At Tri-City's Gesa Stadium, a blazing desert sun made large swaths of the ballpark intolerable. As Ben Hill learned, the team kept its cool and used a state grant to build a massive sunshade.
Bryan Hudson went 1-3 with a 6.43 ERA in July, but the 19-year-old left-hander has bounced back with two good outings for Eugene. Outside of July, his ERA stands at 1.13 in 24 innings.
Injury and suspension cost Eric Filia his 2014 and 2015 seasons with UCLA, but the Mariners prospect is thriving for the AquaSox. His .329 batting average leads the Northwest League.
Rangers infield prospect Xavier Turner went 3-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored to earn MVP honors as the Northwest League topped the Pioneer League in Ogden, Utah.
Vancouver's Cavan Biggio and Boise first baseman Jacob Bosiokovic will lead the Northwest League All-Stars against their Pioneer League counterparts on Aug. 2 in Ogden, Utah.