KC Royals Luis Valenzuela Leads Legends to Victory


Omaha lost in walk off fashion in Salt Lake, 11-10. The Bees scored eight runs over the final three innings.

Scott Alexander not only got the blown save, but the loss, as he allowed an inherited run to score in the eighth, along with two of his own. Alexander then allowed a two out, solo homer to Grant Green in the bottom of the ninth.

The Storm Chasers hit three solo home runs: one by Reymond Fuentes in the first (one of his two hits), one by Orlando Calixte in the fourth (one of his two hits), and one by Jose Martinez in the fifth (one of his three hits).

Brett Eibner went 4-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI. Whit Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. However, both committed errors. Christian Colon went 2-for-3 with an RBI and his fourth stolen base.

Miguel Almonte got the start for the Storm Chasers and allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out five. Casey Coleman then allowed four runs on four hits and two walks over 1.2 innings. Brian Broderick then recorded one out in the seventh, before allowing a leadoff single to Green in the eighth (which came around to score once Alexander entered).

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begins a six-game road trip starting Tuesday night in San Antonio.

Wilmington begins a seven games in six days homestand Tuesday night, starting with Potomac.

Lexington won their series opener against West Virginia, 4-2.

Foster Griffin earned his second straight victory, as he allowed a run on eight hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out one. Torey Deshazier allowed a run on one hit and a walk over three innings. He struck out two. Jake Newberry earned his fifth save with a scoreless ninth.

The Legends scored single runs in four different innings. Corey Toups hit a solo home run in the third (he also doubled). Luis Valenzuela went 4-for-4 with a solo homer in the fourth.

Brandon Downes, Anderson Miller, Samir Duenez, and Mike Hill each had two hits in the win.

Idaho Falls beat Billings, 9-8. The Chukars scored six runs over the final two innings.

The Chukars collected 13 hits and walked seven times, but went just 4-for-14 with runners in scoring position. Leadoff hitter Cody Jones and Amalani Fukofuka collected three hits (including a double) and scored two runs.

D.J. Burt, Nick Dini, and Kyle Pollock each had two hits in the win. Burt drove in two runs, while Pollock hit a two-run home run.

Shortstop Marten Gasparini committed five errors, to give him 32 on the season. Those errors led to five unearned runs.

Hunter Haynes got the start and allowed five runs (two earned) on six hits over five innings. He struck out three, but allowed a two out, two-run homer in the second. Brandon Thomas earned the win in relief, allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits and four walks over four innings. He struck out one.

Burlington lost to Pulaski, 14-4. The Yankees scored eight runs in the top of the fourth.

Joseph Markus took the loss, as he allowed eight runs on eight hits and two walks over 3.1 innings. He struck out four. Markus left with two runners on base in the fourth and both scored once Enmanuel Camacho entered in relief. Camacho then allowed six runs (three earned) of his own on nine hits and a walk over 2.2 innings.

Gabriel Cramer walked one over three hitless innings of relief. He struck out three.

On offense for the Royals, Xavier Fernandez and Colton Frabasilio each had three hits. Fernandez hit a two out, two-run home run in the fifth.