Royals July 7th Minors Recap
Omaha split their series in Round Rock with a 4-0 loss on Sunday night.
Yordano Ventura was the hard luck loser, as he allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits over five innings. He struck out nine. However, he threw 89 pitches.
The Storm Chasers only collected four hits, all singles.
NW Arkansas came back to beat Frisco, 7-5. Rey Navarro‘s two out, two-run double pushed the go ahead runs across in the eighth (one of his three hits).
Every Naturals hitter had at least one hit. The top five in the lineup (Brett Eibner, Orlando Calixte, Navarro, Matt Fields, and Cheslor Cuthbert) each had multi-hit games. Eibner and Cuthbert each hit homeruns.
After Aaron Brooks struggled through six innings (he allowed three homeruns), the Naturals bullpen duo of Scott Alexander and Zach Jackson shut down the Rough Riders.
Wilmington could not move into first place in the Carolina League’s Northern Division, as they lost their finale in Potomac by a 5-2 final. The P-Nats scored all their runs over the game’s first four innings.
The Blue Rocks only collected five hits, two coming from Daniel Mateo.
Kellen Moen took the loss, as he allowed all five runs over just 3.2 innings. Daniel Hernandez allowed five hits and two walks over 2.2 innings, but did not allow a run. Cody Fassold pitched the final 1.2 scoreless innings.
Lexington‘s doubleheader was postponed in West Virginia due to rain and a makeup date had not been released.