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Royals Minor League Report: April 11

Royals Minor League Report: April 11

Royals Minor League Report: April 11
Omaha Storm Chasers

Omaha 9, Albuquerque 6
WP: Steven Shell (1-0)
SV: Louis Coleman (1)
HR: Mike Moustakas (1)

Omaha posted four runs in both the second and the third innings on its way to a four-game split in Albuquerque. Paulo Orlando drove in the first two runs with a double. Irving Falu followed Orlando with a two-run triple. Moustakas capped the scoring in the fourth with a solo home run. Starter Vin Mazzaro allowed five runs on two hits and seven walks over 2 1/3 innings. Luis Mendoza, Shell, Blake Wood and Coleman limited the Isotopes to a run in 6 2/3 innings of relief. Coleman fanned all three batters in the ninth for his first save of 2011.

NW Arkansas Naturals

NW Arkansas 3, Corpus Christi 2 (14 innings)
WP: Brandon Sisk (1-0)
HR: Salvador Perez (1)

The Naturals won an extra-inning thriller in the opener against Corpus Christi. The Hooks grabbed a 2-1 lead with a run in the 12th. Perez responded with a solo blast in the bottom half. Nick Van Stratten reached on a triple in the 14th. After a pair of intentional walks, Wil Myers singled home Van Stratten for the win. The Naturals are 3-1, with all four contests being decided by one run. Starter Heath Rollins limited Corpus Christi to a run on three hits and two walks over six innings.

Wilmington Blue Rocks

Myrtle Beach 4, Wilmington 3
LP: Brendan Lafferty (0-1)
HR: None

Wilmington let a 3-1 lead slip away as Myrtle Beach scored a run in the seventh and two in the eighth. Jake Odorizzi, acquired in the Zack Greinke trade, limited Myrtle Beach to a run on four hits and a walk while fanning six over four innings. Tim Ferguson and Rey Navarro each recorded two hits and an RBI. The teams also completed Saturday's game, which had been suspended due to rain. Wilmington earned a 7-6 win in 11 innings. Navarro finished 4-for-6 with a home run that forced extra innings. Noel Arguelles is expected to make his professional debut on Monday at Kinston.

Kane County Cougars

Kane County 9, Wisconsin 5
WP: Keaton Hayenga (1-0)
HR: Alex Llanos (1), Ryan Stovall (1)

Stovall went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs as the Cougars earned a split at Wisconsin. Keaton Hayenga scattered two runs (one earned) over five innings and retired the last 11 batters he faced. Kane County hosts Quad Cities on Monday in their 2011 home opener. Crawford Simmons, the 2010 Pitcher of the Year at Burlington, N.C., will make his season debut.

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