Brickhouse is one of many talented arms on the Lexington roster. (Photo Clinton Riddle)

Royals May 6th Minors Recap


Omaha lost their finale to Memphis, 11-4 in 12 innings. Donnie Joseph and Dan Wheeler combined to give up seven runs in the top of the 12th inning. Joseph did not record an out, as he walked two and hit another. Wheeler allowed four doubles and a single.

Max Ramirez had tied the game in the bottom of the 8th inning at 4-4 with a two-run homerun (one of his two hits).

Michael Mariot was solid, getting the game into extra innings. He pitched 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.

The Storm Chasers now head out on the road for eight games.

NW Arkansas beat visiting Arkansas, 6-1. Every Naturals hitter collected at least one hit.

Yordano Ventura was dominant, as he pitched six scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out ten. The first (one) and the fifth (none) were the only innings Ventura did not strike out at least two batters. He struck out the side in the 4th inning, with the final two coming with the bases loaded.

Leadoff hitter Angel Franco went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base. Roman Hernandez went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.

Wilmington had off today and welcomes Carolina League Northern Division foe Potomac to town for the first time for three games beginning on Tuesday night. A series sweep would push the Blue Rocks out of last place in the Northern Division.

Lexington beat Lakewood, 2-0. Bryan Brickhouse was the star, as he picked up his first win of the season. He didn’t allow a hit until Josh Ludy led off the 6th inning with a double.

Brickhouse struck out nine of the first 14 hitters he faced. The Blue Claws first base runner came with two outs in the fifth via a walk. Over 6.2 innings, he allowed two hits and two walks while striking out nine. Alec Mills entered in the 7th inning and escaped a two on and two out jam. He picked up his fourth save of the season with 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.

The Legends scored a run in the 4th inning on a ground out and their final run in the 9th inning on a Nick Cuckovich RBI single (after a Fred Ford triple).

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