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Royals Minor League report: May 18

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Omaha Storm Chasers (19-22)

Omaha 8, Memphis 2
WP: Aaron Brooks (3-1)
HR: Matt Fields 2 (4, 5), Paulo Orlando (1), Francisco Pena (9), Jason Donald (1), Jimmy Paredes (#3)

Omaha slugged six home runs, accounting for all eight runs. Paulo Orlando hit a go-ahead three-run shot and is batting .381 (16-for-42) over his last 10 games. Matt Fields' second solo homer followed Orlando. Francisco Pena belted his ninth, which ties him for seventh in the PCL, and Jason Donald hit his first. Aaron Brooks won a third straight start, allowing two runs over 6.0 innings.

NW Arkansas Naturals (16-26)

Tulsa 6, NW Arkansas 5
LP: Scott Alexander (0-2)
HR: Jorge Bonifacio (3)

Northwest Arkansas lost a back-and-forth contest at Tulsa. Jorge Bonifacio hit a three-run homer in the eighth, giving the Naturals a 4-2 lead. Tulsa countered with four runs in the home half. The Naturals scored one in the ninth, leaving the tying run on third. Bonifacio added a double and a sac fly RBI. The third-ranked Royals prospect according to, Bonifacio leads the Texas League with 33 RBI. Andrew Triggs made his first professional start after 79 relief outings, allowing one run over 4.0 innings.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (19-22)

Wilmington 5, Lynchburg 4
WP: John Walter (1-0)
SV: Mark Peterson (8)
HR: None

Wilmington earned a 2-2 split at Lynchburg. Daniel Rockett's eighth inning single scored Michael Antonio for the go-ahead tally. Royals seventh-ranked prospect Bubba Starling recorded three RBI, including a two-run single in the fourth. He has a seven-game hitting streak (.308, 8-for-26). He added an outfield assist, as did Terrance Gore. The Blue Rocks are off today before hosting Carolina (Indians) on Tuesday.

Lexington Legends (20-23)

Lexington 1, Hagerstown 0
WP: Jake Junis (5-2)
SV: Matt Alvarez (1)
HR: None

Jake Junis shut down the league's top team, posting 8.0 no-hit innings. He walked one and fanned six, lowering his ERA to 2.66. Hagerstown recorded one hit, a one-out double in the ninth. Mauricio Ramos singled home Elier Hernandez in the second for the lone run.

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