Minor League Report: June 28

Minor League Report: June 28

Minor League Report: June 28
Omaha Storm Chasers (50-31)

New Orleans 12, Omaha 1
LP: Mike Montgomery (3-5)
HR: None

Omaha faced an 11-0 deficit in the second inning, as a pair of throwing errors led to seven unearned runs. Montgomery was charged with the 11 runs (four earned) on 11 hits over 1 1/3 innings pitched. The big hit was a two-out grand slam by Kyle Montz in the first. Louis Coleman tossed two scoreless innings with four strikeouts. Clint Robinson doubled twice and drove home the lone Omaha run.

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

North All-Stars 3, South All-Stars 1
WP: Nick Schmidt, Tulsa (1-0)
SV: Coty Woods, Tulsa (1)
HR: Oscar Taveras, Springfield (1)

Pitching dominated in the Texas League All-Star Game at Tulsa. Patrick Keating of the Naturals worked around a walk for a scoreless seventh, preserving a 3-1 lead. Lefty Justin Marks did not pitch in the game. Mario Lisson was 1-for-2 in a reserve role. Yem Prades, Carlo Testa and John Whittleman started, but didn't record a hit.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (3-5 in second half, 32-46 overall)

Wilmington 6, Lynchburg 5
WP: Nick Rogers (2-2)
SV: Sam Runion (2)
HR: None

Wilmington rallied with four in the eighth inning to capture a series-opening contest against Lynchburg. Whit Merrifield's two-run single capped the comeback. A throwing error on the play led to Merrifield being thrown out at the plate. Merrfield finished 3-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and a run. Kevin David added three hits, an RBI and two runs. Starter Jason Adam allowed five runs on eight hits and no walks over 6 2/3 innings pitched.

Kane County Cougars (4-3 in second half, 38-39 overall)

Kane County 6, Burlington 5
WP: Malcom Culver (2-0)
HR: Murray Watts (9)

Julio Aparicio's two-run single broke a 4-4 tie as Kane County won the series opener vs. Burlington. Watts started the scoring with a three-run homer in the second. 2011 third-rounder Bryan Brickhouse allowed four runs on six hits and three walks over four innings. Cody Fassold followed with three scoreless innings.

Idaho Falls Chukars (6-5)

Orem 5, Idaho Falls 3
LP: Spencer Patton (0-1)
HR: Parker Morin (1)

Idaho Falls lost the first game of a short set at Orem. Utah native and University of Utah product Morin hit his first professional home run in the ninth inning. Coincidentally, KC's 14th-round pick hit the homer off of Mike Morin, a graduate of Shawnee Mission South High. Mike Morin was selected by KC in 2009, but chose to attend North Carolina.

Burlington Royals (6-4)

Burlington 14, Johnson City 2
WP: Yender Caramo (1-0)
HR: Kenny Diekroeger 2 (2,3), Patrick Leonard (6), Henry Moreno (1), Fred Ford (1)

Burlington slugged five homers in a rout of the Cardinals. Diekroeger hit a grand slam in the third and a solo shot in the ninth. Ford added his first pro home run in the ninth. 2011 first-rounder Bubba Starling was 0-for-5 with a walk and a run in his pro debut.

Surprise Royals (1-6)

Arizona Mariners 10, Surprise Royals 1
LP: Dylan Sons (0-1)
HR: Diego Goris (1)

The Surprise Royals lost their fifth straight. Sons held the M's scoreless until the third, when he allowed a three-run homer. Goris recorded a double and a home run for Surprise. Manuel Pina continued his rehab assignment, going 0-for-1 with two walks.