Royals April 8th Minors Recap
Omaha and Albuquerque battled into the tenth inning when Omaha erupted for four runs to win 8-7. It all started with a leadoff walk to Christian Colon and an error forced in the first run. The Isotopes came right back with three runs in the bottom of the inning, two coming on Scott Van Slyke‘s two-run homerun.
Anthony Seratelli had a great game both at the plate and in right field. He went 2-for-4 at the plate with a triple, an RBI, and a stolen base. He also saved the game in the bottom of the 8th inning when he threw out the go ahead run at the plate to end the inning and keep the score tied at 4-4.
David Lough and Max Ramirez also collected two hits each, with Ramirez adding much-needed insurance runs in the 10th inning with a three-run homerun.
Brian Sanches gutted out the start, as he allowed two runs on four hits over five innings. He threw 47 of his 67 pitches for strikes. Dan Wheeler earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief.
NW Arkansas lost again to Frisco, this time by a 4-3 score. They actually came back to tie the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the third, but only saw Frisco retake the lead in the top of the 5th inning on a Jared Hoying two out RBI triple to chase Naturals starter JC Sulbaran from the game.
After Sulbaran exited, the Naturals received 4.1 scoreless innings of relief from Cole White (two perfect innings with three strikeouts), Jon Keck, and Sam Runion.
Brian Fletcher‘s second homerun of the season, a two-run shot, tied the game in the 3rd inning. He only has three hits so far this season. Rey Navarro went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the loss. Brett Eibner still has not collected a hit, as he went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.
Wilmington won their second game in a row, with a 7-6 win in Carolina. It was the Mudcats first loss of the season, despite scoring three runs in the 9th inning. They left the tying run stranded at second base.
The Blue Rocks 6-7 hitters, Daniel Mateo and Kenny Diekroeger, hit back-to-back homeruns in the top of the 6th inning. They also went a combined 5-for-8 with four runs scored and five RBIs.
Angel Baez started, but only lasted four innings because he walked four (4IP, 2H, R, 4BB, 3K). Cody Fassold pitched well in his second relief outing (3IP, 2H, R, 2BB, 3K) before Malcom Culver allowed the Mudcats final four runs.
Lexington came back to beat Asheville, 4-3 after being down 3-0 after the top of the third. Jin-Ho Shin hit a two-run homerun in the 4th inning that tied the game and Fred Ford hit a solo shot to take the lead in the bottom of the seventh.
Alec Mills picked up the win in relief of Daniel Stumpf (5IP, 4H, 3R, 0ER, BB, 3K). Mills allowed just one hit over two scoreless innings while striking out four. Mark Peterson picked up his first save with two scoreless innings of relief.