RC Organizational Report: May 19

Wednesday was an excellent day for the Royals' minor leagues, as all three affiliates that were in action emerged victorious. NW Arkansas prevailed with a 1-0 shutout over the Drillers, while the Blue Rocks banged out 13 hits in an 8-2 win over Lynchburg. In Burlington, the just-activated Keaton Hayenga earned his first victory with a scoreless inning in relief. Click inside to read our report.

Editor's Note: The Omaha Royals were off on Wednesday

AA: NW Arkansas 1, Tulsa 0

W: Everett Teaford (4-2, 5.08)

Three Naturals pitchers combined for a shutout, leading NW Arkansas to a 1-0 victory over the Drillers. Edgar Osuna threw the first five innings, allowing just three hits while striking out four batters. He was pulled after a long rain delay, but Everett Teaford and Brandon Sisk combined to hold the Drillers scoreless on one hit over the final four innings.

On offense, Mike Moustakas continues to swing a hot bat, going 2-for-4, his fourth consecutive multi-hit game. Chris McConnell drove in the game's only run with a bunt single in the seventh, which scored Manny Pina.

The first place Naturals, winners of three straight, go for the sweep of Tulsa Thursday night.

Derrick Robinson, CF

0-for-3, BB, K -- .303

Mike Moustakas, 3B

2-for-4, K -- .380

Clint Robinson, 1B

0-for-4, 2 K -- .245

Nick Van Stratten, RF

0-for-4, SB (6), PO -- .277

Manny Pina, C

1-for-2, 2 BB, R -- .253

Tim Smith, LF

1-for-2 -- .273

Ernesto Mejia, DH

1-for-3, 2 K -- .246

Chris McConnell, SS

1-for-3, RBI, E (8) -- .215

Edgar Osuna, SP

5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K -- 1.23

Everett Teaford, RP

W (4-2), 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K -- 5.08

Brandon Sisk, RP

S (4), 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K -- 1.71

High-A: Wilmington 8, Lynchburg 2

W: Alex Caldera (3-2, 2.89)
HR: Patrick Norris (1), Salvador Perez (3)

The Blue Rocks swung the bat well Wednesday, as every starter recorded a hit in the club's 8-2 victory over the Hillcats. Fernando Garcia led Wilmington with three hits, while Patrick Norris and Salvador Perez both slugged home runs. Eddie Prash went 2-for-4, and Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 with a double.

Alex Caldera pitched six strong innings, surrendering just four hits and one unearned run, which scored after shortstop Rey Navarro committed his first error of the season in the second inning. The righthander struck out three batters while walking none. A pair of relievers closed out the final three frames, limiting the Hillcats to just one more run on three hits and a walk.

The Blue Rocks wrap up their four-game series against the Hillcats Thursday night.

Adrian Ortiz, RF

1-for-5, R, K, CS (7), PO -- .296

Patrick Norris, CF

1-for-5, HR (1), 3 RBI, R, E (2) -- .208

Eric Hosmer, 1B

2-for-5, 2B (15), R -- .388

Jamie Romak, 3B

1-for-4, 2B (5), R, K -- .204

Jamar Walton, LF

1-for-4, 2 RBI, R -- .175

Salvador Perez, C

1-for-4, HR (3), RBI, R, K, PB (4) -- .289

Rey Navarro, SS

1-for-3, BB, R, E (1) -- .222

Eddie Prasch, DH

2-for-4, R -- .254

Fernando Garcia, 2B

3-for-4, RBI -- .234

Alex Caldera, SP

W (3-2), 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K -- 2.89

Starling De La Rosa, RP

2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K -- 0.00

Harold Mozingo, RP

1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K -- 9.35

Low-A: Burlington 4, Clinton 1

W: Keaton Hayenga (1-0, 0.00)
HR: Rene Oriental (2)

Rene Oriental launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth, powering the Bees to a 4-1 victory over the LumberKings. Oriental went 2-for-4 at the plate, as did Juan Graterol, who singled twice. Wil Myers returned to the lineup Wednesday, and responded by going 1-for-3 with a walk.

Matt Mitchell displayed dominant stuff, allowing just one run on two hits in 5.2 innings while punching out nine batters. Onassis Sirrett and Keaton Hayenga – who were both activated prior to the game – then combined to pitch 2.1 scoreless innings. Hayenga was credited with the win after pitching a scoreless eighth. Ryan Dennick finished the game with a perfect ninth, recording his first save of the season.

The Bees and LumberKings play the final game of their series Thursday night.

Gerard Hall, SS

1-for-4, K -- .244

Carlo Testa, CF

1-for-4, 2 R, K -- .246

Wil Myers, C

1-for-3, BB, R -- .254

Juan Graterol, 1B

2-for-4 -- .364

Rene Oriental, RF

2-for-4, HR (2), 3 RBI, R -- .255

Fernando Cruz, 3B

0-for-4 -- .204

Jose Bonilla, DH

0-for-3, K -- .184

Allen Caldwell, LF

1-for-3, K, CS (3), PO -- .174

Matt Mitchell, SP

5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K -- 5.03

Onassis Sirrett, RP

1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K -- 0.00

Keaton Hayenga, RP

W (1-0), 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K -- 0.00

Ryan Dennick, RP

S (1), 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K -- 4.22

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