Ball Star

Adam tosses a gem, but Eibner leaves with injury

Updated: 2013-08-02T06:03:37Z


The Kansas City Star

There was good, bad and ugly in Class AA Northwest Arkansas’ 5-3 win over Tulsa on Thursday night.

The good? Starter Jason Adam allowed two unearned runs on three hits over six innings.

The bad? Outfielder Brett Eibner left with an injury after the first inning. He was hit by a pitch and then was forced at second on a double play and didn’t come back out in the second inning.

The ugly? A minor power outage with one of the light towers caused a short delay.

Back to the good. Adam, 6-10, struck out six and walked two. In his last 11 innings, Adam has allowed just one earned run.

Outfielder Jorge Bonifacio had an RBI single, while Cheslor Cuthbert had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Mitch Canham had two doubles, scored twice and knocked in a run.

As for Eibner, who hit .270 with eight homers and 14 RBIs in the month of July, his injury is unknown. After the game, manager Brian Poldberg said Eibner hurt his shoulder but doesn’t know extent.

Class AAA Omaha

Second baseman Christian Colon and first baseman Ben Broussard both extended hitting streaks as the Storm Chasers won 4-2 at Tacoma.

Colon was two for five and is batting .385 (15 for 39) with three home runs in a 10-game hitting streak.

Broussard was two for five with two RBIs and extended his hitting streak to nine games. During that span he is batting .457 (16 for 35) wieht nine RBIs.

Irving Falu also had two hits.

Starter Everett Teaford allowed two runs on four hits in five innings with eight strikeouts and four walks.

Maikel Cleto relieved and walked the only three batters he faced. Francisley Bueno worked out of that jam and threw two scoreless innings. Michael Mariot got his eighth save by striking out five in his two innings work.

Class A Lexington

Left-hander Daniel Stumpf gave up one hit in six innings as the Legends beat Rome 5-1.

Stumpf, 9-7, struck out five and saw his ERA drop to 3.03. In three of his last six starts, Stumpf has not allowed a run while pitching at least six innings each time.

Outfielder Bubba Starling had two hits, including a double, and knocked in two runs. He also walked once. In his last 10 games, Starling is batting .324 with three doubles, a home run and eight RBIs.

Mark Threlkeld and Cameron Gallagher each also had two hits, including a double.

Class A-Advanced Wilmington

Winston-Salem scored two unearned runs with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning and beat the Blue Rocks 8-7.

Wilmington’s Dennis Raben had four hits, including two doubles, a triple and two RBIs.

Jared Schlehuber had two hits, two runs and two RBIs, including one in the top of the 11th that gave Wilmington a 7-6 lead.

Andrew Triggs gave up a leadoff single to Adam Heisler in the bottom of the 11th. Heisler moved to second on a sacrifice and took third on a groundout. Blue Rocks shortstop Jack Lopez made an error on the potential third out and Heisler scored.

Winston-Salem followed with a single and double and won the game.

Kellen Moen gave up six runs (three earned) in 32/3 innings, while Tyler Sample walked one in 21/3 hitless innings. Cody Fassold tossed three shutout innings (three hits, two walks, five strikeouts).

Rookie Advanced Idaho Falls

Third baseman Hunter Dozier had four hits, including two doubles, and two RBIs, but the Chukars lost 12-4 to Orem.

Dozier has 19 doubles in 37 games this season.

Catcher Zane Evans and right fielder Elier Hernandez each had a double among their two hits.

Starter Jake Junis, 0-3, allowed seven runs on six hits in 11/3 innings, while his replacement Julie Rodriguez gave up five runs on seven hits in 32/3 innings.

Rookie Burlington

Highlights in a 14-0 loss at Princeton? There were very few for the Royals, who had seven hits, all singles.

Center fielder Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado and Chad Johnson each had two hits in the game.

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