KC Royals Luke Farrell Shuts Down Tulsa in Naturals Win


Omaha was swept in Iowa, losing Sunday’s finale by a 3-0 score. The two teams combined for just seven hits.

The Storm Chasers only had three hits, all singles. They also committed three errors.

Two of those errors were committed by starter Clayton Mortensen on pickoff attempts at first base. He took the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit and five walks over five innings. He struck out three.

Casey Coleman followed and allowed a solo home run to Mike Olt in the seventh (2IP, 2H, R, 0BB, 3K). Louis Coleman pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

NW Arkansas avoided the sweep in Tulsa with an 8-1 victory on Sunday night.

Luke Farrell earned his second Double-A victory, allowing just one run on four hits and two walks over seven innings. The Drillers lone run came via a solo home run in the fourth. Farrell struck out five and threw 60 of his 86 pitches for strikes.

Daniel Stumpf and Mark Peterson each threw a scoreless inning of relief.

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The Naturals collected 14 hits and had five two out RBIs. Leadoff man

Ramon Torres

went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs, and two runs scored.

Parker Morin

also had three hits (including two doubles), two RBIs, and scored three runs.

Raul Mondesi and Lane Adams each had two hits. Mondesi drove in two runs. Alex Liddi went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. He also threw a runner out at second base. Bubba Starling hit his eighth homer with NWA in the 9th inning with two outs.

Wilmington lost their 14th straight game, as they were swept by first place Lynchburg, losing Sunday’s finale, 7-4. They return home and after a Monday off day, the Blue Rocks start a three-game series against Carolina on Tuesday night.

Luis Rico took the loss, as he allowed five runs on three hits, two walks, and two hit batters over four-plus innings. He allowed a two out, two-run home run in the third.

Rico left with two men on base in the fifth, but Ashton Goudeau allowed both to score and then one of his own. Goudeau struck out the first batter he faced, but a wild pitch allowed a run to score. He then walked the next hitter, before allowing an RBI double, another walk, and a sac fly.

Matt Alvarez allowed a run in the sixth, but settled down after that (3IP, 2H, R, BB, 2K).

The Blue Rocks out-hit the Hillcats, 11-6, but struck out eight times and grounded into five double plays (a season-high). The top two in the order, Carlos Garcia and Jack Lopez, collected two hits each. Elier Hernandez also had two hits in the loss.

Lexington avoided the sweep to Greenville, winning 5-4.

After the Drive scored three runs in the top of the sixth, the Legends scored four runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead for good.

Wander Franco, who singled in a run with two outs in the first, singled in two runs in the sixth. Leadoff hitter Corey Toups went 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored. Luis Valenzuela went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI.

Jake Newberry earned the win in relief, though he allowed all three inherited runners to score in the sixth. Over 2.1 innings, Newberry allowed two hits while striking out two. Eric Stout earned his second save with 1.1 perfect innings.

Idaho Falls lost to Helena, 10-8.

Derek Gordon took the loss, as he allowed seven runs on eight hits and two walks over five-plus innings. He struck out three, but allowed two home runs. Gordon left with two men on base and both scored once Ian Tompkins entered. Tompkins recorded just two outs (3H, 3R, 2BB, 0K) and left with the bases loaded.

Cruz Guevara left the bases loaded in throwing 2.1 scoreless innings with three strikeouts.

D.J. Burt went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Joshua Banuelos and Kyle Pollock each had two hits, including a double.

Burlington lost to Princeton, 6-3. The Royals had runners at the corners, but a strikeout ended the game.

Brian Bien moved into the leadoff spot and went 2-for-5 with an RBI. Angelo Castellano and Luke Willis each had two hits in the loss.

Igol Feliz took the loss, as he allowed two runs on six hits and three walks over five innings.

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