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Royals Minor League report: June 23

Royals Minor League report: June 23

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Royals Minor League report: June 23

Omaha Storm Chasers (33-43)

Oklahoma City 6, Omaha 5 (10 innings)
LP: Francisley Bueno (1-2)
HR: Paulo Orlando (1)

Omaha 4, Oklahoma City 3 (7 innings)
WP: Donnie Joseph (3-3)
SV: Buddy Baumann (1)
HR: Paulo Orlando (1)

The Storm Chasers split a doubleheader in Oklahoma City. The first contest, scheduled for seven innings, ended on a walk-off double in the 10th. Starter Chris Dwyer worked 6.0 innings, scattering four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks. Johnny Giavotella was 3-for-3 plus two walks while Paulo Orlando finished 2-for-4 with a solo homer. Brian Sanches limited the Redhawks to two unearned runs over 5.0 innings in game two. Buddy Baumann recorded the final out for his first Triple-A save. Chase Lambin doubled twice, drove in two and scored a run.

NW Arkansas Naturals (3-3 2nd half, 28-48 overall)

Tulsa 2, NW Arkansas 1 (10 innings)
LP: Sam Runion (2-2)
HR: Rey Navarro (6)

The Naturals lost in extras to finish 2-2 at Tulsa. Starter Sugar Ray Marimon pitched 2.0 innings, allowing a solo homer in the second. The first four relievers held Tulsa without a hit over the next 7.0 innings. Rey Navarro supplied the lone Northwest Arkansas run on a home run in the fifth. The Naturals are off today, with the club hosting the Texas League All-Star Game on Tuesday.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (1-2 2nd half, 34-39 overall) Salem 4, Wilmington 3
LP: Kyle Zimmer (1-7)
HR: Lane Adams (4)

Wilmington scored twice in the eighth to pull within a run before falling short at home. Salem's Tim Roberson had the game's biggest hit, a three-run homer in the first off of Kyle Zimmer (6.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO). Spencer Patton followed with 3.0 scoreless frames, dropping his ERA to 1.19 (6 ER in 45.1 IP). Lane Adams hit his second home run in as many days, a solo shot in the fourth.

Lexington Legends (3-1 2nd half, 36-36 overall) Lexington 4, Savannah 3
WP: Matt Murray (1-0)
HR: Michael Antonio (2)

The Legends walked off on Michael Antonio's leadoff homer in the ninth. Mark Donato and Bubba Starling added two hits and an RBI apiece. Matt Murray picked up the win, fanning five over the final 2.1 innings.

Idaho Falls Chukars (1-3) Ogden 10, Idaho Falls 1
LP: Jake Junis (0-1)
HR: None

Idaho Falls dropped to 0-2 at Ogden. The Raptors plated three in the first off of Jake Junis, who allowed three homers over 2.2 innings. 2013 first-rounder Hunter Dozier singled home the lone Chukars run in the sixth.

Burlington Royals (4-0) Burlington 3, Princeton 2
WP: Sam Lewis (1-0)
SV: Andrew Edwards (1)
HR: None

The B-Royals are 4-0 after rallying for an opening win at Princeton. Jerrell Allen's ninth-inning double scored Kevin Kuntz, knotting the game at 2-2. Desmond Henry followed with a sac fly, plating Andrew Ayers. Henry finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run. Mauricio Ramos and Jerrell Allen each had two hits and an RBI. Chad Johnson finished 2-for-3, with his second hit leading to the tying run as Kuntz took his spot on the bases. Starter Jake Newberry tossed 6.0 innings, scattering two runs on five hits and no walks.

Surprise Royals (2-2) Surprise Royals 4, Arizona Mariners 3 (11 innings)
WP: Topp Davis (1-0)
HR: None

The Royals earned a true walk-off win on four walks in the 11th inning. Josiah Atkins drew the fourth walk, scoring Cristian Cano. Surprise starter Luis Rico held the M's scoreless on a hit and three walks over 3.0 innings. Cano and Brandon Duilin had two hits apiece for Surprise.

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