Omaha dropped game one at Round Rock, with the Express plating six runs in the first off of P.J. Walters (5.0 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO). Blue Springs native Nick Tepesch moved to 6-1, holding Omaha to a run over 6.0 innings. Pedro Ciriaco recorded three hits and a run. Paulo Orlando added two hits, two RBI and a walk. He's batting .337 (33-for-98).
NW Arkansas Naturals (11-21)
Arkansas 5, NW Arkansas 4
LP: Matt Murray (0-1)
The Naturals let a 4-0 lead slip away as they were swept in a four-game set. Jason Adam fanned six and carried a shutout in the sixth, allowing two runs, seven hits and two walks over 6.0 innings. Lane Adams reached base four times with two walks and two doubles. He scored twice and stole two bases, giving him 11 steals on the year, second in the league. Jorge Bonifacio was 1-for-3 plus two runs, an RBI and a walk. Bonifacio is now ranked third among Royals prospects by MLB.com. He has 21 RBI, third in the Texas League.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (14-15)
Wilmington 6, Salem 3
WP: Kyle Bartsch (2-2)
HR: Johermyn Chavez (2), Hunter Dozier (2)
Hunter Dozier delivered a grand slam in the ninth, leading Wilmington to a matinee win. The 2013 first-round pick was 2-for-3 with two walks. The sixth-ranked Royals prospect has 18 walks and a .402 on-base percentage through 29 games. Johermyn Chavez recorded the first two RBI for Wilmington, including a leadoff homer in the fourth. Number two prospect Raul Mondesi finished 3-for-5, raising his average to .301 (31-for-103). Fifth-ranked prospect Miguel Almonte struck out five while allowing three runs over 6.0 IP.
Lexington Legends (12-19)
Tuesday was a travel day for the South Atlantic League. The Legends return home tonight to face Asheville (Rockies).