Shortstop Orlando Calixte hit his second walk-off home run in seven days when he hit a solo shot that lifted Class AA Northwest Arkansas to a 2-1 win over Tulsa.
Calixte had an RBI single in the third inning that tied the game 1-1 and it stayed that way until Calixte led off the ninth inning with a home run. Last Sunday, Calixte also hit a game-winning homer in the ninth. That one beat Springfield.
Starter Jason Adam had a great night, allowing a first-inning run in his seven frames. He gave up four hits, walked one and struck out three. Malcom Culver pitched a perfect eighth, and Wilking Rodriguez, 1-0, struck out two in the top of the ninth inning.
That set the stage for Calixte.
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Francisley Bueno allowed three runs on three hits in two innings and Class AAA Omaha lost 6-2 at Memphis. Bueno, who is on a rehab assignment, walked two, gave up three hits and struck out a pair. He threw 20 of his 35 pitches for strikes. Shortstop Christian Colon had two hits, including a double, and scored both runs. Right fielder Paulo Orlando also had a pair of hits.
Two bad innings proved costly to Miguel Almonte and Class A-Advanced Wilmington in a 5-1 loss at Lynchburg. Almonte, 2-2, gave up all five runs on six hits in six-plus innings. He struck out seven and walked four. Third baseman Michael Antonio doubled and scored for the Blue Rocks.
First baseman Frank Schwindel’s two-run double highlighted a three-run eighth inning as Class A Lexington won 5-2 against Hagerstown. The Legends had the bases load with one out when Tyler Chism scored on a wild pitch. Schwindel then doubled home Ramon Torres and Chad Johnson. Schwindel had three RBIs in the game. Starter Luke Farrell allowed two runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings. He walked four and struck out three. Luis Santos, 4-1, didn’t allow a run in 2 2/3 innings.
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