KC Royals Nolan Watson Has Solid Outing for Burlington


Omaha lost to Iowa in walk off fashion, 5-4. They blew a 4-0 lead.

After Storm Chasers starter Chris Dwyer allowed one run on four hits and two walks over six innings, the bullpen fell apart. Brian Broderick allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits in two innings. Scott Alexander took the loss, as he allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in the bottom of the ninth.

On offense, the Storm Chasers collected 11 hits with Reymond Fuentes, Paulo Orlando, and Christian Colon having two hits. Orlando hit two doubles and drove in a run, while CC drove in two runs. Dusty Coleman went 3-for-4.

NW Arkansas lost their opener in Tulsa, 6-2.

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The Naturals collected five hits, two from

Parker Morin

, who drove in a run in the fifth.

Christian Binford took the loss, as he allowed five runs on five hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out two. Mark Peterson followed with two scoreless innings of relief (H, BB, 0K) before Aroni Nina allowed a run in the bottom of the eighth.

Wilmington was swept in Myrtle Beach, losing 5-4 in walk off fashion. It was the Blue Rocks franchise worst 11th loss in a row. They now head to first place Lynchburg for three games.

The Blue Rocks led 4-1 after five innings. However, Evan Beal allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits over three innings of relief. Beal allowed a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth.

Next up was Estarlin Cordero, who allowed a triple to the first batter he faced in the bottom of the eighth, which was followed by an RBI single to tie the game. In the bottom of the ninth. Cordero walked the first batter and after a wild pitch and a sac bunt, the Pelicans won the game on a ground ball to first base, with Ryan O’Hearn‘s throw home being wide.

Dominique Taylor gave the Blue Rocks the 2-1 lead in the top of the second on a two-run double. He went 3-for-4 with two doubles. Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado went 2-for-4 in the loss.

Lexington was rained out and will play a doubleheader against Greenville on Friday night.

Burlington held on to beat Pulaski, 1-0.

Three Royals combined on the four-hit shutout. It started with Nolan Watson, who allowed three hits over four innings while striking out one. Chase Darhower followed with four no-hit innings of relief (BB, K) to earn the victory. Jacob Bodner earned the save while allowing a hit and striking out two in the ninth.

The Royals had five hits, all singles. Meibrys Viloria drove in the game’s lone run with a sac fly in the 4th inning.

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