KC Royals Fourth of July Minors Recap


Omaha beat OKC, 7-4.

Brett Eibner hit a two out, two-run home run in the second to put the Storm Chasers on the board. Balbino Fuenmayor, who was just promoted to Triple-A, cleared the bases in the 3rd inning with a double. Paulo Orlando and Christian Colon each collected two hits in the win.

John Lamb won his ninth game, as he allowed one run on four hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out six.

*In roster news, first baseman Matt Fields was released. Outfielders Jose Martinez and Reymond Fuentes were activated from the DL. Lefty Troy Patton was added from his 80-game suspension.

NW Arkansas beat Frisco, 3-2 in ten innings.

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In the top of the 10th,

Bubba Starling

led off with a single (he also doubled in a run in the sixth to tie the game) and came around to score on

Kenny Diekroeger

‘s one out single.

Sam Selman

earned the victory with two scoreless innings of relief. He struck out two.

Cody Reed got the start and allowed two runs on five hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out three. Aroni Nina followed with two scoreless innings of relief.

Alex Liddi went 2-for-3 with a solo homer.

Wilmington was suspended in Potomac due to fog in the bottom of the 13th inning with two outs, nobody on base, and the score tied at 2-2.

Sean Manaea made his second start for the Blue Rocks and allowed an unearned run on four hits over six innings. He struck out five. Yender Caramo got the blown save by allowing a run in the eighth and everything off him was hit hard over five innings of relief.

Kevin McCarthy was in the game for the Blue Rocks and looked sharp. He turned a double play on a potential sac bunt and called off the infielders in the 13th inning on a pop up due to the fog.

The Blue Rocks offense jumped all over Washington rehabber Aaron Barrett in the first. Carlos Garcia led off with a double off the right-center field wall (one of his three hits) and Ramon Torres followed with a single. As Torres stole second base, the throw went into center to score the first run. However, the Blue Rocks ran themselves out of the inning.

Lexington was blown out late by Asheville, 13-0. The game was scoreless through four innings.

Pedro Fernandez was pulled in the fifth with one out and two runners on base (he walked five in the game) in favor of Jake Newberry, who allowed both to score and only recorded two outs. Newberry allowed four runs of his own on six hits and two walks. He left with the bases loaded in favor of Torey Deshazier, who allowed all three to score in the sixth.

Over 2.2 innings, Deshazier allowed four runs on five hits (two homers) and three walks. Evan Beal entered with the bases loaded in the eighth and allowed one to score (1.1IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 0K).

On offense, Ryan O’Hearn went 2-for-4 in the loss.

Idaho Falls lost to Orem, 14-5, despite collecting 13 hits. Of the 13 hits, only two went for extra bases.

The Chukars hit into two double plays and also committed three errors. Kyle Pollock hit a two-run home run in the sixth. He also doubled. The top two in the order, Cody Jones and Amalani Fukofuka, went a combined 5-for-10 with three runs scored.

Hunter Haynes took the loss, as he allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and five walks over 4.2 innings.

Burlington beat Kingsport, 3-2. The Royals scored their runs over the first two innings.

In the first, Austin Bailey and Brandon Dulin delivered back-to-back RBI doubles. They scored a run in the 2nd inning on a ground out.

Ashe Russell made his second professional start and allowed a run on four hits over three innings. Igol Feliz earned his second win, as he allowed one run on three hits and two walks over five innings of relief. He struck out three.