It was an early day for the Kansas City Royals minor league affiliates.
Omaha must like those early afternoon games. The Storm Chasers scored eight runs in the first and finished with twenty runs in their 20-3 win over Memphis. They collected 29 hits, seven for extra bases. Every batter had at least one hit, with seven of the nine having multi-hit games.
In the first, Omaha batted around with leadoff hitter Brett Eibner walking to start the inning and hit a two out, three-run home run as the tenth batter of the inning. Eibner would add another three-run homer in the sixth (he also hit a double). He went 5-for-5 with nine RBIs.
Jimmy Paredes hit his first home run of the season in the second (he had three hits) and Christian Colon added a solo shot in the sixth (he had three hits). Matt Fields collected five hits, while Paulo Orlando and Jesus Flores each had four hits. Flores drove in three runs.
Chris Dwyer was the beneficiary of all that run support, as he was actually losing 2-0 after the top of the first (St. Louis prospect Oscar Taveras hit a two-run home run). In five innings, he allowed three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two.
NW Arkansas had off on Wednesday and will play their home opener on Thursday night against Frisco (who they just went 2-1 against).
The Blue Rocks only collected five hits, but worked seven walks and the Pelicans committed three errors. However, they went just 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position. Johermyn Chavez collected two hits.
Yender Caramo made his first start of the season and allowed all four runs on six hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out two. Aroni Nina may have pitched three scoreless innings of relief and only allowed one hit, but his control (as usual) was all over the place and he walked four. Kyle Bartsch pitched a perfect ninth.
The Braves sent eight men to the plate in the first inning, scoring three runs. That made a loser of Jake Junis, who only allowed those three runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out six. Three of the hits and the walk came in the first. He faced the minimum over his final three innings. Kevin Perez pitched the final three innings and did not allow a run.
On offense for the Legends, they collected just three hits, all singles. They scored both their runs in the bottom of the fourth on a fielding error by the centerfielder.
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