Royals Minor League Report: May 5

Royals Minor League Report: May 5

Omaha Storm Chasers (20-10)

Omaha 10, Oklahoma City 9 (10 innings)
WP: Francisley Bueno (1-2)
HR: Max Ramirez (6), Anthony Seratelli (4), Johnny Giavotella (5)

Johnny Giavotella's walk-off homer in the 10th capped a back-and-forth contest at Werner Park. Omaha broke a 5-5 tie with two in the eighth. The RedHawks plated four in the ninth to take a 9-7 lead. Max Ramirez led off the ninth with a home run and Anthony Seratelli tied the contest at 9-9 with a solo shot. Mike Montgomery (6.2 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO) allowed three home runs, accounting for all five of his runs. David Lough doubled to extend his hitting streak to 15 games.

NW Arkansas Naturals (15-15)

NW Arkansas 2, Tulsa 1
WP: Jake Odorizzi (3-2)
SV: Blaine Hardy (3) HR: Wil Myers (8)

Jake Odorizzi tied his own franchise record with 11 strikeouts to lead the Naturals past Tulsa. Odorizzi scattered two hits over 7.1 IP, with the run coming on a home run in the fourth. Carlo Testa drove home the first Northwest Arkansas run in the third. Wil Myers hit a solo shot in the fourth, extending his hitting streak to 12 games (.370, 17-for-46). He has eight homers in 26 games after posting eight in 99 games last year.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (12-16)

Wilmington 8, Potomac 3
WP: Greg Billo (2-3)
SV: Nick Rogers (3)
HR: Brett Eibner (4)

The Blue Rocks evened their road set at a game apiece. Greg Billo returned to the win column while allowing three runs on four hits and two walks over 5.2 innings. Brian Fletcher recorded four hits in five trips, boosting his average to .327 (33-for-101). He is batting .473 (26-for-55) over his last 14 contests. Brett Eibner hit a three-run homer as Wilmington broke open a 4-3 game with four in the ninth.

Kane County Cougars (14-15)

Kane County 7, Beloit 4
WP: Brooks Pounders (1-1)
SV: Nick Graffeo (6)
HR: Runey Davis (1), Murray Watts (5)

Kane County rallied with four runs over the last two innings to win at Beloit. Jorge Bonifacio tied the game at 4-4 with an RBI triple and scored the go-ahead tally on Michael Antonio's sac fly. Runey Davis went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer. Santiago Garrido held Beloit to an unearned run over 5.0 IP. His ERA stands at 0.68 (2 ER in 26.1 IP).