Omaha fell short in a bid for a four-game sweep. Las Vegas built an early lead with six in the second off of John Lamb (1.2 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO). Carlos Peguero drove in all four Omaha runs. He hit a solo homer in the second, a two-run shot in the fourth and an RBI double in the sixth. Peguero has seven home runs and 15 RBI over his last seven games, including five roundtrippers in his last three contests.
NW Arkansas Naturals (26-29 second half, 51-75 overall)
Springfield 9, NW Arkansas 8
LP: Brandon Finnegan (0-2 with NW Arkansas, 0-3 overall)
HR: Brian Fletcher 2 (3 with NW Arkansas, 5 overall), Juan Graterol (3), Mitch Maier (3), Parker Morin (2)
The Naturals scored all eight runs on homers but lost game one vs. Springfield. They fell behind 7-0 in the first, then chipped away to tie the game at 7-7. Brian Fletcher hit a three-run roundtripper in the third and a solo shot in the fifth. Juan Graterol hit a two-run homer, with Mitch Maier and Parker Morin adding solo blasts.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (27-27 second half, 60-62 overall)
Wilmington 5, Myrtle Beach 3
WP: Sean Manaea (6-8)
SV: Kyle Bartsch (4)
HR: Zane Evans (5), Cam Gallagher (4), Jared Schlehuber (5)
The Blue Rocks won game one at Myrtle Beach behind three solo homers, all in the second inning. Jared Schlehuber added a two-run single in the sixth, which proved to be the difference as Myrtle Beach scored three in the home half off of Royals third-ranked prospect Sean Manaea (5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO).
Lexington Legends (22-37 second half, 51-78 overall)
Lexington 5, Delmarva 4 (10 innings)
WP: Tim Hill (2-0)
Lexington and Delmarva went 10 innings for a second straight night, with the Legends evening the series. A throwing error allowed Elier Hernandez to score the winning run. Hernandez had three hits and two runs. He is ranked 16th among Royals prospects by MLB.com. Alfredo Escalera doubled home a pair in the seventh. Jake Junis tossed 5.0 scoreless innings in relief, striking out four.
Idaho Falls Chukars (11-10 second half, 31-28 overall)
Grand Junction 2, Idaho Falls 0 (Suspended after two innings)
Rain suspended the opener between Grand Junction and Idaho Falls, with the Rockies holding a 2-0 lead after two innings. The game is scheduled to resume tonight at 5:00 local time, with a seven-inning game to follow.
Burlington Royals (25-33)
Burlington 3, Bluefield 2
WP: Carter Hope (1-3)
SV: Chase Darhower (1)
Burlington swept a three-game set at home, holding on after building a 3-0 lead in the second. Colin Rodgers held the Jays scoreless on a hit and a walk over 3.0 innings. Carter Hope (5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO) earned his first professional win. He was KC's third-round pick in 2013.