RC Organizational Report: June 10

Despite an extraordinary game by Wil Myers, the Burlington Bees on Thursday dropped a close contest in extra innings. The O-Royals also fell in extras, despite another home run by Alex Gordon. Wilmington, however, prevailed in a blowout, and the first place NW Arkansas Naturals were rained out but still managed to add half a game to their lead, thanks to another loss by Springfield.

Editor's Note: The NW Arkansas Naturals were rained out on Thursday

AAA: Nashville 6, Omaha 4

L: Josh Rupe (0-1, 0.90)
HR: Alex Gordon (10)

Josh Rupe allowed two runs in the top of the 10th as Omaha lost to Nashville, 6-4. John Parrish started the game again, throwing a perfect first inning before being relieved by Philip Humber. Humber pitched the next 4.1 innings, allowing four runs on nine hits while striking out four. Greg Holland no-hit the Sounds over the next 2.2 innings, and Rupe relieved him, throwing a scoreless ninth before he lost the lead in the 10th.

On offense, Alex Gordon clubbed a two-run home run, the only O-Royal to collect an extra base hit. Scott Thorman smacked a pinch-hit RBI single, while Jai Miller and Irving Falu went 1-for-4 and drew a walk.

The O-Royals play the second game of their series against the Sounds Friday night.

Irving Falu, SS

1-for-4, BB, K -- .310

Rick Ankiel, CF

0-for-3, R, K -- .000

Jordan Parraz, RF

1-for-2 -- .257

Alex Gordon, LF

1-for-5, HR (10), 2 RBI, R, 3 K -- .370

Kila Ka'aihue, 1B

1-for-5, K -- .315

Jai Miller, RF-CF

1-for-4, BB, R, K -- .237

Kurt Mertins, 2B

1-for-4, BB, R, 2 K -- .258

Ed Lucas, DH

1-for-3, BB, K -- .308

John Parrish, SP

1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K -- 10.80

Philip Humber, RP

4.1 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K -- 5.04

Greg Holland, RP

2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K -- 5.29

Josh Rupe, RP

L (0-1), 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K -- 0.90

High-A: Wilmington 13, Winston-Salem 2

W: Alex Caldera (6-3, 2.84)

Wilmington's offense exploded on Thursday, mashing 19 hits on their way to a 13-2 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash. Adrian Ortiz went 4-for-6 with a double, and Eric Hosmer finished just a home run shy of the cycle. Patrick Norris went 3-for-3, driving in two runs, and Jamie Romak was 3-for-5, extending his hitting streak to 18 games. Nick Francis, Jamar Walton, and Rey Navarro also had multi-hit games for the Blue Rocks.

Alex Caldera scattered six hits over five innings, allowing two runs, one earned, while striking out four. Harold Mozingo and James Thompson then combined to shut-out the Dash over the final four innings.

The Blue Rocks continue their series against Winston-Salem on Friday night.

Adrian Ortiz, LF

4-for-6, 2B (8), 3 R, 1 RBI -- .281

Nick Francis, RF

2-for-6, 2 R, 3 K -- .264

Eric Hosmer, 1B

3-for-6, 2B (22), 3B (5), 3 RBI, R, E (5) -- .361

Jamie Romak, 3B

3-for-5, BB, 2B (14), 4 RBI, K -- .275

Salvador Perez, C

0-for-5, K -- .284

Jamar Walton, DH

2-for-5, R, 2 K -- .177

Rey Navarro, SS

2-for-5, R -- .234

Fernando Garcia, 2B

0-for-3, 2 R -- .194

Patrick Norris, CF

3-for-3, BB, 3 R, 2 RBI -- .219

Alex Caldera, SP

W (6-3), 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K -- 2.84

Harold Mozingo, RP

3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K -- 4.86

James Thompson, RP

1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K -- 8.35

Low-A: Great Lakes 5, Burlington 4

L: Ryan Dennick (1-2, 4.91)
HR: Deivy Batista (2), Wil Myers 2 (10)

Ryan Dennick allowed a run to score in the top of the 10th as the Bees suffered their second one-run loss in a row, falling 5-4 to the Loons. Nick Wooley pitched 6.2 innings, allowing four runs, three earned, and nine hits while fanning three batters. Dennick then relieved him and didn't allow a hit until the top of the 10th, but he gave up the game-winning run on a two-out RBI double.

At the plate, Wil Myers slammed two home runs, finishing the game 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Deivy Batista also went deep, knocking his second home run of the season. Carlo Testa and Jose Bonilla both had multi-hit games, while Joey Lewis went 1-for-3 and drew two walks.

The Bees continue their home stand Friday when they kick-off a four game series against the Lansing Lugnuts.

Deivy Batista, 2B

1-for-5, HR (2), R, RBI, K -- .233

Wil Myers, DH

3-for-4, 2 HR (10), 3 RBI, 2 R, BB, K, CS (3) -- .289

Joey Lewis, 1B

1-for-3, 2 BB, K -- .269

Carlo Testa, LF

2-for-5, 2 K, Assist -- .266

Jose Bonilla, C

2-for-5, 1 K, E (2) -- .256

Fernando Cruz, 3B

0-for-4, BB, K -- .210

Hilton Richardson, CF

1-for-4, 2 K

Nick Wooley, SP

6.2 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K -- 6.93

Ryan Dennick, RP

L (1-2), 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K -- 4.91

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