RC Organizational Report: June 9

While the Wilmington Blue Rocks and Burlington Bees both dropped close decisions on Wednesday, the NW Arkansas Naturals rode some excellent pitching and timely hitting en route to a doubleheader sweep over their in-state rivals, the Arkansas Travelers. Click inside to read the report.

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

AA: NW Arkansas 3, Arkansas 0 (Game 1 – 7 innings)
AA: NW Arkansas 4, Arkansas 0 (Game 2 – 7 innings)


W: Eduardo Paulino (5-3, 4.15), Everett Teaford (6-2, 4.28)
HR: Clint Robinson (7)

The Naturals' pitching was dominant, shutting out the Travelers twice on Wednesday to lead NW Arkansas to a doubleheader sweep over Arkansas. Eduardo Paulino threw the first game, allowing three hits while recording six strikeouts over five innings. Brandon Sisk allowed only one hit over the final two innings while punching out four to record his fifth save of the year. Everett Teaford started the second game, and surrendered just one hit over five innings, fanning six batters. Louis Coleman followed with two innings of relief, allowing one hit and striking out four to earn his fourth save.

In the first game, Clint Robinson smashed his seventh home run of the year, and Chris McConnell went 2-for-2 and drew a walk. In the second game, Paulo Orlando and Anthony Seratelli both went 2-for-3 and scored a run, while Ben Theriot was 2-for-2, drawing a walk and scoring two runs. Johnny Giavotella and Tim Smith both connected on doubles in the second game. Mike Moustakas struggled at the plate, failing to reach base and striking out three times on the day.

With the two wins, the first-place Naturals pushed their lead over Springfield in the Texas League's North Division to five games. The club plays the third game of its series against the Travelers Thursday.

Game 1

Derrick Robinson, CF

0-for-4, RBI, K -- .276

Johnny Giavotella, 2B

1-for-3, BB, RBI -- .268

Mike Moustakas, 3B

0-for-3, K -- .361

Clint Robinson, 1B

1-for-3, HR (7), RBI -- .275

Nick Van Stratten, RF

0-for-3 -- .257

Jeff Howell, C

0-for-3 -- .261

Ernesto Mejia, DH

1-for-2, BB, R, SB (1) -- .264

Tim Smith, LF

0-for-1, 2 BB -- .313

Chris McConnell, SS

2-for-2, BB -- .268

Eduardo Paulino, SP

W (5-3), 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K -- 4.15

Brandon Sisk, RP

S (5), 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K -- 2.25



Game 2

Derrick Robinson, CF

1-for-3, RBI, 2 K -- .277

Johnny Giavotella, 2B

1-for-3, 2B (13), RBI, BB, K -- .269

Mike Moustakas, 3B

0-for-3, RBI, 2 K -- .354

Clint Robinson, 1B

0-for-4 -- .270

Paulo Orlando, RF

2-for-3, R, SB (8), CS (5) -- .306

Ernesto Mejia, DH

0-for-2, BB -- .261

Tim Smith, LF

1-for-3, 2B (8), RBI -- .314

Anthony Seratelli, SS

2-for-3, R, SB (4) -- .280

Ben Theriot, C

2-for-2, BB, 2 R -- .429

Everett Teaford, SP

W (6-2), 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K -- 4.28

Louis Coleman, RP

S (4), 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K -- 2.25





High-A: Kinston 3, Wilmington 1

L: Ivor Hodgson (2-5, 5.14)

Wilmington struck for a run in the first inning but failed to score again, falling to Kinston, 3-1. Jamar Walton collected two hits, and Eric Hosmer clubbed a double for the Blue Rocks. Jamie Romak also recorded a hit, extending his hitting streak to 17 games.

Ivor Hodgson went 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on nine hits, and he recorded seven strikeouts. Brendan Lafferty shut out the Indians for the next 2.2 innings, but Eric Basurto allowed a run to score in the top of the ninth.

The Blue Rocks hit the road Thursday to face the Winston-Salem Dash.

Nick Francis, RF

1-for-4, R, K, SB (1); 9-gm hitting streak -- .255

Eric Hosmer, 1B

1-for-4, 2B (21), K; 9-gm hitting streak -- .357

Jamie Romak, 3B

1-for-4, K; 17-gm hitting streak -- .267

Jamar Walton, DH

2-for-4, 2 K -- .169

Rey Navarro, SS

1-for-4, K -- .228

Travis Jones, C

0-for-4, 2 PB (2) -- .000

Patrick Norris, CF

1-for-3, CS (7) -- .208

Ivor Hodgson, SP

L (2-5), 5.1 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K -- 5.14

Brendan Lafferty, RP

2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K -- 4.43

Eric Basurto, RP

1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K -- 4.09





Low-A: Great Lakes 6, Burlington 5

L: Keaton Hayenga (1-3, 7.25)

Down 5-0 heading into the bottom of the third, The Bees rallied but fell just short, losing 6-5. Carlo Testa mashed two doubles in a 2-for-4 effort. Wil Myers went 2-for-4 with a double and 3 RBIs. Joey Lewis finished 2-for-5 with an RBI, and Gerard Hall went 1-for-3, drawing two walks and scoring two runs.

Keaton Hayenga started and allowed six runs in six innings of work, giving up nine hits, including two home runs, while only striking out one batter. Scott Kelley and Onassis Sirrett combined to no-hit the Loons over the final three innings, but the Bees' comeback fell just short.

The Bees look to avoid the sweep against the Loons on Thursday night.

Gerard Hall, SS

1-for-3, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI -- .277

Deivy Batista, 2B

0-for-4, BB, R, 2 K -- .234

Wil Myers, C

2-for-4, 2B (14), BB, 3 RBI, R, K, 2 PB (14) -- .280

Joey Lewis, 1B

2-for-5, RBI, 3 K -- .268

Carlo Testa, LF

2-for-4, 2 2B (11), K -- .262

Rene Oriental, RF

0-for-4, K -- .236

Fernando Cruz, 3B

0-for-4, 2 K -- .216

Jose Bonilla, DH

1-for-3, BB, R, K -- .247

Hilton Richardson, CF

0-for-4 -- .192

Keaton Hayenga, SP

L (1-3), 6.0 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K -- 7.25

Scott Kelley, RP

2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K -- 5.67

Onassis Sirrett, RP

1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K -- 4.66




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