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Royals Minor League Report: April 22

Omaha Storm Chasers (11-7)

Omaha 12, Nashville 3
WP: Will Smith (2-1)
HR: Brandon Wood (1)

Omaha moved to 2-1 in a four-game set at Nashville. The Storm Chasers scored nine times in the sixth, building a 12-0 lead. Brandon Wood capped the scoring with a three-run homer. Johnny Giavotella recorded three hits, three RBI and two runs. He is batting .457 (16-for-35) over his last 10 games. Will Smith fired 6.0 strong innings, fanning eight while holding Nashville to a run on five hits.

NW Arkansas Naturals (5-12)

Springfield 9, NW Arkansas 6
LP: Brooks Pounders (0-1)
HR: None

Northwest Arkansas lost the first of four at Springfield. The Naturals built a four-run lead in the first, with Rey Navarro, Mitch Canham and Manuel Pina recording RBI doubles. Matt Fields singled twice and drove in three runs. Springfield posted three runs in the fourth, fifth and seventh. Jason Adam was charged with six runs on seven hits over 4.2 innings.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (9-8)

Wilmington 10, Salem 7 (11 innings)
WP: Andrew Triggs (1-0)
HR: Lane Adams (1)

Wilmington rallied from a 7-2 deficit, eventually winning the series opener at Salem in 11 innings. Jorge Bonifacio was 4-for-6 with five RBI, including a two-run triple in the 11th. Lane Adams added a two-run homer in the seventh. Starter Sam Selman yielded seven runs on five hits and four walks over 2.2 innings. Kellen Moen (4.0 IP), Cody Fassold (2.2 IP) and Andrew Triggs (2.0 IP) held Salem scoreless in relief.

Lexington Legends (8-10)

Lexington was off on Monday after completing a four-game weekend sweep of Greenville. The Legends are at Asheville (Rockies) tonight.

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