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Monday in the minors: Fields hits two homers, Adam gets win for Naturals

Updated: 2013-06-18T12:38:17Z


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Matt Fields hit two home runs Monday night in support of Jason Adam, and Class AA Northwest Arkansas won 5-2 at Arkansas.

Adam, who attended Blue Valley Northwest High School, allowed two runs on eight hits in six innings with one walk and six strikeouts.

In his last two games, Adam has a 3.27 ERA with 11 strikeouts and two walks. His record is 2-8.

Fields hit a solo homer in the second and gave the Naturals a 1-0 lead. Brett Eibner had a solo homer in the fifth to make it 2-0. Northwest Arkansas’ lead was 3-2 in the eighth when Field clubbed a two-run shot, his 18th of the season, to make it 5-2.

In his last 10 games, Field is hitting .364 with four home runs and 10 RBIs.

Class AAA Omaha

Justin Marks allowed just one run on three hits in six innings, but he was the tough-luck loser as the Storm Chasers fell 2-0 at Iowa.

Marks, 1-7, struck out six and didn’t walk a batter. He allowed a solo homer to Donnie Murphy in the fifth inning. The I-Cubs’ Brian Bogusevic hit a solo shot against Donnie Joseph in the eighth inning to account for the other run.

The Storm Chasers were limited to five singles, including one by Johnny Giavotella, who also walked and stole a base. Jarrod Dyson, who is on a rehab assignment (high ankle sprain), was zero for three but he reached when hit by a pitch.

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