Royals Minor League report: May 2

Royals Minor League report: May 2

Omaha Storm Chasers (11-11)

Colorado Springs 4, Omaha 2
LP: Clayton Mortensen (2-2)
HR: Lane Adams (3)

Omaha lost despite recording 14 hits to Colorado Springs' five. The Storm Chasers were 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position. Whit Merrifield extended his hitting streak to a career-best 16 games, going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Merrifield's RBI followed a solo homer by Lane Adams in the second.

NW Arkansas Naturals (13-9)

NW Arkansas 4, Tulsa 1
WP: Matt Murray (2-0)
SV: Daniel Stumpf (1)
HR: Alex Liddi (5), Santiago Nessy (1)

The Naturals extended their winning streak to seven as the series moved to Tulsa for one game. Alex Liddi and Santiago Nessy hit solo homers. Nessy led the Naturals with two hits and two runs. Terrance Gore walked twice, drove in a run and posted his seventh steal. Matt Murray (five innings, four hits, one earned run, one walk, three strikeouts) earned the win with Mark Peterson (2 1/3 innings) and Daniel Stumpf (1 2/3 innings) recording scoreless outings.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (11-11)

Winston-Salem 2, Wilmington 0
LP: Cody Reed (2-2)
HR: None

Wilmington dropped to 1-1 vs. Winston-Salem. Cody Reed pitched well in defeat, fanning seven while allowing a run, four hits and two walks over six innings. KC's second-round pick in 2013 has a 2.01 ERA (five earned runs in 22 1/3 innings). Mauricio Ramos had three hits, boosting his average to .314. He's batting .368 over his last 10 games (14-for-38).

Lexington Legends (8-15)

Lexington 12, Asheville 3
WP: Pedro Fernandez (2-0)
SV: Torey Deshazier (1)
HR: Brandon Downes 2 (1, 2)

All nine players scored at least once as Lexington rolled to a road win. Brandon Downes belted two homers and drove in four. Elier Hernandez and Ryan O'Hearn had three hits apiece. Pedro Fernandez (5 2/3 innings, three hits, three runs, two earned runs, one walk, five strikeouts) moved to 2-0. Torey Deshazier pitched 3 1/3 perfect innings for the save.