Royals April 17th Minors Recap


Omaha and Albuquerque were postponed on Wednesday and the game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday, June 19th (when the Isotopes head back to Omaha). The two teams continue play on Thursday night.

NW Arkansas had Wednesday off and welcome Tulsa to town on Thursday night for a four-game series.

Wilmington finished their series with Carolina in the afternoon with a sweep. They won 6-2. The game was tied at 1-1 before the Blue Rocks scored three runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to take control.

The Blue Rocks pounded out 11 hits, with backup catcher Kenny Swab going 3-for-4 and falling a homerun short of the cycle. Geulin Beltre and Tim Ferguson each collected two hits, with Ferguson driving in two runs.

Spencer Patton picked up the win in relief of Aaron Brooks (5IP, 3H, 1R, 2BB, 5K). Patton allowed one run on two hits and two walks over three innings. He struck out five.

The Blue Rocks are already en route to Winston-Salem, who they will be playing over the next four games before heading to Salem for four more.

Lexington was swept in Augusta. The Legends lost in 14 innings, 4-3. Both teams scored single runs in the 11th inning before Augusta used small ball for the walk off (a sac fly). In the top of the 14th, the Legends had the bases loaded with two outs, but Humberto Arteagea grounded out to end the inning.

The Legends received two five inning stints from their pitchers. The first came from starter Miguel Almonte, who pitched 5.1 innings. He allowed one run on seven hits and one walk. The second came from reliever Cory Hall, who allowed one run on two hits and two walks over five innings. That came after Clayton Schulz allowed just one base runner (via a walk) over 2.2 innings.

Bubba Starling went 2-for-6 with a double, but struck out four times. He was hardly the only one, as they struck out 18 times. Jin-Ho Shin went 3-for-5 with a walk and a run scored.

The Legends return home to play Greenville (again) for four games on Thursday night (the same as last weekend).