Royals Minor League report: April 28

Royals Minor League report: April 28

Omaha Storm Chasers (10-9)

Omaha 3, Oklahoma City 2 (Game One -- Seven Innings)
WP: Aaron Brooks (1-2)
SV: Louis Coleman (1)
HR: Matt Fields (1), Lane Adams (1), Francisco Pena (1)

Oklahoma City 3, Omaha 1 (Game Two -- Seven Innings)
LP: Christian Binford (0-1)
HR: None

Omaha split a pair of seven inning games in Oklahoma City. All five runs in game one came on solo homers, with Omaha hitting three. Matt Fields and Lane Adams hit back-to-back blasts in the second with Francisco Pena's fifth inning shot putting Omaha ahead to stay. Aaron Brooks (five innings, four hits, two ER, one walk, seven K's, two HRs) picked up the win. Luke Hochevar and Louis Coleman each recorded a scoreless inning. Omaha took an early lead in game two as Orlando Calixte scored on a sac fly by Adams. Oklahoma City responded with three runs in the third.

NW Arkansas Naturals (9-9)

NW Arkansas 6, Springfield 5
WP: Aroni Nina (1-0)
HR: Angel Franco (2)

Mike Bianucci's walk-off single scored Bubba Starling as the Naturals moved back to .500 with a third straight win overall. The winning run came after Springfield scored two in the top of the ninth. Angel Franco hit a two-run homer in the fourth. Balbino Fuenmayor posted three singles and two RBIs.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (9-9)

Wilmington 3, Myrtle Beach 2 (10 innings)
WP: Estarlin Cordero (1-0)
HR: None

Ramon Torres' walk-off single scored Dominique Taylor as Wilmington opened with a 10-inning victory. Zane Evans doubled home Frank Schwindel for the tying run in the ninth. Torres recorded three hits, boosting his average to .304 (21-for-69). He is ranked 19th among Royals prospect by MLB.com. Wilmington's bullpen combined for five scoreless innings in relief of Alec Mills (five innings, seven hits, two ER, two walks, four K's).

Lexington Legends (6-13)

Rome 3, Lexington 0
LP: Matt Tenuta (1-3)
HR: None

Lexington was blanked in game one vs. Rome, with all three runs scoring in the third off of Matt Tenuta (5 2/3 innings, five hits, three ER, one walk, six K's, one HR). Alfredo Escalera led Lexington with two hits. Carlos Garcia singled and stole two bases, bringing his team-leading total to nine.