Royals Minor League report: June 15
Omaha Storm Chasers (32-32)
Iowa 6, Omaha 3
LP: Clayton Mortensen (4-5)
HR: Francisco Pena (5)
Omaha and Iowa met for the first time in 2015, with the Cubs taking round one. Francisco Pena hit a two-run homer in the fifth, then doubled and scored Omaha's final run in the seventh. He has 11 extra-base hits over his last 13 games. Clayton Mortensen allowed four runs, seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts over 4.0 innings. Buddy Baumann posted 3.0 shutout innings, recording a season-best seven strikeouts.
NW Arkansas Naturals (37-25)
Arkansas at NW Arkansas - Postponed due to rain
Monday's contest in Springdale was postponed due to incoming rain and deteriorated field conditions. A pair of seven-inning games were scheduled for today, beginning at 11:05 a.m. In other news, eight Naturals have been named Texas League All-Stars: First baseman Balbino Fuenmayor, infielders Angel Franco, Alex Liddi and Raul Mondesi, outfielders Mike Bianucci, Jorge Bonifacio and Terrance Gore, and pitcher J.C. Sulbaran.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (35-29)
Wilmington 4, Salem 1
WP: Eric Skoglund (6-2)
SV: Luis Rico (2)
The Blue Rocks broke out of an offensive slump and received a strong outing from Eric Skoglund in a home win. Wilmington collected 11 hits after being blanked in the previous two games at Salem. Ramon Torres doubled home a pair of runs in the third, finishing with three RBI. Skoglund fanned eight without issuing a walk over 7.0 innings, yielding an unearned run. KC's third-round pick in 2014, Skoglund has a 2.77 ERA and 58 strikeouts to nine walks through 74.2 innings. Luis Rico tossed 2.0 perfect innings for the save.
Lexington Legends (28-36)
Greensboro 4, Lexington 1
LP: Zach Lovvorn (4-6)
The Legends lost a second straight, settling for a 2-2 series split. Zach Lovvorn worked 7.0 innings, striking out four while allowing four runs, nine hits and a walk. Kyle Zimmer fanned the side in the ninth, finishing with 2.0 perfect innings. He has a 0.93 ERA (1 ER in 9.2 IP).