RC Organizational Report: July 9

The Omaha Royals are on their All-Star break, and the Wilmington Blue Rocks had the day off, but the remaining clubs went 3-2 on Monday. Both the Idaho Falls Chukars and the Burlington Royals had huge offensive nights, and the Chukars have now scored an incredible 31 runs in their last two games. RC has all the details inside in today's minor league report.

The Omaha Royals had the day off as part of the All-Star break. Craig Brazell, who finished second in the home run derby, will represent the O-Royals in the PCL all-star game on Wednesday in Albuquerque.

AA: San Antonio 13, Wichita 1

L: Tim Bausher (0-2, 14.29)

2B Irving Falu411100000.249

Jarod Plummer1.20001202.92

The Wichita Wranglers were torched on Monday night, 13-1. Starter Tim Bausher allowed seven runs in his four innings of work, and reliever Juan Cedeno wasn't much better, surrendering three runs in an inning and a third. Seven of the Wranglers starters registered one hit, but it was only enough to push across a single run.

The Wilmington Blue Rocks had the day off on Monday, and won't play on Tuesday either. They'll take their Carolina League leading 13-5 second half record home to take on Potomac on the 11th.

Low A: Burlington 9, Clinton 7

W: Josh Cribb (2-7, 6.20), S: Aaron Hartsock (3)
HR: Brady Everett (7), Jeff Howell (3), Jesus Soto (1)

CF Derrick Robinson221000021.256
DH Brady Everett523101300.309

Matther Kniginyzky4.07422302.70
Josh Cribb (W, 2-7)2.04220106.20
Edward Cegerra1.00000103.86
Aaron Hartsock (S, 3)2.01112012.65

The Burlington Bees reversed their losing trend with a 9-7 victory over Clinton on Monday. Matt Kniginyzky's second start didn't go quite as well as his first one, as he allowed four runs (two earned) in his four innings of work today. Derrick Robinson set the table for the Bees' offense, reaching base four times, scoring twice and stealing two bases to bring his season total to 20. Brady Everett had a huge day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double and a home run. He's now hitting .309 for the Bees.

R-Adv: Idaho Falls 14, Ogden 5

W: Clegg Snipes (1-1, 6.06)
HR: Nick Van Stratten (1)

CF Adrian Ortiz702000100.343
LF O.D. Gonzalez613000002.333
1B Clint Robinson633100000.410
RF Nick Van Stratten534101400.302

Clegg Snipes (W, 1-1)5.08330306.06
Greg Holland2.11001200.00

After a 17-run effort the night before, the Idaho Falls Chukars kept on raking en route to a 14-5 win over Ogden. Nick Van Stratten led the offense with a 4-for-5 night, including a double, a home run, and four RBI's. With the excellent game, Van Stratten is now hitting over .300 for the first time this year. It's difficult to raise your average when it is .403, but Clint Robinson did just that, going 3-for-6 to pump it up to .410. The club's 10th round pick, Greg Holland, tossed 2.1 scoreless innings to keep his ERA at 0.00 through 11.1 innings of work.

R-Adv: Burlington 18, Kingsport 3

W: Jimmy Rollins (1-0, 4.50)
HR: Wilson Tucker (5), Jose Santos (3)

CF Patrick Norris653000100.255
3B Jose Santos633101501.306
LF Neder Severino423100320.321

The Burlington Royals exploded for 18 runs in an 18-3 rout of the Kingsport Mets on Monday night. Patrick Norris set the table for the offense, going 3-for-6, but reached base five times and scored every time. He also stole two bases to bring his season total to 10, which leads the Appalachian League. Jose Santos had a big night as well, registering three hits including a double, a home run, and five RBI's. Nobody wanted to pitch to Jake Lane, and he only recorded two at-bats on Monday, but he walked two times and was hit by pitch twice as well.

R: Mariners 5, Royals 4

L: William Farinas (0-2, 3.00)

LF Justin Huber311000010.200
1B Diego Cruz413100200.348
3B Fernando Cruz402000100.179

Matthew Mitchell4.24311802.08
William Farinas (L, 0-2)4.04221403.00

Despite an excellent start by 14th round pick Matthew Mitchell, the AZL Royals found a way to lose when the pitching broke down the top of the ninth inning, and the Mariners won, 5-4. Mitchell's start could have been better, but was let down by his defense, and he ended up allowing three runs in the game. However, only one of those runs was earned, and he struck out eight batters in 4.2 innings. William Farinas relieved Mitchell and was cruising until the ninth inning, when he allowed two runs to cough up the lead. Diego Cruz had an excellent game offensively, going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI's. The 19-year-old Cruz owns an .858 OPS on the season with more walks than strikeouts (5 BB/4 K).

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