Royals July 21st Minors Recap


Omaha won the back-and-forth affair in Albuquerque by an 8-6 score. The Storm Chasers won the four game series before heading home to Werner Park for an eight game homestand beginning on Monday night.

Paulo Orlando getting ready to run during spring training (Jen Nevius)

With the game tied at 6-6 and two outs in the top of the ninth, Paulo Orlando singled to get the rally started. After a wild pitch moved him to second base, Quintin Berry once again came through. He singled Orlando home to break the tie (one of his three hits and three RBIs). Mitch Canham followed with an RBI double (one of his two hits).

Michael Mariot worked around a one out triple to strike out the final two Isotopes hitters to pick up the save.

NW Arkansas has now won four in a row and six of seven with a 5-4 walk off win over Springfield.

With no outs in the bottom of the ninth, Whit Merrifield laid down a perfect bunt to load the bases (one of his two hits). After Brett Eibner flied out for the first out, a wild pitch tied the game at 4-4. That led to the Cardinals intentionally walking Orlando Calixte to once again load the bases. Another wild pitch provided the walk off win.

After Brooks Pounders struggled a bit through five innings (4H, 4R, 3BB, 5K), Jason Bergmann and Jon Keck allowed the Naturals offense time to come back. Bergmann allowed two hits over two scoreless innings (he struck out three). Jon Keck picked up the win with two hitless innings of relief.

Wilmington lost their first game in Carolina by an 8-3 score. They have now lost seven in a row.

One day after John Lamb struggled in the finale in Myrtle Beach, Kellen Moen struggled through four innings against the Mudcats (eight runs on eight hits and three walks). In his second outing in three days, Cory Hall gave the Blue Rocks three scoreless innings of relief (though he did allow two inherited runners to score).

On offense, Justin Trapp and Ethan Chapman (the leadoff and nine-hole hitters) each collected two hits. All seven of their total hits were singles.

*In roster news, infielder Alex McClure has been traded to Miami (he tweeted it). However, no move has officially been made yet.

While the Blue Rocks have lost seven in a row, Lexington has now won seven in a row with a 2-0 win in Greenville. They now have a 2.5 game lead in the Southern League of the South Atlantic League.

The game was scoreless until the Legends scored two runs in the top of the eighth.

In that 8th inning, Fred Ford led off with a homerun. Three batters later, Raul Mondesi doubled in the second run. That’s two of the Legends three hits (Mark Threlkeld had doubled in the first).

Daniel Stumpf took the no decision, though he allowed five hits and four walks over six innings. He struck out five. Clayton Schulz picked up the win with two scoreless innings (just one hit). John Walter picked up his fourth save with a perfect ninth (he struck out two).