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Royals Minor League report: June 25

Omaha Storm Chasers (35-44)

Omaha 2, Oklahoma City 0 (Game One - Seven Innings)
WP: Danny Duffy (1-0)
SV: Donnie Joseph (3)
HR: Chad Tracy (4)

Oklahoma City 5, Omaha 4 (Game Two - Seven Innings)
LP: Maikel Cleto (0-1 with Omaha, 2-4 overall)
HR: Christian Colon (6)

The Storm Chasers split a doubleheader to finish 3-3 at Oklahoma City. Danny Duffy was dominant in game one, holding the RedHawks scoreless on two hits and a walk over 5.0 innings. Xavier Nady's scored Johnny Giavotella for the first Omaha run. Chad Tracy added a homer in the seventh. Maikel Cleto made his Omaha debut in game two, allowing four runs on six hits and five walks over 4.0 innings. Christian Colon posted three hits and four RBI, including a three-run homer in the fifth. Omaha is off today before hosting the Iowa Cubs on Thursday.

NW Arkansas Naturals (3-3 2nd half, 28-48 overall)

South All-Stars 6, North All-Stars 0
LP: Tyler Matzek (0-1)
HR: None

Northwest Arkansas hosted the Texas League All-Star Game, with the South squad posting a shutout win. Orlando Calixte was 1-for-2 as the starting shortstop for the North. Mitch Canham, Matt Fields, Roman Hernandez and Rey Navarro each had at least one at-bat in front of the home crowd. Santiago Garrido tossed a 1-2-3 third inning on nine pitches.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (2-3 2nd half, 35-40 overall) Lynchburg 3, Wilmington 2
LP: Kyle Smith (4-4)
HR: None

The Blue Rocks were held to two runs after scoring 15 on Monday. Jared Schlehuber was involved in both runs as he finished 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run. Kyle Smith was the tough-luck loser as he limited Lynchburg to two runs (one earned) on two hits over 6.0 innings. Smith, KC's fourth-round pick in 2011, has a 2.87 ERA over 14 starts (24 ER in 75.1 IP).

Lexington Legends (4-2 2nd half, 37-37 overall) Hickory 2, Lexington 1
LP: Chas Byrne (3-1)
HR: None

Lexington's 1-0 lead held from the first until the ninth, when a pair of walks led to a walk-off double. Starter Miguel Almonte fanned 12 while scattering seven hits over 7.2 scoreless innings. Terrance Gore led off the game with a triple and scored on Raul Mondesi's groundout. Gore finished 2-for-4.

Idaho Falls Chukars (1-5) Ogden 7, Idaho Falls 6 (Game One - Seven Innings)
LP: Yender Caramo (0-1)
HR: None

Ogden 5, Idaho Falls 3 (Game Two - Seven Innings)
LP: Luke Farrell (0-1)
HR: None

The Chukars lost a pair of seven-inning games at Ogden. The Raptors walked off on a single in game one. Daniel Rockett drove in two and scored twice for Idaho Falls. Carlos Garcia and Alexis Rivera had two hits apiece in game two. Luke Farrell, son of Boston manager John Farrell, allowed four runs over 3.1 innings in his professional debut.

Burlington Royals (5-1) Princeton 4, Burlington 0
LP: Andres Machado (0-1)
HR: None

The B-Royals suffered their first loss, missing a chance for a road sweep. Princeton's Spencer Edwards hit a leadoff homer off of Andres Machado (5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER). Torey Deshazier scattered three hits and two walks over 3.0 scoreless innings.

Surprise Royals (3-2)

Surprise 5, Arizona Padres 4 (10 innings)
WP: Alex Black (1-0)
SV: Andrew Brockett (1)
HR: None

Wander Franco singled home Brandon Dulin in the 10th, leading to a win at Peoria. Jecksson Flores added a two-run single in the seventh. Jorge Bonifacio was 0-for-2 in the first game of a rehab assignment. Bonifacio batted .325 in 34 games at Wilmington.

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