KC Royals Alex Liddi Leads Naturals to Extra Inning Victory


Omaha came back to beat Las Vegas, 5-4.

The Storm Chasers scored three runs in the top of the ninth, sending nine men to the plate (though three struck out). Dusty Coleman singled in the tying run and J.C. Boscan walked with the bases loaded for the game winner (Boscan went 2-for-3 with an RBI).

Whit Merrifield led off the game with his fifth home run of the season. Reymond Fuentes went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Jose Martinez went 2-for-4 with two doubles.

Clayton Mortensen got the start and allowed a run on three hits and five walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out eight. Mortensen left with the bases loaded in the sixth and Brian Broderick stranded all three. However, Broderick got the blown save, as he allowed three runs on two hits and a walk over 1.2 innings.

Scott Alexander earned the win with two scoreless innings.

NW Arkansas won their series in San Antonio, winning the finale 3-2 in 13 innings. It was their first series win in San Antonio since 2011.

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The Naturals scored a run in the top of the 13th inning on an

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two out single. The Missions committed two errors in the inning.

Benino Pruneda earned the win in relief, as he induced a game ending double play with the bases loaded. He allowed two hits and two walks over three scoreless innings. Pruneda struck out three.

Luke Farrell got the start and allowed a run on six hits over six innings. He struck out two. After Aroni Nina and Daniel Stumpf each threw a scoreless inning, Mark Peterson got the blown save, as he allowed a run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at 2-2. The run scored after three straight two out hits.

Raul Mondesi and Bubba Starling each had two hits in the win. Mondesi tripled, scored two runs, and stole two bases. Starling doubled in the win.

*In roster news, Edward Salcedo, who made his NWA debut on Tuesday, was placed on the DL.

Wilmington had their season finale against Potomac rained out (it will not be made up). The Blue Rocks lost the series and begin their final series against Salem on Friday night.

Lexington had their series opener in Hagerstown rained out. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Friday night.

Idaho Falls walked off against Billings, 5-4 in ten innings. The Chukars scored three runs in the eighth, a run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game, and walked off on a Brawlun Gomez bases loaded single.

Amalani Fukofuka went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Roman Collins went 2-for-3 with two walks. Leadoff hitter Cody Jones went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.

Carter Hope got the start for the Chukars and allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits over 6.2 innings. He struck out seven. Hope left with two runners on base and one scored once Brian Bayliss entered in relief (1.1IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, K). Alberto Rodriguez earned the win in relief, though he allowed an unearned run on two hits over two innings.

Burlington beat Johnson City, 6-5.

Ben Johnson and Brandon Thomasson each hit solo home runs. Thomasson, Jose Martinez, and Brian Bien each had two hits in the win.

Matt Ditman earned the win in relief. He allowed three hits and a walk over three scoreless innings. He struck out two and induced five ground outs.

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