Royals Minor League report: June 22
Omaha Storm Chasers (38-32)
The Storm Chasers were off on Monday after a four-game sweep at Nashville. They are at Iowa (Cubs) tonight.
NW Arkansas Naturals (40-30)
Arkansas 5, NW Arkansas 1
LP: Jonathan Dziedzic (4-3 w/ NW Arkansas, 4-4 overall)
The Naturals dropped to 1-1 in North Little Rock. Alex Morin doubled home Parker Morin to give Northwest Arkansas a 1-0 lead in the third. Arkansas scored five runs in the home half off of Jonathan Dziedzic (5.0 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO). Ali Williams posted 2.0 scoreless innings and Benino Pruneda 1.0 inning. Morin and Jorge Bonifacio recorded two hits apiece. Morin is batting .424 (14-for-33) since joining the Naturals.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (38-32)
The Blue Rocks enjoyed day one of the Carolina League All-Star Break. This year's clash with the California League's best will be held tonight in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Second baseman Ramon Torres will start for the Carolina League squad. He's joined by right-handed pitcher Alec Mills plus lefties Cody Reed and Eric Skoglund.
Lexington Legends (31-39)
The Legends were off on Monday, with the South Atlantic League All-Star Game taking place tonight in Asheville, North Carolina. First baseman Ryan O'Hearn and right fielder Elier Hernandez are starters for the South squad. They're joined by reserve outfielder Alfredo Escalera plus right-handed pitchers Pedro Fernandez and Zach Lovvorn. Left-handed pitcher Matt Strahm was named to the team but will not participate after a promotion to Wilmington.
Idaho Falls Chukars (2-3)
Idaho Falls 4, Ogden 3 (11 innings)
WP: Brennan Henry (1-0)
HR: Alexis Rivera (2), Marten Gasparini (1)
Brawlun Gomez delivered a sac fly RBI in the 11th as Idaho Falls won game one at Ogden. 18-year old Marten Gasparini was 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs, a walk and his fourth steal of the year. Alexis Rivera had three hits, including a two-run homer.
Surprise Royals (2-0)
Surprise 13, Arizona Rangers 3
WP: Franco Terrero (1-0)
SV: Jose Veras (1)
The Surprise Royals rolled to a second straight win over the Rangers. Jose Sanchez had four hits, four runs and two RBI. Carlos Diaz added four hits, with Gabriel Cancel and Logan Nottebrok driving in three apiece.