Royals Minor League report: June 30
Omaha Storm Chasers (36-47)
Omaha 3, Iowa 0
WP: Danny Duffy (2-0)
SV: Louis Coleman (6)
The Storm Chasers won the final game vs. Iowa. Kelvin Herrera made his second start of the series, scattering two hits over 3 scoreless innings. Danny Duffy fanned seven over the next 5 2/3 innings, yielding just three hits and two walks. Duffy has 10 2/3 scoreless innings over his last two outings. Louis Coleman recorded the final out for his sixth save. Anthony Seratelli posted three hits, including a two-run single in the first. Chris Getz doubled home a run in the second. Omaha hosts New Orleans (Marlins) tonight.
NW Arkansas Naturals (7-4 2nd half, 32-49 overall)
NW Arkansas 8, Frisco 5
WP: Sugar Ray Marimon (5-8)
SV: Santiago Garrido (1)
HR: Cheslor Cuthbert (1)
Northwest Arkansas built a 6-0 lead en route to evening the series at a game apiece. Cheslor Cuthbert led off the second with his first Double-A home run. Whit Merrifield capped the inning with a two-run single. Merrifield finished with three hits while Cuthbert added an RBI double in the third. Roman Hernandez was 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs. Sugar Ray Marimon (6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO) took a shutout into the sixth before allowing a two-run homer.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (5-4 2nd half, 38-41 overall)
Potomac at Wilmington - Postponed due to rain
Wilmington and Potomac were postponed for the second time in the series. A doubleheader is scheduled for August 18. The Blue Rocks are at Frederick (Orioles) tonight.
Lexington Legends (6-5 2nd half, 39-40 overall)
Lexington 11, Hagerstown 1 (Completion of Saturday's game)
WP: Aroni Nina (5-3)
Hagerstown 2, Lexington 1 (Sunday's game - seven innings) LP: Miguel Almonte (3-6)
HR: Cam Gallagher (2)
Lexington split a pair to finish 2-2 at Hagerstown. The Legends rolled to an 11-1 win in the completion of Saturday's suspended contest. Ten Legends recorded hits, nine drove in a run and nine scored at least one run. Leonel Santiago pitched 3 scoreless innings and Aroni Nina (4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER) picked up the win. Miguel Almonte pitched all 6 innings in the nightcap, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk. Cam Gallagher hit a solo homer in the seventh.
Idaho Falls Chukars (3-8)
Idaho Falls 6, Ogden 5
WP: Brent Bonvillain (1-0)
Dominque Taylor's single scored Daniel Rockett for the walk-off win as Idaho Falls beat Ogden for the first time in seven matchups this season. Taylor finished with two hits, two RBIs and a run while Rockett added three hits. LSU product Brent Bonvillain pitched the final 1 2/3 innings for his first professional win.
Burlington Royals (5-5)
Greeneville at Burlington - Postponed due to rain
Burlington's game vs. Greenville was postponed. A doubleheader is scheduled for tonight, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Surprise Royals (4-5)
Surprise 6, Arizona Brewers 5 WP: Ronny Rios (1-0) SV: Andrew Brockett (2) HR: None
The Royals rallied from a 5-0 deficit with six runs over their final two turns. Jecksson Flores' two-run single capped a four-run seventh. Jorge Bonifacio scored the tying run in the eighth and Cesar Gonzalez followed with a single, plating Wander Franco. Bonifacio was 2-for-4 in the fourth game of a rehab assignment.