RC Organizational Report: August 3

The Royals' minor league system was just 2-5 on Tuesday, with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals and Omaha Royals riding strong offensive performances while picking up the organization's only two wins. Eric Hosmer continued his torrid pace in Double-A, launching his eighth home run in just 20 games, while Mike Moustakas added three more hits for Omaha. Click inside to read the day's entire report.

AAA: Omaha 8, Memphis 2

W: Louis Coleman (3-1, 2.66)

The O-Royals offense collected 13 hits, leading the club to an 8-2 victory over the Redbirds. Irving Falu went 3-for-5 with a double, and Mike Moustakas also collected three hits. Marc Maddox went 2-for-4 with a double, while Scott Thorman and Jai Miller also hit doubles. Blaine Hardy allowed two hits on three runs over the first 4.1 innings before Louis Coleman, Tim Collins and Josh Rupe held the Redbirds scoreless for the next 4.2 innings to end the game.

Omaha returns home Wednesday to kick-off a four game series against the Portland Beavers.

AA: NW Arkansas 10, Tulsa 6

W: Rowdy Hardy (4-1, 4.21)
HR: Tim Smith (7), Manny Pina (7), Derrick Robinson (2), Eric Hosmer (8)

The Naturals scored nine unanswered runs, rallying from a 6-1 deficit to defeat the Drillers, 10-6. Derrick Robinson went 3-for-5, smashing a home run and a double, while Eric Hosmer and Manny Pina also had three hits and jacked home runs. Tim Smith had a multi-hit game and went deep for the Naturals, and Jamie Romak and Chris McConnell each cracked a double. Mario Santiago pitched the first 3.1 innings, allowing six runs on seven hits. Rowdy Hardy shut out the Drillers for the next 3.2 innings, and Patrick Keating pitched two scoreless innings in to preserve the win.

NW Arkansas continues its series against Tulsa Wednesday night.

High-A: Winston-Salem 8, Wilmington 5

L: Aaron Crow (0-1, 8.53)

Aaron Crow lost his first start since being demoted from Double-A, and the Blue Rocks fell 8-5 to the Dash. The right-hander allowed eight runs on ten hits, walking two batters and striking out four. Brendan Lafferty gave up one hit and no runs over the final 1.2 innings. On offense, Wil Myers was 4-for-4 with two doubles before being removed late in the game after tweaking his hamstring. Rey Navarro and Nick Francis both had multi-hit games and roped triples. Christian Colon finished 0-for-4.

Wilmington wraps up its series against Winston-Salem on Wednesday.

Low-A: Beloit 14, Burlington 2

L: Tyler Sample(5-8, 4.15)
HR: Jake Kuebler (2)

Tyler Sample was roughed up in a second straight outing, giving six runs on four hits and six walks as the Bees were routed on Tuesday by the Snappers, 14-2. Rodolfo Encarnacion allowed an unearned over the next 1.1 innings before he was removed for Onassis Sirrett, who gave up five runs on six hits in 1.1 innings of work. Starling De La Rosa walked four batters and gave up two runs, recording two outs in the eighth before Mitch Hodge struck out the last batter in the bottom of the eighth inning. At the plate, Whit Merrifield had a multi-hit game, Jake Kuebler smoked a solo home run, and Luis Del Rosario added a double.

Burlington plays its second game in a four-game set against Beloit Wednesday night.

Rookie: Ogden 14, Idaho Falls 11

L: Leondy Perez (3-4, 7.15)
HR: Murray Watts (7), Malcom Culver (2), Tim Ferguson (1)

The Chukars offense exploded for 17 hits, but Idaho Falls still lost, falling 14-11 to the Ogden Raptors. Justin Trapp went 3-for-5 with two doubles. Murray Watts and Tim Ferguson both hit a home run and a double, and Malcom Culver also had a multi-hit game and went yard. Leondy Perez was only able to record two outs, allowing four runs on three hits and four walks before being lifted for Mike Mariot, who gave up three runs on four hits over the next 2.1 innings. Tyler Graham tossed the next two frames, allowing five runs on seven hits before Matt Morizio relieved him and gave up two runs and two hits over the final three innings.

Idaho Falls will play its series finale against Ogden Wednesday.

Rookie: Bristol 3, Burlington 0

L: Leonel Santiago (5-2, 1.51)

The Burlington Royals only mustered four hits, getting shut out by the Bristol White Sox in a 3-0 loss. Alex Llanos had two hits, and Luis Piterson and Alex McClure each contributed one. Leonel Santiago pitched seven strong innings, allowing an unearned run on five hits while striking out four. Claudio Bavera allowed two runs to cross in the bottom of the eighth.

Burlington has Wednesday off before facing off against the Pulaski Mariners.

Rookie: AZL Reds 5, AZL Royals 4

L: Chase Boruff (0-1, 6.75)

The AZL Royals jumped out to an early 4-1 lead but couldn't hold on in a 5-4 loss to the AZL Reds. Yordano Ventura allowed an unearned run and two hits while fanning six batters over the first four innings before Jose Sanchez tossed two scoreless frames in relief. Kyle Kriech blew the save in the seventh, giving up three runs on four hits while only recording two outs, and Chase Boruff allowed a run to score in the ninth after closing out the seventh and working a scoreless eighth. On offense, Jose Rodriguez and Darian Sandford both had three hits and connected on triples, while Jorge Bonifacio and Cameron Conner each had two hits.

The AZL Royals will face the AZL Angels Wednesday night.

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