Royals May 15th Minors Recap


NW Arkansas lost again to Arkansas, this time by a 5-1 final. The Naturals collected just four hits and went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position (they worked five walks).

It was just a 2-1 score when Sugar Ray Marimon left the game after six innings. He allowed five hits (two solo homeruns) and three walks while striking out seven.

Wilmington blew a 6-2 lead and fell in Potomac, 9-6.

Parker Morin hit his first homerun of the season, a two-run shot in the 4th inning. Jared Schlehuber hit a three-run shot in the 6th inning (he went 3-for-4). Lane Adams and Kenny Diekroeger each picked up two hits.

Spencer Patton made the spot start and allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk over three innings. Scott Alexander followed by allowing two runs on four hits over three innings, but the Blue Rocks were still winning. Malcom Culver and Robinson Yambati allowed five runs on four hits and two walks over the game’s final two innings.

*Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth started in right field and batted second for the P-Nats. He threw a runner out at the plate on a fly ball out to end an inning and got himself into a rundown to move a runner up and allow a runner to score. He went 1-for-2 at the plate.

Lexington swept Kannapolis with a 9-2 win in Wednesday afternoon’s finale. The Legends now travel to West Virginia for four games starting on Thursday.

Both teams put up two-spots in the fourth, but the Legends scored three runs each in the sixth and ninth innings.

The bottom two in Lexington’s order, Alex Marquez and Nick Cuckovich, went a combined 5-for-7 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Both of Cuckovich’s hits were doubles. Fred Ford went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs. He hit a two out, two-run homerun in the 4th inning that tied the game at 2-2.

Christian Binford picked up the win, as he allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out four. Chas Byrne struck out four over his two inning relief outing.