RC Organizational Report: August 16

Thanks to another doubleheader for the Burlington Royals, the organization on Thursday night had a full slate of eight games, and the clubs combined to go 4-4 on the night. In Omaha, Chris Lubanski hit a game-winning, walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning. RC has all the details inside in today's minor league report.

AAA: Omaha 6, Iowa 4 (11 innings)

W: Nate Hoelscher (5-2, 4.76)
HR: Craig Brazell (29), Chris Lubanski (3)

RF Justin Huber412000111.278
LF Chris Lubanski412001301.235

Luke Hochevar6.06221616.23
Neal Musser1.21000300.19

Chris Lubanski's three-run walk off homer gave the Omaha Royals a 6-4 win against Iowa. Down 4-3 going into the bottom of the 11th, Iowa relievers walked two batters before serving up the gopher ball to Lubanski. Luke Hochevar started for the O-Royals, going six innings and allowing two runs. Justin Huber kept it going with a 2-for-4 night, and he's now boasting a 1.096 OPS in the month of August.

AA: Midland 6, Wichita 1

L: John Thomson (0-2, 14.40)

John Thomson (L, 0-2)3.023322114.40
Danny Christensen6.05334605.63

The Wichita Wranglers fell on Thursday evening, 6-1. Rehabbing John Thomson gave up three runs in three innings and picked up the loss. Danny Christensen finished out the game with six fairly solid innings, allowing three runs on five hits. With the loss, the struggling Wranglers fell to 20-31 on the second half of the season.

High-A: Wilmington 8, Potomac 6

W: Julio Pimentel (10-4, 2.68)

CF Jose Duarte524000200.294
RF Brian McFall422000011.278
LF Brett Bigler322000111.256

Julio Pimentel (W, 10-4)5.17421112.68
Russell Haltiwanger1.21000303.27
Tyler Chambliss (S, 1)1.01111104.58

The Wilmington Blue Rocks smacked 16 hits in an 8-6 win over Potomac. Jose Duarte led the offense with a 4-for-5 night with two RBI's, and stole his 31st base, matching his total from last year. Brian McFall pushed his hitting streak to nine games with a 2-for-4 game, and is batting .375 in his last 10 games. Blue Rocks starter Julio Pimentel picked up his 10th win by going 5.1 innings and allowing four runs (two earned) on seven hits.

Low-A: Dayton 9, Burlington 0

L: Mario Santiago (5-8, 3.50)

SS Jeff Bianchi401000000.237
CF Joe Dickerson401000001.292

Mario Santiago (L, 5-8)4.19770213.50
Henry Barrera1.22000504.76

The Burlington Bees were shut out on Thursday night, 9-0. The Bees' offense only picked up three hits, including one apiece from Jeff Bianchi and Joe Dickerson. Mario Santiago was pounded for seven runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings of work. Henry Barrera was mildly impressive however, tossing 1.2 innings and getting all of his outs on strikeouts, though he did allow two hits and hit two batters.

R-Adv: Idaho Falls 1, Great Falls 0

W: Burke Baldwin (3-1, 2.66), S: Zach Peterson (1)

RF O.D. Gonzalez402000101.297

Burke Baldwin (W, 3-1)5.03002402.66

The Idaho Falls Chukars picked up a 1-0 win over Great Falls on Thursday. Burke Baldwin made the start for the Chukars and tossed five shutout innings with four strikeouts. Zach Peterson tossed the final four innings to pick up the save. O.D. Gonzalez went 2-for-4 and knocked in the only run of the game in the fourth inning.

R-Adv: Burlington 6, Princeton 3 (Game 1)

W: Bryan Paukovits (1-4, 5.44), S: Bobby Hastry (1)
HR: Jake Lane (6)

CF Patrick Norris412000001.288
DH Jake Lane312101110.305

Bryan Paukovits (W, 1-4)5.06211505.44

The Burlington Royals picked up a 6-3 win in game one of a doubleheader with the Princeton Rays on Thursday. Bryan Paukovits picked up his first professional victory by tossing five innings and allowing two runs (one earned) while striking out five. Patrick Norris went 2-for-4 and stole his 25th base of the season.

Princeton 5, Burlington 1 (Game 2)

L: David Bernat (4-3, 4.76)

CF David Lough301000001.324

The Burlington Royals fell in game two, 5-1. The B-Royals didn't do much offensively this game, as the Princeton pitching staff only gave up three hits. David Lough played for the first time in two weeks and went 1-for-3 with a stolen base while playing center field.

R: Angels 12, Royals 4

L: Mitch Hodge (1-5, 4.58)

CF Hilton Richardson411000010.222

Mitch Hodge (L, 1-5)3.01426204.58

The AZL Royals were stomped by the Angels on Thursday, 12-4. Mitch Hodge didn't bring his control to the game, as he allowed four runs (two earned) in three innings while walking a season high six batters. The Royals pitching certainly was not helped by the defense though, as they committed five errors.

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