Royals September 1st Minors Recap


A seven-run 5th inning propelled Omaha to the wild win over Albuquerque, 14-10. The Storm Chasers pounded out 21 hits.

Seven Storm Chasers had multi-hit games. Wil Myers (4-for-6) hit his 37th overall homerun and drove in four runs. Jason Bourgeois came off the bench to go 3-for-5 with two runs scored and Clint Robinson and Irving Falu each collected three hits in the win.

Pitcher Ethan Hollingsworth was promoted from Double-A to Omaha to help out in the postseason.

Four homeruns did in Mike Montgomery, as NW Arkansas lost to Tulsa, 6-2. He allowed all six runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings.

Brian Fletcher hit a two out, two-run homerun in the 8th inning that accounted for all of the Naturals’ runs. Mario Lisson and Carlo Testa both went 2-for-4 in the loss.

Wilmington kept up their winning ways, with a 5-1 victory over Potomac. They scored four runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. Brett Eibner led off the inning with a solo homerun and two batters later, Matt Fields hit a two-run shot.

That made a winner of Jason Adam, who allowed one run on two hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out four.

Kane County beat Peoria, 6-5 with a three-run bottom of the 6th inning. With the win, the Cougars staved off elimination. They are two games back of the wild card with two games to go (Burlington was postponed).

The Cougars bullpen duo of Rudy Brown and Cody Fassold allowed just two hits and two walks over five scoreless innings of relief.

Justin Trapp led off the bottom of the first inning with a homerun (he went 2-for-5). Tim Ferguson also picked up two hits in the win.

Bubba Watch: Burlington walked off against Elizabethton in the first game of the Appalachian League championship. The Royals won 3-2 in 12 innings on Bubba Starling‘s sac fly. He went 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts. The Royals pitched 5.1 scoreless innings of relief.