Royals Minor League Report: June 9

Royals Minor League Report: June 9

Royals Minor League Report: June 9
Omaha Storm Chasers (38-25)

Omaha 12, Round Rock 5
WP: Ryan Verdugo (4-1)
SV: Francisley Bueno (4)
HR: Anthony Seratelli (11), Irving Falu (3)

The Storm Chasers rolled to a fourth consecutive win, extending their division lead to 10 games. Chris Getz is 6-for-11 in his rehab stint as he recorded three hits, two RBI and a run. Derrick Robinson finished with three hits, three runs and an RBI, while Falu added a two-run homer and three runs. Falu's three homers on the year top his total from all of 2011. Seratelli hit his second home run in as many games, establishing a new career best with 11. Verdugo limited Round Rock to two unearned runs on four hits and three walks over six innings.

NW Arkansas Naturals (33-27)

NW Arkansas 6, Arkansas 4
WP: Michael Mariot (2-2)
SV: Ryan Dennick (1)

Northwest Arkansas won a seventh straight to move a game ahead of Tulsa in the North Division. John Whittleman singled home a pair as part of a four-run first. Mariot (5 innings, 4 runs, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts) notched the win in his second start. Ethan Hollingsworth tossed a 1-2-3 sixth and Dennick worked three innings for his first Double-A save.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (28-34)

Winston-Salem 7, Wilmington 2
LP: Jason Adam (1-9)
HR: Brett Eibner (8)

Wilmington dropped a fourth straight contest to fall four games behind Lynchburg in the first-half race. Starter Adam (6 innings, 8 hits, 5 runs, 4 earned runs, 6 strikeouts) allowed all of his runs on three homers. The Blue Rocks are averaging just 2.42 runs per game in his starts (29 runs in 12 outings). Brett Eibner doubled home Brian Fletcher in the first, then added his team-leading eighth home run in the third. Alex McClure reached four times, going 3-for-3 with a walk.

Kane County Cougars (33-29)

Peoria 4, Kane County 1
LP: Scott Alexander (2-3)

The Cougars struggled against Peoria's Kyler Burke, who retired the first 15 batters. The Chiefs scored all four runs in the first, including three unearned tallies. Reliever Jason Mitchell kept the Cougars close, holding Peoria scoreless on five hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings. Yowill Espinal scored the lone Kane County run on a wild pitch in the eighth.