Ball Star

Idaho Falls wins shutout, Lexington gets bit home run

Updated: 2013-08-08T04:31:00Z

By PETE GRATHOFF

The Kansas City Star

Jake Junis and two relievers combined on a five-hitter Wednesday as Rookie-Advanced Idaho Falls beat Ogden 5-0.

Junis, 1-3, gave up three hits and walked four, but he struck out seven and saw his ERA fall to 7.32.

Jon Fitzsimmons allowed one hit in two innings and Corey Rhoney gave up one hit in his lone inning of work.

Left fielder Dominique Taylor had three hits (raising his average to .321) and scored twice. Catcher Alex Marquez had two hits, including a triple, and scored twice. Third baseman Lewis Urena had two RBIs.

Class A Lexington

Jin-Ho Shin’s two-run homer broke a tie in the seventh inning and the Legends went on to a 6-5 win over Asheville.

It was a 3-3 game in the seventh when Ramon Torres doubled with one out and Shin followed with his home run to left field.

Asheville got a run back in the eighth inning to make it 5-4, but Lexington responded in bottom of the frame. Mark Donato walked with one out and Fred Ford singled. Torres then bunted and reached on an error that scored pinch-runner Alex Hudak.

Lexington gave up a run in the top of the ninth, but the tying run never reached base as the Legends got the win.

Daniel Stumpf picked up his 10th win of the season by allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits in seven innings. He struck out three and didn’t walk a batter.

Mark Threlkeld hit two doubles and scored twice for Lexington. Raul Mondesi and Ford also had two hits each, and Mondesi hit his seventh triple of the year.

Class AA Northwest Arkansas

Corpus Christi scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and beat the Naturals 4-3.

The Hooks scored the three runs against relievers Andy Ferguson and Zach Jackson. Northwest Arkansas starter Brooks Pounders allowed one run on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts as his ERA dropped to 4.58.

The Naturals had just four hits in the game, but shortstop Orlando Calixte hit a solo homer.

Class A-Advanced Wilmington

Salem scored three runs in seventh and one in the eighth and rallied for a 6-3 win over Wilmington.

The Blue Rocks led 3-2 after six innings, but reliever Cory Hall walked the bases loaded with one out in the seventh. Hall then threw a wild pitch that scored a run and gave up a RBI single. Daniel Hernandez relieved and allowed an RBI ground out.

That made it 5-3 and Salem scored another run in the eighth.

Wilmington opened the scoring in the fourth when Tim Ferguson doubled with one out and scored on a single by Jared Schlehuber. Jack Lopez and Daniel Mateo followed with consecutive singles that scored Schlehuber for a 2-0 lead.

Starter J.C. Sulbaran allowed two in the bottom of the inning, but the Blue Rocks took the lead in the sixth on consecutive two-out doubles by Daniel Mateo and Yem Prades.

Rookie Burlington

Danville scored at least one run against all four Burlington pitchers as the Royals lost 9-2.

Torey Deshazier had the roughest time, giving up five runs (four earned) on six hits in 1 1/3 innings. He walked two and struck out one.

Third baseman Mauricio Ramos had two hits, including a double, and Desmond Henry had two hits and scored a run.

To reach Pete Grathoff, call 816-234-4330 or send email to pgrathoff@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/pgrathoff

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