■ Jack bats come to life (pumpjacksbaseball.com)
The Pump Jacks opened a six-game road trip by visiting Bryan Saturday night, where their bats came alive in a 12-4 victory over the Brazos Valley Bombers. The Jacks attack was led by Russell LaFleur, who went 3-for-6 with four RBI and a double that was just feet away from a grand slam.
■ BNBA Gold triumphs over Decatur Commodores (pantagraph.com)
The BNBA Gold beat the Decatur Commodores, 5-3, in preliminary action of the Diamond Sports World Series at Duffy Bass Field in Normal.
Colton Moore's two-run homer put the Gold ahead in the fifth to aid winning pitcher Austin Swanson (6-4). Ben Heaton added a solo shot and two RBIs for the Gold, while Dylan Johnson doubled twice, Blake Brown (2009-10 Recruit) tripled and had an RBI, and Anthony Bellotti contributed two hits.