AA - NW Arkansas: Midland 5, Naturals 2 (TLCS tied, 1-1)
RF Van Stratten 1-2, 2 BB, RS -- .188
SS McConnell 1-2, S, RBI (2) -- .208
CF D. Robinson 0-3, BB, 2 K, RS, OF assist at home -- .233
1B Hosmer 0-4 -- .276, that's no '05 Lubanski
DH C. Robinson 0-3, BB -- .333
2B Giavotella 0-3, BB, K, E -- .375, error was key
Yes, that's a 2-hit night.
Teaford 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 3 K, WP -- 1.35 ERA
R. Hardy 2 1/3 IP, 3 UER, 4 H, BB, K -- L, 0-2, 14.73 ERA
Swaggerty 1/3 IP, nothing -- 0.00 ERA
* Midland broke a deadlock in the 9th off Rowdy Hardy to even the TLCS at 1 game each. Derrick Robinson walked and scored on two errors on a pickoff play to give NWA a 1-0 lead in the 3rd despite not having a hit. Midland answered with 2 in the 4th off Everett Teaford and the Naturals continued to be no-hit by Midland SP Anthony Capra until he was pulled to start the 7th. Derrick Robinson threw a runner out at the plate in the 6th to keep the deficit at 1 and NWA manufactured a run on (their only) 2 hits in the 7th as Chris McConnell singled in a run off RP Mickey Storey. A Johnny Giavotella error helped load the bases with 1 out in the 9th and Hardy got the second out before 2 singles scored 3 runs to break it open. The last 7 Nats after McConnell's game-tying single went down in order to end it. The game marked NWA's final one at home this season as the series shifts to Midland for the final 3 games starting Friday. It's John Lamb's turn in the rotation, so the Nats need a big start out of Lamb.