Jason Adam got his first victory of the season as Class AA Northwest Arkansas swept a doubleheader Monday at Arkansas.
Both games were scheduled for seven innings. Adam, 1-6, allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings as the Naturals won the opener 3-2 in eight innings. In the nightcap, the Naturals won 2-0 in seven innings.
Adam, who attended Blue Valley Northwest, gave up five hits, walked one and struck out six.
Max Ramirez opened the eighth inning with a double and pinch-runner Justin Trapp took third on a sacrifice bunt. After an intentional walk, Micah Gibbs hit a sacrifice fly that scored Trapp.
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In the second game, Cody Fassold allowed three hits in three innings. Ali Williams, 1-0, didn’t allow a hit in his two innings, while striking out four. Scott Alexander got his third save by pitching two innings of hitless ball.
Cheslor Cuthbert’s two-run single in the third inning was all the scoring in the game.
Ryan Verdugo allowed one hit over six innings in Class AAA Omaha’s 2-0 win at Sacramento. Verdugo, 3-1, struck out six and walked one. Casey Coleman allowed a hit in the seventh and Spencer Patton pitched the last two innings for his 13th save. He gave up two hits, walked two and struck out three. Paulo Orlando opened the game with a double, moved to third on a bunt and scored on Johnny Giavotella’s ground out. In the fourth inning, Justin Maxwell doubled, took third on a groundout and scored on Brett Eibner’s sacrifice fly.
Second baseman Ramon Torres’ three-run homer was part of a three-hit game as Class A Lexington beat Asheville 12-1. Third baseman Mauricio Ramos had three hits, including two doubles, and two RBIs. Center fielder Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado also had three hits and scored twice. Starter Jake Junis, 7-3, allowed one run on six hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out one. Reliever Andrew Edwards struck out five in two scoreless innings.