KC Royals Minors Recap: Lane Adams Delivers Walkoff Victory


Omaha won in walk off fashion, 6-5 in ten innings. Lane Adams delivered the game-winner, a single with one out. He replaced rehabbing big leaguer Alex Rios (1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout).

Outside of the game-winning hit, the Storm Chasers used the long ball en route to their victory. Francisco Pena, Reymond Fuentes, Orlando Calixte, and Brett Eibner all hit solo home runs. Eibner’s came in the ninth and three batters later, Pena tied the game with a double (3-for-4).

Calixte also doubled in the win.

After Andy Ferguson struggled through four innings (9H, 5R, 0BB, 5K), the Storm Chasers bullpen was solid. Casey Coleman allowed three hits over 3.2 innings. Scott Alexander then struck out four over 1.1 scoreless innings. Brian Broderick got into and out of a 10th inning jam to earn the win (two hits and a walk).

NW Arkansas came back to win the finale against Corpus Christi, 3-2.

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Every Naturals hitter had at least one hit, with

Balbino Fuenmayor

collecting two hits.

Terrance Gore

, who entered in the 3rd inning as a defensive replacement, scored the first run and drove in the go ahead run in the sixth. Gore also stole his 19th base.

The Hooks had the tying run on second base with one out in the seventh, but Tony Kemp got a little too greedy on a wild pitch and was thrown out at the plate.

J.C. Sulbaran earned his fourth win, as he allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out four. Mark Peterson earned his fifth hold, though his 7th inning was dicey (2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 2K). Benino Pruneda earned his first save by striking out two of the three batters he faced.

Wilmington lost to Potomac, 8-3. The Blue Rocks actually out-hit the P-Nats 14-11.

Unfortunately, three of the five Blue Rocks hitters who had multi-hit games did not score a run. Cody Stubbs, who made his 2015 debut on Wednesday night, went 4-for-5 with two doubles. Carlos Garcia went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a stolen base. Santiago Nessy went 2-for-5.

Ramon Torres led off the game with a solo home run, his first of the year. He went 2-for-4. Mauricio Ramos went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored.

It was an off night for the Blue Rocks pitching, as starter Yender Caramo lasted just three innings (8H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K, 2BK, WP). Estarlin Cordero walked three and allowed a hit over 1.1 innings. He left in the 5th inning with two on and both scored once Andrew Edwards entered.

In the P-Nats four-run fifth, they scored on a sac bunt, a single, and a wild pitch. Edwards allowed two of his own runs on two hits, two walks, a hit batter, and two wild pitches over 2.2 innings. He struck out two.

Lexington lost to Greenville, 5-4. The two teams combined for 27 hits.

2014 second round pick Scott Blewett made his season debut in the start for the Legends. He allowed an unearned run on five hits and two walks over four innings. He struck out eight.

After Blewett, Colin Rodgers allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out four. Tripp Davis pitched a scoreless ninth.

On offense, the Legends hit two solo home runs in the fourth (Wander Franco and Mike Hill). Humberto Arteaga went 3-for-5 with a run scored. Elier Hernandez, Chase Vallot, and Luis Villegas each had two hits in the loss.

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