Omaha 6, Albuquerque 0
WP: Will Smith (3-4)
HR: Wil Myers (14 with Omaha, 27 overall)
Smith and a trio of relievers combined to blank the Isotopes. Smith fanned nine, walked one and scattered three hits over six innings. Brandon Sisk, Jeremy Jeffress and Ryan Verdugo each worked an inning. Myers broke up a scoreless game with a three-run blast in the sixth. He leads all of Minor League Baseball with 27 home runs. Omaha added three more in the seventh, with two runs scoring on a single by Lorenzo Cain.
NW Arkansas Naturals (4-5 in second half, 41-38 overall)
NW Arkansas 2, Corpus Christi 1
WP: Sugar Ray Marimon (1-0)
SV: Ryan Dennick (3)
HR: Julio Rodriguez (one)
Marimon notched his first Double-A win while helping the Naturals avoid a sweep. Marimon tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and four walks. Rodriguez gave Northwest Arkansas a 1-0 lead with a homer in the third, the first this year by a Naturals catcher. Nick Van Stratten added a second run with an RBI single in the fourth. The road trip continues tonight at San Antonio (Padres).
Wilmington Blue Rocks (5-6 in second half, 34-47 overall)
Wilmington 8, Frederick 7
WP: Matt Ridings (2-0)
SV: Sam Runion (3)
HR: Brett Eibner (10), Jose Bonilla (two), Matt Fields (one)
Wilmington held on to win the opener at Frederick. Eibner and Bonilla hit back-to-back solo homers in the second. Matt Fields, recently signed out of the Frontier League, added a solo shot in the fifth. Lane Adams and Cheslor Cuthbert each recorded three hits plus an RBI. Ridings tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings to record the relief win.
Kane County Cougars (6-4 in second half, 40-40 overall)
Kane County 7, Peoria 2
WP: Jason Mitchell (3-4)
HR: Jorge Bonifacio (seven), Dean Espy (two)
The Cougars were victorious as they began a series at Peoria. Mitchell limited the Chiefs to two runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings. Jonathan Dooley followed with three innings of scoreless relief. Bonifacio hit a solo homer in the fourth. Espy capped the scoring with a three-run blast in the ninth.
Idaho Falls Chukars (7-7)
Idaho Falls 9, Ogden 4
WP: Andrew Ferguson (2-0)
HR: Adalberto Mondesi (one)
Idaho Falls jumped out to a 7-1 lead in a home win. Rainier Bello's three-run double capped a four-run first. Mondesi followed with his first professional home run, a three-run blast in the second. Mondesi, who will be 17 on July 27, recorded three hits against his father's first organization.
Burlington Royals (7-6)
Danville 7, Burlington 3
LP: Daniel Stumpf (1-1)
Burlington let a 3-2 lead slip away in the series opener at Danville. Colin Rodgers, KC's third-round pick this June, allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over 3 2/3 innings. Henry Moreno was 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Kenny Diekroeger recorded two hits, extending his hitting streak to six games (.346, 9-for-26).
Surprise Royals (2-7)
The Surprise Royals were off on Sunday. They play the Arizona Angels tonight in Tempe.