KC Royals Jorge Bonifacio Leads Naturals to Victory


Omaha won their series over Sacramento, winning the finale, 5-1.

Alex Gordon made his first start in left field for the Storm Chasers and went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in the fifth to break the scoreless tie. Gordon walked and scored a run in Omaha’s four-run seventh. Brett Eibner capped the inning with a two-run double.

Jose Martinez went 2-for-4 to increase his batting average to .392 and extend his hitting streak to ten games. Reymond Fuentes went 3-for-4 with an RBI double.

J.C. Sulbaran earned the win, as he allowed five hits and a walk over 5.2 innings. He struck out three. Louis Coleman followed and allowed a hit over 1.1 scoreless innings. Scott Alexander allowed a run in the eighth.

*Infielder Angel Franco was placed on the DL.

NW Arkansas won their second straight over Springfield, 5-3. Of the Naturals nine hits, four went for extra bases.

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With two outs in the bottom of the seventh,

Jorge Bonifacio

broke the tie with a two-run single (one of his three hits).

Frank Schwindel

, Tuesday night’s hero, went 2-for-4 with a double.

Matt Murray earned the win in relief, though he allowed a run on four hits and a walk over two innings. Mark Peterson earned his second save with a perfect ninth.

Naturals starter Luke Farrell got the no decision, as he allowed two runs on five hits and four walks over five innings. He allowed a two-run home run in the 3rd inning.

Alex Liddi‘s 16-game hitting streak came to an end, as he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Wilmington ended their losing streak to Carolina, as they won 5-0 in the series finale.

The Blue Rocks received great pitching and some timely hitting, including a two-run home run from Ryan O’Hearn in the eighth.

Alec Mills allowed just four hits over 6.2 innings. He struck out six and induced ten ground outs. Mills threw 62 of his 76 pitches for strikes. Luis Rico earned his fourth save with 2.1 scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and threw just 20 pitches (16 for strikes).

Lexington lost to Rome, 13-9. The Braves scored one run in the eighth and six in the ninth.

The Legends hit four home runs, though three were solo shots. Leadoff hitter Luis Valenzuela went 4-for-5 with two runs scored. Austin Bailey, Chase Vallot, and Alexis Rivera each had two hits (including a solo homer). Wander Franco went 3-for-5 and Anderson Miller had two hits in the loss.

Colin Rodgers took the loss in relief, as he allowed five runs on six hits and a walk over four innings (plus four batters in the ninth). He struck out three. Brennan Henry allowed two inherited runs to score and two of his own in the ninth.

Scott Blewett got the start for the Legends and allowed six runs on seven hits and four walks over five innings.

Idaho Falls lost to Ogden, 5-1. The Chukars scored in the ninth on a Kyle Pollock homer.

Amalani Fukofuka went 2-for-4 with a double.

Carter Hope took the loss, as he allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk over 5.1 innings. He struck out five, but allowed a two-run homer. Hope left with the bases loaded in the sixth and Drew Milligan allowed a sac fly and an RBI double before getting out of the inning. Josh Staumont struck out five over two perfect innings of relief.

Burlington held on to beat Danville, 4-3.

The Royals had just four hits, two doubles by Brandon Dulin and two singles by Luke Willis. Willis scored two runs. Jose Martinez drove in two runs, one with a sac fly.

Julio Pinto earned the win, as he allowed two runs on five hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out three. Jake Kalish earned his first save, as he allowed an unearned run on two hits over four innings. He struck out eight.

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