Royals July 13th Minors Recap


Omaha shut out visiting Round Rock by a 2-0 score.

Justin Marks was stellar, as he allowed six hits and three walks over seven innings. Kelvin Herrera worked two perfect innings of relief to pick up the save. He struck out three.

The Storm Chasers 2-3-4 hitters (Christian Colon, Max Ramirez, and Ben Broussard) went a combined 7-for-12 with two doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored.

NW Arkansas lost their finale to Springfield, 7-4. The Naturals led 2-1 after the first, but the Cardinals scored four runs in the seventh to break the game open.

Aaron Brooks settled down after giving up a solo homerun in the first. He retired 16 of the next 17 hitters he faced (a walk was erased on a double play). Then the 7th inning happened.

The Naturals collected 12 hits, but went just 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position. Brett Eibner went 4-for-5 with two homeruns. Problem was, they were two solo shots. Brian Fletcher was the only other hitter to have a multi-hit game (3-for-4).

Wilmington has been winning alot of games late and Saturday night was no different. The Blue Rocks and Lynchburg played scoreless baseball until the 11th inning and the Blue Rocks walked off with a 2-1 win.

Both teams’ starters were great. Sam Selman rebounded from his disastrous last start to go 7.1 innings. He allowed two hits and walked three, but struck out five.

Jack Lopez played a big part for the Blue Rocks in his return from the inactive list. He picked up the team’s first (and only) hit off Hillcats starter AJ Holland in the 5th inning (a single). With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning and trailing 1-0, Lopez delivered an RBI single. Alex McClure followed with an RBI single to set off the celebration.

*The Blue Rocks had the bases loaded with nobody out in the 11th inning, but back-to-back strikeouts almost ruined the rally.

Lexington lost to Delmarva, 8-1.

Raul Mondesi led off the bottom of the fourth with the Legends first and only hit off the Shorebirds starter.

The Legends collected just three hits, but did walk five times. Somehow, they went 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position. They also stole three bases, including Terrence Gore, who stole his 42nd base.

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