Royals Minor League report: Aug. 4
Omaha Storm Chasers (59-57)
Omaha 6, Salt Lake 3
WP: Brian Sanches (9-2)
SV: Donnie Joseph (6)
Omaha moved to 6-0 on the road trip with a second straight win in Utah. Ben Broussard recorded three hits, an RBI and a run. Pedro Ciriaco posted two hits, including a two-run double in the fourth. Yordano Ventura held the Bees to a run, five hits and two walks over four innings. Sanches (two runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings, with five strikeouts) picked up the relief win.
NW Arkansas Naturals (22-21 second half, 47-67 overall)
Tulsa 3, NW Arkansas 2 (11 innings)
LP: Santiago Garrido (0-4)
Northwest Arkansas lost in extras, finishing 1-3 vs. Tulsa. Starter Aaron Brooks limited the Drillers to two runs on six hits and no walks over seven innings. The Naturals were held scoreless until the eighth, when Matt Fields and Mitch Canham started a rally with back-to-back walks. Angel Franco singled to score Fields, and Brett Eibner's safety plated Canham. Franco and Eibner finished with two hits apiece.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (17-24 2nd half, 50-61 overall)
Wilmington was off Sunday. The road trip continues Monday at Salem (Red Sox).
Lexington Legends (25-18 second half, 58-53 overall)
Rome 1, Lexington 0
LP: Greg Billo (1-1)
Raul Mondesi was the lone Lexington player to reach base in a loss at Rome. Mondesi singled in the first and bunted his way on in the fourth. Rome's Wes Parsons threw a shutout, striking out seven without issuing a walk. Billo took a tough-luck loss, allowing three hits over 5 1/3 innings, including a solo homer in the fifth. He has a 0.42 ERA with Lexington (one earned run in 21 1/3 innings).
Idaho Falls Chukars (2-3 second half, 21-22 overall)
Idaho Falls 12, Ogden 3
WP: Patrick Conroy (4-0)
HR: Frank Schwindel (4), Daniel Rockett (5)
Idaho Falls rallied from a 2-0 deficit with 12 unanswered runs in a rout of Ogden. Schwindel put the Chukars on top with a two-run shot in the fourth. He finished with three hits and three RBIs. Rockett had three hits and four RBIs, including a three-run homer in a six-run seventh. Conroy (two earned runs on three hits in five innings) is tied for the team lead in wins.
Burlington Royals (20-24)
Burlington 4, Danville 2 (Game 1 -- nine innings)
WP: Ryan Mattes (1-1)
Danville 6, Burlington 0 (Game 2 -- seven innings)
LP: Sam Lewis (2-3)
Burlington split two games at Danville. The Royals scored twice in the ninth to win Game 1, which was scheduled for seven innings. Ryan Mattes worked two scoreless innings for his first professional win. The Royals were held to six hits in Game 2, with Kevin Kuntz and Pedro Gonzalez recording two singles apiece.
Surprise Royals (4-4 second half, 14-22 overall)
Surprise rested after an 11-inning contest Saturday. They face the Brewers on Monday at Maryvale Baseball Park.