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Colorado Springs Sky Sox
The Sky Sox were shut out by the Round Rock Express on Sunday, losing to the Express 7-0. The team was unable to do anything on offense, as they could muster only four hits overall. Omar Quintanilla, Jayson Nix, Joe Koshansky, and Ian Stewart all had one hit in the game, with Nix picking up his 17th steal in the ballgame. The team left seven runners on base, leading to a bad loss to a bad team. Kevin Walker made his ninth start for the Sky Sox, and was pasted for five earned runs in only five innings of work. Josh Newman was also hit hard in relief, giving up two earned run in only one inning of work.
Player of the Game: Jayson Nix (1-4, SB)
Tulsa got down 2-0 in the first inning and never could make their way back, as they fell to the Springfield Cardinals 4-2. Jordan Czarniecki led the way offensively for the Drillers, picking up two hits in three at-bats. Christian Colonel smacked his 13th home run of the season, a solo shot in the sixth, as he drove in his 65th run of the year. Czarniecki and Aaron Rifkin both had doubles, as the team left 12 runners on base. Jonathan Asahina had a very short start for the Drillers, allowing four runs in 3.1 innings of work. Matt Daley was impressive in relief, tossing 3.2 innings of shutout ball.
Player of the Game: Matt Daley (3.2 IP, 2 H, 2 SO)
The Nuts kept rolling on Sunday, as they demolished the Visalia Oaks 11-1. The bats definitely came out to play in this game, as four batters put together multi-hit games. Shortstop Chris Nelson was the only Nut to not have a hit in the game. Jeff Kindel had four hits in the game, driving in four and scoring twice. Eric Young, Daniel Carte, and Justin Nelson all had two hits in the game, as the team hit three triples. Brandon Hynick was unbelievable once again, winning his 13th game of the season. Hynick went seven innings, allowing only one earned run, while striking out seven. He also did not walk a batter.
Co-Players of the Game: Jeff Kindel (4-5, 4RBI, 2R, 3B) Brandon Hynick (7.0IP, 7K, 13th W)
The Tourists mustered only one run in the game, a single run in the top of the ninth inning, as they fell to Delmarva 2-1 on Sunday. There were only two hits in the game for Asheville, as Michael Paulk drove in the Tourists only run of the contest. Victor Ferrante picked up his 18th double of the season. Shortstop Geoff Strickland walked twice in the game, and had his 18th stolen base of the season. Keith Weiser, vying for his 14th win of the season, pitched well in defeat. He allowed two earned run in seven inning of work, and pitched well enough to pick up a victory in this one.
Player of the Game: Keith Weiser (7.0IP, 2ER, 5K)
Tri-City Dust Devils
The Dust Devils lost on Sunday, as they dropped a 6-4 decision to Everett. The team got some pop in the lineup from Maruis Loupadiere, who had two hits in two at-bats. Loupadiere also doubled in the game, while stealing his fourth base of the season. Michael Mitchell picked up his second consecutive two-hit game, giving him a three-game hitting streak. Catcher Lars Davis continued his hot hitting, picking up two hits, and has now hit safely in seven of his last eight games. Cory Riordan pitched well in defeat, allowing only three earned runs in five innings of work.
Player of the Game: Maruis Loupadiere (2-2, 2R, RBI, SB)
Rough day for the Casper Rockies on Sunday, as they were swept by a combined score of 13-2 in a double-header. In the two games combined, the Rockies had only ten hits, and scored only twice. In the first game, Robert Paschal pitched very well in his fourth loss of the season, and could have gotten his first win of the season if he got any offensive support. The game two starter, Jeff Fischer, did fare as well, as he allowed seven runs, five of which were earned.
Player of the Game (1): Robert Paschal (4.0IP, 1ER) Player of the Game (2): Jordan Pacheco (2-3, 2B)
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