It was a rough day for the KC Royals minor league affiliates, as two lost in walk off fashion.
Lett’s start with Omaha, who lost in walk off fashion to Colorado Springs, 7-6. The Storm Chasers led 6-3 heading into the bottom of the ninth when the Sky Sox plated four runs. With the bases loaded and one out, Adam Moore dropped the throw at the plate, allowing the winning run to score.
Every Storm Chaser batter had at least one hit, as they collected 15 of them. The middle of their order (Johnny Giavotella, Xavier Nady, and Max Ramirez) went 7-for-14. Ramirez was just named the Pacific Coast League’s Player of the Week.
Francisley Bueno made a solid spot start with four innings of one-run baseball.
With the score tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth, Arkansas walked off on NW Arkansas, 4-3 on a two out solo homerun.
Rey Navarro had given the Naturals a short-lived 3-2 lead in the top of the 8th inning on a solo homerun (he went 2-for-4 with two runs scored). The Travelers came right back to tie the game in the bottom of the inning.
Brooks Pounders was solid in the no decision. He allowed two runs on six hits over five innings. He struck out four.
*Yordano Ventura was named the Texas League’s Player of the Week.
Wilmington lost their series finale in Frederick by a 7-3 final. The Blue Rocks scored all of their runs over the final two innings. Now they head to Potomac for three games.
Sam Selman lost his third game of the season, as once again his command failed him. He allowed five runs (four earned) on five walks and four hits. He did strike out five, but over just 4.2 innings.
Alex Hudak drove in two runs in the 8th inning with a homerun.
June 21, 2011; Omaha, NE, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks third baseman Adrian Morales (3) hits a RBI single during the first inning against the Virginia Cavaliers during the 2011 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Lexington was the only affiliate to win on Monday night and they won in walk off fashion. With one out in the bottom of the 11th inning, Adrian Morales hit his first homerun of the season to give the Legends the 2-1 win. It was just his second hit of the season.
Just hours after being named the South Atlantic League’s Pitcher of the Week, Bryan Brickhouse delivered yet another solid start. He allowed one run on seven hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out four and recorded the rest of his outs on the ground. The Legends bullpen was stellar behind him. Cory Hall, Mark Peterson, and winning pitcher Ali Williams combined to throw six scoreless innings. Only three hitters reached base against them.
Michael Antonio drove in the Legends first run in the bottom of the fourth with a double (one of his two hits on the night).