The Diamondbacks edged the A’s in a tight battle (10-9) on the C diamond that featured a two-way bonanza for Brett Daniels. The D’Backs got it going with 2 in the first and 6 more in the second. Will Brown and Cole Cassidy tripled to energize the rally. The A’s battled back with 2 in the second and 3 more in the third on hits by Jack Charchaflian, BZ deChristoforo and Daniel Driscoll. Daniels drove one deep over the centerfield fence for two-run dinger to give the visitors a 5-run cushion going into the bottom of the fifth. The A’s were not going away easily, however, and climbed with two going into the final frame. The Diamondbacks looked to Daniels, and called upon the big right-hander to close the game but the A’s scored another and had the bases loaded with two outs. 11-year old Liam Stendardo fielded a sharply hit ground ball to get the final out at first and preserve the win for the Diamondbacks.
Over on Field A, the Orioles continued their hot play and up-ended the first place White Sox. Noah Biel pitched the whole way for the Orioles who trailed 6-0 heading to the last of the third thanks to White Sox offense from Nathan Wan, Sam Christmas, Noah Seitz, Mitchell Collins, Ben Ragosa, Axel Osborn and William Fiorentino. The O’s would post four runs in the last of the third, however, thanks to hits from Will Bolgnese and Spencer Thompson. Mitchell Collins started for the White Sox and pitched a solid 4 1/3 innings, giving up only 3 hits and striking out 8 before being relieved by Fiorentino. The Orioles would punch two across in the 5th with some small ball and then came to the plate trailing by a run in the bottom of the 6th. Peter Axelopoulous, Ben Adams, River Maclin and Bolognese ignited a fierce 6th inning rally that earned the Orioles an 8-7 win.
Brett Daniels hits a 2 run home run to center field in the Diamondbacks victory over the A’s.