Royals May 14th Minors Recap
By Jen Nevius
Omaha had the day off, as they head to Memphis to begin an eight-game road trip, which will also take them to Nashville.
NW Arkansas had their game in Arkansas postponed due to rain (it will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday, June 8th). The two teams will finish their series on Thursday.
Now to the two teams that actually played.
Wilmington lost their series finale to Salem, 3-2. Neither team issued a walk.
The Blue Rocks won the three-game series. They now head out on the road for four games in Lynchburg, who they just lost three out of four to in Wilmington.
Blue Rocks starter Christian Binford had just two perfect innings of his five innings of work in picking up the loss. He allowed three runs on six hits. However, Ali Williams threw three perfect innings of relief with five strikeouts to keep the Blue Rocks in the game.
The Blue Rocks collected five hits, three for extra bases. Kenny Diekroeger had two doubles. After scoring single runs in the fifth and sixth, they had just one base runner over the final three innings. Salem pitchers combined to retire 12 of the final 13 batters they faced.
Lexington won their first game in Asheville, 11-2 to extend their winning streak to four games. The Legends scored two runs in the 2nd inning, but a six-run sixth put the game away.
In that 2nd inning, Fred Ford and Tyler Chism hit solo home runs. It was Chism’s first homer of the season. In the 6th inning, the Legends sent nine men to the plate. They had five straight one out run-scoring hits, including a two-run single by Kevin Kuntz (his first two RBIs of the season).
Every Legend had at least one hit except Frank Schwindel (he did walk and drive in a run).
The offensive explosion made a winner of Luis Rico for the first time this season. He allowed just two hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings. He struck out five. Andrew Edwards allowed the two runs on three hits and a walk in the ninth.