Royals May 19th Minors Recap


Omaha split their series with visiting Las Vegas with a 4-3 win. They now welcome Tuscon to Werner Park for four games.

Anthony Seratelli

The Storm Chasers scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead for good. With two outs, Xavier Nady doubled in one run and Anthony Seratelli followed with an RBI single (one of his two hits).

Max Ramirez went 2-for-4 and hit his 8th homerun of the season. Brett Hayes also went 2-for-4.

Brian Sanches got the win, as he pitched 2.1 scoreless innings of relief of Ryan Verdugo (5IP, 7H, 3R, BB, 5K). Sanches gave up back-to-back one out singles in the 8th inning and was replaced by Michael Mariot. He struck out three of the five batters he faced in picking up his fifth save of the season.

NW Arkansas lost to visiting Tulsa, 7-1. The Naturals scored first, in the 1st inning, on Brett Eibner‘s solo homerun.

Jason Adam had another okay start for the Naturals. He allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits and three walks over five innings (he threw 100 pitches). He struck out five, but allowed another homerun (his third this season). That homerun was a two out, two-run shot in the top of the second that gave the Drillers the lead.

The Naturals collected seven hits, two by Matt Fields (including a double).

*Former Natural Cole White pitched a scoreless inning of relief against his former teammates.

Wilmington won their series over visiting Myrtle Beach with a 2-1 win on Sunday. The Blue Rocks have off on Monday before welcoming first place Lynchburg to town for three games.

Sam Selman made it through five innings for just the third time this season (in eight starts) to pick up the win. He allowed just the one run on three hits and a walk while striking out six over five innings. Spencer Patton followed with two shutout innings before Scott Alexander got into trouble while trying to close out the game. With runners at second and third base and two outs in the ninth, Andrew Triggs induced a ground out to finish off the Pelicans.

For the Blue Rocks, Lane Adams went 2-for-4 with a double. The team only picked up four hits, including Justin Trapp‘s solo homerun in the 3rd inning that gave them the lead.

Lexington scored six runs in the top of the first and cruised to a 12-5 win over West Virginia. They now head home to play Asheville for three games.

In their six-run first, the Legends picked up four hits, walked twice, and was hit once. Nick Cuckovich cleared the bases with two outs off the Power’s new pitcher.

The Legends only collected nine hits, with Ethan Chapman being the lone player with two hits.

Bryan Brickhouse was the beneficiary of all the run support. He allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks over five innings. Cory Hall followed with two scoreless innings of relief before Alec Mills allowed an unearned run over the final two innings.