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Wilmington swept in doubleheader

Winston-Salem used a walkoff home run in extra innings Tuesday to complete a sweep of Class A-Advanced Wilmington.

Both games were scheduled for seven innings, and the Blue Rocks lost 8-2 and 6-5.

In the nightcap, Jonathan Dziedzic allowed two unearned runs on four hits with three walks and six strikeouts. Mark Donato had a bases-loaded triple and then scored on a wild pitch as the Blue Rocks grabbed a 5-2 lead in the top of the sixth inning. In the bottom half, Daniel Stumpf gave up two hits, and Mark Peterson relieved and both runners scored to make it a one-run game.

In the seventh, Peterson allowed a pair of hits that led to a run, and he served up the game-winning homer in the eighth.

Miguel Almonte started the opener and allowed four runs (one earned) in four innings. He gave up six hits, walked a batter and struck out three. John Walter allowed four runs on five hits in two innings. The Blue Rocks were held to three hits.

Other games

Sacramento scored three unearned runs in the sixth inning and beat Class AAA Omaha 3-2. Aaron Brooks gave up the three runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked one. Louis Coleman pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. Francisco Pena and Brian Bocock each had two of the Storm Chasers nine hits.

Tim Melville gave up three runs over four innings as Class AA Northwest Arkansas lost 5-2 at Arkansas. Melville, 1-6, allowed seven hits, walked three and struck out four. Matthew Murray and Malcom Culver each allowed a run in two innings of relief work. The Naturals had six hits.

To reach Pete Grathoff, send email to pgrathoff@kcstar.com.

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