Byron Buxton makes his St. Paul debut. Ernie De La Trinidad stays hot. A pair of homers aren't enough for the Wind Surge. Edouard Julien keeps hitting.
ST. PAUL 4, OMAHA 1 IN ST. PAUL
The Saints scored three in the eighth to break a 1-1 tie. Sherman Johnson's two-run single put St. Paul ahead.
Batting stars: Byron Buxton was 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk. Drew Maggi was 2-for-4. Daniel Descalso was 1-for-4 with a home run.
Pitching stars: Charlie Barnes struck out seven in six innings, giving up one run on three hits and two walks. Ian Hamilton struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up a walk. Danny Coulombe struck out two in a perfect inning.
Opposition star: Carlos Hernandez pitched two perfect innings in what was a bullpen game for the Storm Chasers.
Good stats: Buxton made his St. Paul debut and is batting .667. Hamilton has an ERA of 1.38. Barnes has an ERA of 2.20. Coulombe has an ERA of 2.35.
Bad stats: Descalso raised his average to .073. Keon Broxton was 0-for-2 and is batting .163.
Record: The Saints are 16-15, in third place in the AAA East-Midwest, 5.5 games behind Omaha.
TULSA 8, WICHITA 3 IN TULSA
The Wind Surge led 3-2 through six, but Jeren Kendall hit a three-run homer in the seventh and the Drillers added three more in the eighth.
Batting stars: Ernie De La Trinidad was 3-for-4 with a double. Caleb Hamilton was 1-for-4 with a home run, his third.
Pitching star: Josh Winder struck out nine in five innings, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk.
Opposition stars: Donovan Casey was 2-for-4 with a home run, his second. Kendall was 2-for-5 with two home runs (his fourth and fifth) and four RBIs.
Good stats: B. J. Boyd was 0-for-4 and is batting .344. De La Trinidad is batting .333. Jermaine Palacios was 0-for-2 and is batting .310. Jose Miranda was 0-for-4 and is batting .309. Aaron Whitefield was 0-for-2 and is batting .306. Winder has an ERA of 2.27.
Bad stats: Peter Mooney was 0-for-3 and is batting .167.
Record: The Wind Surge is 18-13, in second place in the AA Central-North, a half game behind Tulsa.
BELOIT 5, CEDAR RAPIDS 4 IN BELOIT
The Kernels scored four in the third to take a 4-1 lead, but the Snappers scored two in the fifth and two more in the eighth to win it. Griffin Conine singled home the go-ahead run.
Batting stars: Spencer Steer was 1-for-4 with a three-run homer, his fifth. Wander Javier was 1-for-4 with a home run, his second.
Pitching star: Cody Lawyerson struck out four in four innings, giving up one run on two hits and two walks.
Opposition stars: Thomas Jones was 2-for-3 with a walk. Jackson Rose pitched 3.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk and striking out three.
Good stats: Daniel Ozoria was 1-for-3 and is batting .333. Lawyerson has an ERA of 2.25.
Bad stats: Leobaldo Cabrera was 0-for-3 and is batting .176. Gabriel Maciel was 0-for-3 and is batting .190. Owen Griffith gave up two runs in two innings and has an ERA of 7.98.
Record: The Kernels are 13-18, in fifth place in the High-A Central-West, 7.5 games behind Quad Cities.
FORT MYERS 7, JUPITER 4 IN JUPITER
The Mighty Mussels scored four in the seventh to overcome a 4-3 deficit.
Batting stars: Keoni Cavaco was 2-for-5.
Pitching stars: Denny Bentley struck out six in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk. Osiris German struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up two walks.
Opposition stars: J. D. Orr was 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks, and two runs. Victor Mesa, Jr. was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two RBIs. Eury Perez struck out eight in four innings, giving up two unearned runs on two hits.
Starter: Sawyer Gipson-Long struck out nine in five innings but allowed four runs on six hits and two walks.
Good stats: Kyle Schmidt was 1-for-4 and is batting .344. Edouard Julien was 1-for-3 and is batting .320.
Bad stats: Justin Washington was 1-for-5 and is batting .097. Aaron Sabato was 1-for-5 and is batting .171. Misael Urbina was 0-for-3 and is batting .171. Bentley lowered his ERA to 5.28. Gipson-Long has an ERA of 7.66.
Record: The Mighty Mussels are 17-14, tied for third place with Clearwater in the Low-A Southeast-West, five games behind Tampa.
11:00 Fort Myers (Louie Varland, 3-1, 3.15) at Jupiter
12:05 Wichita (Cole Sands, 0-0, 3.42) at Tulsa
6:35 Cedar Rapids (Kody Funderburk, 0-1, 1.57) at Beloit
7:05 Omaha at St. Paul (TBD)