The Storm Chasers were off on Thursday. They begin an eight-game trip tonight at Tucson (Padres).
NW Arkansas Naturals (15-31 in second half, 52-64 overall)
Midland 4, NW Arkansas 3
LP: Mike Montgomery (2-3 with NW Arkansas, 5-9 overall)
HR: Paulo Orlando (4)
Northwest Arkansas rallied with two in the ninth, only to leave the winning run at second base. Paulo Orlando put the Naturals on the board with a solo homer in the sixth. Nick Van Stratten posted three hits and an RBI. Mike Montgomery allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks over 4.1 innings. The series concludes tonight, with J.C. Sulbaran scheduled to make his second start since being acquired in the Jonathan Broxton trade.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (21-24 in second half, 50-65 overall)
Winston-Salem 9, Wilmington 2
LP: Leondy Perez (3-4)
Wilmington allowed a season-high 19 hits in dropping the rubber game vs. Winston-Salem. The Dash plated four in the first off of Leondy Perez (4.0 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO). Orlando Calixte doubled in the first and singled home a run in the third. Juan Graterol and Matt Fields scored runs for the Rocks. Right fielder Geulin Beltre threw out a runner at third for his 19th assist.
Kane County Cougars (23-23 in second half, 57-59 overall)
Clinton 2, Kane County 1 (10 innings)
LP: Kellen Moen (3-9)
Kane County lost a second straight at Clinton. Starter Jason Mitchell held the LumberKings scoreless on four hits and no walks over 5.0 innings. Dean Espy recorded two hits, including a double. Tim Ferguson drew a bases-loaded walk in the eighth, scoring Julio Aparicio.
Idaho Falls Chukars (6-6 in second half, 23-27 overall)
Orem 11, Idaho Falls 3
LP: Clayton Schulz (2-6)
Idaho Falls lost the opener as Orem pulled away with seven runs in the eighth. Starter Clayton Schulz permitted four runs, six hits and four walks over 4.0 IP+1. Joe Lopez followed with 3.0 scoreless innings. Parker Morin went 3-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Nic Cuckovich added two hits, a walk, an RBI and a run.
Burlington Royals (30-15)
Burlington 10, Danville 2
WP: Patrick Conroy (4-1)
The B-Royals earned a 2-2 split at Danville. Mark Threlkeld led the offense with three hits and three RBI. Humberto Arteaga added two RBI and three runs. Patrick Conroy scattered six hits and a walk over 6.0 IP. Tonight, Burlington will complete a contest from July 9 at Bluefield. A seven-inning game will follow.
Surprise Royals (14-25)
Scottsdale Giants 11, Surprise 1
LP: Dylan Sons (3-2)
Surprise lost an eighth straight contest. The Giants broke open a scoreless game with four in the fourth off of Dylan Sons (4.0 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO). Luis Villegas led Surprise with three hits. He doubled home Pedro Gonzalez in the ninth.