Jorge Bonifacio with Wilmington in their 2013 home opener (Jen Nevius).

Royals August 25th Minors Recap

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Omaha beat New Orleans, 5-3 by scoring single runs in innings three through seven. The Storm Chasers still hold a two game lead in the American Northern Division of the Pacific Coast League.

Brett Hayes‘ solo home run in the 6th inning gave Omaha the lead. Pedro Ciriaco and Paulo Orlando each collected two hits.

That made a winner of Brian Sanches, who picked up his tenth win of the season. He allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits over six innings while striking out four. Maikel Cleto allowed just one hit over the game’s final three innings. He also struck out four.

NW Arkansas came back to beat first place Arkansas, 3-2. The Naturals are one game back.

In the bottom of the seventh, Jorge Bonifacio drove in two runs to give the Naturals their first lead with a double (he had two hits). Whit Merrifield also had two hits in the win.

After Andy Ferguson was solid over the first five innings (4H, 2R, 2BB, 5K), Jon Keck picked up the win with two scoreless innings of relief.

Wilmington lost in Potomac, 6-2. The Blue Rocks are 12.5 games back of first place and six games back of second place Lynchburg for the wild card spot (with seven to play).

One night after Sam Selman threw eight no-hit innings and struck out 11, the P-Nats chased Tripp Davis after four innings (five hits, three walks, and three runs).

The Blue Rocks collected just four hits, including a Dennis Raben solo homer (he had two hits).

Lexington beat Greenville, 4-2. The Legends are 4.5 games back of first place in the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League.

Miguel Almonte picked up the win, as he allowed two runs on seven hits over five innings. He struck out seven. Chas Byrne (2IP, H, 0R, BB, 2K) and John Walter (2IP, H, 0R, 2K) shut the door on the Drive, as Walter picked up his eighth save of the season.

After the Drive tied the game in the top of the fifth, Bubba Starling hit his 12th home run of the season to give the Legends the lead right back (he had two hits). Terrence Gore also had two hits in the win. He also stole two hits to up his total to 68.

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