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Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 8

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Omaha Storm Chasers (62-57)

Omaha 6, Colorado Springs 2 (Completion of July 12 game)
WP: Chris Dwyer (2-3)
HR: None

Colorado Springs 10, Omaha 9 (12 innings)
LP: Scott Alexander (0-1 with Omaha, 1-3 overall)
HR: Justin Maxwell (8), Brett Hayes (1)

Omaha won the completion of a suspended game, then battled into the night before losing to Colorado Springs in 12 innings. Whit Merrifield recorded three hits, three runs and an RBI in game one. Matt Fields added three hits and two RBIs. Terrance Gore singled in his first Triple-A plate appearance, and Chris Dwyer (5 1/3 IP, three hits, two ER, one BB, four Ks) picked up a relief win. The nightcap went four hours, 34 minutes, with the Sky Sox winning on a walk-off homer, their fourth roundtripper of the game. Cheslor Cuthbert, who made his Triple-A debut in the opener, went 4-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and a run. He is ranked 15th among the Royals' top prospects by MLB.com. Brett Hayes hit a three-run homer, finishing 3-for-6, and Jason Adam tossed three scoreless innings in relief.

NW Arkansas Naturals (22-24 second half, 47-70 overall)

San Antonio 6, NW Arkansas 3
LP: Ali Williams (5-3)
HR: None

Former Royals farmhand Diego Goris hit a two-run homer in the 14th as the Missions scored three in the frame and defeated the Naturals. Starter Tim Melville fanned seven while scattering three runs, six hits and a walk over six innings. Angel Baez and Noel Arguelles tossed three scoreless stanzas apiece. Juan Graterol had three hits and a run.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (21-24 second half, 54-59 overall)

Wilmington 8, Frederick 1
WP: Glenn Sparkman (7-2)
HR: Zane Evans (4), Raul Mondesi (3)

Zane Evans hit a three-run homer in the first, helping Wilmington cruise to a series-opening win at Frederick. Top-ranked Royals prospect Raul Adalberto Mondesi added three RBIs, including a two-run shot in the ninth. Thirteenth-ranked prospect Bubba Starling had two hits, two runs, an RBI and a walk, while Jack Lopez was 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Glenn Sparkman struck out a career-high 10 batters over 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run, five hits and a walk. He leads the league with a 1.45 ERA and is 5-1 with a 1.19 ERA as a starter.

Lexington Legends (19-29 second half, 48-70 overall)

Lexington 6, Greenville 5
WP: Tim Hill (1-0)
HR: None

Carlos Garcia's single scored Alexis Rivera, giving the Legends a second consecutive walk-off win. Rivera recorded three hits, and Frank Schwindel drove in three, bringing his team-leading RBI total to 64. Alfredo Escalera added two hits and two runs, while Matt Alvarez worked four innings in relief, allowing two runs, two hits and a walk with one strikeout.

Idaho Falls Chukars (6-6 second half, 26-24 overall)

Idaho Falls 11, Missoula 2
WP: Mike Jeffreys (2-1)
HR: None

Idaho Falls rolled to a series-opening win, scoring six in the third to break a 1-1 tie. Kyle Pollock posted three hits and three RBIs. Mike Hill doubled, tripled, drove in three and scored three. Robert Pehl added three hits, two RBIs and a run, raising his average to .367, and Mike Jeffreys (5 IP, 4 hits, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 Ks) earned the win in relief.

Burlington Royals (20-26)

Johnson City 6, Burlington 5
LP: Estarlin Cordero (1-1)
HR: Leland Clemmons (2)

The Royals dropped a second straight as Johnson City took a 6-5 lead with three in the eighth. Burlington plated all five runs in the sixth, including a grand slam by non-drafted free agent Leland Clemmons. Scott Blewett, a 2014 second-round pick and the 11th-ranked Royals prospect struck out seven over 4 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on a pair of homers.

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