Omaha lost the series opener to the Sounds, with the five hits a season low for a nine-inning game. Johnny Giavotella led the Storm Chasers with two hits, raising his average to .355 (11-for-31). Paulo Orlando added a two-out RBI in the seventh. P.J. Walters recorded a quality start, striking out four while allowing three runs, seven hits and a walk over 7.0 innings.
NW Arkansas Naturals (4-12)
Tulsa 9, Northwest Arkansas 3
LP: Greg Billo (0-2)
The Naturals settled for a 2-2 split at Tulsa. Jorge Bonifacio doubled twice and drove in his 12th run, which is tied for third in the Texas League. He is rated as the fourth-best Royals prospect by MLB.com. Cheslor Cuthbert added two hits, an RBI and a walk. MLB.com's 20th-ranked Royals prospect, Cuthbert is batting .298 (17-for-57). Greg Billo (4.0 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO) took the loss.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (7-9)
Myrtle Beach 4, Wilmington 3 (Game One - Seven Innings)
LP: Christian Binford (1-1)
Myrtle Beach 7, Wilmington 2 (Game Two - Seven Innings
LP: Daniel Stumpf (0-3)
Wilmington lost a pair of seven-inning games at Myrtle Beach. The Blue Rocks scored three in the first inning of game one, only to have Myrtle Beach answer in the home half. Number 12 prospect Christian Binford (4.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO) allowed his first earned runs of the year. Raul Mondesi recorded two hits and a run. The 18-year old is KC's number three prospect, according to MLB.com. He added a single, a run, a walk and a steal in game two. Zane Evans was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Lexington Legends (8-9)
Augusta 5, Lexington 2
LP: Jake Junis (1-2)
Lexington lost the rubber game vs. the GreenJackets. Mauricio Ramos was 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Fred Ford posted a double and both Lexington runs. Matt Alvarez struck out five over 2.0 innings of relief. The Legends are off today before a road set at Hickory (Rangers).