Blue Rocks shortstop Raul Mondesi at the plate on April 13, 2014 against W-S (Jen Nevius).

Royals August 9th Minors Recap

Omaha held on for the 6-5 victory over Colorado Springs. With the win, the Storm Chasers moved to a 1/2 game back of first place.

The two teams combined to score ten runs in the 2nd inning.

Photo courtesy of Minda Haas

Photo courtesy of Minda Haas

The Storm Chasers scored six runs in the top of the second, which started with a Carlos Peguero solo home run (his 20th of the season). They then went on to collect seven more hits before Peguero hit into a double play to end the inning.

John Lamb was the beneficiary of all the run support, as he picked up his seventh win of the season. All four runs he allowed in the 2nd inning were unearned (two fielding errors), though he did hit two batters in the inning. All-in-all, Lamb allowed three hits and walked three over six innings. Malcom Culver made his Triple-A debut and allowed a run on four hits and a walk over the final three innings to earn his first save.

On offense, the Storm Chasers collected 16 hits. Six players had two hits, while Paul Janish went 3-for-4. In his first start, Terrance Gore went 2-for-3 with a run scored. He also had a fielding error in left field.

*In roster news, Michael Mariot was placed on the DL, opening the spot for Culver.

NW Arkansas walked off against San Antonio, 4-3. They are still six games back of first place.

Down 3-2 in the bottom of the eighth, Lane Adams hit a solo homer to tie the game (one of his three hits). In the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and one out, Micah Gibbs delivered the game winning single (one of his two hits).

Juan Graterol also collected three hits in the win, including a two-run home run in the fifth.

That made a winner of Andy Ferguson, who pitched the complete game. He allowed three runs on six hits and a walk. He struck out six.

Wilmington beat Frederick, 3-1. They are still two games back of Lynchburg, but now are five games back of first place Potomac (who was rained out for the second consecutive night).

Both teams scored a run in the first via the longball. Raul Mondesi hit a solo homer with one out in the top of the inning.

The Blue Rocks broke the tie in the seventh with two runs. Logan Davis drove in the first run with a bunt single (one of his two hits) and two batters later, Mondesi drove in the insurance run with a single (one of his three hits).

Zane Evans and Jared Schlehuber each had two hits in the win.

It was a bullpen game for the Blue Rocks, as Johnny Walter got the start and allowed one run on four hits over the first three innings. Tripp Davis followed and allowed three hits while striking out three over 2.1 innings. Aroni Nina entered with two on in the sixth, but escaped. He was credited with the win, as he allowed just one hit over 2.1 scoreless innings. Kyle Bartsch earned his third save with 1.1 scoreless innings of relief.

Lexington lost to Greenville, 6-4.

Cody Reed returned from the DL and got the start, along with the loss. He allowed a leadoff triple and a walk in the first before retiring the next two hitters. He was then replaced by Jake Junis, who allowed the first run to score on a wild pitch.

Junis went on to allow four runs on five hits and three walks over 4.1 innings. He allowed three home runs, but did strike out eight. Ashton Goudeau allowed a solo homer over his four innings of relief.

The ball must have been flying out in Lexington, as the Legends hit two solo home runs. One was hit by Dominique Taylor (one of his three hits) and the other by Mauricio Ramos (one of his two hits). Kevin Kuntz also had two hits in the loss.

*In roster news, Jose Miguel Rodriguez was placed on the DL, as Reed was taken off it.

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