KC Royals Minors Recap: Omaha wins, but is eliminated


Omaha beat Colorado Springs, 4-3. With an OKC win, the Storm Chasers were eliminated from the postseason.

The Storm Chasers broke the 3-3 tie in the sixth on a Jose Martinez double (he had two hits and two RBIs).

That gave starter Chris Dwyer the win, as he allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings. In the Dodgers three-run 3rd inning, Dwyer allowed five hits (two triples, two doubles, and a single) and a walk.

Joba Chamberlain followed and struck out two in his perfect inning of relief. Louis Coleman earned his ninth save, as he allowed two hits and a walk over three scoreless innings. He struck out three.

NW Arkansas lost their second straight in Tulsa, 5-2. The Naturals scored a run in the top of the first on an Alex Liddi two out double.

Kyle Zimmer took the loss, as he allowed three runs on five hits over just 3.2 innings. He struck out three, but allowed two home runs and left with two men on base. Benino Pruneda left both base runners stranded (1.1IP, H0, R, 0BB, 2K).

Kevin McCarthy allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over two innings of relief before Sam Selman pitched a hitless eighth.

The Naturals collected six hits, two from Lane Adams. He also stole two bases to give him 26 in NWA.

Wilmington lost their second straight to Winston-Salem, losing 2-1 in 11 innings.

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The Blue Rocks only collected six hits, but had plenty of chances to score early on.

Carlos Garcia

led off the first with a single and stole second base, but was left there.

They scored their lone run in the 2nd inning on a sac fly, but had the bases loaded with one out. In the third, the Blue Rocks had first and third and nobody out, but a double play ended the inning.

After the third, Dash pitchers faced the minimum until the 11th, when Garcia singled with one out and stole second base. In between, their only base runners were on Humberto Arteaga‘s 4th inning single (he was thrown out trying to steal) and a Garcia walk in the fifth (erased on an inning ending double play). Dash pitchers struck out eight from the sixth on, including four in a row (8-9).

Jake Junis got the start for the Blue Rocks and allowed a run on six hits and a walk over 6.1 innings. He struck out eight and only threw 77 pitches. Luis Rico followed and allowed a hit and walked three over 2.2 scoreless innings. He struck out four. Evan Beal took the loss, as he allowed a run in the 11th (after recording the first two outs).

Logan Moon helped out the defense with yet another outfield assist, this time from right field. It was his 12th of the season.

Lexington lost to West Virginia, 12-9. The two teams combined for 31 hits.

The top four in the Legends order had two hits each, as did nine-hole hitter Mike Hill. Hill doubled and homered, while stealing a base. Not only did Austin Bailey, Chad Johnson, and Wander Franco each have two hits, they also drove in two runs.

Corey Ray got the start and allowed five runs on nine hits over four innings. He struck out four. Nik Stephenson took the loss, as he allowed six runs on seven hits and three walks over two innings. Brennan Henry allowed a run on two hits over two innings.

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