Down on the Farm: June 25

Tennessee Smokies (AA): 6-2 Overall
smokies.gifNorth Division 1st Place (+2.0)

The Smokies scored four in the first inning and never looked back, continuing their hot start to the second half of the season with a 6-3 triumph over the Diamond Jaxx.

LHP James Russell (W 3-2, 4.37) 6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 R, 0 BB, 5 K

HOMERS – Tyler Colvin (6)

? LF Tyler Colvin went 2-for-5 with a homer, a run scored and three RBI … after the first two Smokies runners reached to start the game, Colvin failed twice to lay down a sacrifice bunt before cracking the three-run blast to put the Smokies in front for good.
? 3B Josh Lansford went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI … it was his third straight multi-hit game, raising his average to .317 (6-for-19) with three doubles in his first five games with Tennessee.
? RHP Rocket Roquet (1.0), LHP Darin Downs (0.1) and RHP Dumas Garcia (1.0) combined for 2.1 innings of perfect relief, striking out two to preserve the win.

Peoria Chiefs (A-): 2-5 Overallchiefs.gif
Western Division Tied 7th Place (-4.0)

Peoria forged ahead with a run in the seventh and added some insurance in the ninth to beat Burlington, 3-1.

RHP Hung-Wen Chen (W 2-4, 3.15) 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

HOMERS – Luis Bautista (4), Brandon Guyer (5)

? 1B Luis Bautista went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, two runs scored and an RBI … he is hitting .392 (20-for-51) with five doubles, a homer, nine runs scored and seven RBI in 14 road games with Peoria.
? RF Cliff Andersen was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, marking his seventh three-hit game of the season.
? Starter Hung-Wen Chen allowed a run on five hits, no walks and two strikeouts over 6.0 innings to earn the victory … he has not allowed a walk in his last three starts, spanning 18.2 innings.

Boise Hawks (A-)boise.jpg
East Division 4th Place (-3.0)

Boise erased a 3-1 deficit with a three-run eighth inning on their way to a 4-3 victory over the AquaSox.

LHP James Leverton (ND) 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

? DH Rebel Ridling went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and two RBI … his 11 RBI and .414 (12-for-29) batting average rank him second and third, respectively, in the Northwest League.
? LHP Harol Tolentino tossed 4.0 innings of relief, yielding one run on one hit and one walk while fanning two to earn his second victory of the year.

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