Royals Minor League report: July 1
NW Arkansas Naturals (7-5 second half, 32-50 overall)
Frisco 7, NW Arkansas 4
LP: Aaron Brooks (3-2)
HR: Matt Fields (21)
Northwest Arkansas dropped the rubber game as Frisco plated three in the first and led wire to wire. Brooks allowed five runs and eight hits over five innings. Fields finished a triple shy of the cycle, with three RBIs. He hit his league-leading 21st home run in the sixth. Brian Fletcher added two hits and two runs.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (6-4 second half, 39-41 overall)
Wilmington 7, Frederick 5 (11 innings)
WP: Andrew Triggs (3-2)
HR: Jared Schlehuber (5), Lane Adams (6)
Tyler Chism singled home Ethan Chapman in the 11th, then scored an insurance run as Wilmington won the opener at Frederick. Schlehuber hit a two-run homer in the first and finished with three hits and three RBIs. Adams posted three hits, including a solo homer, his fourth roundtripper in seven games. Kyle Smith allowed three runs (two earned) over 5 2/3 innings. Triggs tossed two scoreless innings for the win.
Lexington Legends (6-5 second half, 39-40 overall)
Greenville at Lexington -- postponed due to rain
Lexington's opener vs. Greenville was postponed due to rain. A doubleheader is scheduled for tonight, with Game 1 starting at 5 p.m.
Idaho Falls Chukars (3-9)
Ogden 2, Idaho Falls 1
LP: Josiel Martinez (1-1)
Idaho Falls lost a duel against Ogden, with each starter yielding just one run over six innings. Luke Farrell fanned seven and scattered three hits without a walk over his six stanzas. Cory Stubbs tripled to open the second and scored on a Frank Schwindel single.
Burlington Royals (5-7)
Greeneville 7, Burlington 0 (Game 1 -- seven innings)
LP: Luis Santos (0-1)
Greeneville 8, Burlington 1 (Game 2 -- seven innings)
LP: Andres Machado (0-2)
Burlington has dropped seven straight after opening the year with five wins. Santos (four hits on five run in six innings) lost Game 1. Greeneville opened an 8-1 lead in Game 2 with six runs in the fourth. Sam Bates was a combined 3-for-6, boosting his season average to .308 (8-for-26).
Surprise Royals (5-5)
Surprise 5, Arizona Brewers 2
WP: Harol Rosario (1-0)
SV: Tripp Davis (2)
Surprise completed a home-and-home sweep. Jorge Bonifacio had the best game of his rehab assignment, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs. Samir Duenez added three hits and three runs while Jecksson Flores had two hits, two RBIs and two runs.