Royals Minor League Report: Sept. 5

Royals Minor League Report: Sept. 5

Royals Minor League Report: Sept. 5
Omaha Storm Chasers (83-61, Division Champions)

Omaha 8, Albuquerque 4 -- Omaha leads series 1-0
WP: Jake Odorizzi (1-0)
HR: Wil Myers (1)

Myers delivered a three-run blast in the first, propelling Omaha to a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-five American Conference Championship Series. Myers finished 2-for-2 with a double, two walks and two runs. Anthony Seratelli added two hits, a walk and two runs. Odorizzi (seven innings, five hits, three earned runs, two walks, seven strikeouts) held Albuquerque scoreless until the fifth. The Isotopes hit three home runs, two off of Odorizzi and a third off of Roman Colon. Ryan Verdugo will start Thursday for Omaha.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (37-33 in second half, 66-74 overall, second-half division champions)

Lynchburg 8, Wilmington 0 -- Lynchburg leads series 1-0
LP: Brooks Pounders (0-1)
HR: None

Wilmington's offensive struggles continued into the postseason, as the Blue Rocks suffered a third straight shutout. Carolina League Pitcher of the Year Gus Schlosser fired eight innings, holding Wilmington to three hits and a walk. Pounders scattered two runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings. The Blue Rocks must win two games at Lynchburg to take the series. Blue Valley Northwest grad Jason Adam will start Thursday.

Idaho Falls Chukars (18-19 in second half, 35-40 overall)

Idaho Falls 5, Orem 4
WP: Cory Hall (2-1)
HR: Tyler Smith (1), Jared Schlehuber (4)

A pair of Orem errors in the ninth led to two runs and a walk-off victory for the Chukars. Jerico Blanco and Nic Cuckovich each posted two hits and an RBI. Starter Zeb Sneed fanned seven Owlz while allowing two runs on four hits over five innings. John Lamb is scheduled to start Thursday's season finale for Idaho Falls.