Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 14
Omaha 7, Las Vegas 0
WP: Jake Odorizzi (9-2 with Omaha, 13-4 overall)
Jake Odorizzi took a no-hitter into the fifth as Omaha won the opener at Las Vegas. The righty retired the first 12 batters before allowing a walk to Jack Cust. The next batter, Chris Woodward, reached on a play that was originally ruled an error and later changed to a hit. Odorizzi allowed two hits and two walks over seven innings. Max Ramirez recorded hits hits, two RBIs and a run. Irving Falu added two hits, two RBIs and a run.
NW Arkansas Naturals (17-33 in second half, 54-66 overall)
Northwest Arkansas was off on Tuesday. The Naturals begin a series at Midland (Athletics) tonight.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (25-25 in second half, 54-66 overall)
Potomac 7, Wilmington 5
LP: Chase Boruff (1-8)
HR: Brett Eibner (13)
Wilmington let a 5-2 lead slip away at Potomac plated five in the sixth. Starter Leondy Perez (5 1/3 innings, six hits, three runs, one earned, one walk and four strikeouts) took a shutout in the fifth. Nick Van Stratten went 3-for-5 with a run scored. He is 6-for-8 since being transferred from Northwest Arkansas. Brett Eibner hit his 13th homer of the year, with 11 of the 13 away from Frawley Stadium.
Kane County Cougars (26-24 in second half, 60-60 overall)
All Midwest League teams were off on Tuesday. Kane County hosts Clinton tonight.
Idaho Falls Chukars (9-7 in second half, 26-28 overall)
Billings 3, Idaho Falls 0
LP: Sam Selman (5-1)
Idaho Falls was blanked on three hits at Billings. Rainier Bello went 2-for-3 with a double for the Chukars. 2012 second-rounder Sam Selman fanned 11 for the second straight start. Selman limited the Mustangs to a run on five hits and one walk over six innings. He has 73 K's along with a 1.33 ERA in 47 1/3 innings.
Burlington Royals (33-17)
Burlington 8, Princeton 2
WP: Daniel Hernandez (4-1)
HR: Bubba Starling (9), Fred Ford (12), Mark Threlkeld (7)
Burlington upped its league-leading home run total to 57 with a trio of long balls. Bubba Starling hit a solo shot in the fourth while Fred Ford and Mark Threlkeld went back-to-back in the fifth. Ford is tied for the league lead with 12. Burlington hit 58 in 68 games last season.
Surprise Royals (17-26)
Arizona Dodgers 9, Surprise 5
LP: Dylan Sons (3-3)
All eyes in Surprise were on John Lamb, who made his first appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery on June 3, 2011. The 2010 Paul Splittorff Award winner worked around an error with two K's in a scoreless inning. Chad Johnson posted three hits, three RBIs and a run for the Royals.