Right-hander Christian Binford was dazzling Saturday night as he struck out 10 in seven innings of two-hit ball as Class A-Advanced Wilmington beat Winston-Salem 4-0 at home.
Binford didn’t walk a batter, nor did Zeb Sneed, who struck out three in two innings of one-hit relief. It was the second straight shutout of Winston-Salem for the Blue Rocks.
Left fielder Daniel Rockett had two hits, including a double. Catcher Cam Gallagher had the only RBI of the night as the Blue Rocks took advantage of two Dash errors to score three runs.
**Jose Miguel Rodriguez allowed one run on four hits over five innings of Class A Lexington’s 2-1 win at West Virginia. Rodriguez gave up four hits, walked one and struck out three. Luis Santos scattered four hits in his four innings, while striking out five. Chad Johnson and Dominique Taylor had RBI doubles for the Legends.
**Brett Tomko gave up three runs on seven hits over five innings in Class AAA Omaha’s 5-2 loss at Nashville. Tomko, 1-1, didn’t strike out a batter and walked one. First baseman Matt Fields went one for two with a walk and has hit safely in all 10 of Omaha’s games this season. Third baseman Brian Bocock went two for three.
**Greg Billo had a dreadful night for Class AA Northwest Arkansas in its 15-2 home loss to Frisco. Billo gave up eight runs on eight hits with two walks in two innings of work. The Naturals’ bullpen didn’t shine either as it allowed seven runs on nine hits with five walks in seven innings. Second baseman Justin Trapp hit a solo home run for Northwest Arkansas.