KC Royals Minors Recap: Brett Eibner drives in five in Omaha win


Omaha beat Colorado Springs, 11-1.

While he collected just one hit, Brett Eibner drove in five runs. He hit a two out, three-run home run in the 8th inning. J.C. Boscan also homered, a solo shot in the seventh.

Jose Martinez and Orlando Calixte each had three hits in the win.

Andy Ferguson earned the victory, as he allowed a run on five hits and a walk over five-plus innings. He struck out six. Brian Broderick followed and allowed two hits and walked one over 2.2 scoreless innings. Troy Patton finished off the Sky Sox with 1.1 perfect innings of relief.

NW Arkansas lost their third straight in Tulsa, 5-4. All the runs were scored in the fifth.

The Naturals broke the scoreless tie on a Jorge Bonifacio ground out (2-for-5 with a double). Lane Adams followed with a two-run home run, followed by Bubba Starling‘s solo homer. It was Starling’s first home run since August 9th.

However, the Drillers came right back with five runs to take the lead. They chased Naturals starter Paul Clemens with their first hit to start the inning (4IP, H, 2R, 2BB) and in came Malcom Culver, who allowed both inherited runners to score, along with three of his own on four hits.

Daniel Stumpf threw two scoreless innings of relief and Mark Peterson followed pitched a perfect ninth.

Naturals leadoff hitter Ramon Torres went 2-for-5 with a double. Kenny Diekroeger went 3-for-5.

Wilmington was swept by Winston-Salem, losing the finale, 5-0. The Dash clinched the second half Carolina League Southern Division title.

The Blue Rocks collected eight hits, but went 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position, hit into a double play, struck out ten times, and had a caught stealing. Logan Moon and Cam Gallagher each had two hits in the loss.

Alec Mills took the loss, as he allowed two runs on seven hits over five innings. He struck out seven. Matt Alvarez continues to struggle, as he allowed two runs on two hits and a walk over two innings (all the base runners came in the sixth). Estarlin Cordero allowed a run on three hits in one inning, before Andrew Edwards pitched a hitless ninth.

Lexington lost their series opener to Hagerstown, 5-2.

Brian Bien and Angelo Castellano made their Legends debuts. Both went 1-for-4. Anderson Miller had two hits in the loss.

Yunior Marte took the loss, as he allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and four walks over 3.1 innings. Emilio Ogando allowed a run on five hits and a walk over 4.1 innings. He struck out four. Eric Stout struck out one in the ninth.

Idaho Falls beat Orem, 8-5.

D.J. Burt extended his on-base streak to 51 games with a bases clearing triple in the fourth. In just his second game with the Chukars, Brandon Dulin went 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Nick Dini also had three hits in the win. Roman Collins hit a two out, two-run home run.

Daniel Concepcion earned the win in relief of Chukars starter Bryan Brickhouse (3IP, H, R, BB, 3K). Concepcion allowed three runs on six hits over four innings. He struck out four.

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