Royals July 3rd Minors Recap


Omaha beat New Orleans 10-4 to win the series.

A sac fly and a Paulo Orlando two-run single got the Storm Chasers on the board in the second (he had two hits). Anthony Seratelli hit a three-run homerun in the eighth to finish the Storm Chasers scoring.

Brian Sanches entered in relief of starter Justin Marks in the 7th inning with the bases loaded. He struck out the only batter he faced and Donnie Joseph pitched the next inning, striking out the side.

NW Arkansas scored seven runs in the top of the ninth to blow the game open and they beat Midland, 11-2.

Brooks Pounders allowed a single to the first hitter he faced to end his no-hit streak. He allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out three. The Naturals bullpen trio allowed just one hit over the game’s final three innings.

The Naturals collected 14 hits and went 6-for-12 with runners in scoring position. They also stole five bases, including home by Orlando Calixte (who went 2-for-5). Brian Fletcher and Cheslor Cuthbert each collected two hits, with Fletcher driving in two runs. Juan Graterol went 3-for-4 in the win.

Wilmington could not complete the sweep, as they lost 2-1 in Frederick.

Sam Selman was the hard luck loser, as he allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks over five innings. He threw 101 pitches, just 55 strikes. Cody Fassold followed with three scoreless innings of relief.

The Blue Rocks collected just three hits, with Lane Adams‘ solo homerun accounting for their lone run.

Lexington swept the visiting Greenville Drive with a 4-2 win in the finale.

Bubba Starling broke the 1-1 tie in the 6th inning with a two-run homerun, his eighth of the season. Raul Mondesi hit two doubles and Cameron Gallagher also picked up two hits.

Crawford Simmons picked up his first win of the season with six solid innings. He allowed one run on four hits while striking out five. Kevin Allen followed with two perfect innings of relief before Mark Peterson allowed an unearned run in the ninth to pick up his 9th save.