The Storm Chasers were held to one hit in a matinee finale. Melky Mesa's homer in the third joined walks by Johnny Giavotella and Carlos Peguero as the lone Omaha baserunners. Astros prospect Michael Foltynewicz fanned 12 over 6 innings, with Paul Clemens retiring all nine Storm Chasers over the final 3 innings. Francisley Bueno made his second rehab appearance for Omaha, striking out one and allowing a hit in a scoreless ninth.
NW Arkansas Naturals (11-20)
Arkansas 7, NW Arkansas 1
LP: J.C. Sulbaran (1-2)
Arkansas plated five in the ninth to pull away from the Naturals in Springdale. J.C. Sulbaran pitched well in defeat, striking out five while scattering two runs, three hits and a walk over 7 innings. Whit Merrifield doubled in the fourth, driving in Lane Adams for the lone Naturals run.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (13-15)
Salem 2, Wilmington 1
LP: Zeb Sneed (0-1)
Wilmington lost on a walk-off as the Red Sox doubled twice in the ninth. Royals No. 5 prospect Sean Manaea posted 4 scoreless innings, striking out six while walking two and allowing four hits. He has 27 strikeouts in 19 1/3 innings, an average of 12.57 per 9 innings. Johermyn Chavez was 2-for-3 with a walk and the lone Wilmington run. Jack Lopez added two singles and No. 8 prospect Bubba Starling recorded a double.
Lexington Legends (12-19)
Hagerstown 6, Lexington 5
LP: Matt Tenuta (2-3)
HR: Michael Antonio (3), Elier Hernandez (2)
The Legends rallied from a 4-0 deficit before losing the finale at Hagerstown. Hector Silvestre fired 5 no-hit innings for the Suns, holding Lexington to a walk. Michael Antonio hit a three-run homer in the sixth off of Michael Sylvestri. Elier Hernandez added a solo homer in the ninth. Hernandez is ranked No. 11 among Royals prospects by MLB.com.