Omaha dropped the opener in Colorado Springs. Chris Dwyer (5 1/3 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO) allowed more than two runs for the first time this season. Anthony Seratelli was 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored. Max Ramirez added three hits, an RBI and two runs.
NW Arkansas Naturals (13-20)
Northwest Arkansas 5, Springfield 4 (20 innings)
WP: Matt Fields (1-0)
HR: Matt Fields (9), Yem Prades (4), Juan Graterol (1)
Juan Graterol's two-run homer off of former Royals infielder Ruben Gotay was the difference as Northwest Arkansas won the longest game in club history. Matt Fields started the game at first base and hit his team-leading ninth homer in the fourth inning. Fields pitched the last 3.0 innings, allowing a run while earning the win. He was the second position player on the mound as Mitch Canham threw 3.0 scoreless innings. Starter Yordano Ventura tossed 5.0 scoreless frames, scattering two hits and three walks.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (16-19)
Wilmington 6, Frederick 4 (Game One - Seven innings)
WP: Cody Fassold (3-3)
SV: Antonio Cruz (1)
Wilmington 18, Frederick 5 (Game Two - Seven innings
WP: Malcom Culver (1-1)
HR: Kenny Diekroeger (3), Alex Hudak (1), Jack Lopez (2)
Wilmington won both games of a doubleheader at Frederick. 2012 first-round pick Kyle Zimmer worked 4.0 innings in game one, allowing two runs on five hits. The Blue Rocks scored five times in the sixth, with Kenny Diekroeger driving in two. Wilmington rallied from a 5-0 deficit with 18 unanswered runs in game two. Jack Lopez drove in seven runs, finishing a double shy of the cycle. Jorge Bonifacio finished 4-for-4 with two RBI and three runs, boosting his season average to .320.
Lexington Legends (17-18)
Lexington 2, West Virginia 0 (Game One - Seven innings)
WP: Colin Rodgers (3-1)
SV: Mark Peterson (5)
West Virginia 4, Lexington 3 (Game Two - Seven innings)
LP: Alec Mills (1-2)
HR: None Lexington split a pair of seven-inning games at home. Colin Rodgers tossed 6.0 shutout innings in game one, scattering six hits and a walk while notching six strikeouts. Adalberto Mondesi and Jin-Ho Shin recorded two hits and an RBI apiece. West Virginia moved ahead on a two-run homer in the seventh inning of game two. Terrance Gore posted three hits, an RBI, two runs and his 19th stolen base of the year.