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August 4, 2012 - American Association (AA) News Release

Rockland 1, Kansas City 0

Boulders starting pitcher Bobby Blevins picked up 26 outs against Kansas City without allowing a run. But after giving up two two-out base knocks, Blevins handed the game over to reliever Adrian Martin. Martin then gave up what looked to be the game-tying single, but Boulders LF Keith Brachold threw out Brandon Jones at the plate to secure the 1-0 Rockland victory. Blevins, who allowed only four hits in 8.2 innings of work, picked up the victory, with Martin got the fortuitous save. The hero in the ninth, Brachold, gave the Boulders their only run of the game with his 25th homer of the season. Brachold's blast was one of just three hits Rockland got starting T-Bones pitcher Brian Grening, who pitched all eight innings for Kansas City.

Fargo-Moorhead 9, Lincoln 5

The RedHawks scored two runs in the first inning and never trailed en route to a 9-5 victory over Lincoln. Fargo-Moorhead 3B Eric Campbell went 2-for-5 and hit his fifth home run of the year to help pace the RedHawks at the plate. RF Ryan Stovall hit two doubles and led all players in hits, going 3-for-5 at he plate, scoring twice and batting in a run. The Saltdogs loaded the bases for DH Stephen Holdren in the seventh frame, and Holdren took advantage of the situation. The 5-foot-11 righty went 2-for-4 on the night as one of three RedHawks players with multiple hits.

Wichita 9, Sioux Falls 6

Wingnuts CF Mike Conroy picked up four hits and fell a home run shy of the cycle in Wichita's 9-6 win over Sioux Falls. Conroy, who is batting .278 on the year, scored twice and batted in a run. A four-run inning from Wichita, powered by a three-run double by David Peralta, broke a 3-3 tie and swung the momentum back into the Wingnuts' favor. The Wingnuts jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks in large part to an inning-opening homer from SS Ryan Khoury. The blast was Khoury's only hit of the game. Pheasants CF Reggie Abercrombie hit one of three four-baggers from Sioux Falls to highlight his 3-for-5 night. But despite the trio of home runs, Sioux Falls couldn't keep pace with the Wingnuts, and Wichita took the win.

Sioux City 5, Winnipeg 2

Sioux City starting pitcher Alain Quijano got some early run support from his offense and threw 7.1 innings of impressive ball, helping the Explorers take down Winnipeg, 5-2. Quijana allowed only one run on eight hits with a walk and three striekouts. Sioux City CF Yusuke Inoguchi drove in a game-high two runs on his only hit of the game, a one-out, first inning single that stretched a 1-0 lead into a 3-0 advantage. The Goldeyes put the tying run at the plate in the ninth. But Sioux City reliever Chris Bodishbaugh struck out Yurendell de Caster to end the Winnipeg threat. Bodishbaugh struck out three in 1.2 innings of work while allowing one run on three hits.

Amarillo 4, El Paso 3

Each time the Sox put a run on the board, El Paso seemed to have an answer, tying the score on two separate occasions. Unfortunatly for the visiting Diablos, go-ahead runs in the bottom of the ninth leave no room for comebacks. Two batters after an inning-opening double from SS Garrett Rau, Sox leadoff CF Jake Luce pushed him across with a single to give Amarillo a walkoff, 4-3 victory. Rau led all players in hits, going 3-for-4 and scoring twice. Diablos CF Mitch Einertson had a game-high three RBI, going 2-for-4 on the evening. Both of Einertson's RBI hits knotted the score. But the Diablos never could get over the hump to take the lead, making room for the dramatic Amarillo victory.

Laredo 9, Grand Prairie 5

The Lemurs led by a narrow, 4-2 margin in the top of the eighth inning. But with the bases loaded. Laredo RF Stephen Pearson cleared the bags with a three-run double that sent the Lemurs sprinting to a 9-5 victory over Grand Prairie. Pearson went 2-for-4 and scored a run in addition to his three RBI. The Lemurs jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. And a two-run homer from Laredo DH John Allen in the third doubled that advantage. Allen led all players in hits, going 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI. AirHogs DH Kenny Held hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth before an out had been registered. But Grand Prairie managed just one more run, failing to come back against the Lemurs' large advantage.

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