Syracuse plated 4 in the bottom of the 7th, then withstood a 4-run rally by Sioux Falls in the 9th to hold on for an 8-7 win. Daal, Brogna and Hart went yard for the Warriors, while Durbin and Jackson homered for the Stoned Presidents.
Toledo got a 5-hit shutout from starter Al (I still have Spring Training settings on) Kingman and 4 relievers, as the Mud Hens beat Jacksonville 3-0. Norm Rose was the hard-luck loser for the Jokers, allowing 2 runs in 6 innings. Gary Goodwin tripled and drove in 2 for Toledo.
Cory Mitchell allowed 1 run over 7 innings, and Mexcio City got HR's from Hudson, Espinoza and Marrero to take a road win over El Paso. Mitchell fanned 8 and walked 1; Marrero drove in 3 for the Desperadoes.
In Oakland, the Surenos jumped on Las Vegas starter Adrian Jensen for 8 runs in an inning and a third, and cruised to an 11-2 win. William Kwon and Al Trinidad drove in 3 each for the Surenos.
Columbus' big free agent signee Cookie Prieto threw 8 strong innings, allowing 1 run, to pace the Criminals over Madison 6-1. Jose Alvarado had a 3-run jack for Columbus, while Badgers starter Dan Cirillo seems to be suffering from a case of Still Stuck on Spring Training Pitch Count Settings Syndrome.
Hartford took an 8-4 lead to the ninth and survived Pittsburgh's 9th-inning rally for an 8-7 win. Harry Encarnacion had 2 of the Katanas' 6 homers, and Roger Lawson got the save with a big game-ending strikeout. Neifi Foster had 4 hits, a honer and 3 RBI for teh Alleghenys.
Tomas Martin and 2 relievers held Richmond to 6 hits, and Little Rock pounded out 12 in a 6-2 home win. Leadoff man John Lindsay homered among his 4 hits for the Pebbles, and SS Jerry Bernero added a 2-run tater.
Brad Anderson drove in 4 with a homer and a double, and Tucson edged Boise 5-4. The Posse outhit (14 to 10) and outhomered (2 to 1) the Sidewinders, but the snakes concentrated almost all their hits into their 2 scoring innings (1st and 5th). Dingo Rice had 3 hits and 3 RBI for the Posse.