The Naturals were back in action last night after Thursday night's Texas League All-Star Game. Chris Dwyer allowed two runs through 5 2/3 innings, but suffered his seventh loss. The Naturals recorded nine hits, but also left nine as they plated just one run, a tally in the second to take a short-lived 1-0 lead. All-Star Yem Prades went 2-for-5 from the leadoff spot.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (4-5 in second half, 33-46 overall)
Wilmington 3, Lynchburg 0
WP: Edwin Carl (1-0)
Wilmington won a second straight at home against Lynchburg. Edwin Carl tossed the last five innings, allowing just one hit and striking out eight for his first Carolina League victory. Chase Boruff started and contributed four shutout frames. Luis Piterson drove in a pair with a single in the seventh to widen the Rocks' lead. Whit Merrifield tripled and scored a run from the leadoff spot.
Kane County Cougars (5-3 in second half, 39-39 overall)
Kane County 8, Burlington 1
WP: Jonathan Dooley (3-1)
SV: Andrew Triggs (1)
Starter Kyle Smith did not factor in the decision, but struck out five over three scoreless innings. The club's fourth-round Draft pick in 2011 has allowed one run and struck out 22 in his first 14 pro innings. Seven different Cougars recorded two hits, led by Michael Antonio, who doubled and drove in three.
Idaho Falls Chukars (6-6)
Orem 6, Idaho Falls 5
LP: Clayton Schulz (0-2)
HR: Ysmelin Alcantara (1)
Idaho Falls scored a run in the ninth on Ysmelin Alcantara's first homer, but fell a run short in Utah. Center fielder Ethan Chapman was 3-for-5, moving his average in the early going to .395. Starter Clayton Schulz allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Burlington Royals (7-4)
Burlington 6, Johnson City 0
WP: Patrick Conroy (1-0)
A day after slugging five home runs, the B-Royals used their arms to shut out Johnson City. Patrick Conroy allowed five hits in six innings, while Mark Peterson (two innings) and Andrew Stueve (one inning) finished the blanking. Bubba Starling was 1-for-4 with a walk, recording his first pro hit in the opening inning. Cam Gallagher added two hits and drove in two.
Surprise Royals (2-6)
Surprise Royals 13, Arizona Reds 4
WP: Matt Tenuta (1-0)
The Surprise Royals pounded out 16 hits and scored 13 runs in a romp at Goodyear. Rehabbing lefty Antonio Cruz struck out two in two perfect innings as the starter. 2012 fifth-rounder Chad Johnson drove in four runs, while Ramon Torres and Pedro Gonzalez each had three hits.