The Storm Chasers dropped a second straight game, as Las Vegas posted multiple runs in four separate frames. Chris Dwyer allowed a season-high seven runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks over six innings. Buddy Baumann made his Triple-A debut, holding the 51s scoreless over two innings. Johnny Giavotella hit a two-run homer in the third and Xavier Nady added a solo shot in the sixth.
NW Arkansas Naturals (14-26)
NW Arkansas 11, Tulsa 4
WP: Brooks Pounders (1-1)
HR: Orlando Calixte (1), Matt Fields (10), Brett Eibner (3)
Northwest Arkansas snapped a six-game slide, as the series moved from Tulsa to Springdale. The Naturals received two-run homers from Orlando Calixte, Matt Fields and Brett Eibner. Calixte's blast started the scoring and was his first in Double-A. Brooks Pounders scattered three hits and two walks over five scoreless innings, earning his first Double-A win. Tulsa's runs came on a grand slam in the eighth.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (19-23)
Wilmington 5, Myrtle Beach 4
WP: Cody Fassold (4-3)
SV: Malcom Culver (1)
HR: Kenny Swab (2)
Kenny Swab's two-run homer in the sixth lifted Wilmington to a 5-4 win. Swab also tripled home a pair in the second. Starter Kyle Smith held Myrtle Beach scoreless through the third, finishing with three runs allowed over 4 2/3 innings. Smith, Kansas City's fourth-round pick in 2011, fanned seven and has 45 strikeouts in 42 innings. Cody Fassold (3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER) notched his fourth win, tops on the team.
Lexington Legends (21-21)
West Virginia 3, Lexington 2 (Game One - Seven Innings)
LP: Daniel Stumpf (3-1)
HR: Fred Ford (4)
Lexington 6, West Virginia 4 (Game Two - Seven Innings)
WP: Aroni Nina (1-2)
Lexington split a doubleheader at West Virginia. Fred Ford's two-run homer in the first was the lone Lexington hit in Game 1. Daniel Stumpf pitched all six innings, taking his first loss of 2013. The Legends scored twice in the third inning of Game 2 and never trailed. Aroni Nina limited West Virginia to two runs on four hits and a walk over five innings. Alex Marquez and Adalberto Mondesi finished with two hits, an RBI and a run apiece.