Royals Minor League report: April 19
Omaha Storm Chasers (7-3)
Omaha 3, New Orleans 2 (Game One - 11 innings)
WP: Louis Coleman (2-0)
HR: Jose Martinez (2)
Omaha 6, New Orleans 1 (Game Two - Seven innings)
WP: Clayton Mortensen (2-0)
Omaha swept a doubleheader vs. New Orleans. The opener went 11 innings, with Francisco Pena scoring the winning run on a wild pitch. Jose Martinez hit a solo homer and Moises Sierra posted three hits plus an RBI. Luke Hochevar made a rehab appearance, allowing a solo home run in the first. Louis Coleman tossed 3.0 scoreless frames for the win. The nightcap went the scheduled seven innings, with Clayton Mortensen (5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 SO) earning his second win. Omaha broke a 1-1 tie with a five-run fifth. Whit Merrifield doubled twice and scored two runs.
NW Arkansas Naturals (4-6)
Frisco 7, NW Arkansas 3
LP: J.C. Sulbaran (0-2)
HR: Alex Liddi (1)
Northwest Arkansas lost game one vs. Frisco. The RoughRiders built a 7-0 lead before Alex Liddi hit a three-run homer for the Naturals. Jorge Bonifacio and Balbino Fuenmayor joined Liddi with two hits apiece. Starter J.C. Sulbaran fanned seven while allowing five runs over 5.0 innings.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (6-4)
Wilmington 4, Frederick 3
WP: Luis Rico (1-0)
HR: Bubba Starling (2)
Wilmington won a second straight game by a 4-3 count. Bubba Starling's solo shot tied the contest in the seventh, with Robert Pehl's producing a go-ahead sac fly RBI in the eighth. Starling finished 3-for-4, lifting his average to .361 (13-for-36), second in the league. Yender Caramo (5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO) made the start, with Luis Rico (3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO) winning in relief.
Lexington Legends (5-5)
West Virginia at Lexington - Postponed due to rain
Rain washed away Lexington's finale vs. West Virginia. The game will be made up when the Legends visit the Power next weekend.