Royals Minor League Report: June 26

Royals Minor League Report: June 26

Royals Minor League Report: June 26
Omaha Storm Chasers (49-30)

Omaha 5, Oklahoma City 1
WP: Will Smith (2-4)
HR: None

Omaha won a third straight to finish 3-1 at Oklahoma City. Will Smith held the RedHawks to an unearned run over 7.2 IP. He fanned seven without a walk and did not allow a runner to advance past second base through 7.0 IP. David Lough drove in a pair, giving him 10 RBI over his last seven games. The Storm Chasers face New Orleans (Marlins) on Wednesday at home.

NW Arkansas Naturals (3-3 in second half, 40-36 overall)

Northwest Arkansas enjoyed the first day of the Texas League All-Star break. The North and South squads will square off on Thursday at Tulsa. First baseman John Whittleman, designated hitter Christian Colon, and outfielders Yem Prades and Carlo Testa were selected to start the game for the North Division. Colon, chosen as the designated hitter, will not participate due to a toe injury. Colon was replaced on the squad by infielder Mario Lisson. In addition, left-handed starter Justin Marks and right-handed reliever Patrick Keating will represent the Naturals.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (2-4 in second half, 31-45 overall)

Wilmington 11, Potomac 2
WP: Brooks Pounders (1-2)
HR: Cheslor Cuthbert (5)

Wilmington scored a season-high 11 runs in a second straight win over Potomac. Cheslor Cuthbert was 2-for-4 with four RBI, including a two-run homer in the sixth. Roman Hernandez added three hits, three runs and an RBI. Orlando Calixte finished 2-for-4 with two runs, bringing his average with Wilmington to .391 (9-for-23). Brooks Pounders scattered two runs on seven hits and a walk over 5.1 IP.

Kane County Cougars (2-3 in second half, 36-39 overall)

Beloit 8, Kane County 0
LP: Kellen Moen (3-4)
HR: None

Kane County's scoreless stretch reached 17 innings after a second straight loss to Beloit. Matthew Summers tossed a complete game for the Snappers, yielding hits to Alex Llanos, Justin Trapp and Murray Watts. Kellen Moen (4.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 2 HR) was saddled with the loss.

Idaho Falls Chukars (5-4)

Ogden 6, Idaho Falls 3
LP: Chase Hentges (0-1)
HR: None

Idaho Falls dropped to 1-1 at Ogden as five errors led to four unearned runs. Sam Selman, KC's second-round pick, made the start. He yielded two runs (one earned) on four hits and no walks over 2.2 IP. Rainier Bello was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Ethan Chapman added two hits and Nic Cuckovich scored twice.

Burlington Royals (4-4)

Bluefield 3 Burlington 0
LP: Andrew Stueve (0-1)
HR: None

Burlington dropped a second straight at home. Colin Rodgers limited Bluefield to two hits over 3.0 scoreless innings. He was KC's third-round pick in this month's draft. The Blue Jays scored single runs in the fifth, seventh and ninth. Kenny Diekroeger, Chris Elder, Terrance Gore and Jose Rodriguez recorded hits for Burlington. Gore recorded his league-leading fifth steal.

Surprise Royals (1-4)

Surprise was off on Tuesday. They will be the home team on Wednesday vs. the Arizona Rangers.