Omaha played a third game in a 24-hour period, falling short in a bid for the sweep. Starter Ryan Verdugo yielded two unearned runs on four hits and three walks over 4.0 innings. David Lough and Paulo Orlando each drove in a run for Omaha. Dee Gordon drove in all three runs for the Isotopes.
NW Arkansas Naturals
NW Arkansas 7, Midland 5
WP: Andy Ferguson (1-0)
SV: Edwin Carl (1)
HR: Mitch Canham (1)
Northwest Arkansas reeled off the last six runs in a series-opening win at Midland. Rey Navarro's two-run double in the eighth closed the gap to 5-4. Mitch Canham followed with a two-run homer. Orlando Calixte posted three hits and an RBI. Starter Jason Adam allowed five runs on six hits and two walks over 3.1 innings. Nick Rogers (1.2 IP), Andy Ferguson (2.0 IP) and Edwin Carl (2.0 IP) held Midland scoreless in relief.
Wilmington Blue Rocks
The Blue Rocks were off on Thursday. They begin the home slate tonight against Frederick (Orioles).
Greenville at Lexington - Postponed
Lexington's series opener vs. Greenville was postponed. A doubleheader is scheduled for tonight, beginning at 5:05 Central.