Yender Caramo pitched no-hit ball for eight innings Saturday and Hunter Dozier had four hits as Rookie-Advanced Idaho Falls beat Grand Junction 10-7.
By PETE GRATHOFF
The Kansas City Star
Dozier, who was assigned to Idaho Falls from Class A Lexington to get more playing time, had a double, three RBIs and scored three runs. Elier Hernandez had three hits and scored three runs, while Frank Schwindel added two hits and knocked in three runs.
The Chukars had 16 hits, including two by Daniel Rockett and Michael Antonio, but the star was Caramo. He opened the game by walking Grand Junction’s Cesar Galvez, who stole second, took third on a groundout and scored on a sacrifice fly.
Idaho Falls answered in its half of the inning. Humberto Arteaga walked, stole second and took third on Elier Hernandez’s single. Dozier’s single scored Arteaga. Michael Antonio had an RBI double and Daniel Rockett added a run-scoring single. Dominique Taylor’s ground out made it 4-1.
In the second, Dozier had an RBI double and then scored on Frank Schwindel’s single. That made it 6-1, and it was a 10-1 game after eight innings when Caramo was pulled from the game. He had just the one walk, no hits and struck out four.
Austin Fairchild got just one out and allowed six runs (just two earned) as the Rockies rallied in the ninth.
Idaho Falls has a 2 1/2 game over Orem in the Pioneer League’s South Division.
Class AAA Omaha
Round Rock scored a run in the ninth and Brian Sanches served up a solo homer in the 11th as the Storm Chasers lost 5-4.
Omaha fell a game behind Memphis in the Pacific Coast League’s American Northern Division.
The Storm Chasers led 4-3 going to the ninth inning when Buddy Baumann gave up a leadoff single to Engel Beltre. Sanches relieved and Beltre stole second. After an out, Round Rock got two straight hits to tie the game.
Beltre’s home run off Sanches in the 11th proved to be the winning run.
Christian Colon had three hits, Ben Broussard added two hits and Carlos Pena had a triple, walked and scored twice.
Class AA Northwest Arkansas
Arkansas scored twice in the bottom of the ninth and won 3-2 on a wild pitch as the Naturals were eliminated from the playoff chase.
Jason Adam pitched a gem, allowing just an unearned run on four hits in seven innings. He struck out four and walked two.
Rey Navarro and Mitch Canham hit solo home runs as the Naturals took a 2-1 lead to the ninth.
However, Santiago Garrido issued a walk and hit a batter to start the ninth. Robbie Widlansky then hit an RBI single and took second on the throw to the plate. Garrido issued a walk to load the bases.
Jon Keck came on and struck out a batter before uncorking a wild pitch that allowed the winning run to score as the Travelers wrapped up their spot in the playoffs.
Class A-Advanced Wilmington
First baseman Dennis Raben hit two home runs in the Blue Rocks’ 8-3 win against Winston-Salem.
After the Dash scored a run in the top of the first, Raben put Wilmington ahead with a two-run homer.
The game was tied 3-all when the Blue Rocks scored three times in the fifth inning. Raben hit a solo homer in the sixth and Wilmington added another run in the seventh inning.
Starter Tripp Davis allowed three runs on five hits in four innings with a walk and two strikeouts. Cory Hall, 1-2, pitched a perfect with with one strikeout. Wade Davis, who was assigned to Wilmington from the Royals earlier in the week, pitched two innings.
Davis gave up one hit and struck out five as he picked up a hold. Louis Coleman, who also was assigned to Wilmington from the Royals, struck out three in his one inning of work and Tyler Sample pitched a hitless ninth with one strikeout.
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