RC Organizational Report: June 2

Wednesday was another excellent day for the Royals minor leaguers, as three of the affiliates secured victories. The O-Royals' and Naturals' offenses had excellent days, while Bryan Paukovits delivered another excellent start for the Bees. The system's only loser was the Wilmington Blue Rocks, who couldn't provide any offensive support behind a strong start by Tim Melville.

AAA: Omaha 10, New Orleans 5

W: Blaine Hardy (1-0, 0.00)
HR: Kila Ka'aihue (11)

The red-hot O-Royals continued to mash Zephyrs pitching Wednesday, collecting six hits in their 10-5 victory. Kila Ka'aihue went 3-for-4, smacking a double and home run, while David Lough went 3-for-5 and scored two runs before leaving the game with an injury. Irving Falu collected three hits, including a double, and Kurt Mertins cracked two doubles and drove in a run. Jai Miller hit a double and drove in two runs, and Jordan Parraz finished 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.

Bryan Bullington pitched the first three innings, allowing one run on four hits while striking out two batters. Blaine Hardy earned his first Triple-A victory by throwing three shutout innings in relief, only allowing one hit while striking out five.

Omaha plays the third game of their four-game series Thursday night.

Irving Falu, SS

3-for-6, 2B (7), 2 R, RBI, SB (6) -- .319

David Lough, LF

3-for-5, RBI, 2 R -- .278

Alex Gordon, RF

1-for-5, 2 K -- .368

Kila Ka'aihue, 1B

3-for-4, HR (11), 2B (8), 2 RBI, R, BB -- .347

Jordan Parraz, DH

2-for-4, RBI, R, BB -- .265

Jai Miller, CF

1-for-4, 2B (8), 2 RBI, R, BB, K -- .223

Kurt Mertins, 2B

2-for-5, 2 2B (6), RBI, 2 R, K -- .234

Marc Maddox, 3B

0-for-5, E (6) -- .246

Cody Clark, C

1-for-5, RBI -- .186

Bryan Bullington, SP

3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K -- 1.69

Blaine Hardy, RP

W (1-0), 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K -- 0.00

Chris Hayes, RP

S (2), 3.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K -- 5.14

AA: NW Arkansas 8, Frisco 0

W: Mario Santiago (4-4, 2.53)
HR: Clint Robinson (6), Paulo Orlando (2)

The Naturals offense exploded for 13 hits, powering the club to an 8-0 rout of the RoughRiders. Clint Robinson was 3-for-4 on the day, clubbing a home run and a triple, while Paulo Orlando went 2-for-4 and hit his second home run of the season. Chris McConnell, Johnny Giavotella, and Manny Pina each contributed a single and a double to the Naturals' attack, and Mike Moustakas returned to the lineup, going 1-for-5 with a double and a RBI.

Mario Santiago threw six strong innings, allowing no runs on six hits while striking out three. Louis Coleman and Brandon Sisk combined to no-hit Frisco over the final three innings while recording five strikeouts.

The Naturals continue their series against the RoughRiders Thursday night.

Derrick Robinson, CF

0-for-4, BB, K, E (5) -- .296

Johnny Giavotella, 2B

2-for-5, 2B (12), R -- .282

Mike Moustakas, 3B

1-for-5, 2B (13), RBI, 2 R -- .367

Clint Robinson, 1B

3-for-4, HR (6), 3B (1), 4 RBI, 2 R, BB, K -- .267

Manny Pina, C

2-for-4, 2B (7), RBI, BB -- .270

Ernesto Mejia, DH

1-for-5, K -- .259

Paulo Orlando, RF

2-for-4, HR (2), RBI, R -- .310

Tim Smith, LF

0-for-4, R, K -- .297

Chris McConnell, SS

2-for-3, 2B (8), BB, R -- .242

Mario Santiago, SP

W (4-4), 6.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K -- 2.53

Louis Coleman, RP

2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K -- 2.14

Brandon Sisk, RP

1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K -- 1.61

High-A: Kinston 2, Wilmington 0

L: Tim Melville (1-6, 6.54)

Tim Melville was the tough-luck loser on Wednesday, earning the loss despite only allowing two runs as the Blue Rocks were shut out by the Indians, 2-0. The righthander only allowed one hit and two walks, but the hit was a two-run homer in the first inning. Melville calmed down after that, fanning six batters and retiring 13 straight before he was removed, but the Blue Rocks offered him no run support. The start marked the fourth straight good outing for Melville.

On offense, the Blue Rocks had their chances, but went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position while stranding seven runners. Salvador Perez and Adrian Ortiz both went 2-for-4, while Nick Francis and Rey Navarro both smacked doubles.

The Blue Rocks return home Thursday to begin a four-game series against the Potomac Nationals.

Adrian Ortiz, LF

2-for-4 -- .278

Eric Hosmer, 1B

1-for-4, K -- .353

Jamie Romak, DH

1-for-3, BB, K; 10-gm hitting streak -- .242

Jason Taylor, 3B

0-for-3, HBP, 2 K -- .190

Salvador Perez, C

2-for-4, K -- .291

Nick Francis, RF

1-for-4, 2B (1), K -- .158

Rey Navarro, SS

1-for-3, 2B (3) -- .204

Tim Melville, SP

L (1-6), 5.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K -- 6.54

Harold Mozingo, RP

2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K -- 6.23

Eric Basurto, RP

1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K -- 5.19

Low-A: Burlington 4, Western Michigan 0

W: Bryan Paukovits (3-2, 3.17)
HR: Wil Myers (7)

Bryan Paukovits and Scott Kelley combined to shut out the Whitecaps, leading the Bees to a 4-0 victory. Paukovits tossed six innings, allowing just three hits while punching out seven batters. Kelley earned his first save of the season by pitching the final three innings, allowing only two hits and striking out three.

Deivy Batista went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored, while Wil Myers finished 1-for-2, cranking his seventh home run of the season and drawing two walks. Juan Graterol went 1-for-3 with a walk and a double, and Joey Lewis was 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Burlington goes for the three-game sweep of Western Michigan Thursday night.

Gerard Hall, SS

1-for-5, 2 K -- .237

Deivy Batista, 2B

3-for-5, 2B (7), 2 R -- .229

Wil Myers, DH

1-for-2, HR (7), 2 RBI, R, 2 BB -- .278

Joey Lewis, 1B

1-for-4, RBI -- .257

Carlo Testa, CF-LF

0-for-4, 2 K, Assist -- .264

Fernando Cruz, 3B

1-for-4, R -- .231

Juan Graterol, C

1-for-3, 2B (4), BB -- .306

Bryan Paukovits, SP

W (3-2), 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K -- 3.17

Scott Kelley, RP

S (1), 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K -- 6.46

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