NW Arkansas Naturals (5-14 in second half, 42-47 overall)
Springfield 7, NW Arkansas 0
LP: Sugar Ray Marimon (1-2)
The Naturals have dropped nine of 10 after an opening loss at Springfield. Sugar Ray Marimon (4.2 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO) yielded four runs on four hits in the fourth, all with two outs. Mario Lisson led the Naturals with three hits. He is batting .435 (10-for-23) over his last 8 games. Brian Fletcher recorded two hits, extending his hitting streak to nine games (.368, 14-for-38).
Wilmington Blue Rocks (10-11 in second half, 39-52 overall)
Wilmington 8, Potomac 3
WP: Andy Ferguson (1-0)
HR: Matt Fields (8), Angel Franco (3)
The Blue Rocks moved to 2-0 in the series while winning a third straight overall. Andy Ferguson took a shutout into the sixth in his Wilmington debut. He fanned eight while allowing three runs on six hits and a walk over 5.2 IP. Geulin Beltre had a 3-for-4 night with an RBI and a run scored. Brett Eibner and Kevin David drove in two runs apiece. Matt Fields has hit eight home runs over his last 11 games.
Kane County Cougars (11-9 in second half, 45-45 overall)
South Bend 9, Kane County 1
LP: Kellen Moen (3-6)
The Cougars dropped to 1-1 in a three-game set vs. South Bend. Kellen Moen (5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO) allowed single tallies in the second, third and fourth. Kenny Swab scored the lone Kane County run in the third. Justin Trapp led the Cougars with two hits. He is batting .367 (11-for-30) over his last eight games.
Idaho Falls Chukars (11-13)
Idaho Falls 5, Helena 0
WP: Ali Williams (2-1)
SV: Joe Lopez (1)
Idaho Falls snapped a three-game losing streak with a shutout vs. Helena. Ali Williams struck out 11 while scattering three runs and a walk over 6.0 innings. Nic Cuckovich broke up a scoreless game with an RBI single in the sixth. The Chukars scored four in the seventh, including a pair on Ethan Chapman's triple.
Burlington Royals (13-7)
Burlington's doubleheader at Kingsport was postponed. The clubs will try to get a single game in tonight at 6:00 p.m. Eastern.
Surprise Royals (7-9)
The Surprise Royals were off on Thursday. They host the Arizona Giants tonight.