Omaha settled for a 2-2 series split as the Express slammed six home runs off of five pitchers. Starter Chris Dwyer allowed three runs, four hits and two walks over four innings. He will represent the Storm Chasers at Wednesday's Triple-A All-Star Game in Reno. Chris Getz recorded three of the five Omaha hits, adding an RBI and a stolen base. The Storm Chasers are off until Thursday, when they visit Albuquerque (Dodgers).
NW Arkansas Naturals (11-12 2nd half, 36-57 overall)
Tulsa 6, NW Arkansas 5
LP: Brooks Pounders (4-5)
HR: Brian Fletcher (7), Matt Fields (23), Brett Eibner (12)
Northwest Arkansas hit three home runs before falling short in the opener at Tulsa. Brian Fletcher recorded two hits, including a solo homer in the first. Brett Eibner and Matt Fields went deep in the third, with Fields' two-run shot placing him first in the league at 23. Eibner has three home runs and five extra-base hits over the last two games. He's hitting .400 (16-for-40) over his last nine games. Brooks Pounders allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits and a walk over 5 2/3 innings.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (14-9 2nd half, 47-46 overall)
Wilmington 6, Lynchburg 1 (Game One - Seven innings)
WP: Kyle Zimmer (4-8)
Lynchburg 7, Wilmington 1 (Game Two - Seven Innings)
LP: Kellen Moen (1-3)
The Blue Rocks split a pair of seven-inning games at home. Kyle Zimmer, first-round pick from 2012, was dominant in game one, striking out 10 while allowing a run on two hits and a walk over five innings. Zimmer has 23 strikeouts over his last two starts (11 IP). Cody Fassold followed with three strikeouts over two scoreless innings. Parker Morin and Dennis Raben each had two hits, an RBI and a run.
Lexington Legends (13-9 2nd half, 46-44 overall)
Lexington 5, Delmarva 4
WP: Daniel Stumpf (7-7)
SV: John Walter (2)
Lexington scored four in the fifth and edged Delmarva. Mark Threlkeld and Michael Antonio recorded RBI doubles in the inning, with Bubba Starling adding an RBI single. Daniel Stumpf (6 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO) allowed all four runs in the third. Clayton Schulz (2 IP) and John Walter (1 IP) held the Shorebirds scoreless in relief.
Idaho Falls Chukars (10-14)
Idaho Falls 11, Missoula 2
WP: Tyler Mack (2-2)
HR: Dominique Taylor (2), Humberto Arteaga (1)
Idaho Falls moved to 2-0 at Missoula, winning a fourth straight win overall. Frank Schwindel put the Chukars on top with a two-run triple in the first. He scored on Dominique Taylor's home run. Schwindel posted three hits and five RBIs, finishing a home run shy of the cycle. Carlos Garcia was 4-for-5 with two runs scored, while first-round pick Hunter Dozier collected two hits, a walk and three runs. Luke Farrell tossed four scoreless innings, and Tyler Mack worked a picked up the win after a 1-2-3 fifth.
Burlington Royals (11-8)
Kingsport 6, Burlington 4
LP: Sam Lewis (1-2)
HR: Alex Newman (1), Sam Bates (3)
Kingsport's five-run fifth led to a loss for Burlington in a home game that was moved to Wake Forest Baseball Park in Winston-Salem. Alex Newman, KC's 10th-round pick last month, hit his first professional home run in the fourth inning. Sam Bates hit a two-run shot in the eighth. Sam Lewis allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits and three walks over 4 2/3 innings. A second game, scheduled to be played in Burlington, was postponed. A doubleheader is slated for today.
Surprise Royals (7-13)
The Surprise Royals were off on Sunday. They will be the home team tonight against the Rangers.