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Royals Minor League report: May 19

Omaha Storm Chasers (18-22)

Memphis 3, Omaha 2
LP: Michael Mariot (0-1)
HR: Jose Martinez (4)

The Storm Chasers were swept at Memphis on a walk-off single in the ninth. Starter Casey Coleman held the Redbirds to a run over 3.1 innings. Brett Eibner played for the first time since April 22, finishing 2-for-5 with a double. He's batting .313 (15-for-48) on the year. Omaha scored 13 runs in nine games on the trip, their lowest-scoring road trip of at least eight games since joining the PCL in 1998. Omaha is off today before hosting Reno (Diamondbacks).

NW Arkansas Naturals (26-12)

NW Arkansas 8, Arkansas 7
WP: Benino Pruneda (1-0)
SV: Brandon Finnegan (1)
HR: Raul Mondesi (1)

The Naturals improved to 6-0 this season vs. their in-state rivals. Raul Mondesi's three-run homer capped a six-run fifth and gave the Naturals a decisive 8-5 lead. Angel Franco posted two hits and two RBI while boosting his average to .344, fifth in the league. Brandon Finnegan (2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO) recorded his first professional save.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (20-17)

Wilmington 2, Winston-Salem 1 (12 innings)
WP: Matt Alvarez (1-1)
HR: None

Ramon Torres singled home Logan Moon in the 12th, lifting Wilmington to an opening win. Moon finished the night 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk and a run. Jake Junis became the first Blue Rock to go 9.0 innings this year, allowing a run on seven hits. He fanned four and walked none, giving him 44 strikeouts and four walks in 50.0 innings.

Lexington Legends (17-21)

Greenville 15, Lexington 5
LP: Corey Ray (0-3)
HR: None

The Legends dropped to 1-1 in a road series. Greenville broke open a 4-3 game with six in the fourth and five in the fifth. Samir Duenez doubled home three runs in the fourth and was out trying to stretch his hit into a triple. Elier Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs.


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