KC Royals Mauricio Ramos Helps Power Wilmington Victory


Omaha lost to Las Vegas, 8-3.

J.C. Sulbaran took the loss, as he allowed four home runs (three to one guy). Sulbaran allowed all eight runs on ten hits and two walks over 4.1 innings.

The second appearances for Wandy Rodriguez and Joba Chamberlain were much better than their first. Rodriguez entered in the fifth and stranded a runner (1.2IP, H, 0R, BB, K). Chamberlain followed and threw a perfect seventh with a strikeout.

Troy Patton followed with a perfect eighth.

The Storm Chasers collected nine hits, two each by the top two hitters in their order: Whit Merrifield and Reymond Fuentes. Both stole a base.

Orlando Calixte hit a solo home run in the third. Francisco Pena went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer.

NW Arkansas lost their series opener to Corpus Christi, 9-7.

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The Naturals scored three runs in the top of the ninth on a

Frank Schwindel

pinch-hit three-run home run (his third in Double-A).

Lane Adams

hit a solo home run in the sixth (he went 3-for-3).

Leadoff hitter Ramon Torres went 2-for-5. Raul Mondesi extended his hitting streak to six games by going 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Alex Liddi went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI.

Matt Murray took the loss, as he allowed four runs on five hits and two walks over 3.1 innings. He struck out two. Sam Selman entered in the fourth with two men on base and both scored. Selman left in the fifth with two men on base and both scored. He needed 40 pitches to record just two outs (2H, 4R, 3BB, 2K).

Kevin McCarthy allowed both inherited runs to score in the fifth and allowed a solo homer in the seventh with two outs (3IP, 4H, R, BB, 0K). Aroni Nina struck out two in his one inning (H, BB).

Wilmington won their series opener over Salem, 7-5. The Red Sox out-hit the Blue Rocks 13-9.

The two teams combined for five runs in the first. The Blue Rocks took the lead in the bottom of the fifth with a five-spot and it started with two outs and nobody on base. It all started with a Carlos Garcia bunt single and stolen base. Mauricio Ramos hit a three-run home run and Cameron Gallagher doubled in two runs.

Garcia, Ramos, Ryan O’Hearn, and Gallagher each had two hits in the win.

Alec Mills got the start and allowed three runs on five hits in the first inning. He settled down to last four innings (7H, 3R, 0BB, 4K). Luis Rico followed with three scoreless innings (3H, BB, 3K) to earn the victory.

Ashton Goudeau then allowed two runs on three hits in the eighth before Estarlin Cordero earned the save with a hitless ninth.

Lexington split their doubleheader against West Virginia. The Legends won the first game, 5-2.

Corey Ray earned the win, as he allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out two. Eric Stout earned his third save with a perfect seventh (two strikeouts).

DonAndre Clark went 2-for-2 with a run scored. Luis Valenzuela hit a two out, two-run homer in the sixth to add some insurance.

The Legends lost the second game, 6-1. The Power scored five runs in the bottom of the second.

Colin Rodgers took the loss, as he allowed five runs on nine hits and a walk over three innings. He struck out one. Emilio Ogando allowed an unearned run on two hits and two walks over three innings of relief.

The Legends collected just two hits, a double by Brandon Downes (his 27th) and a triple by Chad Johnson (his first).

Burlington lost to Johnson City, 5-1.

The Royals collected ten hits, but went 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Colton Frabasilio went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Brandon Thomasson went 2-for-4 with a double.

Igol Feliz was the hard luck loser, as he allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits over six innings. He struck out two.

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