Royals May 31st Minors Recap


Omaha was postponed in their finale in Oklahoma City due to more tornadoes touching down in the city. They took refuge under the stadium and everyone is okay.

Danny Duffy made another rehab start for NW Arkansas, but the Naturals lost their sixth game in a row with a 7-2 loss. Duffy allowed two runs on five hits and one walk over 3.2 innings. He struck out five, but took the loss.

Unfortunately, his offense collected just five hits, two by Manny Pina. His bullpen also let him down (five runs allowed by three relievers).

The Naturals outfield did pick up two assists, with Carlo Testa throwing a runner out at the plate.

Wilmington lost their series opener at home against Northern Division foe Frederick, 2-1. The Keys scored single runs in the first two innings. The loss dropped them to three games back of first place for the first half title.

The Blue Rocks collected seven hits, all singles. Jared Schlehuber and Jack Lopez (the 5-6 hitters) went 4-for-8. Tyler Chism drove in their lone run in the 7th inning on a sac fly.

Brickhouse is one of many talented arms on the Lexington roster. (Photo Clinton Riddle)

Sam Selman took the loss, as he allowed two runs on six hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out five. Kellen Moen and Cody Fassold pitched the final four scoreless innings in relief.

Behind another solid start from Bryan Brickhouse, Lexington won 6-3. Brickhouse allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out five.

Mark Donato hit a two-run homerun in the 2nd inning (one of his two hits) to give the Legends a lead they would never relinquish. The Legends collected 11 hits, as Kenny Diekroeger and Fred Ford each went 2-for-4.