Royals Minor League Report: July 4

Royals Minor League Report: July 4

Royals Minor League Report: July 4
Omaha Storm Chasers (55-32)

Omaha 11, Iowa 2
WP: Doug Davis (5-1)
HR: Johnny Giavotella (7)

Omaha won the opener of a five-game set at Iowa. Johnny Giavotella was 3-for-4 with four RBI. He hit his second homer in as many days while finishing a triple shy of a cycle. David Lough added three hits, an RBI and his team-leading 18th stolen base. Lorenzo Cain continued his rehab assignment, going 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs. Doug Davis has won each of his last five outings as he scattered two runs on eight hits and four walks over 6.2 innings.

NW Arkansas Naturals (4-8 in second half, 41-41 overall)

San Antonio 4, NW Arkansas 2
LP: Ryan Dennick (4-2)
HR: Brian Fletcher (1)

The Naturals were swept in the Alamo City. Starter Chris Dwyer limited the Missions to two runs on six hits and a walk over 6.0 innings. San Antonio scored a pair in the seventh off of Ryan Dennick. Brian Fletcher belted his first Double-A homer in the opening inning. He finished with two hits and both runs for Northwest Arkansas. The Naturals host Corpus Christi (Astros) tonight.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (6-8 in second half, 35-49 overall)

Lynchburg 11, Wilmington 7
LP: Chase Boruff (1-5)
HR: Angel Franco (2)

Wilmington made a late rally before falling short in the series opener. Lynchburg led 9-0 by the third inning and 11-2 entering the ninth. The Blue Rocks plated five in their final turn, with Angel Franco delivering a three-run homer. Lane Adams was 3-for-4 with a run scored. Reliever Andrew Stueve, just promoted from Burlington, retired all 14 batters that he faced over 4.2 IP.

Kane County Cougars (8-5 in second half, 42-41 overall)

Quad Cities 12, Kane County 7
LP: Jonathan Dooley (2-2)
HR: Edul Escobar (1)

The Cougars lost in their return home to Geneva. Kyle Smith, KC's fourth-round pick in 2011, fanned seven while allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks over 3.2 innings. He entered the game with just one run allowed over 15.0 combined innings at Idaho Falls and Kane County. Jorge Bonifacio recorded three hits and two RBI. He is batting .478 (11-for-23) over his last six games.

Idaho Falls Chukars (9-8)

Idaho Falls 9, Ogden 2
WP: Clayton Schulz (1-2)
SV: David Middendorf (1)
HR: Sam Bates (1)

Idaho Falls won the rubber game of a five-game set vs. Ogden. Clayton Schulz struck out 10 while limiting the Raptors to a run on seven hits and a walk over 6.0 IP. Rainier Bello and Carlos Garcia recorded two RBI apiece. Sam Bates homered in his pro debut. The Arkansas product was KC's 28th round pick in June.

Burlington Royals (9-7)

Burlington 17, Bristol 2
WP: Patrick Conroy (2-0)
HR: Patrick Leonard (7), Cam Gallagher (1, 2)

The B-Royals racked up 17 runs on 17 hits in their return home. 2011 second-rounder Cam Gallagher was 4-for-5 with two doubles and two homers. Patrick Leonard drove in six, including a pair on his league-leading seventh home run. Kenny Diekroeger added three hits and four RBI.

Surprise Royals (4-7)

Arizona Athletics at Surprise, suspended due to rain

The Surprise Royals had their game suspended due to rain. They are scheduled to host the Arizona Reds tonight.