RC Organizational Report: May 27

The Omaha Royals won their fifth straight game on Thursday night, and the Burlington Bees split a doubleheader, but the biggest news of the evening was the early exit of NW Arkansas starter Mike Montgomery, who left his start after just three innings and 52 pitches in the Naturals' 8-5 loss to Frisco. Click inside to read Thursday's minor league report.

Editor's Note: The Wilmington Blue Rocks were off on Thursday

AAA: Omaha 3, Colorado Springs 2

W: Victor Marte (3-1, 3.46)

Scott Thorman hit a walk-off single Thursday, leading the O-Royals to a 3-2 victory and a four-game sweep over the Sky Sox. The win was the O-Royals' fifth straight. Thorman went 3-for-5 with a double, and Marc Maddox finished 2-for-4 with an RBI. Alex Gordon was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk, and David Lough hit his team-leading fifth triple of the season.

Gaby Hernandez threw six innings, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out four batters. Bryan Bullington relieved Hernandez, throwing two scoreless innings, and Victor Marte relieved Bullington, pitching a scoreless ninth to pick up the victory.

Omaha looks to continue their winning streak when the Round Rock Express visit Rosenblatt Friday.

David Lough, DH

1-for-5, 3B (5) -- .279

Alex Gordon, LF

1-for-3, 2B (5), BB, HBP, R -- .375

Scott Thorman, 3B

3-for-5, 2B (9), 2 RBI, 2 K -- .243

Kila Ka'aihue, 1B

1-for-3, BB, 2 K -- .327

Jordan Parraz, RF

1-for-4, Assist -- .253

Kurt Mertins, SS

0-for-4, K -- .224

Jai Miller, CF

0-for-3, BB, R -- .214

Marc Maddox, 2B

2-for-4, RBI, R -- .256

Gaby Hernandez, SP

6.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K -- 6.59

Bryan Bullington, RP

2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K -- 1.64

Victor Marte, RP

W (3-1), 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K -- 3.46

AA: Frisco 8, NW Arkansas 5

L: Rowdy Hardy (0-1, 6.41)
HR: Ernesto Mejia (7), Manny Pina (4)

Rowdy Hardy was hit hard Thursday, allowing four runs on three hits in 1.3 innings, suffering the loss in the Naturals 8-5 defeat to the RoughRiders. Mike Montgomery started but only pitched three innings, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out three. There is no word yet whether or not Montgomery suffered an injury that prompted his early exit, but he threw just 52 pitches before leaving the game. Blake Johnson threw the next three innings, allowing one run on five hits, before Hardy relieved him.

At the plate, Ernesto Mejia and Manny Pina smacked home runs, while Derrick Robinson went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk. Mike Moustakas was 0-for-1 with a strikeout, and was replaced in the bottom of the third by Anthony Seratelli after running into the wall chasing a foul ball. Moustakas' exit was deemed as strictly precautionary.

NW Arkansas will attempt to salvage the finale of its three-game series with Frisco on Friday night.

Derrick Robinson, CF

1-for-2, BB, 2B (6), RBI, R, CS (8) -- .323

Johnny Giavotella, 2B

0-for-4, K -- .285

Mike Moustakas, 3B

0-for-1, K -- .374

Anthony Seratelli, 3B

1-for-3, RBI, R, K -- .183

Clint Robinson, 1B

0-for-4, 2 K -- .256

Manny Pina, C

1-for-4, HR (4), 2 RBI, R, K -- .257

Ernesto Mejia, DH

1-for-4, HR (7), RBI, R, 2 K -- .262

Tim Smith, LF

1-for-3, R -- .306

Paulo Orlando, RF

1-for-3, 2 K -- .225

Mike Montgomery, SP

3.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K -- 2.84

Blake Johnson, RP

3.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K -- 6.75

Rowdy Hardy, RP

L (0-1), 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K -- 6.41

Chris Chavez, RP

0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K -- 9.00

Low-A: Clinton 6, Burlington 5 (F7 – Game 1)

L: Ryan Dennick (0-1, 6.75)
HR: Joey Lewis (5)

Ryan Dennick allowed two runs in the bottom of the sixth, losing his first game of the year in the first game of the Bees' doubleheader Thursday. Bryan Paukovits started but only lasted 4.1 innings, allowing four runs on four hits, including two home runs. The righthander showed flashes of dominance, however, punching out eight batters.

At the plate, Hilton Richardson went 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs, and Joey Lewis hit his fifth home run of the year. Carlo Testa went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk, while Wil Myers finished 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Gerard Hall, 2B

1-for-4, K, CS (2) -- .236

J.D. Alfaro, SS

0-for-4, K -- .000

Wil Myers, C

1-for-3, R -- .271

Joey Lewis, 1B

1-for-3, HR (5), R, RBI, E (6) -- .252

Carlo Testa, LF

1-for-2, 2B (7), BB, R -- .259

Rene Oriental, RF

1-for-3, RBI, E (3) -- .253

Juan Graterol, DH

1-for-2, BB, R -- .329

Fernando Cruz, 3B

1-for-3, 2B (4), RBI, R -- .246

Hilton Richardson, CF

3-for-3, 3B (3), 2 RBI, CS (2) -- .200

Bryan Paukovits, SP

4.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 K -- 3.61

Ryan Dennick, RP

L (0-1), 1.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 3 K -- 6.75

Low-A: Burlington 2, Clinton 1 (F7 - Game 2)

W: Dusty Odenbach (2-3, 3.81)

Dusty Odenbach pitched well in a rare start, allowing one run on three hits in 5.1 innings, as the Bees won the second game of their doubleheader, 2-1. Odenbach fanned six while issuing just two walks. Onassis Sirrett pitched the final 1.2 innings, earning his first save of the year.

On offense, Ryan Wood went 2-for-2, and David Frost finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Jose Bonilla was the only other Burlington hitter to record a hit, going 1-for-2 with a walk.

The Bees return home Friday to kick-off a four-game series against the Quad Cities River Bandits.

Deivy Batista, 2B

0-for-3, BB, K -- .206

Juan Graterol, 1B

0-for-3 -- .316

Jose Bonilla, C

1-for-2, BB, R -- .235

Ryan Wood, 3B

2-for-2 -- .208

Adam Frost, LF

1-for-3, 2 RBI -- .263

Hilton Richardson, CF

0-for-3, K -- .195

Dusty Odenbach, SP

W (2-3), 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K -- 3.81

Onassis Sirrett, RP

S (1), 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K -- 1.59

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