KC Royals Minors Recap: Cody Reed Dominates in Victory


Omaha had Wednesday off and begin an eight-game homestand on Thursday night, beginning with Reno.

NW Arkansas won their fifth in a row in beating Arkansas, 4-3. The Naturals look for the series sweep on Thursday.

The Naturals offense was led by Balbino Fuenmayor, who doubled twice to drive in three runs. He gave NWA their first lead of the game in the bottom of the eighth with a two out, two-run double. Mike Bianucci hit his ninth home run of the season in the seventh.

Ali Williams earned the victory in relief of J.C. Sulbaran (6IP, 6H, 3R, BB, 6K). Williams walked one over two scoreless innings. Malcom Culver earned his third save, though he walked one and allowed a hit in the ninth.

Wilmington received another dominant start in beating Winston-Salem, 6-0 Wednesday afternoon.

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Cody Reed

, who did not allow a hit until there was one out in the sixth. Overall, he allowed two hits and a walk over 6.2 scoreless innings. He struck out 11. Both the strikeouts and innings pitched are the highest of his career.

The game was scoreless until the Blue Rocks erupted for four runs in the bottom of the fifth. Tuesday night’s hero, leadoff hitter Ramon Torres, went 3-for-5 with an RBI triple. He also stole a base.

Mauricio Ramos, Robert Pehl, and Dominique Taylor each had two hits and an RBI. Ramos scored two runs.

Lexington lost their series in Greenville by losing the finale, 4-3 in walk off fashion. The Legends now return home for a Memorial Day weekend series against Hagerstown.

The Legends got on the board in the first on Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado‘s solo home run with one out (one of his three hits). They took the lead in the top of the eighth, only to see the Drive tie it in the bottom of the inning and walk off with one out in the ninth.

Foster Griffin got the start and allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out five. Emilio Ogando took the loss, as he allowed two runs on four hits over 4.1 innings. He struck out five. Two of the four hits he allowed came in the ninth.

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