Fourth of July Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha lost their series opener in New Orleans, 3-2.

The Storm Chasers scored their first run in the eighth on a Terrance Gore two out double (2-for-3). Bubba Starling (2-for-4) hit a solo home run in the ninth. Corey Toups also had two hits in the loss.

Starter Jake Junis was the hard luck loser, as he allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks over 6.2 innings. He struck out seven.


nwaDouble-A NW Arkansas won their series finale against San Antonio, 6-3. It got interesting in the ninth with reliever Andrew Edwards on the mound and the bases loaded, but he got a strike out and a pop out to end the game.

The Naturals got on the board in the bottom of the second on an Alfredo Escalera bases clearing double. Zach Walters went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the seventh, while Anderson Miller hit his first Double-A homer in the 8th inning.

Starter Emilio Ogando earned the win, as he allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out three. Zach Lovvorn followed with 2.1 scoreless innings of relief. He allowed one hit and struck out one.

The Naturals now head out on the road for six games beginning in Corpus Christi on Wednesday night.


High-A Wilmington lost their rain-shortened series opener in Lynchburg, 7-1 (it was called after a half hour delay to start the bottom of the eighth).

The Blue Rocks took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a Chris DeVito two out single. They only collected three hits.

The Hillcats took the lead in the fourth on back-to-back two outs bases loaded walks by Blue Rocks starter Cristian Castillo (5IP, 8H, 2R, 2BB, 4K). The Hillcats padded their lead in the sixth and seventh innings against Grant Gavin, who allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk over 1.1 innings.


legends logoLow-A Lexington came back to beat West Virginia in their series opener, 9-5. The Legends scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh after the Power tied the game in the top of the inning.

Four walks, a sac fly, and two errors led to all four Legends runs in the seventh.

Vance Tatum was credited with the win, though he allowed both inherited runs to score in the top of the seventh (2.1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K). Ofreidy Gomez took the no decision, as he allowed the four runs on seven hits and four walks over 6.2 innings. He struck out five.


About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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