KC Royals Minors Recap: Legends Win on Walk Off Walk


Omaha allowed the most runs at home on the season, as they lost to Reno, 12-3. They still won the four-game series.

Storm Chasers starter Yohan Pino allowed four straight singles to start the 3rd inning to give the Aces a 1-0 lead. Things continued go into a tailspin from there. The Aces sent nine men to the plate in both the third and fourth innings.

Casey Kotchman drove in Omaha’s first run in the fourth on a single. He also doubled to lead off the sixth and scored on Francisco Pena‘s double (third straight game with an RBI). Reymond Fuentes went 3-for-5 and Lane Adams went 2-for-3 with a walk.

Of note, Cheslor Cuthbert (who had started the game at first base) was pinch hit for in the fifth.

NW Arkansas had their game against Tulsa rained out. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on June 9th. The two teams now head to Tulsa to play one game on Memorial Day. Then it is back to Springdale for the Naturals for six games.

Wilmington‘s offense busted out to beat Carolina, 10-2. The Blue Rocks clung to a 3-2 lead before scoring seven in the bottom of the eighth.

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The Blue Rocks batted around in the 8th inning, as

Ramon Torres

led off the inning with a single. Later in the inning, he doubled in two runs. Three batters prior,

Cam Gallagher

doubled in two (one of his three doubles and four RBIs).

Frank Schwindel also had three hits in the win, along with two runs scored and two RBIs. Dominique Taylor had his second straight multi-hit game (2-for-4, two runs scored, and an RBI).

The offensive outburst made a winner of starter Jake Junis, who allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings. The Blue Rocks bullpen duo of Andrew Edwards and Kevin McCarthy held the Mudcats to a walk and a hit batter over the final four innings.

Lexington won the slugfest over Hagerstown, 14-13 in ten innings. The Legends scored seven runs in the first. The two teams split the four-game series.

With a runner on third base and nobody out in the bottom of the tenth, the Suns intentionally walked the next two hitters for Elier Hernandez, who walked to force in the winning run.

After the Suns scored three runs in the top of the 8th inning to take the lead, the Legends scored three runs of their own to tie the game at 13-13. Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado hit a two out, two-run home run (his sixth of the season).

Ryan O’Hearn hit a solo home run in the second, his 11th of the season. He had two hits and three RBIs. Nine-hole hitter Mike Hill went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, and an RBI.

Wander Franco was the lone Legends hitter to not have a hit or an RBI. Every hitter scored a run.

Evan Beal earned the win in relief, though he allowed two unearned runs on one hit and three walks. He did pitch 2.2 innings.

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