KC Royals Minors Recap: Lane Adams stays hot as NWA wins


Omaha lost to Nashville, 10-5.

J.C. Sulbaran allowed six runs on five hits (two home runs) and a walk over five innings. He struck out three. Michael Mariot followed and allowed a run on four hits over 2.2 innings. He struck out five.

Reliever Troy Patton, who allowed three runs in the top of the ninth, was ejected following his outing.

The Storm Chasers collected nine hits, two each by Whit Merrifield, Dusty Coleman, and J.C. Boscan. Merrifield doubled, drove in a run, and stole his 32nd base.

NW Arkansas won their series opener in Arkansas, 6-1. The Travelers and Springfield are tied for the second half title with two games remaining.

Kenny Diekroeger hit a solo home run two batters into the game (one of his two hits).

Lane Adams continues to stay hot, as he went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. He has four straight two-hit games and eight multi-hit games in his last nine. Adams also stole two more bases to give him 28 on the season. Zane Evans went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and his first stolen base.

Luke Farrell earned the win, as he allowed just three hits and a walk over six scoreless innings. He struck out five and has not lost since July 29th (seven starts). Kevin McCarthy allowed a run on two hits and a walk over two innings before Malcom Culver pitched a scoreless ninth.

Wilmington split their doubleheader with Myrtle Beach. The Blue Rocks lost the first game, 4-2.

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They had a 2-1 lead before the Pelicans scored three runs in the top of the fifth.

Zach Lovvorn

took the loss, as he allowed all four runs on eight hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out four.

Robinson Yambati

pitched a perfect seventh (his first perfect appearance since May).

The Blue Rocks collected five hits, including Mauricio Ramos‘ two-run double in the first.

The Blue Rocks ended their six-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory in the second game. They scored four runs in the bottom of the second on five hits and never looked back.

After going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the first game, Ryan O’Hearn went 3-for-3 in the second game with a double and two runs scored. Santiago Nessy, Humberto Arteaga, and Logan Moon each had two hits in the win. Arteaga drove in three runs, while Moon drove in two.

Ashton Goudeau earned the win, as he allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits (a two-run homer in the fourth) and two walks over six innings. He struck out six. Estarlin Cordero rebounded from his outing on Thursday night to strike out the side in the seventh on 12 pitches.

Lexington walked off against Hagerstown, 7-5 in ten innings.

With two outs in the bottom of the tenth, Chase Vallot hit a two-run home run. It was the Legends fourth homer of the game. Mike Hill hit a solo shot in the fifth, Alexis Rivera hit a solo shot in the seventh, and Austin Bailey added a solo shot with two outs in the 7th inning.

Vallot had three hits, as did Brian Bien. Bien doubled and scored two runs.

Brennan Henry earned the win in relief, though he allowed an inherited run in the seventh (3.2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K). Scott Blewett got the start, but lasted just 1.2 innings (4H, 3R, 0BB, 3K). Nick Green followed and allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over 4.2 innings. He struck out four.

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