Royals Minor League Report: May 31
Omaha Storm Chasers (28-27)
Omaha 5, Round Rock 2
WP: Sugar Ray Marimon (4-2)
SV: Donnie Joseph (1)
HR: Brian Bocock (1), Carlos Peguero (7)
Omaha scored the final five runs in an opening win at Round Rock, moving ahead on Brian Bocock's two-run homer in the seventh. Carlos Peguero posted a game-tying RBI single, then added insurance with a solo shot in the ninth. Sugar Ray Marimon (6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO) retired the final 10 batters he faced. Donnie Joseph scattered three hits over 3.0 scoreless innings for his first save of 2014. The lefty is ranked 13th among Royals prospects by MLB.com.
NW Arkansas Naturals (18-36)
Corpus Christi 11, NW Arkansas 2
LP: Cody Fassold (1-2)
The Naturals fell to 0-5 on a six-game Texas tour. They tied Saturday's game at 2-2 in the fifth, with the Hooks scoring nine times over their final three turns. 12th-ranked Royals prospect Sam Selman struck out seven over 3.2 innings, allowing two runs, four hits and four walks. Mark Threlkeld was 2-for-3 with a double and a run. Micah Gibbs added two hits and a stolen base.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (27-27)
Frederick 5, Wilmington 4
LP: Kyle Bartsch (3-3)
Wilmington returned to .500 with a second straight loss to the Keys. Luis Santos (6.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO) retired the first 13 batters and carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning in his Wilmington debut. The 23-year old was 4-1 with a 1.76 ERA at Lexington. 2013 first-round pick and sixth-ranked Royals prospect Hunter Dozier doubled home a pair in the third, bringing his team-leading RBI total to 26. Cam Gallagher and Daniel Rockett each drove in a run in the ninth.
Lexington Legends (24-31)
Augusta 7, Lexington 4
LP: Matt Alvarez (1-1)
HR: Frank Schwindel (8)
Lexington dropped to 1-2 in a four-game series as Augusta erased a 3-0 deficit with seven in the sixth. 14th-ranked Royals prospect Cody Reed struck out two while holding the GreenJackets to two runs, three hits and three walks over 5.0 IP+2. Frank Schwindel hit a solo home run, giving him five roundtrippers and 15 RBI over his last five games.