Omaha Storm Chasers (50-30)
Omaha 8, Oklahoma City 5
WP: Blaine Hardy (2-1)
HR: Wil Myers (12 with Omaha, 25 overall), Lorenzo Cain (1)
The Storm Chasers opened with a win over New Orleans, their fourth straight overall. Wil Myers now leads all of minor league baseball with 25 home runs. Lorenzo Cain also homered in his first game with Omaha after having his rehab assignment transferred from Northwest Arkansas. Jake Odorizzi allowed five runs, though only two earned tallies, over 3.0 innings.
NW Arkansas Naturals (3-3 in second half, 40-36 overall)
Northwest Arkansas enjoyed the second day of the Texas League All-Star break. The North and South squads will square off on tonight at Tulsa, with six players representing the Naturals.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (2-5 in second half, 31-46 overall)
Potomac 7, Wilmington 4
LP: Elisaul Pimentel (0-1)
Wilmington settled for a 2-2 series split at Potomac. Elisaul Pimentel was charged with seven runs (six earned) on six hits and two walks over 4.1 innings. Orlando Calixte, Angel Franco and Roman Hernandez drove in runs for the Blue Rocks.
Kane County Cougars (3-3 in second half, 37-39 overall)
Kane County 3, Beloit 1
WP: Angel Baez (2-2)
SV: Jonathan Dooley (3)
Kane County salvaged the finale of a three-game set vs. Beloit. Angel Baez scattered three hits and four walks over 5.2 scoreless frames. Julio Aparicio and Alex Llanos both went 2-for-4 with an RBI. The Cougars host Burlington (Athletics) tonight.
Idaho Falls Chukars (6-4)
Idaho Falls 4, Ogden 2
WP: Ali Williams (1-0)
SV: Alec Mills (2)
Idaho Falls won the rubber game at Ogden. Nic Cuckovich (3-for-4) recorded a triple and two RBI. Adalberto Mondesi was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Ali Williams limited Ogden to two runs on three hits and two walks over 6.0 innings. Alec Mills pitched three scoreless innings, allowing just a walk.
Burlington Royals (5-4)
Burlington 4, Bluefield 3
WP: John Walter (2-0)
HR: Patrick Leonard (5), Kenny Diekroeger (1)
Terrance Gore's bunt single scored Cam Conner in the eighth as Burlington edged Bluefield. Patrick Leonard and Kenny Diekroeger hit solo home runs in the seventh. Leonard's was his fifth in eight games. Diekroeger, KC's fourth-round pick this month, hit the first of his pro career. Starter Daniel Hernandez held the Jays to two runs (one earned) on five hits and no walks over 5.0 innings.
Surprise Royals (1-5)
Arizona Rangers 4, Surprise Royals 1
LP: Zachary Lovvorn (0-1)
The Royals lost to their co-tenants on Wednesday. Manny Pina continued his rehab assignment, going 1-for-1 with a walk. Starter Zachary Lovvorn held the Rangers to a run on three hits and three walks over 4.1 innings.