RC Organizational Report: July 21

In a full minor league slate, the Royals' affiliates went 4-3 on Wednesday, with NW Arkansas, Arizona, and both Burlingtons winning their games. In Springdale, the rehabbing Gil Meche made a solid return to the mound, blanking the Arkansas Travelers over four frames in a 1-0 win. Click inside to read the day's entire minor league report.

AAA: Memphis 7, Omaha 5

L: Devon Lowery (0-1, 5.40)
HR: Jordan Parraz (9), Mike Moustakas (2)

Devon Lowery allowed two runs to score in the bottom of the eighth, and the O-Royals fell short against the Redbirds, losing 7-5. Luis Mendoza allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings before being relieved by Federico Castaneda , who held the Redbirds scoreless for 1.2 innings. Lowery recorded the final out in the seventh before allowing two runs on three hits in the eighth. On offense, Mike Moustakas and Jordan Parraz both went 2-for-4, and each smacked a dinger. Cody Clark roped a double, while Jai Miller cracked a triple.

Omaha wraps up its series against Memphis Thursday.

AA: NW Arkansas 1, Arkansas 0

W: Everett Teaford (8-3, 4.76)

Gil Meche and the Naturals' bullpen combined to three-hit the Travelers, leading NW Arkansas past Arkansas, 1-0. Meche allowed two hits while striking out three over four innings before Everett Teaford replaced him, allowing one hit while striking out five over 3.2 innings. Patrick Keating was perfect over the last four outs to collect his fourth save. At the plate, Anthony Seratelli went 3-for-3, while Clint Robinson added an RBI triple. Eric Hosmer finished 1-for-4.

The Naturals play the series finale against Arkansas Thursday night.

High-A: Myrtle Beach 4, Wilmington 3 (F13)

L: Barry Bowden (2-5, 1.85)

Barry Bowden allowed an unearned run in the bottom of the 13th as the Blue Rocks blew an early 3-0 lead to fall to the Pelicans, 4-3. John Lamb allowed three runs on three hits while fanning eight over 7.1 innings before he was removed for Harold Mozingo, who allowed no runs on four hits while ringing up six over 4.2 innings. On offense, Rey Navarro went 3-for-6 with a triple, while Christian Colon and Nick Francis both collected three hits. Ernesto Mejia also had a multi-hit game, but the team struggled to drive in runs, stranding eight base runners. Wil Myers finished 0-for-6.

Wilmington continues its road trip Thursday when the club squares off against the Kinston Indians.

Low-A: Burlington 6, Lake Country 4

W: Starling De La Rosa (1-0, 9.00)
HR: Deivy Batista (5), Jake Kuebler (1)

Deivy Batista and Jake Kuebler both went deep for the Bees, powering Burlington to a 6-4 victory over the Lake County Captains. Batista and Kuebler both finished 2-for-4 on the day, while Carlo Testa slapped a double and drew two walks. Matt Mitchell gave up two runs and six hits over four innings before Starling De La Rosa relieved him and worked two innings while surrendering two runs on a pair of hits. Sam Runion and Ryan Dennick no-hit the Lake County over the final three frames to close out the win.

The Bees continue their series against the Captains Thursday.

Rookie: Billings 7, Idaho Falls 1

L: Santiago Garrido (1-2, 6.75)

Santiago Garrido was roughed up Thursday, allowing seven runs on 12 hits in the Chukars' 7-1 loss to the Mustangs. Garrido pitched the first six innings before giving way to Tyler Graham, who allowed one hit and no runs over the final two innings. On offense, Murray Watts and Geulin Beltre had multi-hit games, while Lane Adams contributed a double.

The Chukars will face the Mustangs Thursday night for the second game of their four-game series.

Rookie: Burlington 6, Princeton 5 (F13)

W: Robbie Penny (1-0, 2.45)
HR: Edul Escobar (1), Anthony Howard (1)

Anthony Howard hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 13th, pushing the Burlington Royals past the Princeton Rays 6-5. Howard finished with two hits on the day, and Edul Escobar also had a pair of knocks, including his first home run of the year. Ryan Stovall went 3-for-6 with two doubles, while Geoff Baldwin and Yunior Figueroa also had multi-hit games. Willian Avinazar allowed four runs on four hits in 5.2 innings of work before he was replaced by J.J. Leaper, who no-hit the Rays for the next 1.1 innings. Chas Byrne blew the save by allowing a run to cross in the eighth, but he combined with Robbie Penny to shut out Princeton over the next five frames.

Burlington will play its series finale against Princeton Thursday night.

Rookie: AZL Royal s 7, AZL Mariners 1

W: Jonathon Rodriguez (3-3, 4.65)
HR: Hector Moreno (2)

Hector Moreno went 3-for-5, mashing a home run and a double to help the AZL Royals defeat the AZL Mariners, 7-1. Daniel Mateo went 2-for-5 with a double while Michael Antonio legged out a triple. Eric Diaz pitched the first two innings, allowing no runs on one hits before exiting. Jonathon Rodriguez worked five innings in relief of Diaz, allowing one run on four hits before Nick Rogers ended the game with two scoreless innings.

The AZL Royals have an off day Thursday before facing the AZL Padres.

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