May 27, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Doug Davis (32) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

Royals June 24th Minors Recap


Omaha won at Oklahoma City, 6-2. Veteran Doug Davis won his third start for the Storm Chasers, as he threw six shutout innings. He allowed four hits and two walks while striking out six. Brandon Sisk picked up his sixth save of the season with two perfect innings of relief.

On offense, Derrick Robinson, Wil Myers, and Max Ramirez all had two hits. Myers again played centerfield.

After collecting just one hit and losing on Saturday night, the NW Arkansas Naturals lost again on Sunday, 2-0. The game was scoreless until the top of the 9th inning when Arkansas scored two runs.

The Naturals collected just four hits, with Alex McClure picking up two of them. Michael Mariot started and did not allow a run over six innings.

After losing both games of their doubleheader in Carolina (and being swept), Wilmington headed to Potomac to begin a four-game series. The Blue Rocks continue to play sloppy baseball to start the second half in the Carolina League, as they lost to the P-Nats, 7-1. They made three more errors and struck out 11 times. The Blue Rocks have made eight errors over the last two days (three games).

Lane Adams made his debut for Wilmington on Saturday and hit a homerun in each game of the doubleheader.

Kane County won their series in Clinton, as they won the series finale, 4-3. Kyle Smith made his Cougars debut with six no-hit innings. He walked one and struck out six. However his bullpen cost him the victory.

With the game tied at 3-3, Julio Aparicio hit a solo homerun to give the Cougars the lead. He drove in three of the team’s four runs. In just his second game with Kane County, Aparicio is 5-for-8.

On Saturday, Bryan Brickhouse made his Cougars debut (4IP, 6H, 4R, 2BB, 5K). They won 6-5 in ten innings.

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