Omaha lost at Tacoma for the first time since 2009, snapping a 10-game winning streak at Cheney Stadium. Carlos Peguero continued his home run barrage with a solo shot against his former club. Peguero leads all minor league players with 13 home runs in August. Seattle native Matt Fields added a two-run shot. Whit Merrifield recorded two hits, raising his average with Omaha to .358 (98-for-274).
NW Arkansas Naturals (26-30 second half, 51-76 overall)
Springfield 2, NW Arkansas 1
LP: Andy Ferguson (11-10)
The Naturals lost by one run for a second straight night. Andy Ferguson went 8.0 innings, holding the Cards to two runs, eight hits and a walk while striking out five. Brian Fletcher doubled in the first and scored on Orlando Calixte's single. Calixte is ranked 12th among Royals prospects by MLB.com.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (28-27 second half, 61-62 overall)
Wilmington 3, Myrtle Beach 1
WP: Glenn Sparkman (8-2)
SV: Kyle Bartsch (5)
HR: Frank Schwindel (1 with Willmington, 21 overall), Raul Mondesi (8)
The Blue Rocks won a second straight at Myrtle Beach behind home runs from Frank Schwindel and Raul Mondesi. Schwindel gave Wilmington a 1-0 lead in the second. The homer came in his second game since being promoted from Lexington, where he hit 20. Mondesi added a solo shot in the fifth. The top-ranked Royals prospect has six home runs and 12 RBI in his last 11 games. Glenn Sparkman had another strong outing as he held the Pelicans to a run, four hits and a walk with four strikeouts over 6.0 innings. He has a 1.38 ERA through 111.0 innings, including 1.13 since moving into the starting rotation.
Lexington Legends (23-37 second half, 52-78 overall)
Lexington 14, Delmarva 6
WP: Luke Farrell (2-12)
HR: Dex Kjerstad (6), Mauricio Ramos (8)
The Legends surged to a rubber game win at home, posting multiple runs in their final five turns. Dex Kjerstad knotted the score at 4-4 with a three-run homer in the fourth. He finished with five RBI. Mauricio Ramos hit a two-run home run, finishing with three hits and three RBI. Chad Johnson added two hits, an RBI, a walk and three runs. Luke Farrell fanned eight while scattering four runs, seven hits and three walks over 5.1 innings.
Idaho Falls Chukars (11-11 second half, 31-29 overall)
Grand Junction 7, Idaho Falls 3 (Completed Early)
LP: Eric Stout (4-1)
Rain showers hit Idaho Falls again on Wednesday. Tuesday's contest was resumed, with Grand Junction leading 7-3 when in the seventh when play was stopped. A second contest was pushed back to tonight. Brandon Thomasson drove in two runs. Corey Toups was 2-for-3 with a triple and a run.
Burlington Royals (25-33)
The Royals enjoyed an off day at home after a three-game sweep of Bluefield. The homestand continues tonight against the Bristol Pirates.