Royals April 18th Minors Recap


Omaha and Albuquerque were yet again postponed due to more bad weather in Omaha. The two teams will try to finish their series on Friday night with a doubleheader.

NW Arkansas received a solid starting performance and held on for the 3-2 win over Tulsa in their series opener.

Sugar Ray Marimon

Sugar Ray Marimon allowed one run on five hits over six innings. He struck out three. The lone run came in the second inning on a solo homerun. The game stayed tied at 1-1 until the 6th inning when Angel Franco doubled in a run with two outs. Rey Navarro singled in the eventual winning run in the 7th inning (also with two outs).

Brett Eibner went 3-for-4 with his first homerun of the season. It came to lead off the bottom of the first. Manuel Pina collected two hits, including a double.

Winston-Salem scored four runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning and held on for the 4-0 win over visiting Wilmington. In the first game of the series, the Dash got to Kyle Zimmer for four hits, a walk, a sac fly, and three stolen bases in that inning.

The Blue Rocks best chance to score came in the top of the third, when they had runners at second and third base and one out. A strikeout and a ground out ended that threat. They only had a runner reach second base once after that (but with two outs).

The Blue Rocks collected just four hits, with two coming from Tim Ferguson.

Zimmer lost his first game in his shortest outing of the season. He allowed all four runs on five hits and one walk over just three innings. Malcom Culver followed with four 1-hit innings with four strikeouts. Kellen Moen had his second straight scoreless relief outing.

The Lexington offense busted out in their first game at home against Greenville with a 13-2 win. The Legends collected 15 hits, with six going for extra bases. They were also helped out by six Drive errors.

Down 2-0 after the top of the first inning, the Legends went to work in the 3rd inning when they scored three runs. They broke the game open for six runs in the very next inning.

The top two hitters for the Legends had a great night. Terrence Gore, who has moved into the leadoff spot, went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs. He also stole two bases. Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-5 with two triples, a homerun, and four RBIs.

Yowill Espinal and Ethan Chapman each collected two hits in the win. Chapman also stole two bases.

Christian Binford was the beneficiary of the comeback, as he picked up his first win of the season. He allowed two runs on five hits and two walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out seven. Scott Alexander earned his first save of the season with 3.1 hitless innings.