The entire Kansas City Royals farm system lost on Saturday.
PJ Walters dropped to 0-2, as he allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk over seven innings. He struck out four. Cory Wade allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in his two innings of work.
The Naturals actually out-hit the Drillers, 10-9, but went just 3-of-17 with runners in scoring position (they also walked six times). Jorge Bonifacio hit two doubles. Lane Adams, Cheslor Cuthbert, and Edinson Rincon each had two hits in the loss.
Greg Billo dropped to 0-2 on the season, as he allowed five runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks over four innings. Angel Baez continues to struggle as a reliever, as he allowed three runs on four hits over two innings. He did strike out four. Noel Arguelles allowed one run over two innings of relief.
Wilmington and Myrtle Beach played two on Saturday evening, with the Pelicans taking both games. They won the first game by a 4-3 score. Both teams scored three runs in the first inning.
In the first, the Blue Rocks collected four straight hits to drive in the first two runs. After a hit batter, a Jack Lopez force out drove in their final run. They only collected two more hits after the first. Raul Mondesi had two hits in the loss, upping his average to an even .300
It was the first bump in the road for reigning Carolina League Pitcher of the Week Christian Binford, who allowed all four runs on four hits and three walks over just 4.1 innings.
After the Blue Rocks scored in the top of the first inning, the Pelicans went on to a 7-2 victory in the second game.
Daniel Stumpf dropped to 0-3 on the season, as he allowed four runs on nine hits over four innings. He did not walk a batter and struck out five. Reliever Aroni Nina did not fare any better (2IP, 3H, 3R, BB, 4K). Two of those runs scored via a 5th inning home run.
The Blue Rocks collected seven hits. Zane Evans caught his first game since coming off the DL two days ago and went 2-for-4 with his seventh double of the season. Lopez also had two hits in the loss.
In the 4th inning, both Mondesi and manager Darryl Kennedy were ejected (Mondesi had just struck out swinging to end the inning).
Jake Junis was the losing pitcher, as he allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks over five innings. He had one of the Legends’ three errors (Mauricio Ramos committed his eighth of the season at third base). After Matt Alvarez allowed a run in his two innings of work (he struck out five), former catcher-turned pitcher Kenny Swab made his 2014 season debut with two scoreless innings of relief.
The Legends collected nine hits, three by Ramos. He hit two doubles and had the lone RBI. Fred Ford hit his eighth double of the season and scored the two runs.