Royals Minor League Report: April 24
Omaha Storm Chasers (12-7)
The Storm Chasers enjoyed an off day at home on Wednesday. Nate Adcock (2-0, 2.40 ERA) is scheduled to start tonight in an I-80 matchup vs. the Iowa Cubs.
NW Arkansas Naturals (6-13)
Springfield 8, NW Arkansas 1 (Game One - Seven Innings)
LP: Sugar Ray Marimon (1-2)
NW Arkansas 10, Springfield 3 (Game Two - Seven Innings)
WP: Sam Runion (1-1)
HR: Matt Fields (3)
Northwest Arkansas split a doubleheader at Springfield. The Cardinals broke open game one with five runs in the sixth. Starter Sugar Ray Marimon yielded three runs on six hits and two walks over 4.0 innings. Roman Hernandez led the Naturals with two hits and an RBI. Northwest Arkansas jumped out to a 5-0 lead in game two, with Matt Fields hitting a three-run homer in the first. Yem Prades posted three hits, an RBI and a run while Brett Eibner added two safeties, an RBI and two runs. Yordano Ventura allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks over 4.1 innings. He struck out six, bringing his season total to 23 in 18.1 innings.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (9-10)
Salem 5, Wilmington 4
LP: Andrew Triggs (1-1)
HR: Danny Mateo (2)
Wilmington lost on a walk-off as the Red Sox plated three in the ninth. Starter Kyle Zimmer pitched 4.2 innings, recording 11 of his 14 outs on strikeouts. The 2012 first-round pick allowed a run on three hits and four walks. He has 29 K's through his first 18.2 innings in 2013. Danny Mateo posted three hits, including a solo home run in the ninth. Geulin Beltre was 3-for-4 while Lane Adams added two hits and two RBI.
Lexington Legends (8-12)
Asheville 6, Lexington 3
LP: Miguel Almonte (0-3)
Lexington dropped to 0-2 in a three-game set at Asheville. Starter Miguel Almonte yielded five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks over 5.0 innings. Michael Antonio, Ethan Chapman and Terrance Gore each recorded two hits and an RBI. Adalberto Mondesi extended his hitting streak to nine games (.371, 13-for-35).