Righthanders Trevor Cahill and Tim Alderson squared off for the first time, but it wasn’t quite what would be expected, while third baseman Billy Rowell returned to the lineup in a doubleheader sweep by Frederick.
Visalia (Diamondbacks) 10, Inland Empire (Dodgers) 7
Third baseman Josh Bell hit his third home run of the season for the 66ers, but Visalia spread eight runs across the sixth, seventh and eighth innings on the way to the comeback win.
Oaks third baseman Ricardo Sosa was 5-for-5 with two home runs, a double and seven RBIs.
Modesto (Rockies) 4, Lancaster (Red Sox) 1
Outfielder Jason Place led off the game with a home run, but the JetHawks couldn’t push any more runs across.
Third baseman Matt Repec drove in two for the Nuts.
Stockton (Athletics) 6, San Jose (Giants) 5
This game should have been a pitcher’s duel for at least five innings, but it turned into a ninth inning drama. Righthanders Tim Alderson and Trevor Cahill faced off, but neither performed as expected.
Alderson allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks in five innings. He struck out just one. Cahill also went five innings, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out six.
Shortstop Josh Horton followed a game-tying sacrifice fly with the game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth.
Frederick (Orioles) 4, Wilmington (Royals) 1, 7 Innings – Game 1
The Keys broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the sixth after an RBI double from DH Chris Vinyard and two-run single from shortstop Jason White. Righthander Brandon Erbe went the distance allowing one run on three hits while walking one and striking out three.
Third baseman Billy Rowell returned from his stay on the disabled list and went 1-for-2 with an RBI and run scored.
Frederick (Orioles) 2, Wilmington (Royals) 1, 7 Innings – Game 2
Two runs in the third was all Frederick needed for the doubleheader sweep. Shortstop Chris Amador had an RBI double and Matt Wieters had a sacrifice fly.
Righthander Pedro Beato went five innings allowing one run on six hits while striking out five and walking one.
Salem (Astros) 7, Kinston (Indians) 4
First baseman James Van Ostrand had two doubles, but shortstop Tim Torres had three RBIs to lead the Avalanche.
Outfielder John Drennen was 2-for-4 with two runs scored for Kinston and third baseman Beau Mills picked up two RBIs.
FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE
Sarasota (Reds) 4, Dunedin (Blue Jays) 1
Scott Rolen made a rehab appearance, but went 0-for-3 in the loss. Righthander Kenny Rodriguez was on the mound for Dunedin and went 5 2/3 allowing four runs (two earned) on nine hits while striking out four. All of Sarasota’s hits were singles.
Third baseman Juan Francisco drove in two runs with a single and sacrifice fly.
Tampa (Yankees) 4, Clearwater (Phillies) 3, 11 Innings
Outfielder Edwar Gonzalez had two home runs, but the Yankees needed 11 innings to topple Clearwater. Eduardo Nunez and Seth Forternberry each had an RBI single in the 11th and the Threshers’ rally fell short in the bottom half.
Fort Myers (Twins) 10, Lakeland (Tigers) 9
Lefthander Tyler Robertson started and went 5 1/3 innings allowing seven runs, but only two were earned as the Miracle committed three errors. Robertson walked three and struck out three in the outing.
Outfielder Danny Santiesteban did most of the damage for Fort Myers going 3-for-4 with a home run, double and four RBIs, but Juan Portes’ two-run homer in the ninth won it for the Miracle.