RC Organizational Report: May 9

Behind an excellent start by John Lamb and a pair of timely RBIs by Wil Myers, the Bees on Sunday won the rubber match of their three-game set with Beloit. Unfortunately Burlington was the system's only winner. Click inside to see all the details from Sunday's minor league games.

AAA: New Orleans 4, Omaha 1

L: Philip Humber (2-3, 3.93)

The O-Royals had troubles driving in runs Sunday, going 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and stranding 10 runners in a 4-1 loss to the Zephyrs. Wilson Betemit swung the bat well, going 3-for-4 with a triple, as did Irving Falu, who went 2-for-5. Jordan Parraz showed good plate discipline, going 1-for-1 with three walks.

Phillip Humber pitched seven strong innings in the losing effort, giving up two runs on four hits, including a home run. He also walked one batter but fanned five. Victor Marte pitched the final two innings, and gave-up a two-run homer in the 9th.

Omaha will look to avoid the sweep against the Zephyrs Monday afternoon.

Irving Falu, 2B

2-for-5, SB (5) -- .296

Alex Gordon, LF

0-for-3, BB, K -- .227

David Lough, DH

0-for-4, K -- .246

Wilson Betemit, SS

3-for-4, 3B (2), SB (1) -- .262

Jordan Parraz, RF

1-for-1, 3 BB, R, 2B (5) -- .184

Jai Miller, CF

1-for-4, RBI, K -- .179

Philip Humber, SP

L (2-3), 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K -- 3.93 ERA

Victor Marte, RP

2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 0 K -- 5.28 ERA





AA: Tulsa 9, NW Arkansas 0

L: Aaron Crow (1-2, 4.54)

Aaron Crow was hit hard on Monday, allowing seven runs on seven hits in five innings of work. The righthander also walked four batters and failed to record a strikeout for the first time this season.

The Naturals could not mount much of an offensive attack to support Crow. Johnny Giovotella was 2-for-4, and Kurt Mertins went 2-for-3. Derrick Robinson, Mike Moustakas, and Tim Smith also recorded hits for NW Arkansas. Those were the few positives for the Naturals, who failed to collect an extra base hit Sunday.

The Naturals play the third game of their four-game series against the Drillers Monday night.

Derrick Robinson, CF

1-for-3, BB, 2 K -- .305

Johnny Giavotella, 2B

2-for-4 -- .303

Mike Moustakas, DH

1-for-4 -- .379

Clint Robinson, 1B

0-for-4, K -- .276

Nick Van Stratten, RF

0-for-4 -- .305

Manny Pina, C

0-for-3, K, E (3) -- .253

Tim Smith, LF

1-for-2, BB -- .294

Kurt Mertins, 3B

2-for-3 -- .296

Aaron Crow, SP

5.0 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 0 K -- 4.54 ERA

Blaine Hardy, RP

2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER; First ER of season -- 0.95 ERA

Rowdy Hardy, RP

1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K -- 2.19 ERA





High-A: Frederick 8, Wilmington 2

L: Alex Caldera (1-2, 4.09)

Eric Hosmer was the only Blue Rock to collect a hit Sunday, going 3-for-4 with a double in Wilmington's 8-2 loss to the Frederick Keys. The rest of the offensive was inept, as every Blue Rock starter struck out at least once.

Starter Alex Caldera pitched six innings, giving up three runs on five hits, including a home run. He walked two and struck out five. Reliever James Thompson was battered in the seventh, giving up five runs on two hits, both of which were home runs. He also walked one batter, but did manage to record three strikeouts in the inning.

The Blue Rocks, who have lost eight of nine, look to rebound when they return home Monday to face the Lynchburg Hillcats.

Adrian Ortiz, RF

0-for-4, R, 2 K -- .279

Patrick Norris, CF

0-for-4, K -- .224

Eric Hosmer, 1B

3-for-4, 2B (9), 2 RBI -- .415

Alex Caldera, SP

L (1-2), 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K -- 4.09 ERA

James Thompson, RP

1.0 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR -- 11.17 ERA

Barry Bowden

1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K -- 1.64 ERA





Low-A: Burlington 5, Beloit 1

W: John Lamb (1-3, 1.91)

John Lamb earned his first victory of the year by throwing five shutout innings in the Bees' 5-1 victory over the Snappers. Lamb allowed two hits and a walk and punched out six batters. Dusty Odenbach and Rodolfo Encarnacion combined to pitch the next four innings in relief, allowing just one run on three hits.

At the plate, Wil Myers went 2-for-3 with two walks and two RBI. Joey Lewis was 2-for-5 and extended his hitting streak to nine games, and Ryan Wood went 2-for-4 with an RBI. The offense hit well as a whole, as eight of nine starters recorded a hit.

The win gives Burlington the series victory, and they look to build on their momentum as they travel to Cedar Rapids to face the Kernels.

Hilton Richardson, CF

1-for-5, R, 2B (2), SB (10) -- .202

Gerard Hall, 2B

1-for-5, R, 2B (9) -- .260

Wil Myers, C

2-for-3, R, 2 RBI, 2 BB -- .255

Joey Lewis, DH

2-for-5 -- .252

Carlo Testa, LF

1-for-4, 2B (5), RBI -- .247

Rene Oriental, RF

0-for-5 -- .268

Fernando Cruz, 1B

1-for-4, R -- .177

Ryan Wood, SS

2-for-4, R -- .263

John Lamb, SP

W (1-3), 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K -- 1.91 ERA

Dusty Odenbach, RP

3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 1 K -- 3.57 ERA

Rodolfo Encarncion, RP

1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K -- 9.82 ERA




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