Royals Minor League report: July 7
Omaha Storm Chasers (40-50)
Round Rock 4, Omaha 0
LP: Yordano Ventura (2-3 with Omaha, 5-5 overall)
Omaha finished 2-2 at Round Rock. Yordano Ventura fanned nine while allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits over five innings. Buddy Baumann tossed two scoreless innings, lowering his ERA with Omaha to 1.85 (5 ER in 24 1/3 IP). No Omaha player reached third base. The Storm Chasers are at Memphis (Cardinals) tonight.
NW Arkansas Naturals (9-8 2nd half, 34-53 overall)
NW Arkansas 7, Frisco 5
WP: Scott Alexander (2-0)
SV: Zach Jackson (8)
HR: Brett Eibner (9), Cheslor Cuthbert (2 with NW Arkansas, 4 overall)
Rey Navarro's two-run double in the eighth lifted Northwest Arkansas to a road win. Brett Eibner led off the game with a home run and Cheslor Cuthbert hit a two-run shot in the fourth. Navarro recorded three hits while Orlando Calixte had two singles, two walks and three runs. Scott Alexander worked two scoreless innings for the relief win.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (9-7 2nd half, 42-44 overall)
Potomac 5, Wilmington 2
LP: Kellen Moen (1-2)
Wilmington settled for a 2-2 split at Potomac, finishing with a 4-3 road trip record. Starter Kellen Moen yielded five runs, eight hits and a walk over 3 2/3 innings. Danny Mateo led the Blue Rocks with two hits and a RBI. Wilmington hosts Frederick (Orioles) tonight.
Lexington Legends (11-5 2nd half, 44-40 overall)
Lexington at West Virginia - Postponed
Lexington's suspended game from Saturday was rained out along with a seven-inning contest. No makeup date was announced. The Legends open a homestand tomorrow vs. the Greensboro Grasshoppers (Miami).
Idaho Falls Chukars (6-12)
Idaho Falls 8, Grand Junction 4
WP: Luke Farrell (1-1)
HR: Daniel Rockett (3)
Idaho Falls recorded a second straight 8-4 win, earning a 2-2 series split. Daniel Rockett (3-for-4, 3 RBI) hit a two-run homer in the fourth. Dominique Taylor posted three hits and two runs while first-round pick Hunter Dozier (2-for-4) raised his average to .310. Luke Farrell, son of Boston manager John Farrell, earned his first pro win (5 IP, 5 H, 3 ER).
Burlington Royals (8-7)
Burlington at Elizabethton - Postponed
The Royals were postponed for the third time this week. They will attempt to play a doubleheader tonight at 6:00 Eastern. Elizabethton is the Appalachian League's top team at 12-3.
Surprise Royals (6-9)
Arizona Giants 9, Surprise 0
LP: Greg Billo (0-1)
Surprise was blanked at home as the Giants scored in six different innings. Greg Billo (2 1/3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER) took the loss in relief. Billo, the 2011 Pitcher of the Year at Kane County (A), is recovering from Tommy John surgery.