Royals April 29th Minors Recap


Rain wreaked havoc on baseball across the country on Tuesday night.

Omaha was rained out in Iowa and they will make up the game in July when the Storm Chasers return. The two teams will continue their series on Wednesday.

Down 4-2 heading into the ninth, NW Arkansas scored seven runs to beat first place Springfield, 9-7. The Naturals sent ten men to the plate and collected seven hits capped by Mark Threlkeld‘s two-run home run.

Justin Trapp, Jorge Bonifacio, Whit Merrifield, and Angel Franco each had two hits in the win. Franco hit his first home run of the season in the third with two outs.

Cody Fassold made his first career start and made it a solid one. He did not allow a run over three innings while striking out three. Noel Arguelles was in line for the loss, as he allowed four runs on five hits and three walks over three innings. Wilking Rodriguez pitched a scoreless inning of relief before Malcom Culver entered. He pitched a scoreless eighth before getting roughed up in the ninth. Culver picked up the win, but allowed a bases clearing double with two outs to make it interesting.

Wilmington had their series finale against Myrtle Beach cancelled, as tonight was the final meeting between the two teams in the first half. The Blue Rocks now head out on the road for seven games, beginning in Carolina on Thursday. Miguel Almonte will finally be getting another start (he has not pitched since April 21st due to rainouts, days off, and a six-man rotation).

Lexington lost their rain shortened game to Lakewood, 9-4 in seven innings.

The Legends actually led 4-2 after the first inning, as they sent nine men to the plate. They collected five hits, but finished the game with just six.

Matt Tenuta took the loss, as he allowed eight runs (six earned) on 11 hits and a walk over five innings.

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