Omaha rolled to an 11-2 win behind a big day from Hayes. The catcher finished 4-for-4 with a double, two home runs, seven RBIs and three runs. Willy Taveras added a three-run triple. Brian Sanches (5 2/3 innings, four hits, two earned runs, one walk, four strikeouts) picked up the win. Louis Coleman (2 1/3 innings) and Blaine Boyer (one inning) held Nashville scoreless in relief.
NW Arkansas Naturals
Frisco 9, NW Arkansas 2
LP: J.C. Sulbaran (0-2)
Northwest Arkansas lost the opener at Frisco as the RoughRiders hit three home runs. Sulbaran (three innings, five hits, six earned runs, three walks, one strikeout) allowed a pair of three-run homers. Angel Franco continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-4 with a triple. He is batting .455 (15-for-33) on the season, with hits in each of his last eight games.
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Frederick 6, Wilmington 3
LP: Malcom Culver (0-1)
Wilmington lost the rubber game at home. The Blue Rocks received a strong start from Kyle Smith, Kansas City's fourth-round Draft pick in 2011. Smith fanned seven while yielding a lone hit and three walks over four innings. He has pitched 8 1/3 scoreless innings on the season. Cheslor Cuthbert, Jack Lopez and Danny Mateo drove in runs for Wilmington.
Lexington 4, Greenville 0
WP: Daniel Stumpf (1-0)
Lexington split a four-game set at home as Stumpf, Daniel Hernandez and Cory Hall combined on a shutout. Stumpf fanned six while scattering two hits and one walk over five innings. Bubba Starling recorded his first multihit game of the year, finishing 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.