Royals July 2nd Minors Recap
By Jen Nevius
Omaha lost the second game of their home series with New Orleans by a 6-3 score. The Storm Chasers had a 3-1 lead after five innings.
Yordano Ventura allowed two RBI ground outs prior to being chased in the 7th inning with the bases loaded. All three runs scored after Buddy Baumann entered in relief. Ventura’s line looked like this: 6IP, 3H 5R, 2BB, 6K. He also hit two batters.
On offense for the Storm Chasers, Christian Colon, Max Ramirez, and Paulo Orlando each collected two hits. Anthony Seratelli went 3-for-4. As a team, they only went 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position.
*Reliever Louis Coleman was the only Storm Chaser to be named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team.
Wilmington has won two straight in Frederick with an 8-3 win on Tuesday night. Spencer Patton entered in the 4th inning with the bases loaded and the Blue Rocks leading 3-2. He recorded a fly out to end the inning. Patton picked up the win, as he allowed one run on four hits over 3.1 innings. He struck out seven.
On offense for the Blue Rocks, Alex McClure and Jared Schlehuber each went 2-for-5. Kenny Swab hit a double and a homerun. Ethan Chapman went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.
After rain wiped out their first game against Greenville, Lexington won both games of their doubleheader Tuesday night. The Legends took Game 1, 1-0. Raul Mondesi hit a homerun in the bottom of the first to account for the scoring (he went 2-for-3).
That was more than enough for starter Daniel Stumpf, who allowed just a walk in the complete game win. That walk came in the 2nd inning, but was thrown out trying to steal second base. Stumpf struck out three in picking up the KC Royals second no-hitter in a week.
The Legends took Game 2, 7-1. Christian Binford was not as perfect as Stumpf, but was solid enough to pick up the win. He allowed one run on five hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out six.
They trailed 1-0 heading into the third and scored two runs on Bubba Starling‘s two out double. In the fourth, the Legends blew the game open with five runs. Two wild pitches, a bases loaded walk, an error, and a Starling single scored all the runs.
Terrence Gore, Raul Mondesi, and Fred Ford also collected two hits.