Royals July 11th Minors Recap


Omaha won their home series opener against Round Rock, 4-2. They beat the rehabbing Alexi Ogando and veteran Manny Ramirez went 0-for-4.

The Storm Chasers scored all four of their runs in the 1st inning. They sent eight men to the plate. A Ben Broussard sac fly (and an error) scored the first two runs. Brett Hayes hit a two-run homerun with two outs.

Brian Sanches limited the Express to one run (a solo homerun) on four hits over five innings to pick up the win. Will Smith picked up his second save, though he allowed an inherited runner to score in the eighth.

NW Arkansas lost in 13 innings to Springfield, 4-3. The Cardinals scored the go ahead run on a bases loaded walk.

The Naturals collected just five hits and took a 2-0 lead in the fourth on a two out, two-run homerun from Matt Fields (his Texas League-tying 22nd of the season).

After starter Jason Adam (7IP, 4H, 3R, 3BB, 6K) allowed a two-run homerun in the top of the sixth to give Springfield the lead, the Naturals came back to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh. Brian Fletcher led off the inning with a triple and scored on a wild pitch.

From that inning on, the Naturals had just one scoring chance the rest of the game (two on base with two outs in the 12th inning).

*In roster news, the Naturals welcomed back catcher Manny Pina and added veteran reliever Jason Bergmann from indepedent baseball.

Wilmington won their four-game home series over Frederick with a 3-2 comeback win. The Blue Rocks were no-hit for the first five innings before Geulin Beltre opened the sixth with a single. He came around to score their first run on a Jorge Bonifacio single.

The Blue Rocks took a 2-1 lead in the seventh, only to see the Keys tie it back up in the eighth. A Parker Morin two out bases loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth gave the Blue Rocks the lead again. Andrew Triggs picked up the save, as he skated out of a second and third base jam with two outs.

Kyle Smith started and allowed one run on seven hits over six innings. He struck out four.

*Blue Rocks manager Vance Wilson was ejected in the 8th inning after Dennis Raben was called out on strikes on a checked swing.

Lexington was swept at home by Greensboro with a 3-1 loss on Thursday.

The Legends collected just two hits, including a solo homerun by Michael Antonio. As a team, they struck out 11 times.

Christian Binford was the hard luck loser, as he allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk over eight innings. He struck out eight.