Omaha Storm Chasers (67-45)
Omaha 6, Reno 3
WP: Doug Davis (6-2)
SV: Vin Mazzaro (4)
Omaha defeated Reno in the first matchup of 2012 between the clubs. Former Diamondback Doug Davis set a season high with eight strikeouts over 6.0 IP. He allowed three runs in the third. Omaha erased a 3-0 deficit with four in the third and a pair in the fourth. Johnny Giavotella recorded two hits, three RBI and a run. Tony Abreu added two hits and two RBI.
NW Arkansas Naturals (10-29 in second half, 47-62 overall)
Tulsa 6, NW Arkansas 4
LP: Noel Arguelles (2-12)
HR: Yem Prades (8)
Northwest Arkansas and Tulsa scored all 10 runs by the fourth inning on Wednesday, with Tulsa winning 6-4. Noel Arguelles allowed six runs (five earned) on seven hits and five walks over 4.0 innings. Sam Runion made his Double-A debut, scattering a hit and a walk over 1.1 IP. Mario Lisson recorded three hits and an RBI. Kevin Kouzmanoff added two hits and 2 runs.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (19-19 in second half, 48-60 overall)
Wilmington 9, Winston-Salem 4
WP: Matt Ridings (3-1 with Wilmington, 7-4 overall)
HR: Geulin Beltre (4)
The Blue Rocks evened a road series at a game apiece. Matt Ridings (6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO) took a shutout into the seventh as he earned his first win of 2012 in a starting role. The start was his fourth after 25 relief outings for Kane County and Wilmington. Geulin Beltre and Murray Watts each posted two hits and three RBI. Beltre hit a two-run homer in the seventh.
Kane County Cougars (19-19 in second half, 53-55 overall)
Beloit 8, Kane County 6
LP: Cody Fassold (1-3)
HR: Dean Espy (3)
Kane County rallied from a 6-0 deficit before falling short at Beloit. Bryan Brickhouse yielded six runs on eight hits and a walk over 4.0 innings. The Cougars scored 5 in the fifth, starting with Dean Espy's solo homer. Danny Mateo and Justin Trapp recorded two RBI apiece.
Idaho Falls Chukars (3-1 in second half, 20-22 overall)
Ogden 5, Idaho Falls 4
LP: Fernando Cruz (1-2)
HR: Rainier Bello (4), Diego Goris (4 with Idaho Falls, 7 overall)
The Chukars let a 3-1 lead slip away as Ogden scored four in the fifth. Sam Selman held the Raptors scoreless over 4.0 innings, though he walked five. KC's second-round pick fanned seven, giving him 51 K's over 36.1 IP. Rainier Bello hit a two-run homer in the fourth.
Burlington Royals (25-12)
Elizabethton 3, Burlington 2 (11 innings)
LP: Jossiel Martinez (1-2)
HR: Kenny Diekroeger (8)
Division leaders squared off on Wednesday, with Elizabethton taking the first of 3 in extra innings. Yender Caramo went a season-high 7.0 innings, holding the Twins to a run on 3 hits. He fanned 6 without a walk. Kenny Diekroeger gave Burlington a 1-0 lead with a homer in the second. Patrick Leonard added 2 hits and an RBI.
Surprise Royals (14-18)
The Surprise Royals were off on Wednesday. They will be the home team tonight vs. the Rangers.
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