Las Vegas 3, Omaha 2
LP: Vin Mazzaro (2-2)
HR: Max Ramirez (14)
Omaha dropped to 1-1 in a four-game set as Las Vegas posted runs in the eighth and ninth. Nate Adcock limited the 51s to two runs on eight hits over 7.1 IP. Max Ramirez recorded both RBI for Omaha. He singled home Irving Falu in the first and homered in the fourth. Omaha's magic number for the division title was reduced to three as Nashville lost to Tacoma. Chris Dwyer is scheduled to start tonight against former Royal Jesse Chavez.
NW Arkansas Naturals (17-34 in second half, 54-67 overall)
Midland 7, NW Arkansas 5
LP: Ethan Hollingsworth (3-8
HR: Manuel Pina (5)
Northwest Arkansas lost a 4-2 lead as Midland plated five in the sixth. Mike Montgomery allowed four runs on 10 hits over 5.0 IP+2. Monty fanned five without yielding a walk. Yem Prades finished a homer shy of the cycle, going 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs. Manuel Pina hit a solo homer in the sixth as part of a two-RBI night.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (26-25 in second half, 55-66 overall)
Wilmington 9, Potomac 1
WP: Jason Adam (5-11)
Wilmington gave Jason Adam an early cushion in a matinee win. The Blue Rocks scored seven in the first while Adam held Potomac scoreless on four hits without a walk over 6.0 innings. Adam had received two runs of support or less in 10 of his 23 starts entering Wednesday. Geulin Beltre recorded two doubles and three RBI. Lane Adams, Cheslor Cuthbert and Angel Franco each posted three hits and an RBI.
Kane County Cougars (26-25 in second half, 60-61 overall)
Clinton 10, Kane County 4
LP: Angel Baez (6-5)
HR: Michael Antonio (5)
Kane County lost the lid lifter vs. the LumberKings. Clinton scored four unearned runs in the fifth off of Angel Baez (4.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 1 ER). Chris Elder led Kane County with three hits and three RBI. Michael Antonio hit a solo homer in the second inning.
Idaho Falls Chukars (9-8 in second half, 26-29 overall)
Billings 8, Idaho Falls 2
LP: Aroni Nina (0-1 with Idaho Falls, 3-3 overall)
Idaho Falls fell short in the rubber game at Billings. Aroni Nina yielded three runs on five hits and two walks over 4.2 IP. Spencer Patton stranded three inherited runners after replacing Nina. Patton tossed 2.1 scoreless innings, with all seven outs coming on strikeouts. He has 62 K's in 44.0 IP on the year.
Burlington Royals (34-17)
Burlington 2, Princeton 0
WP: Patrick Conroy (5-1)
SV: John Walter (9)
HR: Mark Threlkeld (8)
Burlington won a second straight over Princeton. Patrick Conroy scattered two hits and two walks over 7.0 innings. Mark Threlkeld started the scoring with a solo blast in the sixth. Bubba Starling doubled in the seventh and scored on a ground out by Kenny Diekroeger.
Surprise Royals (17-27)
Arizona Indians 8, Surprise 1
LP: Miguel Almonte (1-1)
Surprise fell behind early in a loss at Goodyear. Starter Miguel Almonte allowed four runs on five hits and three walks over 3.0 innings. Chad Johnson, Alexis Rivera and Lewis Urena recorded singles for Surprise.