Royals Minor League report: April 12

Royals Minor League report: April 12

Omaha Storm Chasers (3-1)

Omaha 4, New Orleans 0
WP: Yohan Pino (1-0)
HR: Cheslor Cuthbert (1)

Luke Hochevar, Pino and Buddy Baumann combined on a two-hitter as Triple-A Omaha finished 3-1 at New Orleans. Hochevar continued his rehab assignment, needing just 10 pitches for a 1-2-3 first inning with a strikeout. Pino allowed a lone hit with six K's over seven innings. Omaha scored three in the second, with Gabriel Noriega driving in two. Cuthbert recorded two hits, including a solo homer in the ninth. He is ranked as the No. 15 Royals prospect by MLB.com. The Storm Chasers are at Memphis (Cardinals) on Monday, with Clayton Mortensen scheduled to start against his original organization.

NW Arkansas Naturals (1-3)

Frisco 7, NW Arkansas 2
LP: Brandon Finnegan (0-1)
HR: Balbino Fuenmayor (1), Mike Bianucci (3)

The Double-A Naturals dropped the opener at Frisco. The RoughRiders scored three in the first on J.T. Wise's homer, then added four unearned runs in the second. Finnegan (three innings, five hits, seven runs, three earned, two walks, three K's, one HR) was saddled with the defeat. Fuenmayor and Bianucci homered for the Naturals. Bianucci is batting .412 (7-for-17) with three home runs, all solo shots.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (2-2)

Wilmington 5, Myrtle Beach 0
WP: Eric Skoglund (1-0)
SV: Robinson Yambati (1)
HR: Dominique Taylor (1)

Three hurlers combined on a shutout as Class A Advanced Wilmington earned a series split at Myrtle Beach. No. 24 Royals prospect Eric Skoglund fanned three and scattered three hits over 5 2/3 innings. Benino Pruneda (1 1/3 innings) and Robinson Yambati (two innings) were perfect in relief. No. 16 prospect Dominique Taylor paced Wilmington with three hits, including a go-ahead home run. Frank Schwindel added a two-run double. The Blue Rocks are at Carolina (Braves) on Monday.

Lexington Legends (2-2)

Charleston 4, Lexington 2
LP: Colin Rodgers (0-1)

Lexington settled for a 2-2 series split as Charleston built a 3-0 lead in the fifth. No. 17 prospect Colin Rodgers (4 1/3 IP, three hits, one earned, four walks, three K's) took the loss. Corey Ray struck out seven while allowing three runs over the final 3 2/3 innings. Samir Duenez had two hits and an RBI for the Legends. Lexington's opening road trip continues at Greenville (Red Sox).