W – Koronka (5-3)
SV – German (3)
HR – Mahar (2)
31-35, 4.0 GB
Left fielder Kevin Mahar was 1-for-4 with a home run – his second at Triple-A – and three runs batted in.
Starting pitcher John Koronka lowered his ERA to 4.42 with 5 2/3 solid innings on Thursday. The lefty yielded one run on four hits, walking four and striking out four.
A.J. Murray (1 IP), Jorge Vasquez (1 IP), Randy Williams (0.2 IP), and Franklyn German (0.2 IP) all threw scoreless relief.
Right fielder Nelson Cruz was 1-for-3 with a double.
W – Hurley (7-1)
HR – Duran (13)
44-21, 3.5 GU
Top prospect Eric Hurley surrendered just one run on two hits in six innings on Thursday. The right-hander, who lowered his ERA to 2.55, walked two and struck out four.
Second baseman German Duran gave Frisco another early lead with a solo home run in the top of the first inning. The TCU and Weatherford College product also singled and walked in four plate appearances.
Left fielder Steve Murphy continued to light it up in June with two doubles in four at-bats.
DH Anthony Webster (2/5), centerfielder Brandon Boggs (1/3, 2B), and first baseman Jim Fasano (1/3, 2B) also had solid games.
John Mayberry was 0-for-2 with two walks.
Left-handed reliever Danny Herrera struck out three in two innings. He allowed no runs on two singles.
W – Diaz (4-0)
HR – Berkery (4)
29-38, 8.5 GB
J.B. Diaz was outstanding in just his fourth start of the season. The 23-year-old scattered five hits throughout 6 1/3 scoreless innings. Diaz walked two and struck out three.
Right fielder Josh Bradbury continued his strong start with three singles and four RBI in five at-bats. The outfielder is 5-for-9 through his first two games.
Mississippi State product Thomas Berkery had a perfect night at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a home run and a walk.
Second baseman Micah Furtado followed suit with two singles and two walks in four trips.
Catcher Brian Valichka (3/5, 2B), first baseman Freddie Thon (2/5), and centerfielder Truan Mehl (2/5, 2B) also had multi-hit efforts.
L – Coffman (5-2)
39-25, 1.5 GB
Catcher Manuel Pina raised his average to .256 with three singles in four at-bats on Thursday.
Leadoff hitter Marcus Lemon singled, doubled, and walked. He is hitting .340 in 13 games this month.
Starting pitcher Broc Coffman suffered his second loss of the season, allowing three runs on three hits in 2 2/3 innings. The southpaw walked three without recording a strikeout.
Centerfielder David Paisano was 1-for-3 with a walk. He also gunned down a runner at home plate in the game.