Omaha lost Game 1 at Reno on a walk-off sacrifice fly. The Storm Chasers built a 3-0 lead in the first, with Francisco Pena hitting his 27th home run. Pena is third in the league in homers and one behind teammate Carlos Peguero. Johnny Giavotella doubled twice, bringing his total to 31, which is tied for third in the league. John Lamb pitched five innings, allowing four runs (three earned) with two strikeouts.
NW Arkansas Naturals (27-34 second half, 52-80 overall)
NW Arkansas 6, Arkansas 5 (Game One - Seven Innings)
WP: Tim Melville (2-10)
SV: Noel Arguelles (1)
Arkansas 5, NW Arkansas 2 (Game Two - Seven Innings)
LP: Tripp Davis (0-2 with NW Arkansas, 2-4 overall)
The Naturals split a pair of seven-inning games at Arkansas. Tim Melville (6.0 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO) picked up the win in Game 1, with Noel Arguelles working the seventh for his first professional save. Angel Franco recorded a two-run triple, while Mark Threlkeld had two RBI, including the go-ahead double in the seventh. Arkansas built a 5-0 lead in the nightcap. Jorge Bonifacio posted two hits and an RBI for the Naturals.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (29-30 second half, 62-65 overall)
Salem 7, Wilmington 4 (Completion of Saturday's game)
LP: Yender Caramo (4-7)
HR: Fred Ford (2 with Wilmington, 12 overall)
Wilmington 5, Salem 4 (11 innings)
WP: Luis Santos (4-4 with Wilmington, 8-5 overall)
SV: Kyle Bartsch (6)
HR: Cam Gallagher (5)
Wilmington split a pair at Salem. The Red Sox stormed back from a 4-2 deficit to win the completion of Saturday's suspended game. Frank Schwindel delivered the go-ahead RBI in the 11th inning of Game 2, scoring top-ranked Royals prospect Raul Mondesi. Schwindel had two RBI and is batting .391 (9-for-23) since his promotion to Wilmington. Mondesi recorded a single, a triple, a walk and two runs. Cam Gallagher had three hits, including a solo homer in the second.
Lexington Legends (26-37 second half, 55-78 overall)
Lexington 4, Augusta 2
WP: Cody Reed (3-8)
SV: Tim Hill (7)
The Legends have won five in a row after a three-game sweep at Augusta. Elier Hernandez continued his incredible stretch, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run. The 16th-ranked Royals prospect and South Atlantic League Player of the Week has hit in eight straight games at a .606 clip (20-for-33). 2013 second-round pick Cody Reed tossed 5.0 scoreless innings, scattering two hits and three walks with five strikeouts.
Idaho Falls Chukars (13-13 second half, 33-31 overall)
Orem 3, Idaho Falls 1
LP: Zach Lovvorn (2-5)
HR: Ryan O'Hearn (12)
The Chukars fell short in game one at Orem. 2012 first-rounder and second-ranked Royals prospect Kyle Zimmer tossed a scoreless inning, striking out one and allowing a single. Zach Lovvorn (6.0 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO) took the loss in relief. Ryan O'Hearn is third in the league with 12 home runs after a solo shot in the ninth.
Burlington Royals (27-35)
Pulaski 6, Burlington 3
LP: Colin Rodgers (0-4)
Burlington dropped game one at Pulaski, with the M's scoring six runs from the fifth to the seventh. Lee's Summit native Brandon Dulin cleared the bases with a three-run double in the eighth. Colin Rodgers (4.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO) carried a shutout into the fifth.