NW Arkansas Naturals (25-45)
Northwest Arkansas 8, Arkansas 0
WP: J.C. Sulbaran (4-5)
HR: Lane Adams 2 (3, 4), Mark Threlkeld (7)
The Naturals hit three homers to even a home series at a game apiece. Lane Adams hit a leadoff homer in the first and a two-run shot in the third. Mark Threlkeld's three-run shot made it 6-0 in the fourth and Justin Trapp singled home a pair in the sixth. J.C. Sulbaran was terrific as he fanned six while scattering four hits and two walks over seven shutout innings. He has a 0.98 ERA over his last three starts (2 ER in 18.1 IP).
Wilmington Blue Rocks (33-35)
Monday was the first day of the Carolina League All-Star break. Wilmington will host the California League/Carolina League All-Star Game on Tuesday. Catcher Cam Gallagher will join pitchers Christian Binford, Jonathan Dziedzic and Mark Peterson on the Carolina squad. George Brett and Mike Sweeney are expected to be on hand as Johnny Damon's number 18 is retired by the Blue Rocks in a pregame ceremony. Damon, who played in Kansas City from 1995 to 2000, batted .316 with Wilmington in 1994. He is the fifth person to have a number retired by the Blue Rocks, joining Sweeney, Phillies great Robin Roberts, Jackie Robinson and team founder Matt Minker.
Lexington Legends (29-41)
The Legends enjoyed day one of the South Atlantic League All-Star break. Catcher-first baseman Frank Schwindel and outfielder Dominique Taylor will represent Lexington at Tuesday's All-Star Game in Hickory, N.C. Schwindel, who will turn 22 on June 29, is batting .259 with 10 home runs and 37 RBIs. He was KC's 18th-round pick in 2013 out of St. John's University. Taylor has a .306 average, four home runs, 28 RBIs and 12 stolen bases. The UC-Irvine product was a 15th-round pick in 2013.
Idaho Falls Chukars (0-0)
Orem at Idaho Falls -- Postponed due to rain
The Chukars will wait another night to open their Pioneer League title defense as rain postponed Monday's contest. A pair of seven-inning games are scheduled for Tuesday, with Game 1 to start at 6:00 MST.