Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 18

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 18

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 18
Omaha Storm Chasers (76-52)

Omaha 5, Nashville 3
WP: Ryan Verdugo (11-3)
HR: None

Omaha wrapped up a second consecutive division title with a win over second-place Nashville. Verdugo scattered seven hits, a walk and two runs over seven-plus innings. Anthony Seratelli went 4-for-4 with a run scored, raising his average to .310 (103-for-332). Adam Moore, Wil Myers and Derrick Robinson each drove in a run. Myers has a combined 98 RBIs with NW Arkansas and Omaha.

NW Arkansas Naturals (17-35 in second half, 54-68 overall)

NW Arkansas at Frisco -- -postponed due to rain

Rain followed the Naturals from Midland to Frisco as they had a second consecutive game washed away in Texas. A doubleheader is scheduled for Sunday, with the first seven-inning contest to start at 3:05 p.m. CT.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (29-25 in second half, 58-66 overall)

Wilmington 1, Lynchburg 0
WP: Robinson Yambati (2-0 with Wilmington, 3-1 overall)
HR: None

Orlando Calixte singled home Geulin Beltre for the walk-off win in the ninth. Brooks Pounders pitched seven innings, limiting Lynchburg to three hits and a walk while striking out seven. Chase Boruff worked a 1-2-3 eighth. Catcher Juan Graterol threw out a baserunner to help Yambati work around a walk in the ninth.

Kane County Cougars (28-26 in second half, 62-62 overall)

Kane County 7, Burlington 3
WP: Kyle Smith (4-1 with Kane County, 5-1 overall)
HR: None

Kane County scored three in the first and never looked back in an opening win at Burlington. Jack Lopez recorded three hits, two runs and an RBI. Chris Elder and Alex Llanos added two hits and two RBIs apiece. Smith fanned nine while holding the Bees to an unearned run on three hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings. He has 78 K's in 56 innings at Idaho Falls and Kane County (12.54 strikeouts per nine innings).

Idaho Falls Chukars (11-9 in second half, 28-30 overall)

Missoula 9, Idaho Falls 8
LP: Alec Mills (1-4)
HR: Nic Cuckovich (3), Jin-Ho Shin (5)

Idaho Falls dropped to 2-1 in a four-game set at Missoula. Cuckovich gave the Chukars an early lead with a three-run homer in the first. Shin extended the lead to 5-1 with a two-run blast in the third. Missoula reeled off the next seven runs, taking an 8-5 lead. Mills yielded six runs on nine hits and two walks over 5 1/3.

Burlington Royals (34-20)

Greeneville 2, Burlington 0
LP: Yender Caramo (3-3)
HR: None

Burlington fell to 0-2 at Greeneville, the club's third straight loss overall. Caramo held the Astros to a run on nine hits and no walks over six innings. Seven different players recorded hits for Burlington.

Surprise Royals (17-29)

Arizona Indians 5, Surprise 1
LP: Austin Fairchild (0-2)
HR: None

Surprise lost a fourth straight, with two of the four against the Indians. Torey Deshazier and Darwin Castillo tossed two scoreless innings apiece for Surprise. Ramon Torres tripled in the first and scored on a single by Alexis Rivera. Torres recorded three hits, boosting his average to .348 (57-for-164).