KC Royals Julio Pinto Solid in Burlington Royals Victory


Omaha lost their third straight in Iowa, losing 4-1 on Saturday night. The loss dropped the Storm Chasers into third place.

The Storm Chasers scored their lone run in the ninth on a Jose Martinez ground out. Leadoff hitter Reymond Fuentes went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored (the team had just four total hits).

Andy Ferguson took the loss, as he allowed one run on two hits and two walks over three innings. He struck out two. Buddy Baumann followed and allowed three runs on three hits and two walks over four innings. He struck out five, but allowed a two out, three-run home run in the seventh.

NW Arkansas lost their third straight to Tulsa, this time in walk off fashion. The Drillers won 3-2 in 12 innings.

Sam Selman took the loss, as he allowed a bases loaded sac fly in his only inning of work.

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Tulsa scored two runs in the bottom of eighth off Naturals reliever

Kevin McCarthy

(1IP, 3H, 2R, BB, 0K). However, NWA scored a run in the top of the ninth on a two out

Jorge Bonifacio

single to send the game into extra innings.

Malcom Culver followed with three scoreless innings of relief.

The loss negated the solid start from Jonathan Dziedzic, who allowed six hits and walked one over seven scoreless innings. He struck out two.

In the loss, Hunter Dozier and Lane Adams each had two hits.

Wilmington lost their 13th in a row, losing 8-4 at first place Lynchburg. The two teams finish up their season series on Sunday afternoon.

The Blue Rocks took a 4-0 lead in the third, capped by a Ryan O’Hearn three-run home run (one of his two hits).

However, the Hillcats erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the fifth to chase Blue Rocks starter Pedro Fernandez from the game. With one out, he allowed a double, a two-run homer, another double, an RBI triple, and an RBI double. After a fly out, a walk ended his night.

Up until that point, Fernandez had allowed just one hit.

Yender Caramo was next up and he allowed a two-run triple to the first batter he faced, followed by an RBI single. In the 7th inning, Caramo allowed his first homer of the season.

The Blue Rocks collected 12 hits (11 singles), but went 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position. They were also thrown out trying to steal three times. Elier Hernandez went 3-for-4, while Carlos Garcia and Jack Lopez each had two hits in the loss.

Lexington lost to Greenville, 9-5.

Matt Tenuta took the loss, as he allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks over 5.1 innings. He allowed two home runs. Colin Rodgers followed and allowed four runs on five hits (a home run) over 3.2 innings. He struck out three.

Wander Franco, Brandon Downes, and DonAndre Clark each had two hits in the loss. Franco doubled twice. Chase Vallot went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run.

Burlington beat Princeton, 6-2. The Royals scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth.

With runners on the corners and one out in the 8th inning, two straight walks and a hit batter drove in two runs. After a pitching change and a strikeout, Brian Bien cleared the bases with a single.

Jake Kalish earned the win in relief, though he allowed a run on two hits over two innings. Matt Ditman followed with a perfect inning.

Julio Pinto got the start for the Royals and allowed a run on two hits and a walk over six innings. Pinto allowed a solo homer in the fifth.

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