Royals Minor League Report: April 5

Royals Minor League Report: April 5

Royals Minor League Report: April 5
Omaha Storm Chasers

Omaha 8, Albuquerque 4
WP: Jeremy Jeffress (1-0)
SV: Louis Coleman (1)
HR: None

Omaha opened its Pacific Coast League title defense with a win at home. Clint Robinson was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and three runs scored. Kevin Kouzmanoff recorded three RBIs, with his first double tying the game at 3-3 in the sixth. A second double in the seventh scored Derrick Robinson and put Omaha ahead to stay. Johnny Giavotella added two hits, an RBI and a run.

NW Arkansas Naturals

Corpus Christi 9, NW Arkansas 0
LP: Chris Dwyer (0-1)
HR: None

The Naturals were blanked in the season opener at Corpus Christi. Dwyer scattered two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk while fanning five over 4 2/3 innings. The Hooks broke open a 2-0 game with seven in the sixth. Rey Navarro tripled and drew a walk for Northwest Arkansas. The series continues on Friday, with Jake Odorizzi scheduled to start for the Naturals.

Wilmington Blue Rocks

The Blue Rocks open play tonight at Myrtle Beach.

Kane County Cougars

Kane County 11, Quad Cities 10
WP: Andrew Stueve (1-0)
SV: Nick Graffeo (1)
HR: Lane Adams (1)

Kane County held on in Davenport, handing new skipper Brian Buchanan his first win at this level. All nine starters scored at least once on the night. Adams hit a grand slam to key a nine-run second while Michael Antonio added a two-run double.