KC Royals Hunter Dozier Leads Naturals to Victory
By Jen Nevius
Omaha lost in Round Rock, 5-0.
The Storm Chasers collected just five hits, all singles. Brett Eibner went 2-for-4.
Buddy Baumann took the loss, as he allowed three runs on four hits (including a solo home run) over four innings. He struck out seven.
Gabriel Noriega returned to the Storm Chasers lineup, but committed two errors at second base.
NW Arkansas lost their series finale at Arkansas, 12-9. The two teams split the four-game series.
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The Naturals collected 12 hits, including a four-hit night fromHunter Dozier
. He hit a solo home run in the second, along with two doubles. Dozier drove in three runs and scored three.Bubba Starling
went 2-for-5 with a triple.Kenny Diekroeger
went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
The Travelers scored five runs in the fourth, as a Dozier error with two outs allowed the inning to continue. Luke Farrell took the loss, as he allowed seven runs (three earned) on eight hits and three walks over 3.2 innings. He struck out three.
Sam Selman followed and allowed four runs on four hits and two walks over just one inning. Next up was Malcom Culver, who allowed a run on two hits and a walk over 2.1 innings. He struck out four. Aroni Nina pitched a scoreless eighth.
Wilmington lost their doubleheader in Winston-Salem. The Blue Rocks lost the first game, 5-4.
The ball seemed to be flying out of the ballpark in North Carolina, as Humberto Arteaga and Alfredo Escalera each hit their first home runs as a Blue Rock.
However, Blue Rocks starter Luis Rico also allowed a solo homer of his own in the third. Rico pitched just two innings (and two batters into the third) while allowing five runs on five hits and three walks. Evan Beal followed and allowed an inherited runner to score. Beal allowed four hits and walked one over three innings. He struck out four.
In the loss, leadoff hitter Carlos Garcia went 2-for-3, while Mauricio Ramos went 3-for-4 with a double.
The Blue Rocks lost the second game, 2-0.
Zach Lovvorn was the hard luck loser, as he allowed the two runs on five hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out one.
Lexington begins a four-game road trip in Greenville on Thursday night. The game will be televised on CBS Sports at 7:05pm ET.
Burlington lost to Danville, 4-2.
Ashe Russell got the start for the Royals and allowed one run on four hits and a hit batter over four innings. Andre Davis followed and took the loss, as he allowed three runs on two hits and four walks over 2.1 innings. Christian Flecha was perfect over the final 2.2 innings. He struck out three.
Brandon Dulin hit his ninth home run, a two out solo shot in the fourth. He did however commit his 14th error at first base. Leadoff hitter Luke Willis went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk in the loss.