Royals Minor League report: June 18
Omaha Storm Chasers (35-32)
Omaha 4, Nashville 3
WP: Casey Coleman (1-2)
HR: Dusty Coleman (5 with Omaha, 7 overall)
Dusty Coleman's eighth-inning double scored Orlando Calixte, lifting Omaha to a win in their first game at Nashville's new stadium, First Tennessee Park. Coleman started the scoring with a solo homer in the third, his second roundtripper in as many days. Cheslor Cuthbert and Francisco Pena each drove in a run. John Lamb held Nashville scoreless through three, allowing three runs, five hits and no walks with two strikeouts over 6.0 innings.
NW Arkansas Naturals (39-26)
NW Arkansas at Springfield - Postponed due to rain
The Naturals are scheduled to play two games tonight after last night's contest in Springfield was postponed. While they didn't play, the Naturals won the first-half division title as second-place Arkansas had a doubleheader at Tulsa postponed.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (36-31)
Wilmington 2, Frederick 0
WP: Alec Mills (5-3)
SV: Luis Rico (3)
HR: Cody Stubbs (2)
Cody Stubbs belted a two-run homer in the first, which turned out to be all of the scoring as Wilmington blanked Frederick. Alec Mills nearly went the distance, holding the Keys to three hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over 8.1 innings. He has a 2.34 ERA on the year (20 ER in 77.0 IP). Second-place Lynchburg was postponed at Myrtle Beach, leaving Wilmington's magic number at one.
Lexington Legends (29-38)
Augusta 11, Lexington 6
LP: Foster Griffin (0-2)
HR: Brandon Downes (4)
Lexington dropped the rubber game at Augusta after falling behind early. Alfredo Escalera went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run. Brandon Downes and Mike Hill added three hits apiece. Downes posted two RBI, including a solo homer in the ninth.
Idaho Falls Chukars (0-1)
Grand Junction 16, Idaho Falls 10
LP: Carlos Herrera (0-1)
The Chukars lost a wild season opener, with Grand Junction building a 16-2 lead before a late rally. Josh Banuelos went 3-for-5 with five RBI and two runs. He tripled home three to cap a five-run seventh. Amalani Fukofuka added two hits, two runs and an RBI.