Mike Wood, the RedHawks' lone representative, gave up no runs and a hit in two-thirds of an inning.
W – Herrera (4-0)
SV – Ingram (18)
HR – Mayberry (5, 6)
11-8, 1.5 GB
Starting pitcher Scott Shoemaker turned in his third consecutive strong start for the ‘Riders, as he allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings. He gave up five hits, walked one, and struck out five.
Left fielder Steve Murphy (.304/.349/.429) was 3-for-4 with a double, his 20th of the season.
Former high school teammate John Mayberry (.286/.355/.548) was 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI. Mayberry smoked a game-winning three-run long ball to deep left-center field in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Danny Ray Herrera (1.78 ERA/.241 BAA) picked up the win after inducing a ground ball double play to end the eighth inning. The lefty is 4-0 since being promoted to Double-A.
Closer Jesse Ingram (5.01 ERA/.185 BAA) recorded his 18th save in as many tries with a dominant ninth inning, striking out all three batters he faced. The Cal-Berkeley product extended his scoreless streak to 10 1/3 innings. He has fanned 14 while allowing just five hits over that period.
W – Ballard (2-1)
HR – Teagarden (14)
7-13, 5.0 GB
Starting pitcher Michael Ballard yielded three runs on eight hits in six innings, getting his second victory as a member of the Bakersfield Blaze. The Virginia product walked one and struck out five.
Catcher Taylor Teagarden (.317/.451/.580) was 2-for-4 with a home run. The long ball was Teagarden's first this month.
Third baseman Chris Davis (.307/.350/.575) extended his hitting streak to 29 games with two singles and a walk in four plate appearances.
Shortstop Thomas Berkery (1/2, 2 BB) also reached base three times.
Playing in his first game with Bakersfield, leadoff hitter Craig Gentry had one single in five at-bats.
W – Poveda (9-3)
SV – Garr (5)
9-10, 3.0 GB
Omar Poveda (2.41 ERA/.206 BAA) turned in an outstanding start, as he surrendered just one run on three hits in seven innings. He struck out 12 batters while issuing only one walk.
Over his last two starts, the 19-year-old has allowed one run on five hits in 14 innings, walking one and fanning 19.
Leadoff hitter Marcus Lemon (.268/.352/.356) was 2-for-4 with a double and a triple. It was his fourth consecutive multi-hit game.
Backstop Manuel Pina (.258/.305/.339) singled and doubled in four at-bats.
Closer Brennan Garr (2.31 ERA/.177 BAA) gave up one hit and struck out three in two scoreless innings.
L – Kirkman (0-3)
9-13, 1.0 GU
Though the Indians are currently four games under the .500 mark, they remain one game ahead of the pack in the Northwest League's East divison.
Michael Kirkman coughed up seven earned runs on eight hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings on Wednesday evening. He struck out just two.
Left fielder Steven Marquardt (1/2, 2B, 2 BB) and DH Chris Gradoville (1/3) had the team's only hits.
L – Wilkins (0-3)
6-10, 7.0 GB
The slumping Arizona Rangers lost despite a strong start from sixth round pick Bobby Wilkins.
The California native scattered five hits through four innings, giving up two runs, just one earned. He walked one and struck out one.
Centerfielder R.J. Anderson, who was transferred from Spokane to Arizona, went hitless in four at-bats.
First baseman Michael Ortiz was 1-for-3 with a triple, his second.
Texas Lutheran product Jake Kaase doubled and walked in three plate appearances.
L – Ortiz (1-1)
Starting pitcher Ovispo De Los Santos saw his ERA jump to 0.95 after he yielded one earned run in six innings. He also allowed four hits while walking one and striking out eight.
Jhoan Quintero, a 17-year-old righty, tossed two scoreless innings. He has yet to allow an earned run in 7 2/3 frames for the DSL Rangers this season.
Centerfielder Ariel Ventura (.300/.390/.356) had three singles, a walk, and a stolen base.