KC a week from today to play in the Futures Game, tossed 5 2/3 shutout innings on three hits, walked one and struck out 10, which matched his career high for punchouts. Ventura has now recorded 95 strikeouts in 73 2/3 innings with the Blue Rocks. Angel Franco, Whit Merrifield, Juan Graterol and Kevin David had hits for Wilmington.
Kane County Cougars (5-4 in second half, 39-40 overall)
Kane County 5, Burlington 4
LP: Aaron Brooks (4-9)
Just like Wilmington, the Cougars were shut out on Saturday night on four singles. Brooks was solved for four runs through six innings to suffer the loss. Jack Lopez was 2-for-4, recording half of Kane County's hits, and stole two bases.
Idaho Falls Chukars (6-7)
Ogden 10, Idaho Falls 5
LP: Kevin Allen (0-1)
Idaho Falls dropped below .500 on the young season, losing a shootout. Both teams plated five in the first and it remained that way until the fifth. Parker Morin had three of the Chukars' 11 hits with a double, an RBI and a run scored. Elier Hernandez drove in a pair as well.
Burlington Royals (7-5)
Johnson City 6, Burlington 4
LP: Freddie Rodriguez (1-1)
Burlington could not hold on to an early 4-0 lead, as it lost the game late. The B-Royals scored three in the first, highlighted by a two-run single from 2011 first-rounder Bubba Starling, his first two RBIs as a pro. Starling reached three times on a single, walk and a hit-by-pitch. Jake Junis started and allowed four runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings for a no-decision.
Surprise Royals (2-7)
Arizona Cubs 12, Surprise Royals 8
LP: Aroni Nina (0-1)
The Surprise Royals scored four runs in the ninth, but it was not enough. Starter Nina allowed six runs in 2 2/3 innings for the loss. Alexis Rivera went 3-for-3 with a pair of walks, driving in a run and scoring one. Catcher Manuel Pina went 1-for-3 with an RBI as he continued his rehab.