Peguero and Fields slugged early homers as Triple-A Omaha moved to 2-0 vs. the Sky Sox. Peguero became the sixth player in team history to hit 30 or more in a year. Fields recorded his 25th, giving Omaha three players with 25 or more for just the second time (Peguero, Francisco Pena, Fields). Lamb (five innings, five hits, one earned run, two walks, four strikeouts) earned the win and Coleman retired the final seven batters for his third save.
NW Arkansas Naturals (28-38 second half, 53-84 overall)
Tulsa 3, NW Arkansas 2
LP: Tim Melville (2-11)
Double-A Northwest Arkansas wrapped up the 2014 road schedule with a 1-3 series at Tulsa. Melville took the loss in a quality start (six innings, four hits, two earned runs, two walks, five strikeouts). No. 6 prospect Brandon Finnegan fanned two and allowed a hit in a scoreless inning. No. 4 prospect Hunter Dozier led Northwest Arkansas with two hits, while Brian Fletcher and Mark Threlkeld each drove in a run. The Naturals will finish the season at home against Arkansas (Angels).
Wilmington Blue Rocks (31-34 second half, 64-69 overall)
Wilmington 2, Potomac 0
WP: Sean Manaea (7-8)
SV: Kyle Bartsch (7)
HR: Jared Schlehuber (6 with Wilmington, 8 overall)
Class A Advanced Wilmington blanked Potomac for a second straight night behind a superb start from No. 3 prospect Manaea. The lefty fanned a career-high 12 batters, allowing just three hits without a walk over seven innings. Kyle Bartsch worked the final two innings for his seventh save. Jack Lopez tripled in the sixth and scored on a single by No. 13 prospect Bubba Starling. Schlehuber added a solo homer.
Lexington Legends (27-40 second half, 56-81 overall)
Greenville 6, Lexington 1
LP: Cody Reed (3-9)
Class A Lexington lost game one at Greenville. No. 20 prospect Cody Reed had a quality start in defeat, yielding two runs, six hits and four walks with four strikeouts over six innings. Dominique Taylor drove in the lone Lexington run on a sacrifice fly in the third.
Idaho Falls Chukars (14-18 second half, 34-36 overall)
Orem 9, Idaho Falls 2
LP: Zach Lovvorn (2-6)
The Rookie League Chukars lost a second straight and are now 1-6 in a home-and-home set. Robert Pehl doubled twice, finishing with three hits and an RBI. Brandon Downes posted a triple and a run, scoring on a single by Luis Valenzuela.
Burlington Royals (28-40)
Princeton 3, Burlington 2 (13 innings)
LP: Emmanuel Camacho (0-1)
Class A Burlington lost the season finale in 13 innings. Corey Ray tossed 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, fanning seven while allowing four hits. Eric Sandness posted three shutout stanzas with a hit and a strikeout. Leland Clemmons and Ryan Dale each drove in a run for the Royals.