AAA - Omaha: Iowa 4, Storm Chasers 3
LF Lough 2-4, HR (3), 2 RBI (11), K, RS -- .304
1B Hosmer 2-4, K, SB (3) -- .412, he's knocking at the door already
C Pina 2-4, 2B, K -- .175
DH C. Robinson 1-4, HR (7), RBI (15), K, RS -- .342
CF Cain 1-4, BB, 2 K, RS, SB (4) -- .260
3B Moustakas 0-4, K -- .225, not quite knocking yet
2B Giavotella 0-4, K -- .299
Montgomery 6 IP, ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 5 K, WP -- 2.67 ERA, nice start, anyway
Pucetas IP, nothing -- 2.12 ERA
B. Hardy 1 1/3 IP, ER, H, K -- 1.93 ERA
Mendoza 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, BB, HRA, WP -- BS, 1, L, 1-1, 3.09 ERA
* Omaha's 9-game win streak looked headed for 10 but was not to be as the I-Cubs scored 3 in the 9th to steal the win. The Chasers had a big 1st as Lorenzo Cain led off with a single, David Lough went deep for his 3rd homer of the season, and Clint Robinson hit a 2-out solo shot for his 7th of the season to make it 3-0. Mike Montgomery didn't exactly cruise but didn't face much trouble, either, until the 5th when a 2-out RBI double got Iowa on the board. Blaine Hardy was pulled for Luis Mendoza with 1 on and 1 out in the 9th and things went south quick as a single was followed by a 3-run homer from 3B Marquez Smith to turn the game around on 1 swing of the bat. The last 9 Chasers went down in order. Smith's homer was his 2nd of the season. Omaha is 13-8. Vin Mazzaro (1-0, 5.02) starts Saturday's game 3.
AA - NW Arkansas: Arkansas 6, Naturals 3
C S. Perez 1-4, RS -- .271
2B Mertins 1-3, BB, K, RS, SB -- .250, team only had 2 hits
CF D. Robinson 0-3, S, K -- .254
SS Colon 0-4, K, E (2) -- .203, not that long ago he was ripping it up to start season
Rollins 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 3 WP -- L, 0-2, 6.35 ERA, had some control probs
Sisk 2 1/3 IP, ER, 3 H, 3 K -- 5.40 ERA
Mozingo 2 1/3 IP, H, BB, 2 K -- 13.50 ERA
* NWA had a 3-1 lead at one point but Arkansas turned it around quickly to get a comeback win. Two Arkansas errors helped the Naturals score both of their 3rd inning runs to take a 2-0 lead before leaving 2 in scoring position. Heath Rollins gave a run back in the 3rd and another Travelers error in the 4th scored the Nats' other run to make it 3-1. Rollins hit a rough patch in the 4th as 2 runs were in and 2 were on when Brandon Sisk came in. Two singles scored 3 more runs to make it 6-3. The last 13 Naturals went down in order. Arkansas SP Orangel Arenas picked up the win to move to 3-0. C Alberto Rosario had 2 hits and DH Luis Jimenez drove in 3. The Naturals are 10-9. Mario Santiago (1-0, 2.08) will start Saturday.
A-Adv. - Wilmington: Blue Rocks 4, Winston-Salem 0 (5-hitter)
2B Navarro 2-4, 2 2B (7) -- .425
CF Ferguson 2-4, 2B (3), K, 2 RS, SB (3) -- .200
C Bonilla 1-4, HR (2), 2 RBI (7), 2 K, RS -- .182
3B Whittleman 1-4, HR (5), RBI (16), RS -- .250
LF Merrifield 1-4, 2B (5), K -- .310
DH Francis 1-2, 2B (8), K -- .274, 13-game hit streak, pulled in 5th
Odorizzi 7 IP, 3 H, 10 K -- W, 1-0, 2.25 ERA, that's why they wanted him for Greinke
Lafferty IP, 2 H, BB, K -- 3.48 ERA
Chapman IP, 2 K -- SV, 5, 4.91 ERA
* Jake Odorizzi had his best start yet as a Royals farmhand and the Rocks rolled to a 4-0 win Friday. John Whittleman got it started with a leadoff homer in the 2nd for his 5th of the season. The Rocks squandered two doubles in the 3rd but Jose Bonilla cranked a 2-run homer in the 4th for his 2nd of the season to make it 3-0. Tim Ferguson hit a 1-out double in the 6th, advanced on a 2-out wild pitch and scored on another wild pitch to push the lead to 4-0. Odorizzi retired 15 straight at one point but appeared to tire in the 7th as he stranded 2. Brendan Lafferty worked a nice 8th but was pulled after putting the first 2 on in the 9th. Kevin Chapman came in to sit the next 3 down to finish his 5th save. The Rocks are 13-7 with command on first place. Noel Arguelles (0-0, 1.46) starts game 2 Saturday.
A - Kane County: Burlington 2, Cougars 1 (11)
3B Stovall 2-5, 2 K -- .382
CF Llanos 0-4, BB, SF, RBI (10), K -- .287
SS Hall 1-3, BB, S, 2B (6), K -- .305
KC stranded 12.
L. Santiago 8 IP, ER, 2 H, BB, 8 K -- 3.90 ERA, good start goes for naught
Byrne 2 IP, ER, 2 H, K, HRA -- L, 0-1, 4.09 ERA
* Seven full innings of scoreless baseball came to an abrupt end on a walkoff homer in the 11th. Leonel Santiago gave up a walk and double in the 1st but Alex Llanos lifted a sac fly in the 3rd to tie the game at 1. Santiago retired 12 in a row after the RBI double. The Cougars stranded 2 in the 7th and then loaded the bases with 0 out in the 8th but got a forceout at home and 2 Ks to fail to bring a runner home. Santiago retired his 12 in a row, allowed a single, then retired the last 10 he faced. Gerard Hall hit a 2-out double in the 11th to put 2 in scoring position but Llanos grounded out to end the threat. Chaz Byrne then gave up a leadoff walkoff homer in the 11th to 1B Josh Whitaker for his 1st of the season. Bees SP Blake Hassebrock worked 6 1/3 IP of an unearned run on 2 hits with 11 Ks to keep his ERA at 0.00 after 22 1/3 IP. The Bees only had 4 hits. KC is 7-15. The series ends Saturday as Sugar Ray Marimon (0-2, 5.74) starts.