Royals Minor League report: April 23

Omaha Storm Chasers (10-9)

The Storm Chasers had Wednesday off. They begin a road trip tonight at New Orleans (Marlins).

NW Arkansas Naturals (6-13)

Northwest Arkansas 6, Springfield 5
WP: Sam Selman (1-1)
SV: Andrew Triggs (1) HR: Whit Merrifield (2)

The Naturals won a second straight, using a four-run fifth to build a 6-1 lead. Whit Merrifield hit a two-run homer in the inning. Jared Schlehuber added two hits and two RBIs. 2012 second-round pick and number 13 prospect Sam Selman earned his first Double-A win, fanning four while holding Springfield to a run on two hits and two walks over 5.0 innings.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (8-11)

Wilmington 4, Carolina 3
WP: Yender Caramo (1-2)
SV: Mark Peterson (3)
HR: Raul Mondesi (1)

Wilmington opened with a one-run win over the Mudcats. Raul Mondesi, KC's number three prospect, was 3-for-4 with three runs and a solo homer, which put Wilmington ahead to stay at 3-2. 2013 first-round pick Hunter Dozier added three hits and two RBI. Dozier is ranked seventh among KC prospects by Yender Caramo struck out three while scattering two runs, seven hits and a walk over 6.0 innings.

Lexington Legends (10-10)

Lexington 6, Hickory 2
WP: Luis Santos (2-0)
SV: Jose Miguel Rodriguez (2)
HR: Elier Hernandez (1)

A three-run homer by Elier Hernandez broke a 2-2 tie as Lexington won the rubber game at Hickory. Hernandez, ranked 11th among Royals prospects by, was 3-for-4 with four RBI. Luis Santos struck out five while holding the Crawdads to two runs over 7.0 innings. He has a 1.69 ERA through 21.1 innings (5 R, 4 ER).