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Royals Minor League Report: August 12

Omaha Storm Chasers (71-50)

Omaha 20, Tucson 3
WP: Doug Davis (7-2)
HR: Mitch Maier (3), Wil Myers (21 with Omaha, 34 overall), David Lough (9)

Every starter had at least two hits as Omaha erupted for 20 runs and 33 safeties in a rout of Tucson. The hit total was the highest by a Pacific Coast League team since 2004. Wil Myers hit a three-run homer, finishing with five hits and four runs. Clint Robinson recorded five hits, two RBI and three runs. Jason Bourgeois, Christian Colon, Irving Falu and Johnny Giavotella had four hits apiece. David Lough led the way with five RBI. Doug Davis pitched 6.0 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk.

NW Arkansas Naturals (16-33 in second half, 53-66 overall)

Frisco 6, NW Arkansas 4
LP: Brendan Lafferty (0-1)
HR: Mario Lisson (10)

The Naturals lost at home as Frisco rallied with four in the ninth. Starter Noel Arguelles limited the RoughRiders to two runs (one earned) on seven hits and five walks over 7.0 innings. Mario Lisson was 3-for-3 with a walk and a two-run homer that gave the Naturals a short-lived 4-2 lead. Paulo Orlando added three hits and two runs.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (24-24 in second half, 53-65 overall)

Wilmington 5, Salem 0
WP: Matt Ridings (5-1 with Wilmington, 9-4 overall)
HR: Murray Watts (2 with Wilmington, 11 overall)

Wilmington blanked Salem for a sweep at home. Matt Ridings tossed a career-high 7.0 innings, scattering three hits without a walk. Nick Rogers pitched the final 2.0 frames, recording two strikeouts. Murray Watts had two hits, including a solo homer in the seventh.

Kane County Cougars (26-23 in second half, 60-59 overall)

Kane County 9, Cedar Rapids 5
WP: Kyle Smith (3-1 with Kane County, 4-1 overall)
HR: Henry Moreno (1 with Kane County, 4 overall)

Kane County posted 15 hits in a win at Cedar Rapids. Julio Aparicio went 4-for-5 with a run scored. Henry Moreno finished a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-4 with a walk and three runs. Kyle Smith yielded four runs (three earned) on five hits and a walk over 5.0 innings.

Idaho Falls Chukars (8-6 in second half, 25-27 overall)

The Chukars were off on Sunday. They begin a series at Billings (Reds) on Monday.

Burlington Royals (32-17)

Bluefield 8, Burlington 0
LP: Yender Caramo (3-2)
HR: None

The Royals were blanked in the finale at Bluefield. Yender Caramo pitched 7.0 innings, allowing six runs on 10 hits and a walk over 7.0 innings. Humberto Arteaga, Alex Hudak and Bubba Starling recorded two hits apiece for the Royals.

Surprise Royals (16-25)

Surprise 10, Mesa Cubs 8
WP: Ashton Goudeau (1-1)
HR: None

Ramon Torres went 5-for-5 with two RBI and two runs to lead Surprise past the Cubs. Alfredo Patino added three hits, two runs and an RBI. Ashton Goudeau pitched 3.1 scoreless innings for the relief win.

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