Ryan Verdugo's outstanding outing helped Omaha finish with a 3-1 mark at Nashville. Verdugo limited the Sounds to five hits without issuing a walk over 7.0 scoreless innings. Brett Hayes hit a pair of solo homers for the Storm Chasers. David Lough was a home run shy of the cycle, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs. The Storm Chasers are off today before starting a home set against the Iowa Cubs.
NW Arkansas Naturals (5-12)
NW Arkansas at Springfield - Postponed
Tuesday's game between Northwest Arkansas and Springfield was washed away. A doubleheader was scheduled to start at 11:09 Central this morning.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (9-9)
Salem 8, Wilmington 1
LP: Aaron Brooks (0-2)
Wilmington dropped to 1-1 at Salem as the Red Sox built an early 8-0 lead. Aaron Brooks allowed eight runs on eight hits and two walks over 3.2 innings. Antonio Cruz held Salem scoreless over the next 3.1 innings, scattering a hit and a walk. Cruz, acquired from Detroit as part of the Wilson Betemit trade in 2011, has a 0.69 ERA through 13.0 innings (1 ER). Geulin Beltre's single in the seventh plated Danny Mateo for the lone Wilmington run.
Lexington Legends (8-11)
Asheville 4, Lexington 3
LP: Scott Alexander (1-1)
Lexington lost the opener as Asheville rallied with two in the seventh. Starter Bryan Brickhouse scattered two runs on six hits and two walks over 5.0 innings. Bubba Starling went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Adalberto Mondesi (2-for-3, double, RBI, run) extended his hitting streak to eight games (.387, 12-for-31).