KC Royals Brooks Pounders Has Solid Outing for Naturals

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Omaha won their series opener over Iowa, 9-5.

The Storm Chasers received great bullpen work from the Coleman duo. Casey Coleman entered with a runner on base and two outs in the fifth and stranded the runner. He threw 2.1 scoreless innings. Louis Coleman then threw two hitless innings with three strikeouts.

The Storm Chasers collected 13 hits, two each from Reymond Fuentes, Jose Martinez, and Brett Eibner. Fuentes doubled and drove in two runs, while Eibner hit his 17th home run.

*In roster news, infielder Dusty Coleman returned from the DL, as fellow infielder Gabriel Noriega was placed on the DL. Coleman went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run.

NW Arkansas split their series with first place Arkansas, winning the finale, 6-2.

The Naturals hit two 2-run home runs: one in the first inning by Bubba Starling and one in the fourth by Frank Schwindel.

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That was enough for

Brooks Pounders

, who allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks over seven innings. He struck out three.

Kevin McCarthy

and

Malcom Culver

each threw a scoreless inning of relief, with McCarthy throwing just nine pitches.

Ramon Torres collected two hits and also stole a base from the leadoff spot.

*In roster news, catcher Micah Gibbs was placed on the DL, while infielder Logan Davis was added from Lexington.

Wilmington lost their franchise tying worst tenth game in a row, losing in walk off fashion to Myrtle Beach, 3-2 in ten innings.

The Blue Rocks actually led 2-0 after four innings due to a Mauricio Ramos two-run home run in the fourth. However, reliever Ashton Goudeau allowed a one out, two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth.

Goudeau allowed a single, a sac bunt, and then the walk off double in the bottom of the tenth (2.2IP, 4H, 3R, 0BB, 3K).

That negated the solid start from Zach Lovvorn, who allowed three hits and walked one over 6.2 scoreless innings. He struck out four.

Lexington walked off against Augusta, 13-12.

A Corey Toups sac fly in the bottom of the ninth set off the celebration. Toups went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and his 29th stolen base of the season.

Mike Hill and Brandon Downes each had two hits in the win. Hill scored two runs, while Downes drove in two with a first inning homer. Luis Valenzuela went 3-for-5 with two RBIs.

Jake Newberry earned the win in relief, throwing 1.1 perfect innings of relief.

*In roster news, the Legends added Austin Bailey from Burlington.

Burlington lost to Pulaski, 8-5. The Yankees scored six runs in the 3rd inning.

The Royals collected 13 hits, but went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Brandon Thomasson went 3-for-4 with a solo homer. Colton Frabasilio also homered, a two-run shot in the fifth (2-for-2 with two walks).

Brandon Dulin, Tanner Stanley, and Trey Stover each had two hits in the loss.

Joseph Markus took the loss, allowing seven runs on seven hits and three walks over 2.2 innings. Enmanuel Camacho followed and allowed a run on three hits and a walk over 4.1 innings. He struck out two. Christian Flecha threw two perfect innings of relief with two strikeouts.

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