Royals Minor League report: May 17

Royals Minor League report: May 17

Omaha Storm Chasers (18-22)

Memphis 6, Omaha 2
LP: Francisley Bueno (0-1)
HR: None

Omaha lost a second straight at Memphis. Francisley Bueno made his fifth rehab appearance, striking out two while allowing three runs, three hits and two walks over two innings. Kameron Loe compiled three scoreless innings, allowing just one hit. Christian Colon was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs. Colon, ranked 15th among Royals prospects by MLB.com, has hit safely in nine straight games (.415, 17-for-41). Paulo Orlando recorded two hits and an RBI, boosting his season average to .353 (48-for-136).

NW Arkansas Naturals (16-25)

NW Arkansas 2, Tulsa 1
WP: Wilking Rodriguez (1-0)
HR: Orlando Calixte (3)

Orlando Calixte led off the ninth with a walk-off home run, sending a Saturday night crowd of 4,157 home happy. Calixte, ranked ninth among Royals prospects by MLB.com, finished 2-for-4, driving in both Northwest Arkansas runs. He has three homers through seven games after hitting eight in 123 games for Northwest Arkansas last season. The Naturals received a strong pitching performance from Royals No. 8 prospect Jason Adam, who struck out three while allowing a run, four hits and a walk. The series moves to Tulsa on Sunday.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (18-22)

Lynchburg 5, Wilmington 1
LP: Miguel Almonte (2-2)
HR: None

Wilmington dropped to 1-2 in a four-game road set. Miguel Almonte fanned seven, allowing five runs, six hits and four walks through six innings. Michael Antonio doubled in the fourth and scored on Cam Gallagher's sacrifice fly. Bubba Starling was 1-for-3 with a walk. KC's seventh-ranked prospect, the Kansas native has hit safely in six straight games (.333, 7-for-21), adding three walks and four runs over the span.

Lexington Legends (19-23)

Lexington 5, Hagerstown 2
WP: Luis Santos (4-1)
HR: Dominique Taylor (4)

Lexington won the series opener, scoring three in the eighth to break a 2-2 tie. Tyler Chism scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch, with Frank Schwindel delivering a two-run double for insurance. Dominique Taylor hit his second homer in as many days. Luke Farrell (6 1/3 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO) turned in a quality start.